Sports and Recreation
We may be called a Beach and Golf Resort, but you’ll find plenty more here to play. Try fishing, boating, sailing, tennis, biking and running trails, skeet-shooting, or horseback riding. We even have a skateboard park and the fastest dirt racetrack in the southeast. Read on to find out more about St Simons Island recreation activities!
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Golf at the Resort’s award-winning King and Prince Golf Course (Course map). The celebrated character of this award-winning course is the extraordinary beauty that unfolds in harmony with the challenges of one of coastal Georgia's great courses. The King and Prince golf course is located on the quiet northern end of St. Simons Island, approximately 12 miles from The King and Prince Resort.
Mr. Pride Evans offers private and group lessons on the resort's har-tru tennis courts. Pride is a seasoned tennis professional with over 25 years of teaching and instructional experience. Lessons are available for private guests, groups, team coaching, getaways, and corporate outings. For more information on tennis lessons contact Pride.
The resort offers guests to The King and Prince an on-site complimentary fitness facility. The fitness facility is equipped with three Treadmills, two Ellipticals, exercise balls, and free weights. Located near the resort tennis courts, the facility is open for use from 5am to 10 pm. Please contact us for more information.
Located conveniently on the beach in front of the hotel, Barry's Beach Service rents Chairs, Umbrellas, Sailboats, Kayaks, paddleboards and more. Sailing and paddleboarding lessons are available, as well as kayak tours. Call 912-638-8053 or click here for more information.
A paved network of winding bike paths is a great way to get to most anywhere on St. Simons Island. These paths are also designed for walking and jogging. Bike rentals are available at Ocean Motion Surf Shop (just around the corner from the Resort). http://www.stsimonskayaking.com/ Call 912-638-5225 for more information. Another bike rental location is Wheel Fun Rentals located in the Pier Village. Call 912-634-0606.
Join the Southeast Adventure Outfitters as you discover the many rivers, creeks, and marshes kayaking the waters around 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 and rivers and on the beaches.
Relive a golden era in aviation with an open cockpit biplane scenic tour in an authentic 1940 or 1941 WACO UPF-7. Available June through October. Call 888-852-9226 or 843-340-5079 for reservations. Click here for more information.
Golden Isles Watersports is St. Simons's only Wave Runner rental company. Open 7 days a week, located at Morning Star Marina (on the right as you drive onto St. Simons). Call 912-602-2906 or click here for more information.
Take in the flora and fauna of our beautiful island from a Stand Up Paddleboard. SSI SUP offers a variety of tours and adventures for all ages and skill levels. Call 912-230-4323 or click here for more information.
Tour the maritime forest on the south end of beautiful Jekyll Island while guiding along on an eco-friendly Segway® Personal Transporter (PT). To take part in the Jekyll Island Fun Tours on Segway® PTs, please contact the tour guide in advance to learn of availability and tour times. You must be a minimum of 16 years of age and weigh between 100-250 pounds to participate in a tour. Tour guests under 18 years of age should be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Call 912-635-9704 for information. See a YouTube video here.
There's plenty to do for the entire family at Neptune Park. Cool off in the Fun Zone Pool, which is open daily throughout the summer until September 18th. Daily passes as well as season passes are available. Click to watch the youtube video here. There is also an eighteen hole miniature golf course. For the young ones, there is a playground free of charge. The oceanfront park features picnic tables under stately oak trees, benches for relaxing by the sea, a fishing pier, and a bandstand where events are held throughout the year. Call 912-279-2836 for information.
Captain Larry Swicegood invites you to fish the pristine waters off coastal Georgia aboard the 27' Contender, the Liquid Asset. All bait, tackle & license provided. Call 912-264-8860, 912-222-2042 or 912-222-6272 for reservations. Click here for more information.
The park design has a variety of elements that are challenging for intermediate skaters, but easy enough to help novice skaters develop their skateboarding skills. The park includes two 3-foot quarter pipes, two 5-foot quarter pipes, two 2-foot bank ramps with flat decks and round grind rail, one square grind rail, one manual pad, one skate bench, and two 3-foot half pipes. The park is located at 1219 Demere Road, near the intersection of Demere and Arnold Roads, on St. Simons Island. The park is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. There is no charge for admission. Click to watch a youtube video here.
The Resort may arrange lessons for guests at a local private shooting school. The school specializes in skeet, trap, and five-stand sporting clays. A ten-station sporting clays course is available.
The Resort may arrange trail rides for guests at a local private equestrian center. The center offers beach rides, natural history rides, and wooded trail rides
Travel local waters for an up-close look at beautiful dolphins and other marine wildlife, backed by picturesque sunsets. Charter a boat for some nearshore or offshore fishing. Tours leave from the Morningstar Marina on St. Simons. Click here for more information.
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 from the depth, but also touch a variety of marine life like sharks, crabs, fish, and all sorts of sea life. You will see the cargo ship making its way to port, shrimp boats returning from sea with their daily catch of those creatures we all love - “Shrimp."
St. Simons Island offers miles of winding tidal creeks and rivers. The area is renowned for deep sea, bay, and inshore fishing and boating. Let Captain Mark Noble and his guides take you fishing on these local waters. His intimate knowledge and experience will undoubtedly give you a rewarding and educational fishing experience.
Enjoy day and evening gambling cruises aboard the beautiful Emerald Princess II Casino cruise ship, where the destination is always Vegas-style fun and excitement. All daily cruises feature blackjack, poker, roulette, dice, Texas Hold ‘Em, over 200 slot machines, light dining, music, and more.
Plan a fun-filled day with relaxing laps around Turtle Creek or high speed thrills down Pirate's Passage. Anything you choose to do will be a splashtacular good time! Watch youtube videos here and here.
Located on Jekyll Island, GA. Visit Georgia's first center for the care of sick and injured sea turtles. Explore interactive exhibits and witness firsthand the rehabilitation of these injured turtles. 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.