St. Simons Island is rich with natural beauty making it an ideal
backdrop for a variety of outdoor recreational activities. In
addition to the miles of beautiful beaches, the island has vast acres of marshes
to explore by sea kayak. Biking the bike trails that lead practically everywhere on the island is
a great way to enjoy the scenic wonders of this tranquil island haven.
There are also guided dolphin or birding tours offered, as well as a ride on a
working Shrimp Boat.
Traveling through the scenic Marshes of Glynn south of St. Simons Sound you will see a plethora of wildlife including dolphins, seagulls, and pelicans. Experience the life of a fisherman and enjoy their tasty bounty. Not only will you see the many creatures that the crew brings up from the depth, but also touch whatever is caught that day, such as sharks, crabs, fish and all sorts of sea life. The crew will even boil the shrimp for you to sample! Two hour tours depart daily from the Brunswick docks less than a mile from the St. Simons causeway. Click to view the YouTube video here. Read a review here.
Join Cap Fendig for a half day of fishing. There are inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and offshore fishing options. "Red fish, drum, sea trout, flounder, whiting, tarpon and many different sizes and species of shark make fishing in Georgia a sportsman dream!" Charters depart from the Morningstar Marina on St. Simons. For information click here.
A paved network of winding bike paths (ideal for walking and jogging, too) is a great way to get to most anywhere on St. Simons Island. Bike rentals are available at Ocean Motion Surf Shop (just around the corner from the Resort) and elsewhere on the island. Infant seats and Trail-a-bikes available as well. Rent by 1/2 day, full day, or for your entire stay. Call 912-638-5225 for more information. Bike rentals are also available at Wheel Fun Rentals. They have many unique bikes including, surreys that hold up to 9 adults. Call 912-635-9801.
Join the experienced local guides at Southeast Adventure Outfitters as you discover the many rivers, creeks and marshes kayaking St. Simons and Sea Islands and the Brunswick area. They teach the skills needed to safely enjoy the sport as you watch the abundant wildlife in the marshes, rivers and on the beaches. Tours include 2-hour trips through the Marshes of Glynn, a 3-hour trip around St. Simons and full day trips on the Altamaha and Satilla Rivers. Everyone will enjoy the stable, expedition quality sea-kayaks used on their trips. Click to view the YouTube video here.
Travel the rivers, creeks, beaches and sounds in search of bottlenose dolphin at play. Tours are also sightseeing tours that are fully narrated by the crew. Departs from Morningstar Marina on St. Simons Island. Click here for information on Cap. Fendig St. Simons Dolphin Tours.
Lighthouse Trolley offers historical tours of St. Simons Island. Tours depart from the St. Simons Lighthouse Thursday to Sunday at 2 PM. It picks up at all major south end hotels and rental properties. Rates are $20 for adults, $15 for teens, $10 for children, four and under are free. From Memorial Day through August the trolley runs a hop-n-go service where you can get on and off at multiple island locations from 5PM to Midnight. Price is $10 for adults for the day and $8 for children. For more information call 912-638-3333 or click here.
St. Simons Colonial Island Tours offers you the complete island experience in 75 minutes. Ride in comfort and style aboard William of Orange, visiting historic locations and learning of the island's history, culture and geology. Boarding times are 10:00am, 12:00pm and 2:00pm daily. $20 per person ($10 DVD video available). Call 912-230-9103 for more information.
You will truly enjoy the entertaining and informative narrative of 400 years of island history and folklore as you ride along in the Original Vintage Green Trolley. The drive-by tour includes the Lighthouse, Battle of the Bloody Marsh site, Fort Frederica, and a walking tour of Christ Church. Public tour leaves daily at 11:00am from The Pier at 117 Mallery Street. Tour length is 90 minutes. Adults $22.00; children (4 - 12) $10.00; Under 4 free. Trolley also available for weddings, parties and private tours. Click to view the YouTube video here.
Visitors to the Georgia Sea Turtle Center explore interactive exhibits on sea turtle biology, conservation, rehabilitation, and the sea turtle's amazing journey from egg to adulthood. A large viewing window into the treatment area and an elevated walkway into the rehabilitation pavilion allow visitors to watch veterinary care of injured and ill turtles and learn more about the patients. Admission fee varies with age; Hours as follows: December - February: Tues. - Sun. 9 am to 5 pm, closed Mondays; March - November: Tues. - Sun. 9 am to 5 pm, Mondays 10 am to 2 pm. Click to view the YouTube video here.
The Great Okefenokee Swamp, one of America’s most fascinating natural areas, is the largest Swamp in North America. "Okefenokee," what Seminoles called "Land of Trembling Earth," is approximately 700 square miles and is located just a short ride from the Resort.
Board the Captain Gabby for a fun ocean adventure along the wild and scenic Georgia Coast. The offer fully guided charters are from 3 hour tours up to 7 day adventures. Choose from a number of trips that include sightseeing, birding, fishing, kayaking, beachcombing, multi-day adventures, and full moon cruises. Prices start at $65 a person. The Gabby departs from Darien. Click here to view a youtube video of the Gabby.