$9 for Water-Park Visit to Summer Waves Water Park on Jekyll Island (Up to $19.95 Value)

Jekyll Island

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Six high-speed water slides, a wave pool & a lazy river beat summer heat; kiddie area refreshes little ones.

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Expires Sep 22nd, 2012. Limit 5 per person. Limit 1 per person per visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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$9 for Water-Park Admission (Up to $19.95 Value)

Summer Waves Water Park on Georgia’s Jekyll Island beats the summer heat with six slides, including the enclosed Pirate’s Passage, which sends innertubes down its five-story double-drop height, and the half-mile Turtle Creek lazy river. Swimmers battle turbulent waters in the Frantic Atlantic Wave pool while little ones less than 48 inches tall splash in a kiddie pool. The water park is open on weekends starting May 5, daily starting May 16 through August 8, and weekends only after August 8; click here to view their full schedule.

Jekyll Island Authority

On Jekyll Island, waves lick the 10 miles of beaches as kayaks cut through the salty water, cyclists roll over 20 miles of paved trails, and riders on horseback clop through hushed maritime forests. All visitors to the barrier island can partake in myriad active, relaxing, or educational activities while immersed in its lush natural landscapes, where dunes give way to beaches filled with hermit crabs and shell collecting and where birders clutch binoculars to examine avian habitats and decode gulls' sign language. The island's public golf club, open since 1898, hosts two 18-hole courses and one 9-hole course on manicured greens and rolling terrain. In the summer, the Summer Waves Water Park provides a cool escape from the heat with six slides, a wave pool, and a lazy river. For indoor adventurers, exhibits at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center illuminate the lives of the shelled reptiles, and a museum preserves relics of the wealthy families who used the island as their gilded getaway and a place to bury their expired money. The Jekyll Island Authority oversees all conservation and development on the idyllic island, existing to continually improve the park and its amenities.

Stuff that the kids will enjoy
Outdoor activities, from cycling to sailing