There’s more to Savannah than just a beautiful city with savory dishes and a rich history. Nearby, you’ll find Tybee Island with its top-rated beaches. But all around Savannah, there are many beaches along the area’s barrier islands as well as rivers, swamps, marshes and forests teeming with dolphins, turtles and alligators for your discovery.
Explore the breathtaking views of Tybee’s coastal waters while also encountering bottlenose dolphins frolicking in their natural habitat. You’ll travel via bus to Tybee Island for lunch (on your own) at the Crab Shack. After, you’ll board your boat to cruise the island’s waterways, where dolphins playing along the boat’s wake are a common sight. The captain will point out birdlife, estuaries and marshes along the way. You’ll also cruise near Fort Pulaski, Cockspur Island Lighthouse and Tybee Island Lighthouse, where you’ll stop near the end of the tour a fantastic photo opportunity.
Wilderness Southeast offers a variety of tours off Savannah’s beaten path to discover nature by foot, canoe or kayak led by local, knowledgeable guides. Paddle along historic waterways and marshes under the tall cypress to view turtles sunning on tree trunks, deer stopping for a quick drink and beautiful blue kingfisher swooping in for a meal. View alligators through binoculars and spotting scopes along the fresh-water marshes of the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge. Or, explore the area’s salt marshes – among the most productive natural habitats on earth – for a three-hour kayak tour.