With the Golden Isles’ ideal location on the coast of Georgia, it’s no surprise that it offers a wealth of boating options—charter fishing, sailing, kayaking—with access to the Atlantic Ocean, Intracoastal Waterway, tidal creaks and beautiful rivers. Services for boaters are offered locally at many fine marinas providing impressive expertise in a range of maritime services from simple dockage and fueling to complex repair. Public boat ramps and water access are available throughout the Golden Isles.
Beaches on Georgia's coast fall into the Boating Safety Zone law, which requires a distance of 1,000 feet between any power craft and the shore. Please note that personal watercraft are considered power craft and may not be beach launched or landed. If you plan to launch your own personal watercraft from a marina, call first to verify that the facility allows personal watercraft on ramps. All power craft must be launched from approved ramp areas.
Coastal waters offer a unique challenge to boaters, as dramatic changes in channel depth can result from a variety of conditions including weather, tidal status, season, wind direction and the influence of area marshlands. It is essential that approaching craft hail their marina destination on VHF Channel 16 for detailed, timely and vessel-appropriate directions in addition to using current marine charts.
For additional boating information please visit www.georgiawildlife.com/boating .