Driftwood Beach on Jekyll Island
Group-Friendly Coastal Tour
Experience history and beauty as a group during three unforgettable days along Georgia's coast.
Georgia’s coastline stretches nearly 100 miles of pristine beaches and salt marshes. The region abounds with colonial, Revolutionary War, Civil War and civil rights history. Enjoy Savannah, the Golden Isles, locally caught seafood and 100 miles of unrivaled sunsets.
St. Simons Trolley Island Tours
The St. Simons Trolley Company conducts tours of St. Simons Island using antique trolleys. The drive-by includes the Lighthouse (one of only three active lighthouses in Georgia), Fort Frederica National Monument and Bloody Marsh Battle Site, Retreat Plantation and a walking tour of historic Christ Church.
Lunch at Iguanas Seafood Restaurant, St. Simons Island
Enjoy the taste of locally-caught Wild Georgia Shrimp at one of the most popular seafood restaurants in the historic St. Simons Pier Village.
Georgia Sea Turtle Center, Jekyll Island
Each June and July, the center offers nightly Turtle Tours on the beach where your group (up to 25) and a guide go in search of nesting loggerhead turtles, aided by radio report updates from the turtle patrol. The evening also offers an introduction to turtle biology, breeding habits and conservation efforts at the center. All year, terrapin enthusiasts may take a behind-the-scenes tour of the center, where your group may get to observe veterinarians at work in the turtle rehabilitation hospital.
Driftwood Beach, Jekyll Island
Voted one of America's "Ten Most Romantic Beaches," Driftwood Beach is an escape to another world. Ancient driftwood monuments line the waterfront, creating an unforgettable backdrop.
Overnight at the Jekyll Island Club Resort
The Legend of Bagger Vance was filmed at the historic Jekyll Island Club Resort, a 19th century hunting retreat for millionaires. Sip a cocktail at the hotel’s lobby bar, enjoy the verdant golf courses and croquet lawn, or take a history tour, which includes cinematic tidbits.
The Midway Museum, Midway
Step back in time at the Midway Museum, where settlers from the late 1700s, including Declaration of Independence signer Lyman Hall, took a stand for independence from the British. Georgia’s only Colonial house museum, opened in 1959, is housed in a replica eighteenth-century coastal cottage.
Historic Dorchester Academy & Museum, Midway
Dorchester Academy was founded after the Civil War as a school for freed slaves. The academy hosted Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s planning meetings for his 1963 march on Birmingham.
Dinner at Sunbury Crab Company, Midway
This family-owned seafood restaurant has stunning coastal views, open-air dining and fresh, local seafood. Enjoy crab, wild Georgia shrimp or the catch of the day in a relaxed atmosphere.
Overnight at Dunham Farms, Sunbury
Overnight guests are nestled in the middle of 6,000 private acres of forests, marshes and fields. At the heart of Dunham Farms is a 30-acre estate with sweeping lawns, oak groves, expansive marsh views, historic gardens, and miles of private trails abounding with wildlife. The farm offers overnight accommodations, including for groups, seasonal garden tours, kayaking and luncheons.
Old Savannah Tours
Treat your group to a private trolley tour by Old Savannah Tours, a fun-loving company (Forrest Gump or a waylaid pirate might just hop aboard) with serious knowledge about the town whose loveliness stayed General William T. Sherman’s hand 150 years ago.
Lunch at The Pirate’s House, Savannah
A storied Savannah staple, The Pirate’s House was an 18th century pirate haven and is now a favorite destination for crackling fried chicken.
American Prohibition Museum, Savannah
Visitors to America’s only museum focused solely on the Temperance movement will discover the history of the 18th Amendment and its effect on the culture of the United States. Group tours include trolley transportation to the secret speakeasy and signature cocktails for those of age.
Dinner on Savannah Riverboat Cruises
Stepping on a paddle-wheel riverboat is like stepping back in time to an age where life moved more sedately, and style and elegance were priorities. In addition to the Dinner Entertainment Cruise, groups can settle-in on the Georgia Queen or Savannah River Queen for a selection of perfect cruises: Narrated Harbor Sightseeing, Sunday Brunch, Monday Gospel Dinner, Moonlight Party Cruise or a Sunset Cruise.