Explore Jekyll: Nature Adventure Style
Submitted by Jekyll Island Hampton Inn & Suites Hotel Staff on Apr 28, 2011 - 9:43am
Tidelands 4-H Nature Center Jekyll has unspoiled beaches & forests teaming with wildlife. Take a walking tour into the forest, beach or in the tidal marsh & see a living ecosystem that is both fragile and beautiful. Guided walking tours are available through the Tidelands Nature Center on Jekyll. Tours are 1 1/2 - 2 hours long and will give you a greater appreciation for the ecosystem of the Island. Segway nature tours are also available.
Jekyll Island Fun Tours Segway Nature Adventure Glide along trails and personally witness this truly unique area.An educated guide will point out the plant and animal life as you stop to observe the sights. Riding the Segway® PT feels like nothing you've ever experienced. The Segway® PT is balances for you. It all feels natural and really cool. Call 912-635-9704 to book a reservation.
Golf Cart Nature Tours Discover a birding and nature adventure that only locals know about! Jekyll Island's three eighteen-hole golf courses are a natural home to deer, raccoon, nesting birds, flowers, butterflies, dragonflies and alligators. Join Birder and Naturalist Lydia Thompson on Wednesdays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for a Golf Cart Nature Tour June 16th - September. Call 912-635-2368. for reservations.
Maritime Eco Excursions
Submitted by Jekyll Island Hampton Inn & Suites Hotel Staff on Apr 25, 2011 - 10:27am
Jekyll Island News
Clam Creek Picnic Area Marsh and north-end beach walk meets at the Clam Creek parking lot, north end of island, opposite campground. (Mondays / Year-round)St. Andrews Picnic Area Marsh, maritime forest, and south-end beach walk meets at the St. Andrews parking lot. (Wednesdays / Year-round).
South Dunes Picnic Area Maritime forest and beach walk meets at South Dunes parking lot. (Fridays / March - September only)
Kayak & Canoe Tours Guided kayak tours are also available at the Tidelands Center. There is no better way to get closer to the birds, fish and other coastal wildlife! Quietly paddle and explore the pristine beauty of Jekyll and its natural habitat. Each tour is guided by an experienced naturalist. Canoes are available for self-guided tours on Rixen Pond.
Boating Bring your boat along with you to Jekyll Island. The recently updated Jekyll Island boat ramp that features 3 launch lanes 130 feet long, making it possible to launch boats at all tide stages. Venture out on the Intracoastal Waterway or into the Atlantic Ocean. Dock your boat at the Jekyll Island Harbor Marina for fuel and snacks.
Birding Southeast Georgia is well known as an outstanding venue for birdwatchers. Learn how to identify the multitude of birds that migrate through the area and get an up close look at the terrapin turtles that live in the salt marshes. The Georgia Coast Birding and Nature Festival celebrates an annual event in October.