Aerial view of Jekyll Island, Georgia

Go on Your Own Excursion on the Georgia Coast

In the Coastal Georgia episode of "The Excursion," host David Zelski tries stand up paddleboarding, races an electric vehicle, rescues a sea turtle and goes on an island scavenger hunt. The potential reward? Dining in style at the Greyfield Inn on Cumberland Island.

Recreate his adventures on your own excursion on the Georgia Coast!

Stay at The Westin Jekyll Island

The Westin Jekyll Island

The Westin Jekyll Island, located directly on the beach, provides breathtaking ocean views and access to the gorgeous coastline. Just steps to the Jekyll Island beach village, the hotel is convenient to bike paths, golf courses, miles of barrier island beaches, and outdoor recreation such as marsh eco-tours, dolphin watching and kayaking. 

Race the Red Bugs on Jekyll Island

Rent electric vehicles from Red Bug Motors on your trip to Jekyll Island, Georgia

Red Bug Motors rents electric neighborhood vehicles for touring Jekyll Island to see all of the historic sites, woodlands, lakes and wildlife with a very low impact on the environment. They offer two, four and six passenger electric street legal cars on Jekyll Island.

Ride the waves on a stand up paddleboard

Try stand up paddleboarding on your trip to the Georgia coast

St. Simons Paddleboard & Kayak is the local favorite for paddleboard and kayak tours and rentals. Take guided ecotours and lessons on St. Simons, Jekyll and Sea Islands. Owned and operated by Dr. Norm Leonard, conservation biologist and avid outdoorsman, the tours are educational and fun for all ages and abilities.

Rescue sea turtles on Jekyll Island

Photo courtesy of the Jekyll Island Sea Turtle Center

The Georgia Sea Turtle Center is a rehabilitation, research and educational facility that offers the public a chance to learn about sea turtles and see rehabilitation efforts in action. With a host of interactive exhibits and experiences, the center offers year-round indoor and outdoor programs for guests of all ages. Meet the patients, observe the turtle feedings, or take a special behind-the-scenes tour to get a closer look at the patients and their rehabilitation care.

Dine at Greyfield Inn on Cumberland Island

The Greyfield Inn on Cumberland Island, Georgia

The Greyfield Inn exudes the welcoming atmosphere and charm of a family home. The Inn has retained its original design from 1900 and features antique furnishings. Guests enjoy ferry transportation, gourmet dinners by candlelight, naturalist-led wilderness tours, and use of bicycles, kayaks and fishing equipment.

Published: October 2017