Golden Isles Watersports

Whether you like to be on or under the water, there are plenty of ways to let your dreams set sail.


Kayaking in the Golden Isles is the perfect way for both adults and children to encounter the ecological diversity and stunning beauty of the marshes, inlets, and rivers around the area. Rent a kayak or join experienced outfitters on kayak tours around St. Simons Island, Little St. Simons Island, and Jekyll Island, as well as the Altamaha and Satilla Rivers.

Guided tours and public boat launches for self-guided tours are available year-round on St. Simons and Jekyll Island. Take a guided tour of the Marshes of Glynn, experience direct access to the South Brunswick River, or explore the untouched waters of Little St. Simons Island.

Visit our kayaking page to learn more about where to kayak in the Golden Isles.


The Golden Isles are quickly becoming the go-to destination for stand-up paddleboarding in Georgia. Paddle out to sand bars off the islands’ beaches to cruise some waves, feel the ocean’s force, and take a break—if only for a while. Explore the calmer marsh inlets between the barrier islands and the mainland and discover abundant wildlife around every bend.

Visit our paddleboarding page to learn more about where to paddleboard in the Golden Isles