Quality Inn & Suites
700 North Beachview Drive
Jekyll Island, GA 31527
Phone: (912) 635-2202
Fax: (912) 635-2927
Commissioned in 1926 by Rockefeller and the wealthy members of the Jekyll Island Club, "Old Man" Walter Travis' 9-hole golf course is still in its original condition surrounded by the natural sand barrier of the coastal dune system and the unique coastal terrain.
Pine Lakes is a 6,760-yard course which was originally designed by Dick Wilson and Joe Lee and then completely renovated by Clyde Johnston. The course, which meanders through ocean forests and undisturbed hammocks, is "the only course in America that allows players of all ages to compete evenly." Pine Lakes and Jekyll Island are the official hosts for the annual US Kids Golf Jekyll Island Cup.
This Dick Wilson-designed course is situated only 300 yards from the ocean.
A rehabilitation hospital for turtles, this center offers educational opportunities for children and adults. With audio tours, a hands-on museum, exhibit gallery, a large viewing area huge viewing area where rescued and sick turtles are treated, visitors will learn about their habitats and the conservation efforts of the center. Visitors are also allowed to go behind the scenes and get up close to the turtles. There is a gift shop with books, souvenirs and other turtle related items. The center also offers field trips and summer camps. Closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Discounted admission for military, students and teachers with ID. -Natasha Lawrence
Located next to Great Dunes Park at the beach is this fun miniature golf park with two challenging 18-hole courses. From beginner to experienced, players of all ages will enjoy the sport. Each game is USD6.50, three games are USD15 and 10 games are USD45. Children under age four are free. The golf courses are lit for evening play. Parking is also free in the lot across the street.
Located on the Jekyll River by the Historic District across the street from the Jekyll Island Club Hotel, the marina pier has two restaurants with indoor and outdoor dining, restrooms and a gift shop. Waterway boat tours are available from here to view dolphins along the Intracoastal and the luxury "cottages" built during the Golden Era. There is no admission charge. For those who like to fish, they can do so from the end of the pier. Otherwise, this is a lovely place to take a stroll, relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Once visitors pay the USD5 fee to cross over to the island, all parking areas are free. -Natasha Lawrence
Specializing in offshore fishing charters, this charter service offers inshore and offshore saltwater fishing from two of their available boats. All fishing trips include bait, tackle, and licenses.
Open in 1983 as part of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, this center offers hands-on marine programs to anyone who is interested in conservation. Activities include kayak marsh tours on Rixen Lake, 1 1/2-hour guided nature walks and educational opportunities. It has a touch-tank, interactive displays and exhibits with sea turtles, fish, snakes, crabs, alligators and other area critters. Workshops and programs include salt water fishing clinic, beach ecology, Summer seining, coastal explorers and even "Astronomy Nights." Annual events are Nest Fest and the Inspired by Nature art sale with works by local artists. Program fees vary; check website for more info. -Natasha Lawrence
Enjoy wild waterslide rides, take a leisurely float in an inner tube boat, or ride the waves in a pool the size of a football field while at this 11 acre water park that also offers a children's pool and activities.
Get a "bird's eye view" of Georgia's outstanding coastal marshes while on this completely self guided nature trail that winds across salt marshes, tidal ponds, and coastal hammock high ground. Observation platforms are located throughout the trail and binoculars are available for checkout.
Provides fishing charters in the St. Simons and Golden Isles area, including Jekyll Island. Based on St. Simons Island, they offer trips from back country fly fishing to deep sea fishing charters and they are always willing to help you plan a custom fishing trip.\
A full service dive center that offers snorkeling and scuba lessons, local charters, air fills, and equipment sales, service, and rentals.