Activities in Wilmington Island

Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at AMF Bowling Co. (Up to 56% Off)

AMF Bowling Centers

AMF Savannah Lanes

$32 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

Three- or Six-Lap Lamborghini or Ferrari Agility Autocross Experience from The Motorsport Lab (Up to 82% Off)

The Motorsport Lab

The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf & Resort & Spa

$549 $99

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Drivers get behind the wheel of a Lamborghini or Ferrari with an instructor for three or six laps around an autocross agility course

One or Two Months of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at Train Me 24/7 (Up to 67% Off)

Train Me 24/7

Multiple Locations

$150 $59

Trainers lead constantly varied routines of strength, cardio, and core-training exercises

Public Walking Tour for Two or Four from Savannah Belle Tours (Up to 63% Off)

Savannah Belle Tours

Savannah Historic District

$40 $17

Friendly, knowledgeable guide Michelle leads groups on tours around Savannah landmarks, customizing stops to personal interests

10 or 20 Dance-Fitness Classes at Salon De Baile Dance Studio (Up to 45% Off)

Salon De Baile Dance Studio

Savannah

$100 $60

Choose from dance-focused fitness classes including dance conditioning, Latin cardio, and ballet toning

Trolley Tours for One or Two from Oglethorpe - Gray Line Savannah Trolley Tours

Oglethorpe - Gray Line Savannah Trolley Tours

City of Savannah Visitors Center

$20 $11

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Narrated tours explore historic Savannah & its waterfront for 90 uninterrupted minutes; passengers hop on & off as they wish until 5:30 pm

Eight Classes or One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Savannah Yoga Room (Up to 66% Off)

Savannah Yoga Room

Savannah

$75 $30

Dedicated instructors teaches Hatha Yoga Flow techniques; host heated and unheated sessions for a range of skill levels

Ghost of Savannah Pub Crawl for One, Two, or Four from Full Moon Tours (Up to 51% Off)

Full Moon Tours

Downtown Savannah

$20 $10

Learn about Savannah's spooky history during a pub crawl with stops at three to five watering holes

One, Two, or Three Years of Online Guitar or Bass Lessons from Dangerous Guitar (Up to 91% Off)

Dangerous Guitar

Online Deal

$134.55 $18

More than 650 high-definition videos give professional instruction in a wide range of playing styles

90-Minute Savannah Hauntings Ghost Tour for One, Two, or Four from See Savannah Walking Tours (Up to 51% Off)

See Savannah Walking Tours

Wright Square

$20 $11

Experienced guides lead walking tour groups between haunted sites, recounting paranormal events and stories of hauntings

Ghost Tour for Two, Four, or Six from Stroll Savannah (Up to 59% Off)

Stroll Savannah

Savannah

$32 $15

A fictional gravedigger or mortician's wife leads groups through the haunted mansions, cemeteries, and squares of Savannah

1, 5, or 10 Movie Outings with Popcorn at Spotlight Theatres Eisenhower 6 (Up to 64% Off)

Spotlight Theatres Eisenhower 6

Savannah

$14 $5

Six screens with digital sound and 3-D-ready projectors show first-run films while audiences fill plush seats

Crazy Dash Walking-Adventure Tour for Two or Four from Crazy Dash Digital Adventures (50% Off)

Crazy Dash Digital Adventures

Savannah

$39.95 $20

The digital game requires a smartphone and takes you on a tour of the sights

10 or 20 One-Hour Yoga Classes at AOA Fitness, LLC (Up to 71% Off)

AOA Fitness, LLC

Wilmington Island

$120 $40

Instructors lead attendees through series of flowing poses in Hatha-style basic yoga, prenatal yoga, and power yoga classes

Outing for Two or Four to The Harper Fowlkes House (Up to 53% Off)

The Harper Fowlkes House

Downtown Savannah

$20 $10

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Nineteenth-century Greek Revival mansion showcases antique artwork, two-story porch & once-gas-burning chandeliers during regular tours

Ghost Tour for Two or Four from The Savannah Walks (Up to 54% Off)

The Savannah Walks

Downtown Savannah

$27 $13

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Guides shepherd groups through Savannah’s colonial district to induce shivers with tales of hauntings, exorcisms, and Gullah superstitions

