Day Trips

Day trips are a memorable introduction to this rare and wondrous natural world! Little St. Simons Island welcomes you to an exciting day amid its 10,000 unbothered, unhurried acres of wildlife, deserted beaches, maritime forests and vast salt marshes. Day trips to Little St. Simons Island are ideal for anyone over the age of 8.

Day trips include:

  • Round-trip private vessel transportation
  • A guided Island tour and interpretive program led by an experienced naturalist
  • A hearty lunch of Low Country specialties
  • An afternoon on our seven miles of private beach

A naturalist teaches guests about wildlife found on the beaches on Little St. Simons Island, Georgia

How to get to Little St. Simons Island:

The Little St. Simons Island ferry departs from the Hampton River Marina on the north end of St. Simons Island at 10:30 am and returns by 4:30 pm. To board the ferry, day trip or lodging reservations are required. 

What to bring:

Pack light and dress comfortably depending on the day's weather. For a day trip to Little St. Simons Island, bring or wear a bathing suit, long sleeve shirt, pants and comfortable shoes that can get a little dirty. Covering up will protect you from mosquitoes when the weather is warm. Other items you may want to bring include a hat, sunglasses and camera. 

Where to eat:

As an all-inclusive island, Little St. Simons Island has its own chefs who prepare three daily meals at the Lodge. Chefs use ingredients from the organic garden and fresh local seafood to create a sustainable and delicious meal. Beer, wine and other beverages are also available. A family-style lunch at the Lodge is included in all day trips. 


Day trips are $95 per person. Call the Lodge on Little St. Simons Island for availability, toll-free: (888) 733-5774

Advance reservations are required for day trips.