Tybee Island Activities
Eco-Tours, Boat Tours, History, Fishing, Birding, Golfing
Fishing is a favorite sport of Tybee Island locals and visitors year round. Fishing is allowed from the beach in many areas as well as from Tybee's oceanfront Pier and Pavilion. Rock jetties that are located on the north side of the island are a favorite spot for crabbers, but they are also a perfect place for fishing. A fishing pier is also available for public use on the west side of the island. The pier is located off of Chatham Avenue on the Back River which separates Tybee Island from Little Tybee Island.
Bull River Marina
Located on beautiful Bull River on nearby Wilmington Island on U.S. Highway 80, Bull River Marina offers dolphin nature boat cruises, private sightseeing boat tours, Daufuskie Island boat tours, inshore charter fishing, boat rentals, jet ski rentals, banana boat rides, etc. For more information please speak with any of our Ocean Plaza Resort front desk and reservations agents and ask for our "Water Sports" package deal.
Marine Biologist Dr. Joe Richardson's Beach Ecology Trips
Adult and school groups from across the country regularly ask Dr. Joe to lead their Tybee Island and barrier island beach trips. Make your group's trip to Tybee Island more than just a day at the beach. Spend some time exploring and learning with an experienced marine biologist. For more information please speak with any of our Ocean Plaza Resort front desk and reservations agents and ask for our "Coastal Ecology" package deal.
For Birding Enthusiasts
Tybee Island is on the Colonial Coastal Birding trail and hosts over two hundred and eleven bird species. Located on the Atlantic Flyway Tybee Island is frequently host to tens of thousands of migratory birds. We are also a safe haven and winter destination for wintering shorebirds like the endangered Piping Plover, Purple Sandpiper, Red Knot, Black bellied Plover, Dunlin and many more. No matter if you are a birder that stays on the veranda, beats the bush, or just strolls on the beach, Tybee island will be a great experience for you.
Year round, we often see and hear the American Oystercatcher, Great Blue Heron, Black and Yellow Crowned Night Heron, Green Heron, Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Louisiana Heron, Black Skimmer, Clapper Rail, Osprey, Brown Pelican, Cormorant, and Willet. In the winter we see a variety of ducks/water fowl including Bufflehead, Merganser (both Hooded and Red Breasted), Loons, and Scoters. Following listed are three of Tybee Island's Bird Watching Trails.
Sally Pearce Nature Trail
This short trail is located on the south side of US-80 at Fifth Avenue on Tybee Island.
Blue Heron Nature Trail
Located off the north side of US-80 opposite Lewis Ave., this trail is almost directly across US-80 from the Sally Pearce Nature Trail on Tybee Island.
North Beach Birding Trail
Walk west from the Tybee Island Lighthouse down North Beach into the Bird Sanctuary. Access the beach through the North Beach Parking Area, located behind Fort Screven on Meddin Dr. on Tybee Island.
Tybee Island YMCA Fitness Center
This fully equipped fitness center and gym is located one mile north of our oceanfront hotel, next to the Tybee Island City Hall and Library. For more information on hours of operation and programs visit their website at www.ymcaofcoastalga.org/tybee-island
Whether you are an experienced paddler with superb swimming abilities or a beginner with little or no swimming skills, sea kayaking is a fun way to explore the waterways around the island. Kayak rentals and instructions are available from many different companies around the island. Visit Sea Kayak of Georgia for more information. Call Toll-Free 1-888-KAYAK-GA.
The following are two golf courses near our Tybee Island, GA hotel. Call for available tee times.
Wilmington Island Club
Savannah Golf Club - The Oldest Golf Club in America
(912) 232-2156 or visit www.thesavannahgolfclub.com
Many shops are available in the heart of Tybee's downtown. Gift shops, Department Stores, boutique shops, and beach oriented stores are available.
Mini-Golf & Games
Island Mini-Golf and Games, located on nearby Wilmington Island, offers an 18 hole Miniature Golf Course, Batting Cages, Bumper Go-Carts, Moon Walk Bounce, Video Games, Fun Food & Refreshments, and a Private Party Room. Perfect for the kids after a day at the beach. For more information visit www.islandminigolf.com or call (912) 898-3833.
Rent a Clean Energy Electric Cruiser
These vehicles are street legal and open-aired to allow you to explore the island up close and personal. For more information visit www.tybeecruisers.com or call (912) 786-8282.
Discover Tybee's valuable treasures in our local art galleries.
Lighted ball fields, basketball and tennis courts, playgrounds, and picnic areas are available around the island.
Peddle the Island - rentals are available.
Please see Ocean Plaza's Front Desk Staff for more information about any of these activities.