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Kayak & Boating Tours & Rentals

If you are not familiar with the Georgia Coast you may not appreciate that 2/3 of the coast is completely undeveloped!  Because of the high tidal range (7-9 ft.) the marsh is wide between the barrier islands and the mainland, and therefore bridges were expensive.  So many of the islands have not been developed and are now in the hands of the State of Georgia, the US government or private foundations.  Since there are no bridges to Little Tybee, Wassaw, Ossabaw, St. Catherines, Sapelo, Wolf or Cumberland you need to use boat transportation (except for Sapelo and Cumberland, which have ferries).  The great news is that these island are virtually uninhabited, especially during the week.  (prices shown are subject to change)

Kayak Trips and Rentals

www.seakayakgeorgia.com on Tybee Island

 

www.savannahcanoeandkayak.com around Savannah

 

www.melonbluff.com south of Savannah

 

www.swampgirls.com in Hardeeville, SC

 

Bill Eason, Ogeechee Canoe & Kayak rentals on the Ogeechee River

 964-0202

Convenient, Fun, Educational Nature Tours by boat from Tybee

to Little Tybee Island and the Marshes

can be schedule by calling

Rene Heidt of Sundial Tours at 786-9470

Rene is a trained naturalist and boat captain.  We have had the pleasure of going on a number of her trips with a wide variety of guests (e.g. business executives from Sweden).  Not only is Rene an expert, she adapts to the interests of her guests, not something that all guides can do.  The experience of the Georgia coast is very different on the water compared to the land.  Her dock is located on one of the hammocks along the Tybee road. You will know that you have a new friend and contact on Tybee as you leave her boat.  We love what she does and recommend it highly!  (and we don't get paid a cent to say so)

Captain Joe Dobbs and his 25' Grady White

 

Trips to Wassaw Island or Ossabaw Island from Skidaway Is.

598-0090

CaptJDobbs@aol.com

Joe Dobbs, licensed by the US Coast Guard, operates out of Delegal Creek Marina which is at the South end of Skidaway Island (very accessible from downtown on the Truman Parkway).  From Skidaway, Wassaw is the next island South and Ossabaw is beyond that, so this is a great place from which to set out.  His usual trip is two hours of sightseeing on the protected waters of the sounds and tidal rivers ($265 for a group of up to 6 adults for 2 hours) but he can also ferry a group to Wassaw Island National Wildlife Refuge or Ossabaw Island for pick up later in the day.  Joe has life jackets for all ages and sizes.  You can bring along a lunch to enjoy on the beach.  Joe has cold sodas and water on the boat.  Delegal Marina is inside The Landings, a private community; Joe will call the gate to arrange for your arrival. Joe knows theses waters well and can connect you to the special opportunity of our protected barrier islands.  Joe does not take credit cards.

Bull River Marina - on the Tybee Road

www.bullrivermarina.com

Water Taxi, Boat Rentals, Fishing Charters

and Daily Pontoon Boat Tours

897-7300

Located on Hwy 80 East half way between downtown and Tybee

Bull River can provide access to Wassaw Island, Williamson Island, and Little Tybee

Great place to rent a Boston Whaler for the day to explore the islands!

Rentals:

13' Boston Whaler - hold up to 4

18' Pontoon Boats - hold up to 7

Sea-Doos

Sea Lark

A Floating B & B

60' Trawler Overnight for 1-6

786-5403

The Sea Lark, a 60' vintage St. Augustine Trawler

calm intercoastal waters

Capt. Edwin Longwater

3 rooms, up to 6 people - food and beverage included

Leave from Wilmington Island (Sasser's) and overnight near Ossabaw Island

1 night out - $1000

3 nights out - $3000