One- or Three-Month Gym Membership with Unlimited Fitness Classes at Xtreme Performance Fitness (Up to 77% Off)

Xtreme Performance Fitness

YMCA

$240 $59

Unlimited access to the gym and group fitness classes helps inspire rapid change in physiques

Laser Tag, Roller Skating, and Pizza for Two or Four at Star Castle (Up to 53% Off)

Star Castle

Highland Park

$22 $12

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This medieval-castle-style skating rink and laser-tag arena pairs stone walls, archways, and coats of arms with modern music and lights

Two or Four Play Days at Rainbow Jump N Fun Play Center (Up to 61% Off)

Rainbow Jump N Fun Play Center

Richmond Hill

$18 $8

Indoor-outdoor play zone with inflatables, swing sets, a trampoline, basketball court, and a 22-foot slide

Two or Four Personal Training Sessions at Energy Oasis (Up to 77% Off)

Energy Oasis

Midway

$150 $39

Kathy Ackerman augments personal training sessions with her extensive training in Pilates and yoga

$45 for an 18-Hole Round of Golf for Two with Cart Rental at Rose Hill Golf Club ($90 Value)

Rose Hill Golf Club

Bluffton

$90 $45

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Challenging 18-hole course incorporates oaks, carolina pines, and glistening lakes for 6,961 yards of golf through Lowcountry terrain

Two-Hour Kayak Tour of Hilton Head Island for Two or Four from Marshgrass Adventures (Up to 56% Off)

Marshgrass Adventures

Bluffton

$120 $55

Knowledgeable guides lead two-hour kayak expeditions through Hilton Head Island waterways in search of dolphins, fish, and birds

Shooting-Range Packages at Palmetto State Armory (Up to 51% Off). Three Options Available.

Palmetto State Armory

Ridgeland

$55 $29

Air-conditioned range at an outfitter staffed by experts in all manner of firearms

Standup-Paddleboarding Rental with Instruction for Two or Four from Palmetto Paddle Sports (Up to 63% Off)

Palmetto Paddle Sports

Bluffton

$130 $49

Knowledgeable instructors teach the basics of paddleboarding before setting students free to explore the Hilton Head Island waterways

$135 for a 2-Hour Hand-Crabbing Experience for Up to 6 People from May River Excursions ($250 Value)

May River Excursions

Bluffton

$250 $135

On 24-foot Carolina Skiff, captains ferry private parties of up to six to Bluffton's back creeks in search of blue crab to catch by hand.

Four Weeks of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at CannonFit Transformation Center (50% Off)

Cannonfit Transformation Center

Bluffton

$139 $70

Metabolic boot camps are designed to burn more fat and keep metabolisms fast.

$18 for Visit for Four to Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch at Madrac Farms ($28 Value)

Madrac Farms

Rincon

$28 $18

Families explore the five-acre corn maze, hop on a hayride, and pose for photos near a more than 100-pound pumpkin

Admission to the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force for Two or Four (Up to 50% Off)

National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force

Pooler

$20 $10

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Museum chronicles Mighty Eighth Air Force's legacy with stunning exhibits and a combat gallery with a B-17 bomber, currently being restored

All-Day Mini Golf for Two, Four, or Six at Adventure Cove (Up to 53% Off)

Adventure Cove

Hilton Head Island

$29.90 $15

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Two 18-hole courses challenge mini golfers with waterfalls, contoured greens, and quirky challenges on each green

One Day of Unlimited Mini Golf for Two Children or Adults at Legendary Golf (50% Off)

Legendary Golf

Multiple Locations

$90 $45

Players can traverse three courses and challenge their skills as they encounter curved tracks, water hazards, trees, and other obstacles

Walking History or Ghost Tour for Two or Four from Beaufort Tours LLC (Up to 56% Off)

Beaufort Tours LLC

Northwest Quadrant

$40 $19

Walk through a 300-year-old town and learn about its history and pre-Civil War–era homes or spooky apparitions of Revolutionary soldiers

$17 for $30 Worth of Bicycle Rental — SLOWCOUNTRY RENTALS LLC

Slowcountry Rentals Llc

Beaufort

$30 $17

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

3 Months of Unlimited Kids' Martial Arts Classes at World Martial Arts Academy (45% Off)

World Martial Arts Academy

Downtown

$600 $330

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

One or Two Months of Karate Classes at Special Forces Karate (50% Off)

