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This Uninhabited Island Off of Tybee Island’s Shores Is An Explorer’s Dream

Just south of Tybee Island lies Little Tybee Island. A pure, uninhabited nature preserve, Little Tybee Island is actually more than twice Tybee Island’s size.

little tybee island

Photo by River Rat Productions

How to get to Little Tybee Island

There are no roads or bridges to Little Tybee, but there are still plenty of ways to visit this secluded paradise.

Boating, kayaking and jet-skiing are all popular ways to access the island, and plenty of tours will usher you to the island. Whether you’re renting equipment or scheduling a tour, call Tybee Jet Ski and Watersports, Aqua Dawg Kayak Company, Sea Kayak Georgia or GeoseekersEast Coast Paddleboarding offers a great stand-up paddleboarding tour as well.

little tybee island

Photo by @asparmann

Because Little Tybee’s tides change drastically every six hours, it’s always best to take a chartered boat tour to visit. Many companies have guided tours of the island. Try Sundial Charters, Crabdaddy’s River Adventures, Sweet Lowland Tours for breathtaking trips.  For a unique take on a boat tour, book a trip with Tybee Airboats!

What to do on Little Tybee Island

The quiet island is perfect for shelling, fishing and picnicking. Tybee Island Charters even offers a gourmet sunset picnic for six – a totally unforgettable experience.

Photographers also love the island for its statuesque driftwood, caused over time by erosion which damages and strands the native trees.

Photo by @suhyoonchophoto

Camping on Little Tybee Island

Nature buffs and bird watchers are also in for a treat. This wilderness gem showcases rich coastal salt marshes, pristine beaches, natural dunes and subtropical forests of live oak, pine and palm. Exotic species of birds are a common sight.

Adventure seekers can even camp out on the island and dogs are welcome, too!

little tybee island

Enjoy the natural beauty of Little Tybee Island, from the tidal marshes to the sandy beaches on the Atlantic coast. Watch wildlife in its natural habitat and see the stars a little clearer at night. Just be sure to leave only your footprints behind at the end of your camping excursion.


jess_brannen_headshotJess Brannen is Visit Tybee’s Digital Content Coordinator. A Savannah native, Jess 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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