Hop Aboard the Emerald Princess Casino in Brunswick, GA

Georgia might be an underrated spot to take a vacation, but there are many fun and unique things to see and do here. Jekyll Island might be one of the best destinations in the state! With its quaint Jekyll Island shopping, delicious restaurants, and unique activities, there’s truly something for everyone.

Whether you’re planning a solo trip, a romantic getaway with your sweetheart, or a fun trip with the entire family, you’ll always find something interesting to get into!

While you’re in Jekyll Island, you’ll also want to take advantage of some of the other unique destinations nearby. Just 20 minutes away from our Jekyll Island vacation rentals in nearby Brunswick, you’ll find the Emerald Princess Casino, a desirable place to spend the evening with your friends and see if you can walk away with some extra cash! Here’s everything you’ll want to know before you make your way on board. 

casiono chips,cards and dice on display

Emerald Princess Casino Brunswick, GA

The Emerald Princess Casino in Brunswick, GA, is truly a one-of-a-kind experience that brings Vegas-style casino action to the shores of the Peach State! Guests will have access to four decks’ worth of casino games, from cards to slots and everything in between. There’s also plenty of opportunity for dining and live entertainment to complete your casino experience. Now you can experience all the fun of the Vegas Strip while enjoying your time here in Georgia. Oh, and did we mention that the Emerald Princess Casino is a boat?

That’s right! You’ll have an incredible view of the ocean as you play your games or dine on the Bistro Deck (located on the third level), allowing you to make the most of your time near the water while you enjoy the casino. The casino even offers incredible live entertainment and dancing inside the Calypso Bar & Club. With so many amazing games and fun experiences that can be had on board, it’s no wonder why the Emerald Princess Casino has become a favorite spot for adults from all around the area! 

There are a few things to keep in mind before you come on board the Emerald Princess Casino. First, while there is no strict dress code, it’s recommended that guests wear the same type of apparel they might wear to a club or a nice romantic restaurant. It does get a bit chilly at times, so it might be helpful to bring a light sweater. Guests must be at least 21 years old and must present a valid government ID to get on board the ship. 

woman playing slot machine

The Casino Games

No matter what kind of casino game you enjoy, you can bet (pun intended) that the Emerald Princess Casino will give you the chance to play it. Start out at the slot machines, where you can go as low as $0.01 or up to $5 per spin. There are more than 250 slots to choose from! Slots are an excellent option for those who want to go at their own pace or start with some small bets. You can also try your luck at roulette, trying to predict where the ball will land as the wheel comes to a stop.

More interested in card games? No problem. The Emerald Princess Casino offers plenty of those as well! Some of the most popular card games here include Blackjack (or Twenty-One) and EP Stud Poker. You can also play either of these games in video form! The casino also offers two exclusive games, Big 20 Bonus and Triple Time, and classic games like craps and bingo. Each game has its own individual minimum and maximum, so you’ll just have to check with the dealers before you get started at each table. Tips are also appreciated!

dealer dealing cards at casino table

Emerald Princess Casino Schedule

Getting into the action at the Emerald Princess Casino is convenient and affordable. For each passenger, it costs just $15 to get on one of their regularly scheduled cruises! Since you can spend as much or as little as you want to at the casino itself, this activity can be a tremendous budget-friendly addition to your itinerary. If you get lucky, you might even find that you make back that initial investment and then some! 

Monday through Wednesday, the Emerald Princess Casino doesn’t sail. Besides these days, though, their cruises sail as follows:

  • Thursday: 7 p.m. to midnight
  • Friday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and again from 7 p.m. to midnight
  • Saturday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and again from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.
  • Sunday: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Cruises leave right on schedule to ensure that all guests can enjoy the full extent of their cruising time. So, make sure you’re not running late, or you might get left behind! It’s recommended to arrive at least 20 minutes before the time when your cruise is scheduled to leave.

Plan Your Next Vacation

Parker-Kaufman is proud to be your premier resource for Jekyll Island rentals, perfect for groups of any size on any budget! We’d be happy to help you find the ideal rental for your group, whether you want to stay on Jekyll Island or St. Simons Island. Contact us today to get started!

Directions from Jekyll Island Vacation Rentals

Getting to and from the Emerald Princess Casino in Brunswick is quite an easy journey. As we mentioned, it’s just a 15-minute trip from our Jekyll Island cottages, or if you’re staying in one of our St. Simons Island rentals, it’s about a 20-minute drive. The Emerald Princess Casino is located at 1 Emerald Princess Drive. 

From Jekyll Island, you’ll start by making your way to Perkins Street. Then, turn left onto Captain Wylly Road and take a right onto Beachview Drive N. Follow this road for 1.4 miles. At the traffic circle, take the first exit onto GA-520 E. After 6.5 miles, turn right onto Gisco Point Drive, and after another 0.6 miles, you’ll find the Emerald Princess Casino on your right!

From St. Simons Island, start by heading northeast toward Demere Road. You’ll come to a traffic circle, exit onto Frederica Road, and follow this street for 1.2 miles. Turn right onto Kings Way, then follow for another 1.2 miles. You’ll then continue onto Sea Island Road, take a slight left after 0.3 miles, then keep right to continue on Torras Causeway. Continue for 1.7 miles; the road will then change into F. J. Torras Causeway, and you’ll keep following it for another 2.6 miles.

At this point, you’ll want to turn left onto US-17 S/Glyn Avenue. Continue for 4.2 miles, then turn left onto GA-250 E. After 0.1 miles, you’ll turn left onto Gisco Point Drive, and you’ll find the Casino on your right.

After you’re done trying your luck at the Emerald Princess Casino and discovering all the other fun things to do in Brunswick, GA, it’s easy to get back to a comfortable vacation rental to relax and get ready for another fun day of sightseeing ahead.