You’ve got all kinds of ways to get out on the water during your next Jekyll Island vacation, but easily the most exciting is by taking a shrimp boat cruise! Travelers of all ages are bound to love an adventure with Coastal Tide Excursions, where you can spend an afternoon out on the water experiencing Jekyll Island just like it was meant to be. Best of all, you don’t have to travel far from our Jekyll Island rentals to take advantage of these amazing trips!
History of Shrimping in Jekyll Island
Shrimping has been part of Jekyll Island’s history for years, and it’s still a major way that the island makes its money. But now, it’s not all just about selling the shrimp; a huge part of life on Jekyll Island is offering boat cruises to the visitors! Coastal Tide Excursions is owned and captained by Cameron Ako, a long-time resident of the area who has not only captained the Lady Jane, the main vessel here at Coastal Tide but several other vessels for the parent company of Credle Adventures.
Of course, Jekyll Island boat tours are tons of fun for the entire family, but they’re also educational! Your captain will take you to the exact spot in the water where you can see the most wildlife, so not only will you see lots of shrimp, but you can spot all kinds of fish and other marine species as well! You and your family will learn all about the history of the area, the local waters’ conditions, how to identify various species, and so much more.
Options & Pricing
Coastal Tide Excursions offers several different options for you to get up close to Jekyll Island shrimp. Of course, your first option will be the “Let’s Go Shrimpin'” excursion, where guests of all ages can watch as the captain and crew scoop up huge catches of shrimp and fish from the local waters. This excursion costs $47.99 per adult, $39.99 per child ages 2-5, and $39.99 for military and first responders.
Plan Your Next Vacation
We make it easy to secure the Jekyll Island vacation rental that’s just right for your group, no matter how long you’re staying or how much you’re looking to spend. Ready to book your ultimate getaway to the relaxing shores of Jekyll Island? Contact us today to get started!
You can also book an Island AirBoat Tour with Captain Robert Davis. These one-hour tours are the perfect way to see the most beautiful waters near Jekyll Island with an experienced captain to guide you. Trips cost $50 per adult and $35 per child under age 12.
Charter Fishing on Jekyll Island
Finally, you can also work with Coastal Tide Excursions to book Jekyll Island fishing charters! The Large Party Fishing Charter can accommodate up to 20 anglers and allow you to experience inshore fishing in the Golden Isles’ channels. These trips are ideal for all anglers, from beginners to experts. All basic equipment is included, such as rods, reels, bait, tackle, and your fishing license. For pricing and booking availability, please contact Coastal Tide Excursions directly.
After a long day exploring the waters near Jekyll Island and being in the sunshine for hours on end, you’ll probably be exhausted! What could be better than grabbing a delicious dinner with your family and heading back to our Villas by the Sea on Jekyll Island for a relaxing evening with the people you love most.