Anyone can kayak. You do not need any
special attributes, physical prowess, or good looks. Our kayaks have foot
control rudders that make them very easy to steer. We take out all ages
from 2 to 75.
Do I need to be able
to swim ?
No. Everybody wears a properly fitted
life jacket at all times on the water.
How far will we
On a half day tour, we
will spend just over two hours paddling, at a relaxed pace suitable for
beginners. For those so inclined, we also have tandem kayaks for double
the horse power.
What will I see ?
It's difficult to know what anybody
sees, but we usually see dolphins, osprey, herons, crabs, sometimes
eagles, loggerhead turtles, otters, mink, bobcat.... to name a few.
Will I capsize ?
What happens if I do
You will get wet, your friends will
laugh and the guide will get you back in the boat.
Do I need a guide ?
We paddle on the Georgia Coast about 265
days a year. We know it's sandbars, creeks, islands and moods. We know
it's wildlife and people. This area has the second largest tidal
movement on the east coast which greatly affects where you can paddle.
Leave all the trip planning to those who know. You will have much more fun,
along with a greater understanding and appreciation for kayaking
on the Georgia Coast. We highly recommend having a guide.
What should I bring ?
Less is more. Hat and water are
essentials. Cameras, binoculars, and snacks are optional. For trips to
Little Tybee, cash or a credit card for the Pay & Display parking meters
is also needed. We can secure your car keys and other personal items in
What should I wear ?
Loose fitting, lightweight clothing is best.
Sandals or water tennies are great for the
feet. Bare feet is not allowed. A wind break, fleece, or rain shell is a
good idea to bring for extra layering and weather changes. A hat
and sunnies are Georgia essentials any time of year. Jeans and heavy
cotton are not
What about parking ?
All tours leaving from
Tybee Island require vehicles to "Pay and Display". There are
kiosks located on the Back River from all three of our Tybee Island
launch sites... Alley #3, Fisherman's Walk, and Inlet Avenue. The kiosks
take both cash and credit cards. Please display your payment slip
properly on your vehicle. For tours leaving from Lazaretto Creek Boat
Ramp and Butterbean Beach at the Skidaway Narrows, parking is free.
And restrooms /
The public restroom on
the Back River of Tybee Island is located at Fisherman's Walk. This is a
short walk by road or beach from Alley #3 - allow for ten minutes. There
are no facilities at Alley #3, Inlet Avenue, or Lazaretto Creek. There
are public restrooms and a picnic shelter at Butterbean Beach at the
What if it is raining ?
We do not cancel trips for rain. The
weather here changes quicker than the wind in Captain Haddock's jib.
Always turn up at the meeting place regardless of the weather. Your guide
will make the decision whether or not a cancellation is necessary.
What if the weather
is really bad ?
If the conditions are not suitable for
an enjoyable trip, the guide will cancel or reschedule the tour prior to launching. You will
be offered a full refund or the option to reschedule. Please make sure
we have a telephone number at which you can be reached prior to your
What happens if we
are late or do not show ?
All participants are asked to sign in
30 minutes prior to the tour. Tours start promptly at the scheduled time.
Participants who have not arrived within 15 minutes of the scheduled
trip time will
forfeit their reservation and right to a refund. Please plan
accordingly to allow for parking and use of the facilities prior to
How cold is the water
Water temperatures range from approx. 50
degrees in March to 85 degrees in August.
Do you have a cool