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The Best Ways to Explore Tybee Island from the Water

By: Allison Ulsh

You can’t visit Tybee Island and not get out on the water. Fortunately, there are several excellent watersports and activities that you can take part in – from kayaking to paddleboarding to fishing and much more.

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Check out our list of many ways you can hit the waves and have some fun on Tybee Island. 


Go kayaking through Tybee Island's beautiful marshlands.

Go Kayaking

Kayaking is a beloved activity for Tybee natives and visitors alike. Whether you want to take a relaxing tour of the island or try your luck paddling the famous “Tybee Triangle,” Sea Kayak Georgia has all the supplies you need to get on the water. They offer instructional programs for beginner to advanced kayakers, informative salt marsh tours, fitness classes and even camps for kids and adults! 

Surfing on Tybee Island
Catch Some Waves

If you’ve always wanted to learn to surf, it’s time to visit Tybee Island’s favorite surf school. Tybee Surf Lessons offers private surfing classes, group lessons, summer camps and even ukulele lessons. Their skilled and nationally certified instructors are ready to provide you with the best surfing experience on the Georgia coast. 

Compass Sailing.

Sail the Atlantic Ocean waves with Compass Sailing.

Take a Tour

There is much to see and explore on Tybee. What better way to get out there than from the comfort of a charter boat? Tybee has a variety of options when it comes to dolphin and sightseeing tours, including: 

  • Captain Derek’s Dolphin Adventure Tours: See Tybee’s friendliest residents in their natural habitat while also checking out some of the island’s historic landmarks with a dolphin tour from Captain Derek. 
  •  Compass Sailing: There's no experience quite like cruising the waves from the bow of a sailing yacht. Compass Sailing offers private sailing charter tours that are perfect for everything from bachelorette parties to teambuilding excursions. 
  • Sweet Lowland Tours: Explore a variety of islands and landmarks around Tybee and Savannah with Sweet Lowland Tours. Choose precisely what you want to see with a customized two, four or six-hour trip. 
  • Crab Creek Charters: Take a relaxing ride through the rivers along Tybee Island and Little Tybee with Crab Creek Charters. Try a dolphin tour or book a custom excursion to see just the sites you want to explore. 
  • Sundial Charters: This nature and charter boat company boast some of the best native, backcountry and wilderness guides. They’ll make recommendations for how you can best spend your day – from crabbing and cast netting to fossil hunting and hiking the barrier islands; you’ll have a great adventure with Sundial Charters.  
  • Tybee Shark Teeth Tours: Have you ever wanted to find a shark's tooth while exploring Tybee Island? Tybee Shark Teeth Tours offers an experience where they will teach you how to spot those elusive teeth hiding among the shell beds. They'll share their knowledge of the science behind the search and give you tips on when and where to look. Book your spot today, and you'll be on your way to becoming a pro at fossil finding on Tybee Island!

Catch the big one with Reel 'Em N Deep Sea Fishing

Reel ‘Em In

Tybee's balmy climate and calm seas make for excellent year-round fishing. Take advantage of these exceptional conditions with one of the many charter fishing excursions Tybee has to offer, including: 

  •  Brown’s Reel ‘Em N Deep Sea Fishing: Brown’s team has all the fishing gear, tackle, bait, ice and experience you need for an excellent day on the water. Whether you’ve got a few hours or a whole day, you’re sure to have a fun and action-packed experience with the Brown’s crew. 
  •  Tybee Island Charters: The experienced Tybee Island Charters team knows where to look inshore for red drum, flounder and speckled sea trout or offshore for dolphin fish, snapper and grouper. You pick the season, and they’ll guide you to what’s biting. 

With a list of this caliber, there will never be a dull moment during your next stay on Tybee Island. Let's all dive in!

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