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Top 3 Things to Do on Jekyll Island with Your Family

We recommend the Jekyll Island trifecta, the three things that make the island so endearing: sea turtles, waves, and mini-golf.

We have a perfect way to enjoy all three with your family on your Jekyll Island journey. Check out our Jekyll Island rentals, pick the one that speaks to you and your family unit, and come on over! But don’t forget, these below three things to do on Jekyll Island should be at the top of your list.

Baby turtle entering ocean in Georgia

See Turtles at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center

The Georgia Sea Turtle Center is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and offers an assortment of fun exhibits and interactive experiences. If your child acts if they can touch a baby sea turtle, the answer is yes! If they are wondering if they can go on a walk and see some nests, the answer is also yes!

This is the quintessential sea turtle experience and one of the finest on the east coast. With virtual and guided tours, science Saturdays, and evening walks, you have plenty of ways to interact with these treasured creatures.

Get a taste of the center with the Terrapin Tracker on the official website. There are 13 terrapins rescued and in rehab now and nearly 200 eggs currently incubating!

Summer Waves Waterpark in Jeykll Island

Splash Around at the Summer Waves Waterpark

Visiting Summer Waves Waterpark is one of the defining Jekyll Island family activities. Few families (if any) make it to and back from Jekyll Island without a stop here.

This huge waterpark feature rides big and small, from the fun and family-oriented Frantic Atlantic Wave pool to the brand new Shark Tooth Cove kids play area. It is designed to offer a 360-degree panoramic view for watchful parents.

One of our favorite rides is Pirate’s Passage. It is a deep tube plunge from the height of a five-story tower. Kids will have a blast soaring down the tunnel and flying out the other end!

All ages can have a wonderful time frolicking at the park. Parents, both excited for the fast-paced action or ready to just relax (or try), can find something to do. There are upbeat slides and calming tube trips down the lazy river.

Admission is around $19 per person. It is open daily from 10 a.m. (11 a.m. Sunday) to 6 p.m.

Little girl playing mini golf at Jekyll Island Mini Golf

Hit a Hole in One at Jekyll Island Mini Golf

Jekyll Island Mini Golf hits all the major notes of an entertaining mini golf game for all ages. Put a wager down with the kids and test your game across 18 fun and family-friendly holes. You got some adorable additions, like he mini-windmill and the small cabin hole, where you have to meet the ball right into the front door. You and the kids will find lots of pleasant players on the greens, like a turtle, an alligator, and a frog in a fancy suit.

There are two sets of courses for you to play on so pick your favorite. Jekyll Island Mini Golf also offers ½ price if you want to add a second round.

You can also extend the fun with a stop by the adjacent kids’ playground. Two fun activities with just one stop!

Review your favorite of our Jekyll Island vacation homes today. Book a stay that can be unforgettable. Don’t shortcut a trip to this treasured Georgia vacation destination when you can truly make it something you and the kids can remember forever.

Brunswick Office

Parker-Kaufman
506 Monck Street
Brunswick, GA 31520
(912) 265-7711




Jekyll Island Office

Parker-Kaufman
21 Main Street, Suite 103
Jekyll Island, GA 31527
(912) 635-2512

The Cottages

The Cottages at Jekyll Island
200 Turtle Track Lane
Jekyll Island, GA 31527
(912) 319-2161