Special Forces Karate

Hinesville

$60 $30

Seasoned senseis bolster students' strength, discipline, and self-defense skills

Shooting-Range Package for Two or Four with Firearm Rental and Targets at Aim Center Mass (Up to 49% Off)

Aim Center Mass

Hinesville

$37 $19

Eight shooting stalls within an air-conditioned climate

$39 for Six Weeks of Martial Arts Classes and a T-shirt from TrySelfDefense.com ($349 Value)

TrySelfDefense.com

Multiple Locations

$349 $39

Expert instructors teach essential martial arts skills, as well as discipline and confidence

Georgia Sea Turtle Center Visit for Two or Four (Up to 39% Off)

Georgia Sea Turtle Center

Jekyll Island

$14 $8.50

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Watch sea turtles being nursed back to health and explore interactive exhibits about sea turtles and wildlife

Golf Outing with Greens Fees, Cart Rental, and Range Tokens for Two or Four at Jekyll Island Golf Club (Up to 54% Off)

Jekyll Island Golf Club

Jekyll Island

$192 $88

Electric carts carry groups as they hone long and short games on one of three courses; golfers also send balls flying at the driving range

1 or 2 Groupons, Each Good for Casino Cruise, Vouchers & Dinner for 2 or 4 at Emerald Princess Casino (Up to 73% Off)

Emerald Princess Casino

Jekyll Island

$30 $9

Aboard four decks of a cruise ship, guests can gamble, eat dinner, and take in ocean breezes

$19 for $35 Worth of Horseback Riding — Twisted T Performance Horses

Twisted T Performance Horses

Waverly

$35 $19

One-hour private riding lesson focusing on the fundamentals of riding

Nick Carter & Jordan Knight at Charleston Music Hall on October 19 at 8 p.m. (Up to 36% Off)

Nick Carter & Jordan Knight

Charleston Music Hall

$55 $35

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Members of New Kids on the Block and the Backstreet Boys debut a new collaborative album on a tour full of harmonies and choreography

General Admission for One to The 3rd Charleston NotWedding (50% Off)

The NotWedding

Historic Rice Mill Building

$30 $15

Guests attend a mock wedding complete with ceremony and dinner to sample wedding vendors' talents and gain inspiration for their own big day

$20 for 30 Classes from MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass ($350 Value)

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

One-Month Membership with Gym & Yoga or 10 Day Fitness Passes at Eco Fitness and Blue Turtle Yoga (Up to 48% Off)

Eco Fitness and Blue Turtle Yoga

Multiple Locations

$75 $39

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Yogis lead classes in a range of traditions, including restorative hot yoga; studio also offers group fitness, cycling, and barre classes

Two-Hour BYOB Cocktail Cruise or Three-Hour Afternoon Sail for Up to Six at Sail South Carolina (Up to 53% Off)

Sail South Carolina

Harleston Village

$350 $175

Expert captain mans a 43-foot sailboat during customized expeditions at sunset or during the day

Two Weeks of Unlimited Classes for Kids or Adults at Masters Studios (Up to 76% Off). Three Options Available.

Masters Studios

Multiple Locations

$70 $25

Masters Studios trains students to achieve goals, whether to get in shape, train, or to become a martial arts master

$5 for $15 Worth of Zumba — The Mall

The Mall

Charleston

$15 $5

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$149 for a Flyboard Lesson with Equipment Rental and Delivery from We Deliver Watersports ($299 Value)

We Deliver Water Sports

Beaches

$299 $149

Attached to a rider's feet, water-propulsion nozzles lift riders into the air to soar over the water and dive beneath the surface

Ghost or Civil War Walking Tour of Charleston for Two or Four from Old Charleston Walking Tours (Up to 57% Off)

Old Charleston Walking Tours

Charleston

$37 $17

Guides spend up to two hours leading groups through Charleston’s historic and haunted sites, such as old graveyards and battlegrounds

Four-Class Intro Package for One or Two at Fred Astaire Dance Studios of Charleston (Up to 51% Off)

Fred Astaire Dance Studios of Charleston

Multiple Locations

$70 $35

Experienced instructors lead individuals or pairs through private, personalized lessons and group practice sessions designed for beginners

Pirate and Supernatural Tours for Two from Walks in History (Up to 53% Off). Three Options Available.

