Awaken your inner adventurer with a tour of coastal Georgia! There are plenty of ways to uncover the stunning scenery and unique landscapes of the Golden Isles’ four islands and historic port city that make this strip of Georgia’s coast so special. Here’s some of the top Golden Isles tour experiences to help you plan your next island getaway


1. Nature Tour on Little St. Simons Island 

Take a guided island tour of Little St. Simons Island with a day trip led by an experienced naturalist to discover 11,000 acres of pristine landscapes and natural wonders! Enjoy a hearty lunch of low country specialties and an afternoon on seven miles of private beaches. Book a day trip

Family walking on a beach in St. Simons Island

2. Golden Isles Aerial Tour  

Experience the Golden Isles from above! High Tide Aviation offers guided tours including headsets and spectacular bird’s-eye views of the unmistakable Golden Isles landscapes. Choose from a number of custom-guided tour options showcasing different scenery, historic landmarks, and wildlife. Book a scenic air tour


3. Self-Guided Hunt for Tree Spirits  

No trip to St. Simons Island is complete without a day of Tree Spirit hunting! This activity is unique to the Golden Isles, and visitors from all around visit to hunt for the eleven tree spirit carvings of weathered faces in the island’s famous oak trees. Step up your hunting game with Coast to Coast Beach Rentals, and cruise the island in style in a customized golf cart.

Tree Spirit wooden carvings at Mallery Street

4. Golden Isles Fishing Tour 

Hit the Golden Isles waters with Lighthouse Fishing Charters and experience fishing in the Golden Isles. Enjoy a guided adventure where you can spend the day fishing with an expert captain. Book a fishing charter


5. Golden Isles Group Tour 

Gather your friends and family for a group tour with Golden Isles Touring Company. No matter the size of your group, Golden Isles Touring Company has been providing group tours for over 33 years and will give you an exceptional tour experience tailored to your group’s preferences and needs. Book a group tour. 


6. Golden Isles Horseback Riding Tour  

View the Golden Isles from an all new perspective with a horseback riding tour from The Stables at Frederica. Take a beach ride and enjoy the beautiful natural setting of Sea Island, take in the natural wonders of barrier island marshland and wildlife on a marsh ride, or experience the maritime forests of St. Simons Island on a wooded ride. Book a horseback riding tour.  

People riding horses on Sea Island

7. Jekyll Island Historic Trolley Tour 

Hop on a guided trolley tour of the 240-acre National Historic Landmark District on Jekyll Island with a Landmark Historic Trolley Tour. Learn about some of America’s most notable families including the Vanderbilts and Rockefellers as you uncover the 34 historic structures of one of the largest ongoing restoration projects in the Southeast. Jekyll Island also offers a variety of other historic toursBook a trolley tour.  


8. Golden Isles Boat Tour

Enhance your day or evening by taking in the incredible views the Golden Isles is known for while relaxing aboard the String of Pearls. Take in the views of the Sidney Lanier Bridge and the Marshes of Glynn, or cruise through the St. Simons Sound. The picturesque Golden Isles scenery is something you won't want to miss. Book a boat tour

String of Pearls

9. Jekyll Island Dolphin Tour

Enjoy a 90-minute fully narrated dolphin tour, traveling from the Jekyll Wharf through the scenic waterways of Jekyll Island with Jekyll Island Boat Tours. Observe the incredible bottlenose dolphins in their natural habitat as they play, feed, and cruise around. Learn about their social behavior, feeding habits, and much more. Book a dolphin tour.


10. Golden Isles Ghost Tour

Take a frightening step back into history with Lighthouse Trolleys when you embark on a trolley tour visiting sites of authentic island history and ghostly stories. Hear the legends of Mary, the Wanderer, the most famous ghost of the island. Learn about those who have lived and died in the Golden Isles, and possibly encounter those who never left. Book a ghost tour.