Day Trips

Set out for a day of enlightening exploration in Georgia’s Golden Isles.

Jekyll Island and the surrounding islands boast rich natural sanctuaries and historic sites and ruins to explore. With our Jekyll Island resorts as your homebase, we encourage guests to immerse themselves in these sites that make our little piece of the South so very special.

Lighthouse By The Beach.

St. Simons Island

Like Jekyll Island, St. Simons Island is one of Georgia’s famed Golden Isles. Located 18 miles north of The Club, St. Simons Island offers beaches, golfing, fishing, shopping, and dining. A working lighthouse, museums, and Fort Frederica are among the island’s many historic attractions.

(912) 638-9014

Fort King George

Fort King George, open Tuesday – Sunday and located in Darien, Georgia, is the oldest English fort remaining on Georgia’s coast. From 1721 until 1736, Fort King George was the southern outpost of the British Empire in North America. Using old records and drawings, this 18th-century frontier fortification on the Altamaha River has been reconstructed for public tours.

(912) 437-4770

Soldier Shooting A Rifle.
Plantation With Tree Overgrowth.

Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation

The Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation, open Tuesday – Sunday and owned and occupied by the same family from 1804 to 1973, illustrates more than a century of Georgia’s coastal history. The plantation, originally known as “Broadfield,” became a center for rice cultivation in the 19th century, and now serves as a beautiful historical tour site.

(912) 264-7333

Cumberland Island

Cumberland Island, protected and operated by the National Park Service, includes designated wilderness areas, undeveloped beaches, historic sites, cultural ruins, critical habitat and nesting areas, and wild horses. Located just south of Jekyll Island and accessible only by water, the ferry to Cumberland departs from St. Mary’s, Georgia, and reservations are recommended.

(912) 882-4336

Cumberland Island.
Sapelo Lighthouse.

Sapelo Island

The 16,500 acre Sapelo Island is located north of Jekyll Island along the Georgia coast in McIntosh County. Attractions include deserted beaches, the lighthouse, and the historic Reynolds Mansion. The Island can be reached only by ferry and reservations are required.

(912) 437-3224

Okefenokee Swamp Park

Known as the “land of the trembling earth,” Okefenokee is a National Wildlife Refuge covering nearly a half million acres. The Park, located near Waycross, Georgia, offers an interpretive center, nature exhibits, elevated walking paths, and guided swamp tours.

(912) 283-0583

Bald Cypress Swamp.
Lighthouse By The Beach.

St. Simons Island

Like Jekyll Island, St. Simons Island is one of Georgia’s famed Golden Isles. Located 18 miles north of The Club, St. Simons Island offers beaches, golfing, fishing, shopping, and dining. A working lighthouse, museums, and Fort Frederica are among the island’s many historic attractions.

(912) 638-9014

Soldier Shooting A Rifle.

Fort King George

Fort King George, open Tuesday – Sunday and located in Darien, Georgia, is the oldest English fort remaining on Georgia’s coast. From 1721 until 1736, Fort King George was the southern outpost of the British Empire in North America. Using old records and drawings, this 18th-century frontier fortification on the Altamaha River has been reconstructed for public tours.

(912) 437-4770

Plantation With Tree Overgrowth.

Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation

The Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation, open Tuesday – Sunday and owned and occupied by the same family from 1804 to 1973, illustrates more than a century of Georgia’s coastal history. The plantation, originally known as “Broadfield,” became a center for rice cultivation in the 19th century, and now serves as a beautiful historical tour site.

(912) 264-7333

Cumberland Island.

Cumberland Island

Cumberland Island, protected and operated by the National Park Service, includes designated wilderness areas, undeveloped beaches, historic sites, cultural ruins, critical habitat and nesting areas, and wild horses. Located just south of Jekyll Island and accessible only by water, the ferry to Cumberland departs from St. Mary’s, Georgia, and reservations are recommended.

(912) 882-4336

Sapelo Lighthouse.

Sapelo Island

The 16,500 acre Sapelo Island is located north of Jekyll Island along the Georgia coast in McIntosh County. Attractions include deserted beaches, the lighthouse, and the historic Reynolds Mansion. The Island can be reached only by ferry and reservations are required.

(912) 437-3224

Bald Cypress Swamp.

Okefenokee Swamp Park

Known as the “land of the trembling earth,” Okefenokee is a National Wildlife Refuge covering nearly a half million acres. The Park, located near Waycross, Georgia, offers an interpretive center, nature exhibits, elevated walking paths, and guided swamp tours.

(912) 283-0583

Retire to the Riverfront Lobby

A big day spent exploring the island and the surrounding Golden Isles is best followed by a relaxing evening in Jekyll Island Club’s Riverfront Lobby, where chess, classic board games, and stiff cocktails await.

OUR LOBBY BAR

Retire to the Riverfront Lobby

A big day spent exploring the island and the surrounding Golden Isles is best followed by a relaxing evening in Jekyll Island Club’s Riverfront Lobby, where chess, classic board games, and stiff cocktails await.

OUR LOBBY BAR

PACKAGES & OFFERS

Bed and Breakfast

Rise, dine and shine. Start your day on Jekyll Island off right with daily breakfast for two in the Grand Dining Room, The Pantry or Eighty Ocean Kitchen and Bar.

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Gift Cards Now Available

Give the gift of exploration, adventure, or relaxation on Jekyll Island. Gift cards to Jekyll Island Club Resort and The Wharf are now available for purchase.

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