Take Some Time to Relax and Explore on These Jekyll Island Tours!

Jekyll Island is where history, natural beauty, and relaxation converge to create an unforgettable vacation experience. At Parker-Kaufman Realtors, we are thrilled to tell you all about some of the most enriching and enjoyable Jekyll Island tours. From historic trolley rides to captivating boat tours, Jekyll Island has something for everyone.

If you book your Jekyll Island vacation rental with us here at Parker-Kaufman Realtors, you can guarantee a high-quality, comfortable rental as you discover why a tour of this beloved island is one of the best things to do on Jekyll Island.

Landmark Trolley Tour

Step into the past and discover the enchanting legacy of Jekyll Island on the Landmark Trolley Tour. Designed by Jekyll Island Club members, this beautiful barrier island has played host to some of society’s elite. These individuals helped to shape our nation’s future, and now you can step into their world on the Landmark Trolley Tour. This 60-minute guided trolley tour allows you entry into one of the historic millionaire’s cottages and admission into the Mosaic Gallery and Faith Chapel at your leisure. Stroll through the 240-acre historic district, where luxury and elegance come alive. Please note that this activity requires standing and walking for about 15-20 minutes and may involve some stairs. Seating on the open-air trolley is general admission, so arriving early is recommended if you wish to sit with your group. Service animals are welcome to join you on the tour.

Golden Isles Carriage and Trail and Three Oaks Farm

Experience the alluring beauty of Jekyll Island’s historic district on a leisurely Narrated Historic Carriage Tour. Be transported to a bygone era as you see the cottages of Rockefeller, Macy, and Goodyear, as well as the Faith Chapel and the Historic Jekyll Island Club Hotel. Golden Isles carriages can seat one to twelve guests, and they often operate multiple carriages simultaneously. During the summer, the carriage tours offer a refreshing bit of shade from the Island’s sun. During the winter, Golden Isles Carriages recommends bringing a lap blanket for your comfort. Their Daytime Narrated Tours are approximately 35 minutes and are offered daily, departing from the Jekyll Island Club Hotel. Their evening tours depart every 45 minutes, starting at 5:00 p.m., from the riverside of the Jekyll Island Club Hotel. Private Evening Tours are approximately 35 minutes. If you love Victorian traditions, the Narrated Historic Tour & Afternoon Tea is just for you. Settle down into a better time as you embark on a horse-drawn carriage tour of Jekyll Island, making a stop to partake in the old tradition of a quaint Victorian tea at the historic Jekyll Island Hotel dining room. This charming experience departs at 3:30 p.m. and returns at 5:30 p.m. Because of its popularity, this specific tour requires a reservation. 

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Lighthouse Trolleys

Embark on a journey through time with Lighthouse Trolleys as they unveil the legendary history of Jekyll Island through their land and sea tours. Choose from a variety of experiences tailored to suit your interests and schedule. Delve into the captivating stories of this Georgia barrier island on a trolley tour, available on Tuesdays through Sundays. For those seeking a touch of mystery, opt for the evening ghost tour that promises a hauntingly good time. Are you looking to embrace the local waters? Set sail on a Jekyll Island boat tour to witness the charm of bottlenose dolphins in their natural habitat. Alternatively, indulge in the magical allure of a sunset cruise, offering a 90-minute escape as you cruise through the inland and marshland waters of St. Simons Island, Jekyll Island, and Brunswick. Watch in awe as dolphins play alongside shrimp boats, soak in the breathtaking views of diverse wildlife, and enjoy the coastal sights that make this cruise an unforgettable experience. Feel free to bring your favorite dinner, snacks, beverages, and refreshments to enhance your journey. As the evening draws to a close, witness the mesmerizing twilight and sunset that perfectly encapsulate the essence of Jekyll Island’s beauty.

Little Raccoon Key Tours

Prepare for an unforgettable adventure with Little Raccoon Key Tours as you embark on the River of Dolphins Boat Ride. Your journey to and from Little Raccoon Key is not just a boat ride but an immersive experience that combines marine history and biology. Enjoy the initial 10-minute boat ride from Jekyll Island to Little Raccoon Key, where panoramic views of St. Simons Island, Jekyll Island, Cumberland Island, and the majestic Sidney Lanier Bridge await you. The waters surrounding Little Raccoon Key and Jekyll Island are teeming with life, offering you the chance to witness large pods of dolphins gracefully swimming by and pelicans diving into the water to catch fish. Have your camera ready to capture these magical moments that will stay with you forever.

Plan Your Visit

At Parker-Kaufman Realtors, our priority is to enhance your Jekyll Island getaway by providing exceptional accommodations and unforgettable experiences. Plan your next vacation today by exploring all of our properties available!

Stay with Parker-Kaufman

In between your adventures, make the most of your time on Jekyll Island by staying in one of our carefully curated Jekyll Island oceanfront vacation rentals. After a day of exploration and excitement, return to the comfort and convenience of our properties, allowing you to unwind and relax in style. At Parker-Kaufman Realtors, our priority is to enhance your Jekyll Island getaway by providing exceptional accommodations and unforgettable experiences. Let us be your guide as you delve into the rich history and natural wonders of this captivating island.