The Ultimate Guide to Horseback Riding on Jekyll Island

There are tons of fun things to do in Jekyll Island, so no matter what you’re interested in, you’ll never get bored. But you don’t want to spend your vacation only doing what everyone else is doing! Sure, there’s plenty of fun to be had relaxing on the beach, grabbing some fresh seafood, and shopping ‘till you drop. But why not add something unique to your itinerary?

You’d be surprised how much fun you’ll have horseback riding near our Jekyll Island rentals!


Golden Isles Carriage and Trail at Three Oaks Farm is the ultimate destination for Jekyll Island horseback riding. You’ll be taken on a majestic horseback trail ride through the breathtaking Maritime Forest. Guests can see the salt marshes and ride along Driftwood Beach for a relaxing yet exhilarating experience.

Horseback riding here is a family-friendly activity. Riders as young as 3 years old can join in! Most rides have an average of 6 people, but you can book a group of 20+ people if you’ve got a large party, with discounts available for groups of 10 or more. In addition to their staple Beach Rides, they also offer narrated tours, camps, lessons, events, and even weddings!

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Horseback Rides on the Beach

Golden Isles offers four different types of rides: Beach Ride, Sunset Beach Ride, Beach & Forest Ride, and Moonlight Ride.

For a Beach Ride, you can choose either a 1- or 1.5-hour excursion. These tours take you along the stunning Driftwood Beach on your gentle, well-trained horse. Your guide will be there with you to ensure you’re always safe and having fun! Public tours cost $65 each for the 1-hour tour or $95 each for the 1.5-hour tour.

The Sunset Beach Ride is all the fun of the classic ride but with the added bonus of an absolutely gorgeous sunset. 1-hour Sunset Beach Rides cost $85 each, and 1.5-hour trips cost $125 each.

You can also embark on the 3-hour Beach & Forest Ride, where you’ll get a more well-rounded taste of Jekyll Island’s nature. You’ll see the gorgeous beaches as well as the lush, inviting forests that serve as home for tons of Georgia wildlife. These excursions are only available as private rides for $395.

Finally, you can participate in a Moonlight Ride. These journeys last one hour and will give you an unmatched view of the beach and ocean under the beautiful moonlight. It’s an experience that is sure to provide unforgettable memories! Moonlight Rides cost $110 each for a public ride.

Plan Your Visit

We strive to make every guest feel like family, so no request is too big or small. Whether you’re just traveling with your sweetheart or the whole extended family, we’ve got a Jekyll Island vacation rental that’s perfect for you. Contact us today for more information and to get started planning your Jekyll Island getaway!

No matter which ride you select, any public ride will be walking only. If you book a private ride with your group, you’ll be able to trot or canter with your horse at your own ability level. Advanced booking is highly recommended; discover more on their website.

Where to Stay

Of all the fun activities to explore on Jekyll Island, horseback riding is one of the most unique and exciting! All ages can enjoy the experience and will love getting a one-of-a-kind look at the Jekyll Island beaches. But after all the fun of your ride, you’ll need somewhere to stay! Our Villas by the Sea in Jekyll Island are the perfect solution.