EXPLORE JEKYLL


Explore Jekyll
Enjoy fishing, biking and water activities on Jekyll Island, GA

Bike Trails
With over 20 miles of trails to explore, you will never run out of things to see!
Jekyll Island Historic District

In the Historic District of Jekyll, you can explore the newly renovated cottages of famous historians such as Vanderbilt, Oglethorpe, and Rockefeller.

The Crane Cottage was built for Richard T. Crane Jr., whose father founded the toilet company. It was in this cottage that the Federal Reserve System was crafted by John. D. Rockefeller, J.P. Morgan and other members of the Jekyll Island Club.

Located in the heart of this district is the famous Jekyll Island Club Hotel. It was in this building that telephone inventor Alexander Graham Bell started the first transcontinental phone call between Jekyll Island, Washington D.C., New York City and San Francisco.
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The Georgia Sea Turtle Center

The Georgia Sea Turtle Center is a hospital and rehabilitation center for ill and injured sea turtles. Visitors to the center will explore exhibits on turtle conservation, rehabilitation and the amazing journey from egg to adulthood. Admission prices and hours can be found on their website at www.georgiaseaturtlecenter.org.
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Jekyll Island Fishing Pier

At the very north end of the island you will find Jekyll's campground, fishing pier, bait and tackle store as well as seasonal horseback riding.
Horton House

The history of The Horton House ruins on Jekyll is a colorful one. When General James Oglethorpe arrived in Georgia during the 1730s, he implemented a plan that called for rapid expansion, fortification and settlement of the Georgia coast. As part of this effort, Major William Horton settled on Jekyll Island and built the stout structure that can still be seen today.
St. Andrews Picnic Area

In 1858, The Wanderer appeared on the horizon, en route to the southern tip of Jekyll Island. Upon reaching shore, they unloaded the living 409 of the 600 plus slaves they had taken from Angola, Africa. This is the last recorded slave importation in U.S. History. In 2008, Jekyll Island Authority dedicated a monument to the survivors of The Wanderer and their descendants. It is located in St. Andrews picnic area, a beach access point filled with beauty and history.
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Waterway Activities

If you are looking to ‘wet a line,’ try calling one of the charter captains that depart directly from Jekyll Harbor Marina. Or, if you want something more relaxed, try the guided kayak tours down at Tidelands Nature Center.
Paddleboard and Kayak rentals

You can find kayaks and paddleboards at Tidelands Nature Center and Days Inn. They give you a view of Jekyll Island you see any other way!
Trolley

Take time to board the trolley, and receive a guided tour of the historical district.
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