Getting Here By Sea
With our ideal location on the coast of Georgia, it’s no surprise that the Golden Isles can offer a wealth of services to boaters at our many fine marinas and parks. With access to the Atlantic Ocean, Intracoastal Waterway, tidal creeks and beautiful rivers, our area offers impressive expertise in a range of maritime services from simple dockage and fueling to complex repair.
Between the Golden Isles and the Marshes of Glynn are a series of rivers and sounds, chief among them the Frederica River and Jekyll River. The McKay River is part of the Atlantic Seaboard's Intracoastal Waterway and along this navigational route are five marinas serving pleasure craft. Services available include overnight berthing, gas and oil, diesel fuel, public telephones, restaurants, shopping and bathing facilities.
Please note: 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 influence of area marshlands. It is essential that approaching craft hail their marina destination on the indicated frequency (VHF 16) for detailed, timely and vessel-appropriate directions in addition to using current marine charts.
For a list of local full-service marinas, click here.