Walks in History

Multiple Locations

$40 $19

Authors of historical books guide tours past former pirate hideaways and current haunts including a Revolutionary War graveyard

Golf Lessons for One or Two at Executive Golf Links (Up to 57% Off). Six Options Available.

Executive Golf Links LLC

On Location

$65 $30

Solo golfers or groups employ the wisdom of a golf pro to hone skills and improve swing mechanics

$9.99 for All-Day Disc Golf Plus Disc Rental for Four at Trophy Lakes ($20 Value)

Trophy Lakes

Charleston

$20 $9.99

Players toss rental disc on 18-hole course with two tee boxes per hole

Two-hour Photo Walking Tour of Charleston for 2 or 4 from Say Charleston! Photo Walking Tours (Up to 52% Off)

Say Charleston! Photo Walking Tours

Washington Square Park

$60 $29

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Photojournalist leads tour groups on a 2-mile stroll through Charleston while taking their pictures; access to an online gallery of shots

10 or 20 Boot-Camp Classes from Gaia Fit (Up to 78% Off)

Gaia Fit

Medway Park

$110 $39

Students heft medicine balls, stretch resistance bands, and accelerate through floor routines during 45-minute classes

Crazy Dash Walking-Adventure Tour for Two or Four from Crazy Dash Digital Adventures (50% Off)

Crazy Dash Digital Adventures

Multiple Locations

$39.95 $20

The digital game requires a smartphone and takes you on a tour of the sights

One Month of Gymnastics Classes for One, Two, or Three Children at East Cooper Gymnastics (Up to 54% Off)

East Cooper Gymnastics

Wando

$60 $30

Instructors guide small groups of children through gymnastics exercises, helping them to develop physical ability and confidence

$41 for a Dance-Lesson Package for an Individual or Couple at Arthur Murray ($190 Value)

Arthur Murray

Northbridge Terrace

$190 $41

Highly trained dance instructors guide students through fancy footwork in private lessons; students can hone their skills at group lessons

Four-Week Outdoor Boot Camp for One or Two from J Nichols Fitness (Up to 77% Off)

J Nichols Fitness

Multiple Locations

$150 $49

Outdoor boot camps focus on subjects like flexibility training, strength training, aerobic conditioning, and core work

Walking Tour for Two or Four from Civil War Walking Tours (Up to 53% Off)

Civil War Walking Tours

Historic Charleston Foundation Bookstore

$40 $19

History expert and reenactor leads Civil War tour of city, sprinkling in first-person narratives and period photographs

Festival of Praise Tour 2014 Feat. Fred Hammond and Donnie McClurkin on October 7 at 7 p.m. (Up to 42% Off)

Festival of Praise Tour 2014 feat. Fred Hammond and Donnie Mcclurkin

North Charleston Performing Arts Center

$50.05 $29

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Grammy, Stellar, and Dove Award-winning gospel stars join forces for a night of uplifting and inspirational songs of faith and love

Laser Tag for Two or Complete Fun Package for Two or Four at GloZone (Up to 51% Off)

GloZone

North Charleston

$24 $12

Laser beams zap the fiber-optic vests of opponents during games of laser tag; fun package includes mini golf and arcade tokens

5, 10, or Unlimited CrossFit Classes with CrossFit Swagger at Select Fitness (Up to 62% Off)

Select Fitness

North Charleston

$65 $29

Members shed calories and build muscle through group classes, a fully stocked cardio center, free weights, and functional training

$39 for $70 Groupon — Personal Training

Performance Nutrition

North Charleston

$70 $39

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Go-Kart Rides and VIP Racing Membership for One, Two, or Four at Charleston Rush Speedway (Up to 52% Off)

Charleston Rush Speedway

North Charleston

$52 $25

Race 12 laps in a junior cart, or 16 laps (2.5 miles) in an adult cart, and gain membership privileges for one year

Flight Aviation Lesson or 30-Minute Helicopter Tour and Photo Safari from Holy City Helicopters (Up to 45% Off)

Holy City Helicopters

North Charleston

$325 $225

Take to the skies for an hour-long lesson in a Robinson R22 helicopter, or sit back for a picturesque cruise above regional landmarks

