Tybee Island Things to Do

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    Alligators at the beach?

    by anaisdreams Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    adventure awaits!

    The Crab Shack on Tybee island has a very eclectic clientele!
    The very best views of the water on the island with an incredible outdoor seating area- you must see to understand!
    Now they have live alligators in a habitat on the vast waterfront property.
    Great drinks and atmosphere. Colorful local characters.

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    Another Tourist Attraction

    by Azonie Written May 4, 2005

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    Fort Pulaski

    Fort Pulaski is an even better place to visit then Fort Screven..It has a Moat all the way around it with small alligators in it and loggerhead turtles..It also still has some cannon balls still lodged in the outside walls.

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  • Fishing - Tybrisa Pier

    by weebrie Written Aug 29, 2005

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    You can either hang out or fish off this pier. Night fishing makes the most sense as there are less people swimming. There are no holes to set your fishing rod in, so if you don't want to hold it, bring a dog leash to secure it to the pier in case something (usually a small shark) grabs it. Two rods are allowed per person, I believe. Even just sitting and watching other people catch fish is great. Warmer weather is obviously the best time for this, but I've seen people up there in all weather. There are sinks and counters to help you clean up. Bait can be found at any local gas station. Get it early in the day to defrost it properly, or add some sea water in warmer months and hope for the best!

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  • History lesson

    by Hoosierustraveler Written Oct 30, 2005

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    Museum and Tybee Island Lighthouse/station...lots of exhibits...neat old houses used by lighthouse keepers, restored and available. Really neat afternoon, especially if you have the strength/breath to climb to the top of the lighthouse! They warn of wasps at the top, so this allergic person didn't even attempt it!

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    Take a customized Dolphin & Eco Cruise

    by 807Wheaton Updated Sep 29, 2009

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    This outing was offered as a complimentary excursion from our stay at the Savannah Beach Inn. We given an excellent one hour cruise from Tybee Island and over to Little Tybee Island by the boat owner Harvey Farrelle. He explained the eco systems around the islands and the impact of the tide on the islands. We saw a lot of dolphins - up close and personal.
    This was fun - families with young children would really enjoy it.

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    Sweet Lowland Tours Dolphin Eco Tour

    by 807Wheaton Updated Sep 21, 2009

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    Lttle Tybee Island - tide going out!
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    Captain Harvey Farrell picked us up for our Dolphin Eco-Tour. He has lived here all his life and is doing tours in his retirement. He explained the reason that Tybee Island has the cleanest water in the area - the tides rise over 8 feet here. He also pointed out the oysters and other living creatures in the habitat around Little Tybee Island. Of course, he got us into Dolphin waters - they must love him because they sure performed for us!
    Thanks Harvey - we had a great time!

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  • Fishing - Back River Pier

    by weebrie Written Aug 29, 2005

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    You can fish in the surf or off the dock of the back river pier (but be careful of any swimmers). This pier is generally pretty vacant when it's not a holiday. Bring a lantern or flashlights (you can get a flourescent lantern at the WalMart on the way into town) because there are no lights - and that includes the bathroom at the base of the pier! It can be tricky to find at night, although there are a few signs. Your best bet is to stop at a gas station or ask a local for directions. It's a great, usually quiet place to chill and fish, especially in the evening. You can get bait at just about any gas station on the island.

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  • Miss Judy's Charters

    by weebrie Written Aug 29, 2005

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    Miss Judy offers the greatest charter fishing around! Inshore and offshore, for various lengths of time. We had a great time on my honeymoon, and the crew was soooo much fun! We went in September and caught tons of fish - it was a blast. They were very friendly. Check out Miss Judy's fishing reports on her site. They are updated frequently and are right on the money!

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    Dolphin tours

    by littlemanmusic Written Jul 1, 2005

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    Typically while swimming in the ocean on Tybee Island we could see dolphins swimming very close to us-it was cool. We took a dolphin cruise which took us out on a small boat with maybe 20 other people and went to spots to find dolphins. It was amazing! We saw lots of dolphins and heard a lot of history about the area.

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    Lighthouse (Aid to Navigation) on Tybee Island

    by grandmaR Updated May 21, 2012

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    We were going to drive out to Tybee Island after we visited Fort Pulaski in 2005, but it got too foggy. So this time we took the opportunity and visited. We took photos of the lighthouse and visited the museum buildings like the lighthouse keepers houses. The lighthouse fanatics call Tybee Island Light Station one of America's most intact having all of its historic support buildings on a five-acre site. The lighthouse has been rebuilt several times, but the current lightstation was built in 1916 and has 178 stairs and a First Order Fresnel lens (nine feet tall).

    Hours of Operation
    Open every day, except Tuesday, from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM. Tickets to enter are no longer available approximately one hour before closing

    Closed St. Patrick's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Years Day.

    Cost
    Adults: $6.00
    Seniors: $5.00 (62+)
    Children: $5.00 (6-17)
    Children: Free (5 and under)
    Groups: $5.00 (10 or more people) with a reservation.
    Military: $5.00 (Must present ID)
    Coast Guard: Free (Must present ID)under construction

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    Enjoy the Atlantic Ocean and Beachfront

    by ChicagoHeidi Updated Jun 28, 2006

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    Water and Wind Surfing, Swimming & Sunbathing!
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    Gorgeous beaches and a beautiful breeze is just so relaxing. I go for the photo-ops, since I'm naturally pale and stay out of the sun. But there is plenty of beach front to sunbathe on. And ocean to swim, surf and fish. There were windsurfers, also.

    All throughout the year there are festivals, which I will come back and update asap!

    There is one two block stretch of a downtown with souvenier shops and a few restaurant/bars.

    And during regular business hours, the Tybee Island marine Science Center is open. They have turtles and sealife and give lectures.

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    Just walking around the Island..

    by Azonie Written Jun 7, 2005

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    View from HunterHouse Veranda

    Just walking around the Island is a fun thing to do, you never know what kind of scenery you'll see..The area is just loaded with homes that have been there for years and it's so quiet and peaceful. To be out on a summer day with the breeze in your face and the Trees overhead is almost heaven.

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    Tybee Light House

    by FreeCloud Written Feb 7, 2003

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    It marks the mouthof the Savannah river. The light house and keepers' cottage are open to the public.

    One can climb to the top through its inner staircase for a good view of the Typee Island.

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    Tybee Lighthouse

    by dustmon Written Jun 3, 2010

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    The Lighthouse
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    This really is the best thing happening in Tybee. I love lighthouses and this one is a fine example----costs about $6 to go up to the top, but the views of the beach and surrounds are great! There's a little museum at the bottom with some info on the past and such.
    178 steps to the top!

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    Climb the Lighthouse

    by TexasDave Written May 19, 2009

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    The construction of a light house at this spot was ordered by Savannah's founder, James Olglethorpe, in 1732. The present lighthouse is the fourth one to exist on this spot.
    There are 178 steps to the top!

    Open every day, except Tuesday, from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM.

    Adults: $7.00
    Seniors: $5.00 (62+)
    Children: $5.00 (6-17)
    Children: Free (5 and under)

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