Though concrete makes a handy surface for bicycle riding and sweltering summer egg frying, it necessitates astonishing quantities of motor oil to become suitable for a tubing adventure. Today's Groupon returns tubes and wave riders to their natural habitat: for $9, you get general-admission ticket (a $19.95 value) to Summer Waves Water Park in Jekyll Island, Georgia.
A trip to the watery wonderland includes tubes, lifejackets, and an opportunity to escape kitchen cabinets’ pointy corners as you slip and slide down Pirate's Passage, an enclosed five-story innertube tunnel of thrills. The restless reveler can squirt unsuspecting soccer coaches with a kid-friendly watergun in the Splash Zone, while leisure lovers float down Turtle Creek at the slow speed of 3 mph. The fearsome Nature's Revenge, a twisting and turning 330-foot ride that dumps you into a welcoming pool, is the perfect place to check if sewing your passport into your appendix keeps it safe.
When pool-play makes paws turn pruny, dry out with a game of volleyball on one of the sun-drenched courts, or nosh a sandwich from Larry's Giants Subs in the park. Lounge chairs that line the Frantic Atlantic wave pool are an ideal place for sun or cloud bathing, and the kiddie pool, with its tot-sized slides and gentle waterfalls, will delight the most pint-sized member of your entourage. Venture for a day of splishing and splashing free of worry about grocery carts with one bad wheel.
- The slides are unique and tons of fun. The wave pool is very fun with a tube. The park is on the marsh it is beautiful. – jaxfl32224, TripAdvisor
- This water park is perfect for good, family fun while vacationing at Jekyll Island. There are several good slides for older children and adults, alike. There is also a great section for small kiddos, including a wading pool and 2 kiddie slides, etc. – VacationingFamilyof4, TripAdvisor
- The rides are so much fun that they keep my children entertained and happy every day. The staff even has events and games to keep interact [sic] with them. – Larissa, Yahoo! Travel
Jekyll Island Authority
On Jekyll Island, waves crash along 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.
210 S Riverview Dr.
Jekyll Island, Georgia 31527Get Directions