Golden Isles Activities

Golden Isles Activities

There is something for everyone in the Golden Isles – be it on the water, on land or chasing history. And if you still need ideas, please contact us.


The roots of the game of golf run deep in this area. With more than a dozen courses, options are plentiful and diverse. Challenge yourself with a seaside links course or play among towering coastal pines. Review local course information and secure your tee time here.


Bicycle & Golf Cart Rentals

Biking is one of the top family activities on St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island. St. Simons Island has nearly 30 miles of paved trails while Jekyll Island has roughly 25 miles of paved and fine gravel trails. The trails provide wide, safe pathways for your crew to cruise throughout the island to the beach, shopping, parks, or any number of destinations. While many of our homes come with bicycles, you may find the need for additional bikes and accessories, such as trailers for the little ones.

Golf carts are also a popular mode of transportation on our coastal islands. Residents and visitors alike enjoy the ease of traveling and parking with the efficient and compact golf carts. There’s something to be said for gliding along the oak-lined roads with the wind in your hair.

On St. Simons Island, we recommend contacting Island Carts at (912) 602-2711, which offers golf cart and bike rentals at hourly, daily, weekly and monthly rates. They deliver and pick up too! Or try out an electric bike or take a bike tour with Pedego Electric Bikes; call them at (912) 357-3950. On Jekyll Island, choose from three bike rental locations and check out Red Bug Motors, which offers electric neighborhood vehicles of varying sizes.

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Jekyll Island Boat Tours

Jekyll Island Boat Tours specializes in fully narrated dolphin tours, private group tours, group shrimping eco tours and sightseeing tours, aboard U.S. Coast Guard safety-certified boats from 6 to 49 passengers. Departing from the Historic Jekyll Wharf, Jekyll Island Boat Tours are engaging and exciting experiences for groups of all types. Call (912) 635-3152 or click here to book your trip today.


Horseback Riding

There are few things more thrilling than the first time you get on a horse. Whether it’s your first time, it’s been a while, or you’re a pro, horseback riding – on a beach or a secluded trail – is a great outdoor activity in the Golden Isles. Visit this link to explore your options.

Coastal Tide Excursions

On a two-hour cruise around the St. Simons Island Sound aboard the Lady Jane, you’ll be amazed by the marine life of Georgia’s coast. The Lady Jane’s trawler net will likely bring up flounder, squid, pufferfish, alligator gar, sting rays and shrimp. All go back into the water except the shrimp, which are boiled on the spot and served to you. Public cruises can be booked online here, while private cruises are available any day and time that is not already booked. Call (912) 265-5771 or (912) 602-1677 for private charter availability.

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