$20 for 30-Class Yoga and Fitness Pass from Yoga & Fitness Passport ($300 Value)

Yoga & Fitness Passport

Multiple Locations

$300 $20

Students can use this 30-class pass at multiple locations to take everything from yoga to Zumba, signing up on an easy online platform

10 Group Fitness Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at 4Ever Fit Studio (Up to 52% Off)

4Ever Fit Studio

North Charleston

$60 $29

Passionate, licensed fitness trainer uses her own experience at weight loss to lead people of all fitness levels in entertaining classes

18-Hole Round of Golf with Cart Rental for Two or Four at Summerville Country Club (Up to 53% Off)

Summerville Country Club

Summerville

$74 $37

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Carolina pines line the fairways of par 71 course; bermuda-grass greens and water hazards come in play on 12 holes

4 Weeks of Unlimited CrossFit, Boxing, and Boot Camp Classes at CrossFit Talem (75% Off)

Crossfit Talem

Summerville

$125 $31

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

One or Two Rounds of Golf for One with Cart on the Harbor Course at Wild Dunes Resort (Up to 57% Off)

Wild Dunes Resort

Harbor Course

$115 $49

The Harbor Golf Course presents a challenging path filled with lagoons, salt marshes, and views of the Intracoastal Waterway

Dolphin Cruise at Sunset or Eco Tour of Capers Island for One or Two from Barrier Island Eco Tours (56% Off)

Barrier Island Eco Tours

Isle of Palms

$34 $16

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Naturalists take guests out to undeveloped Capers Island, whose surrounding salt marshes host bottlenose dolphins and other wildlife

3 Months of Unlimited Kids' Martial Arts Classes at CheckMat Charleston Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & Fitness (65% Off)

Checkmat Charleston Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & Fitness

Mount Pleasant

$240 $84

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Two-Hour Guided Paddleboard Tour for Two, Four, or Six from Charleston Paddler (Up to 56% Off)

Charleston Paddler

Mount Pleasant

$150 $75

Groups stand atop paddleboards for a scenic two-hour tour that departs from Shem Creek boat landing

Private or Semi-Private Tennis Lesson & Court Time with Nick Loudermilk at Park West Tennis Club (60% Off)

Nick Loudermilk at Park West Tennis

Mount Pleasant

$70 $28

USPTA–certified tennis instructors help hone players' skills during one-hour private lessons, followed by an hour of court time

One or Two Months of Martial-Arts Classes with Uniform at Capital Karate (Up to 69% Off)

Capital Karate

Mount Pleasant

$174 $69.99

Classes teach American freestyle karate with elements of other martial-arts styles

Introductory Sailing Lesson for One or Two at Ocean Sailing Academy (Up to 55% Off)

Ocean Sailing Academy

Mount Pleasant

$95 $47

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Afternoon or sunset lessons sail through the harbor year-round as US Sailing–certified instructors teach sailing basics to students

$60 for $120 Worth of Music Lessons at Guitar Lesson with Jamie Slater

Guitar Lessons with Jamie Slater

Mount Pleasant

$120 $60

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Two- or Three-Hour Sailing Trip for Up to Four from Captains Source (Up to 57% Off)

Captains Source

Mount Pleasant

$240 $103

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Captains certified in marine life and harbor history set sail in search of dolphins or to disperse historical knowledge

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The YMCA is a cause-driven organization that is for youth development, for healthy living and for social responsibility. That?s because a strong community can only be achieved when we invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. All of our YMCA of Coastal Georgia locations embody these three values so that everyone regardless of age, gender or income is given the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive at the Y. With a variety of group fitness classes ranging from Zumba to family fit nights, spin classes to TRX and everything in between, you?re sure to find what you?re looking for at the YMCA! Our staff pumps up adult fitness regimens with aquatic fitness and boot-camp classes, basketball courts, personal-training sessions and so much more. We?ve also filled our fitness centers with free weights, cardio equipment, and weight machines. When they?re not helping adults trim down waistlines during Brazilian-jujitsu, cycling, and aerobics classes, staff members are getting back in touch with their inner children. They stimulate imagination, mental development, and growth as they lead children?s day camps, after-school programs, and numerous sports offerings.

