Family Vacation Activities

Please note that operations of all the activities below may be affected by COVID-19 restrictions. Please contact the attractions/locations prior to planning your visit.

Where you see beach and swimming pools, you are sure to see children and their parents enjoying memorable days playing in the water and in the sand. One mile from the Resort is the Village area, with a waterfront park and accompanying children’s play area, the fishing pier, the historic lighthouse, and numerous shops to browse. There is also a National Monument and other historic sites to explore, a one-of-a-kind Shrimpin’ Cruise everyone will enjoy, and many more fun things to do. The King and Prince is surrounded by a variety of family vacation activities - take a look below for some ideas for your next Georgia vacation!

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Lighthouse Trolley

Lighthouse Trolley

Cap Fendig and crew provide a complete and thorough tour of St. Simons. Cap is an island native whose family arrived here in the mid 1800’s, and he has a passion for sharing the secrets of coastal Georgia. Lighthouse Trolleys tours of St. Simons cover every major historical site with stops at Christ Church, Ft. Frederica, Bloody Marsh, The Avenue of Oaks, St. Simons Village and the Lighthouse. All tours depart from the Pier Village at the foot of the St. Simons Fishing Pier. Operates year round. Call 912-638- 3333 or go online at


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Shrimpin' aboard the Lady Jane

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 hands on. You will be able to see AND touch whatever is caught that day- sharks, crabs, fish, and all sorts of sea life. 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. This is a very popular attraction, so reserve your spot today by clicking the green button on the picture!

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St Simons Island kid camps

Coastal Outdoor Adventures

Captain Brooks Good has over 35 years of experience fishing and plying the coastal offshore waters of the Golden Isles. Additionally, he has a background in Marine Science and Wildlife Biology, and has worked for over 10 years as a professional biologist on the Georgia Coast. Coastal Outdoor Adventures offers Eco-Tours, Charter Fishing, Kid's Camps, and more. Visit for 2021 camp registration/dates and more information.


St Simons Historic sites

The World War II Home Front Museum (formerly the Coastal Maritime Center)

The museum shows how close the war came to home, and does a wonderful job incorporating local stories. It's a wonderfully interactive experience for all ages. Located in the Historic Coast Guard Station, a beloved St. Simons icon listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Ghost Tours

Join a Ghost Tour by Lighthouse Trolleys ( in spooky St. Simons, the perfect after dinner evening entertainment! We'll visit several sites of authentic island history and tell you all the ghostly tales behind them. Our ghost trolley tours are one of the most sought after evening activities for any group or individual including families, couples and groups of friends!


Dunbar Sailing Charters

Sail the Georgia coast with Dunbar's skipper for a half day excursion aboard a well-equipeed Catalina. They provide soft drinks and ice for your outing. Refrigeration is available for your drinks and snacks. Call 912-638-8573 for information.


Bike Trails

Bike Trails

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.


Saint Simons Colonial Island Trolley Tours

St. Simons Colonial Island Tours has served The Golden Isles since 2011; offering comprehensive historic tours on St. Simons along with premium private transport for the island and surrounding area. The trolley is locally owned and operated, with the owner as your guide 100% of the time. This level of quality control ensures an excellent experience for all guests. William of Orange - the appropriately-named mode of transport - is the only trolley on the island to sport air conditioning and wheelchair accessibility. Anybody can comfortably enjoy the ride. Meet the trolley right at the pier next to the blue sunbrellas, just look for the orange trolley and ask for Captain Rod. Tickets are purchased right at the trolley, cash or credit cards are accepted. For large parties, advance reservations are recommended - call 912-268-0363.


St. Simons Trolley

St. Simons Trolley Tours

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. Trolley also available for weddings, parties and private tours. Click to view the YouTube video here.


Southeast Adventure Outfitters

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.


Barry's Beach Service

Barry's Beach Service, with several locations including the beach right in front of the resort, offers paddleboards, sea kayaks, sailboats, boogie boards, fun cycles and more! Kayak tours, sailing lessons and paddleboard lessons are also available. Click here or call 912-638-8053 for prices and more information. 


St Simons Island water activities

Turtle Tides Outfitters

Offering a variety of different rentals of stand-up paddleboards (SUP) and kayaks (single and tandem), or any combination of the two vessels. Guides will deliver and pickup the vessels of your choice to your specified location on Saint Simons Island. Paddleboard lessons and kayak tours also available.


Georgia Beachwalk Nature Programs

Explore what life is all about at the shore from sea oats to seashells, and shorebirds to sand dollars. Also encounter fiddlers, periwinkles, marsh grass, and more at the muddy salt marsh! Call 912-266-2473 or email for more information.


Mallery Park

Mallery Park is located on Mallery Street just north of Pier Village on St. Simons Island. Kings Park, on the east side of Mallery Street, is an extension of Mallery Park. Combined, these parks offer a basketball court, shuffle boards, tennis courts, Butler Fields (three baseball/softball fields), a playground, concession building with restrooms, two grills and many picnic tables. These parks, shaded by mossy oaks, are also host to many antique and craft fairs conveniently located a short walk from Pier Village.


Paint Classes

Get Your Muse On is the only place on St. Simons Island, GA where you can experience the fun of a paint party, private party or creative birthday party! Join the in their relaxed & creative atmosphere. They host public events & workshops monthly and their artists are available for private parties. The warehouse space is perfect for Bridal Showers, Team Building events and Children's (+ Big Kids too!) birthday parties.


Fun + creative family activities on St. Simons Island, Georgia

The Tinted Tide: Pottery Painting + more

(Walk-ins suspended until further notice due to COVID-19) The Tinted Tide is a paint-your-own pottery studio located here on Saint Simons Island that offers walk-in pottery painting Monday through Saturday. They host lots of fun classes in other art mediums too! In addition to walk-ins, classes, and kids camps-you’ll find space to host parties and all kinds of group events. Click here for more info, including the complete list of offerings.


Coastal Biplane Tours

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. Visit the website here for more information.


Neptune Park Fun Zone

Neptune Park Fun Zone

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.


Georgia Sea Turtle Center

Georgia Sea Turtle Center, Jekyll Island, Georgia

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.


Summer Waves Waterpark

Summer Waves Waterpark

Summer Waves Waterpark - 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!


Ghost Walk

St. Simons Island Ghost Walk

Saint Simons Island Ghost Walk – Join the Ghost Walk of Saint Simons for a fun-filled and informative glimpse into old Saint Simons Island. Listen to strange tales of legends, lovers, and the lost... as well as quite a few who won’t stay lost. Let yourself be guided by lamplight through the moonlit streets and moss-draped passageways of the Village, Neptune and St. Simons parks.


Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding

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.


Shooting School

Shooting School

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