Island Activities

A Jekyll Island vacation isn’t complete without experiencing the many things to do on Jekyll Island. We are stewards of the Island with a shared sense of pride in our preserved history and pristine grounds. We share these great gifts with you – families, friends, those visiting year after year, and those visiting us for the very first time. Browse our favorite things to do on Jekyll Island and allow us to plan your Georgia coast vacation.

Driftwood Beach

This beach on the north end of the Island amazes photographers and visitors alike with its beautiful driftwood trees. This natural wonder is created by the slow erosion of the north end of the Island. A popular site for photo shoots, be sure to pack a camera.

Sports & Recreation

Recreation abounds on Jekyll Island however you choose to stay active. Choose from golf courses, croquet and mini-golf, horseback riding, tennis courts, and bicycle rentals.

Day Trips

Explore wilderness areas, undeveloped beaches, historic sites, cultural ruins and numerous plant and animal communities within moments of Jekyll Island Club Resort. Day trips offer visitors the opportunity to get to know nearby islands, forts and historic plantations.

Nature & Ecology

From bird watching to the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, Jekyll Island offers a variety of activities for the nature and ecology enthusiast. Learn about sea turtle rehabilitation and research, take a walk with a ranger, schedule special programming for school groups, book a guided kayak tour through Jekyll Creek, bring your binoculars and observe the abundant avian population.

Water Fun

With nine miles of pristine beaches, water fun abounds on Jekyll Island. Head to the Beach Pavilion and build sandcastles with the kids, watch for dolphins, or search for sand dollars. Summer Waves Water Park offers fun for the entire family. Turtle Tides and SSI SUP provides visitors with guided tours, kayak and paddle board rentals.

Boating Excursions

Spot dolphins playing in Georgia’s coastal waters, climb aboard a sunset cruise or casino cruise, or maybe an authentic shrimp boat experience is what you seek.

Fishing Trips

Come enjoy a day of Jekyll Island fishing! Full and half-day charter fishing trips are available daily, year round. Knowledgeable captains will guide you to where the fish are biting. Jekyll Island boating excursions may be arranged by contacting the Concierge or by booking directly with our guides.

History Tours

There is plenty of history to explore right on site, and just outside our door you'll find yourself in the heart of the Historic District. Take a self-guided tour around the historic cottages, or hop aboard the tram, trolley, or a horse-drawn carriage for guided tours of the Island's rich history.


Remember your trip to the timeless and reverent Jekyll Island Club Resort when you visit our two gift shops and boutiques. Stroll along Pier Road, located directly behind the hotel, for additional Island shopping, or head to Beach Village for great clothing, accessories, gourmet groceries and more. The perfect gift, souvenir or sweet treat awaits you.


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