204 5th Ave.
Tybee Island,
GA
US

Daufuskie Discoveries creates opportunities to explore Daufuskie Island's lush, historic habitat with customized guided or private outings. An enclosed or open-air water taxi quickly shuttles small groups from Hilton Head or Savannah to the island's three-mile stretch of sandy beach in 30 minutes, with captains tossing out facts about Calibogue Sound and Cooper River. Customers disembark and board their conveyance of choice—golf cart, boat, or shoes—before bursting through the tree line into specific isle regions, such as Bloody Point, which houses the Bloody Point Cemetery and Bloody Point Lighthouse & Silver Dew Winery. Three-hour private cruises skirt the coastline as a guide artfully describes the sun dipping beneath marshes as a hot air balloon deflated by a stampeding herd of storks.

60 Beach Drive
Daufuskie Island,
SC
US

While tutoring students in the art of kiteboarding, Mike Campanaro and John Mapel of AOK Watersports are able to call upon a lifetime of wave-taming experience in a bounty of extreme sports, including power-kiting and windsurfing. Though the dedicated instructors specialize in kiteboarding, they also offer equipment, lessons, and rentals for activities such as land-kiting and paddleboarding. Two-hour land-kiting courses help beginners glean basics for handling kites or taking midnight shifts as bird walkers.

1510 Butler Ave.
Tybee Island,
Georgia
US

North Island Surf and Kayak's durable and dependable rentals transport paddlers into the natural world of Georgia's barrier islands. Kayaks zip through inland rivers, bays, and sinuous creeks with equal deftness and gusto. Adventurers can load the versatile vessels onto cars with the aid of a willing staff or cast off from North Island's floating dock to explore the surrounding territory. Navigate the marshes of nearby Little Tybee Island or climb to the top of Cockspur Beacon and misdirect hapless mariners. From the perch of a kayak, vigilant oar-pullers can commune with the region's native species, including dolphins, otters, and a bevy of avian friends. In addition to the pointy aquatic vessel, each rental comes with a paddle, life jacket, comfortable seat back, and flushing toilet.

1 Old US Highway 80
Tybee Island,
GA
US

With more than three decades as a marine biologist tucked under his waders, Dr. Joe Richardson has studied beaches from Nova Scotia to the Bahamas, but he still never ceases to marvel at the diversity of Tybee Island’s shores. The widely published professor emeritus of marine sciences at Savannah State University delights in sharing his knowledge about these lively shores, and to that end hosts walking tours for groups of all ages that incorporate conversation and hands-on activities. As his followers comb their fingers and toes through the sand of the beaches and inlets, they search for fossilized shark teeth and animals that Dr. Joe helps identify. He also discusses the tides, sand layers, local marine life, and which creatures eat with salad forks or soup spoons. Along the rock jetty, groups splash into tide pools to learn about the intertidal zone and the ways animals adapt to this habitat, then help Dr. Joe collect live specimens for a field aquarium by pulling in a 50-foot beach seine net and examining the fish and crabs caught in its weave. Lucky guests can glimpse the sleek fins of dolphins, and curious ones can ask Dr. Joe about his research projects, current ecological concerns, and how mermaids keep their fingers from getting pruny.

30 Meddin Dr.
Tybee Island,
Georgia
US

In 1820, an upwardly mobile carpenter named Isaiah Davenport designed a 6,800-square-foot Federal-style home to live in with his wife, children, and slaves. After his death, Davenport’s wife turned the stately brick house into a boarding house, though it later devolved into a run-down tenement—until the Historic Savannah Foundation saved the landmark when it was threatened with demolition in 1955. The organization’s award-winning preservation, their very first effort, jumpstarted an organized preservation movement that spread across the entire port city.

Today, the Davenport House Museum’s rooms are filled with antique furniture from the 1820s, acquired after careful research relying on estate inventories and detailed artist renderings of long-ago games of musical chairs. These period-accurate tables and chairs join ceramics, textiles, and books to form the museum’s collection of about 500 historical items. Behind the home, where a carriage house, garden, and privy once stood, a garden designed by renowned landscape artist Penelope Hobhouse flourishes. After walking among its flowers, visitors can drop by the museum shop to pick up jams and jellies, books about Savannah, and reproductions of early 19th-century items.

324 E State St
Savannah,
GA
US