Looking for a unique way to experience the Golden Isles? Saddle up and explore the area on horseback. Guided horseback tours throughout the Golden Isles will take you through maritime forests, near salt marshes and along the beach.
On Jekyll Island, take a carriage tour through the Jekyll Island Historic District to get a taste of the island's rich history. Or try a horseback ride on the island’s pristine, sandy beaches. Three Oaks Farm Equestrian Services in Jekyll Island hosts both types of rides so you can get a taste of the sand or the island's historical district. Beach rides last approximately 1.5 or 3 hours (longer tour includes a forest ride) and depart from the trail head at 2 Clam Creek Road. This is a great option for groups, and discounted rides are available for groups of 10 or more. Carriage tours are offered in the daytime or evening hours. For those looking for something more unique, try the narrated historic tour. This special tour of Jekyll Island includes a stop at historic Jekyll Island Hotel for a traditional Victorian tea time. All tours with Three Oaks Farm can be booked online though the farm's website.
St. Simons Island
Experience the romantic side of St. Simons Island on horseback. Choose from beach locations or go for something a little more historic through the famous Musgrove Plantation. Then tour the woods of Frederica Township through the Stables at Frederica. The stables sit on 60 acres of beautiful land and rides are fit for riders of all experience levels. Beach rides offer a chance to see the Sea Island coastline and marsh rides are a great option for those who want the chance to see wild heron, ospreys, bald eagles, dolphins and more. Don't forget to ask about pony rides for the little ones!
As a guest of one of the Sea Island Resort properties, you can take riding lessons, enjoy rides on the beach or along a wooded trail with Sea Island Stables (also known as the Stables at Frederica). For the little ones, try a ring ride or a tiny tykes tour and meet the stable horses.
In and around the Golden Isles' port city of Brunswick, there are plenty of horseback riding options. Take a lesson, attend a camp, or plan a birthday bash or special event at the Golden Isles Riding Academy. There you'll find 50 acres of riding rings and pens, plus knowledgeable (and world-championship title winning!) riding instructors. Elsewhere in Brunswick, enjoy a variety of tours including carriage rides and horseback riding on the nearby Golden Isles beaches through Brunswick's Three Oaks Farms.