David Zelski above Fort Pulaski with Amphibian Air

Go on Your Own Excursion in Savannah & Tybee Island

In the Savannah and Tybee Island episode of "The Excursion," host David Zelski flies a powered hang glider, runs the McQueen's Island Trail, goes fishing, learns how to surf, and rides a fat tire bike on the beach. The potential reward? Dinner and beer at The Distillery Ale House in Savannah’s Historic District.

Recreate his adventures on your own excursion in Savannah and Tybee Island!

Fly high above the coast with Amphibian Air in Garden City

Amphibian Air in Garden City, Georgia

Savannah’s newest adventure, Amphibian Air offers introductory flights and instruction in a weight-shift controlled powered hang glider. Fly low and slow over the beautiful Low Country. It's like riding a motorcycle in the sky!

Run the McQueen's Island Trail in Savannah

McQueen's Island Trail in Savannah

Built on a stretch of the Savannah & Atlantic Railroad line, the 6-mile McQueen's Island Trail offers a salt-air excursion for nature lovers and history buffs alike. From its trailhead just 15 miles east of town near Fort Pulaski National Monument, the trail parallels the South Channel of the Savannah River, a major shipping route and entry point to the Port of Savannah. Short bridges spirit you across saltwater marshes.

Rent bikes from Fat Tire Bikes on Tybee Island

Fat Tire Bikes on Tybee Island, Georgia

Head to Fat Tire Bikes to rent beach cruisers, beach crushers (26-inch bike with 4-inch tires), kids’ bikes and tricycles daily, mutli-day and by the week.

Learn how to surf from Hot Sushi on Tybee Island

Hot Sushi Surf Camp on Tybee Island

Learn to surf from Hot Sushi! Hot Sushi’s Happy Surf Camp Aloha welcomes you to kids surf camps, private lessons, group lessons and private surf parties. Surfboard rentals and sales also are available.

Go kayaking with Savannah Canoe and Kayak

Savannah Canoe and Kayak provides top quality canoeing and kayaking instruction, guided tours, and camping adventures to the barrier islands of the Georgia Coast. Take a kayak fishing trip to waters off the beaten path and experience the joys of kayak fishing in the Low Country.

Treat yourself to dinner and beer at The Distillery Ale House in Savannah

Geoff L. Johnson

The Distillery Ale House is the area's only true craft beer bar and restaurant with 21 craft beers on tap and more than 99 bottled beers. They offer the finest fresh pub food inspired by the beers showcased.

Published: October 2017