Water + Nature 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.

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.

View Guest Comments

St Simons Island shrimp boat

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!

Book Now
St Simons Island nature activities

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 CoastalOutdoorAdventures.com for 2021 camp registration/dates and more information.

Southeast Adventure Outfitters

Kayak Tours - Join the experienced local guides at Southeast Adventure Outfitters as you discover the many rivers, creeks and marshes kayaking St. Simons, 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 trip 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.

Liquid Asset Fishing Charters

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.

Island Dive Center

For snorkeling and scuba diving off the Georgia coast, contact Island Dive Center at 912-638-6590, or visit their Facebook page. The center is located at 101 Marina Drive, Brunswick.


Dunbar Sailing Charters

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

St Simons Island Yacht

String of Pearls Boat Tour

Tour the picturesque inland waters of the Golden Isles aboard a lovingly restored, 71-foot mahogany and teak yacht. The String of Pearls has hosted many passengers, including celebrities and dignitaries, in its 60+ year history. Today, in addition to the regularly scheduled Sunset Wine Cruise and Ballast Stone Cruise, the vessel is also available for private cruises.


Captain Mark Noble Fishing Charter

Captain Mark Noble Fishing Charter

Captain Mark Noble Fishing Charter - 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.

Dolphin Tours

Dolphin Tours

Join Cap Fendig’s St. Simons Dolphin Tours for our 1-1½ hour tours which bring you super close to these marvelous mammals, which travel in family groups throughout the waters of coastal Georgia. Besides dolphins, you may see lots of other local wildlife and all the elements of the largest eco system on the East Coast. Come aboard and be amazed at our tours that go way beyond just looking for dolphins. This tour is perfect for all ages! Just click on www.lighthousetrolleys.com  for schedules and trip information. Operates year round.

Barry's Beach Service

Barry's Beach Service - Located conveniently on the beach in front of the hotel. Rentals include beach chairs/umbrellas, kayaks, sailboats, boogie boards, paddleboards and more. Click here or call 912-638-8053 for pricing and more information.

You could see manatees, dolphins, and more while paddleboarding!

Golden Isles Paddle Company

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 912-602-2470, email john@gipaddle.com, or click here for more information.


Neptune Park Fun Zone

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.

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.


Fishing Tours

Cap Fendig provides family fishing in and around St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island. The trips provide an unforgettable experience! His boat is the only Coast Guard licensed boat that can carry more than 6 passengers. Did you know that Georgia has 1/3 of all the marshlands of the east coast within the state's coastal boundaries? Red fish, drum, sea trout, flounder, whiting, tarpon, and many different sizes and species of shark make fishing in Georgia a sportsman dream! Join Cap Fendig for near shore and inshore fishing. www.lighthousetrolleys.com

Captain Gabby Charters

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.

The Emerald Princess Casino & Dinner Cruise

The Emerald Princess Casino & Dinner Cruise

The Emerald Princess Casino & Dinner Cruise - 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.

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! Watch the YouTube video here.

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.

georgiabeachwalk 255x130

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 georgiabeachwalk@bellsouth.net for more information.

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 www.lighthousetrolleys.com.

Colonial Island Tours

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 - sports 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 larger parties, advance reservations recommended - call 912-268-0363.

St. Simons Trolley Tours

St. Simons Trolley

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.

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.


Okefenokee Refuge

Okenfenokee Wildlife Refuge

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.