Jekyll Island Transportation

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Most Recent Transportation in Jekyll Island

  • Red Bug was wonderful

    by meglars Written Oct 23, 2011

    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!

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    Dolphin Tours

    by grandmaR Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    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

    Related to:
    • Eco-Tourism
    • Whale Watching
    • Cruise

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    Eco-Transport from the Airport

    by grandmaR Updated Dec 10, 2009

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    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.

    Rental Rates

    2 Hour
    2 passenger $50.00
    4 passenger $70.00
    6 passenger $95.00

    24 Hour
    2 passenger $75.00
    4 passenger $95.00
    6 passenger $150.00

    5 Day
    2 passenger $225.00
    4 passenger $255.00
    6 passenger $400.00

    Related to:
    • Business Travel
    • Eco-Tourism
    • Road Trip

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    Ride in a Carriage or on a Horse

    by grandmaR Written May 24, 2007

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    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.

    Related to:
    • Road Trip
    • Historical Travel
    • Horse Riding

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    Buy a week long/weekend parking pass

    by Staciajc Written May 22, 2007

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    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!

    Related to:
    • Family Travel
    • Beaches

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    Small Cruise Ship

    by grandmaR Updated Jul 20, 2005

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    Nantucket Clipper 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

    Related to:
    • Seniors
    • Casino and Gambling
    • Luxury Travel

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    No One Way Rentals Out of State

    by grandmaR Updated Jul 18, 2005

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    Penske rental truck in Savannah

    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..

    Related to:
    • Road Trip
    • Cruise
    • Business Travel

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    Jekyll Island Airport

    by tpangelinan Written Feb 25, 2004

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    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.

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