Red Bug was wonderful
We flew in to Jekyll Island Airport, left the plane tied up, and took a Red Bug all around Jekyll Island. They were so friendly at the airport- there is a main building with restrooms and the Red Bug rentals. We thoroughly enjoyed driving it around all afternoon until we left in the evening. Cute town, nice people, good food- highly recommended!
I have seen this ferry (the blue boat with the American flag) plying the waters around Jekyll Island, but have been unable to find out where it goes. I took another picture of it from the stern of our boat in the marina
This may be the Jekyll Dolphin Tours Adults are $20 and children 10 & under are $10.
March-May 25 departs 1:30 & 3:30 Tues-Sat and 1:30 Sunday
May 25-September 3 departs 1:30, 3:30 & 5 pm Tues-Sat and 1:30 Sunday
Sept 3-Nov 30 - call for schedule
- Whale Watching
Eco-Transport from the Airport
Jekyll does have an airport for small planes. And they rent these little electric cars at the airport. Over 100 years ago there were electric cars on Jekyll Island. They have been re-introduced by Red Bug Motors which is located at the Jekyll Island Airport, 500 Riverview Dr.
According to their website, the cars are street legal on Jekyll and are available in a 2 and 4 passenger versions. They are equipped with seat belts, roll bar, lockable rear trunk, windshield wipers, head lights, turn indicators, rotating beacon, horn, rear view mirrors and an instrument panel that indicates speed, mileage and battery level. The Red Bug travels up to 25 miles per hour and has a range of approximately 40 miles on a full charge.
To rent a Red Bug, all individuals operating the vehicle must be 21 years of age, have a valid driving license issued by the department of motor vehicles in their state of residence, proof of
auto insurance and a credit card.
2 passenger $50.00
4 passenger $70.00
6 passenger $95.00
2 passenger $75.00
4 passenger $95.00
6 passenger $150.00
2 passenger $225.00
4 passenger $255.00
6 passenger $400.00
- Business Travel
- Road Trip
Ride in a Carriage or on a Horse
One nice way to see the village is by horse-drawn carriage. The carriage tours also leave from the welcome center, and they give you an opportunity to see the village at the pace of the original inhabitants.
We didn't do this as I thought it would be too expensive, plus we didn't have time. The third photo advertises Victoria's Carriage or Trail Rides. The narrated carriage tour lasts 40 minutes.
- Road Trip
- Historical Travel
- Horse Riding
Buy a week long/weekend parking pass
It is $3.00 every time you leave and reenter the causeway. It is more economical to buy a week long or weekend pass. You'll go off the island more than once (for dinner, a movie, shopping, what ever!) unless you are going to be secluded in your hotel/rental home...save your self money - and TIME - you won't have to stop at the pay booth if you have a pass!
- Family Travel
Small Cruise Ship
Some small ships visit Jekyll Island - usually during either the autumn or the spring along the Intracoastal Waterway. AMERICAN EAGLE is one that I've seen tied up on the dock when we have been there. This is a nice looking small cruise ship that does short cruises on the ICW.
Apparently they now run a dinner and/or gambling cruise from Jekyll on a boat called the EMERALD PRINCESS. Picture ID required.
Saturday Evening Cruise... $20 per person
All other cruises $10 per person
- Luxury Travel
- Casino and Gambling
No One Way Rentals Out of State
I talked to Jan and Hank who are leaving their boat here for the winter and driving home. They want to drive because they are taking too much stuff off the boat to fly.
Unfortunately, no local cars can be rented for a one way trip, nor can they be taken out of state.
So they have to get a ride (I think they asked someone from the marina to take them rather than take a cab) to the Brunswick airport to rent a car. Then they have to go to Savannah to get a one way rental car that they can drive out of state. Next they have to drive two cars drive back to drop off the local car at the Brunswick airport before they can start out for home (they live in Columbia, MD). Finally when they get home, they can drop off the one-way rental.
When they are coming back to the boat, the process will have to be reversed..
- Road Trip
- Business Travel
Jekyll Island Airport
We couldn't believe this tiny island has an airport. The airport has a 3,700 foot runway so I would say the smaller the plain the better! This airport is only for private airplains and charter flights. When you come over the bridge and pay your toll, make a left on Riverview Drive and the airport is up on the left.