Family Vacations

an Unforgettable Tybee Island Family Vacation

Tybee Island is a magical place and is a fantastic destination for any family vacation. With so many family-friendly activities and attractions, there is truly something for everyone. Whether you are looking for educational experiences or kid-friendly things to do on Tybee Island that are just plain fun, you will find it here!

 Family-Friendly Things to Do in Tybee Island 

A family vacation to Tybee Island can be spent many ways, these are a few of our favorite Tybee Island attractions for kids: 

Marine & Wildlife Centers – Spend a day learning about ecology and wildlife on Tybee Island. These excursions are both educational AND fun!

Watersports – The Atlantic Ocean offers endless opportunities for water sports near Tybee Island. From jet-skiing to sea kayaking to stand up paddle boarding and everything in between!

Seaside Sweets –  Sweets and treats for the whole family! You have got to stop in and try some of their fresh Gelato Italian Ice Cream

Discover new activities by browsing additional recommendations for family activities in Tybee Island, GA below. 

Explore Tybee Island Family Vacation Rentals

No matter the size of your family, Oceanfront Cottage Rentals is sure to have a Tybee Island vacation rental that suits your needs and budget! Book a beachfront home for easy access to the sand and water or a rental with a pool for the kids to play and swim at any time of day. Want to bring the ENTIRE family? We offer a great selection of pet-friendly rentals so your pups can come too!

Call our vacation rental experts at 800-786-5889 or contact us online for more information about booking your Tybee Island family vacation. Ask about Tybee Island activities for families. Our team can also let you in on some of the best-kept secrets, including free kid-friendly things to do in Tybee Island!


A trip to Little Tybee

Uninhabited Little Tybee is only accessible by boat or kayak. This unspoiled barrier island is perfect for a day trip or even an overnight camping trip. Tybee Island does not allow pets on the beach, but you may bring your fur buddy to Little Tybee!

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Brown’s Reel Em N Deep Sea Fishing

All charters are private! Each of their vessels may accommodate up to 20 passengers, and they come completely rigged for fishing, as well as comfort.  Fishing for Grouper and Snapper is ideal almost any time of t...More

Bull River Cruises

Bull river Marina offers Dockage, Fishing Charters, Boat Rentals, Daufuskie Island Ferry Service, Dolphin Tours, and much more!

8005 Old Tybee Road
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Captain Derek’s Dolphin Adventure

During your cruise along Tybee’s Historic and beautiful coast, you will see the Cockspur Island Lighthouse, the Tybee Island Lighthouse and Fort Pulaski.

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Captain Mike’s Dolphin Tours

The tour departs daily from Lazaretto Creek Marina, heading toward the Atlantic ocean, passing by shrimp boats and boat docks that portray the charm of an old fishing village. The boat passes by the Cockspur lighthouse (bu...More

Cockspur Lighthouse

Rent a kayak, boat or take a boat charter past the Cockspur Lighthouse. Situated on an islet off the southeastern tip of Cockspur Island marking the South Channel of the Savannah River, the Cockspur Lighthouse is stands twelve miles east of the port of ...More

Compass Sailing

Cruise aboard "Zingara", a 38' classic Morgan sailing yacht. Sit back and enjoy the egrets and dolphins, or take the helm under Captain Steve's supervision. Either way, you'll enjoy the infinite views of Savannah's salt ma...More

East Coast Paddleboarding

Experience our beautiful waterways on a unique adventure: from the water, on a stand up paddleboard! Let us take you to an uninhabited nature preserve accessible only by boat. Here we will find miles of magnificent landscapes and pristine beaches. Durin...More

High Tide Surf Shop

Bringing The Surf Lifestyle And Stoke To The East Coast Since 84. Featuring brand like Billabong, RVCA, Reef, Brixton, Sanuk and many more.
East Hwy 80
(912) 786-6556

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Hogans Marina

Hogans' Marina is a dry rack, wet storage, and launching marina facility on Turner's Creek. We are located at 36 Wilmington Island Road right next door to Publix Supermarket.
912-897-3474

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IGA Tybee Market

Tybee Island's only Grocery Store. Call ahead or go online and place an order for delivery! Yes, that is right! This store will deliver your grocery list to you. 

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Jaycee Park

Of all of our Tybee Island parks, Jaycee Park is the more scenic with its lush nature of wildlife, a variety of plant life, and marshy creeks, There is a 1/4 mile track through, and around the area so one may see it all by...More

Marine Science Center

The mission of the Tybee Island Marine Science Center is to promote the appreciation, conservation, and understanding of the marine ecosystem of coastal Georgia through education and service. Marine education programs on T...More

Marshland Inshore Fishing Adventures

Looking for a fun day out on the water, come join us and experience the calm inland salt waters on the Georgia Coast. No worries about getting sea sick on our boat, it’s like bass fishing on the lake but all salt wat...More

Miss Judy Charters

Inshore fishing, Offshore fishing, and Gulf Stream fishing charters. Whether it's sport fishing for the serious angler or a leisurely day for the family, we have the trip for you.
912-897-4921

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North Island Surf and Kayak

Meander through the marshes and rivers, or around the barrier islands. Enjoy the opportunity to observe wildlife such as dolphins, otter, osprey and a variety of wading and migratory birds.
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Oatland Island Wildlife Center

Oatland Island Wildlife Center currently occupies over 100 acres of maritime forest and exhibits over 50 species of animals. For the past 30 plus years, the center has been introducing school groups and other guests to the...More

Savannah Trolley Tours

Book a Savannah Trolley Tour to spend the day visiting points of interest, shops, restaurants, bars and much more! Take a tour of Old Town, visit haunted historical locations and gravestones at night or buy tickets for the special Holiday Tour.

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Sea Kayak Georgia

Sea Kayak Georgia offers kayak, SUP, canoe, yoga. Paddle Tybee. Tours, instruction, retail sales, overnight adventures of Coastal Georgia.

1102 Hwy 80
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Seaside Sweets

Sweets and Treats! You have got to stop in and try some of their fresh Gelato Italian Ice Cream from real ingredients (nothing artificial)!

18B Tybrisa Street
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Sweet Lowland Tours

Offering Dolphin tours, Eco tours, trips to Little Tybee, Dafauskie Island and much more! Contact Captain Harvey for tour suggestions.

912-786-0215

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Tims Beach Gear

Offering bike, beach gear, baby equipment rentals at two locations on Tybee Island. Delivery is available. 

912-786-8467 (Office)
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Tybee Island Charters

We charter both in shore and deep sea fishing adventures. Specialty trips consist of Dolphin Nature Tours, Barr...More

Tybee Island Lighthouse

The Lightstation and Museum are surely a stop you do not want to miss. We encourage you to visit our Gift Shops to support our efforts. We also look forward to seeing you after your journey up our 178 steps to the top. Tou...More

Tybee Jet Ski & Watersports

Kayak or Jet Ski at Tybee Island’s one stop fun shop. Tybee Island & Savannah, Georgia’s original Jet Ski & Kayak Rental. At Tybee Jet Ski & Watersport, located on Tybee Island, we offer jet sk...More

Tybee Museum

The Tybee Island Museum is located across the street from the Tybee Island Lighthouse. 

30 Meddin Ave
912-786-5801

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Tybee Pier and Pavilion

Tybee Pier and Pavillion features picnic tables, a snack bar and public restrooms. Located on the south end of Tybee and steps from many shops and restaurants. Fantastic spot for fishing and people watching!More