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6 Enchanting Ways To Get In Touch With Nature On Tybee Island

Tybee Island’s coastal terrain and seaside locale offer many opportunities to get up close and personal with nature. Explore, observe and experience hands-on learning about the fascinating world around us with these ideas for getting back-to-nature.

1. Take a Tybee Beach Ecology Trip

Discover Tybee’s natural treasures with a guided tour of the island’s diverse marine life and ecological finds. Dr. Joe P. Richardson has over 30 years of marine biology experience and has a passion for educating people of all ages.

2. Try Voluntourism

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This increasingly popular vacation experience allows visitors to volunteer. Organizations like the Tybee Island Lighthouse offer short work shifts and the Tybee Beautification Association welcomes helpers who are interested in tidying our beautiful beach. Find out how you can be involved in these rewarding experiences here.

3. Visit Tybee Island’s Marine Science Center

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There’s no better way to get in touch with nature than to actually get hands-on with the diverse species hosted by our coastal ecosystem. Touch tanks, educational tours and walks and observation galleries are plentiful in this homegrown science center. Need more convincing? Read our top five reasons to visit Tybee’s Marine Science Center here.

4. Explore a Nature Trail by Bike 

Bike lanes and paths are plentiful on Tybee. Our laid-back community was even named one of the “Most Bicycle Friendly Communities” by the League of American Bicyclists. Take a ride on one of our scenic trails with this complete Tybee biking guide.

5. Go Bird Watching

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Host to over 211 native species of birds, Tybee Island is on the Colonial Coastal Birding Trail. Avid bird watchers will enjoy sightings of the endangered Piping Plover, Purple Sandpiper, Red Knot, Black Bellied Plover, Dunlin and many more along the Atlantic Flyaway. Even in cooler weather, tens of thousands of migratory species flock to Tybee as a safe haven and winter destination.

6. Spot Some Dolphins

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Watch dolphins frolic and surf in their natural habitat! Captain Derek’s Dolphin Adventure Tours and Captain Mike’s Dolphin Tours both offer chartered explorations through coastal waterways. Observe playful dolphins swimming in the boat’s wake and along the sides of the boat. Learn all there is to know about these friendly, social creatures.

 

jess_brannen_headshotJess Brannen is Visit Tybee’s Social Media Coordinator. She graduated from Armstrong State University with her BA in English and Professional Communications. Jess is a Savannah native and loves playing with Sir Charles Barkley, her neurotic golden retriever, and watching reruns of Martha Stewart’s cooking shows while eating chocolate. 

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