Your Tybee Island Bucket List
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Tybee Island is located 20 minutes from downtown Savannah - so soak up the sun, hit the surf and knock these hotspots off your list!
Tybee Island Light Station and Museum
Climb Georgia’s oldest and tallest lighthouse. Make reservations for a special sunset tour!
Paddle the salt marsh estuaries and see Georgia wildlife up close like dolphins, turtles and ospreys with Moon River Kayak or Sea Kayak Georgia.
Hook snapper, grouper, flounder and more with Sundial Charters - Nature and Fishing or Reel 'Em N Deep Sea Fishing. Got your own pole and bait? Head to the Tybee Pier to cast a line.
Tybee’s famous for its ice-cold beers and innovative, beach-inspired cocktails. Start the afternoon with Bernie’s Bloody Mary in a jar, chill out with Wet Willie’s Attitude Improvement or keep it tropical with a Frozen Pineapple Cocolada from Fannie’s on the Beach.
Fresh Catch of the Day
A local favorite one block from the beach offering fresh seafood and a rooftop deck with breathtaking views is Pier 16 Seafood Restaurant. This Tybee family-owned establishment has something for everyone from fresh fish and salads, gourmet burgers, a diverse wine selection or even a game of Giant Jenga. For unique twists on traditional seafood, stop by Salt Island Fish & Beer.
Sail the Sea
Harness the wind via a private sailing charter or lessons with Compass Sailing. Captain Steve Horton offers charters via Zingara, a 38-foot sailing yacht, and SV Zingara, a 38-foot Morgan 284.
Go on a Dolphin Tour
Hop aboard and enjoy a cruise with unforgettable views. Captain Derek’s Dolphin Adventure and Captain Mike's Dolphin Tours offers daytime and sunset dolphin tours, as well as private and group tours.
Tybee offers a variety of biking trails with opportunities for birding and wildlife viewing. Rent your wheels, be it a tandem, adult tricycle or a pull-behind child carrier, from Tim’s Bikes & Beach Gear or set up your free delivery from Tybee Island Bike Rentals who offer a colorful assortment of bicycles (they even pick up for free, too!).
Chill out island-style at Tybee Beach Massage. Soothe aching muscles and calm the mind through a variety of treatment offerings for individuals and couples.
Tybee’s scenic vistas aren’t to be missed. Dine and watch the sunset on the Back River at A-Js Dockside, or gaze at the ocean just steps from the sand while enjoying delicious food and cocktails at The Deck Beachbar and Kitchen.
Nightlife & Entertainment
Catch a theatrical production or live music concert at the historic Tybee Post Theater, originally built as a movie house for soldiers stationed at Fort Screven.
Small Town Shopping
Pick up a souvenir in the form of a comfy tee, tumbler or towel at local boutique Latitude 32 or a print of the pier from Casey Jones Photography & Tybee Gallery.
Visit the Tybee Island Marine Science Center, where you can meet their resident loggerhead and go on an adventure! Beach Walks, Marsh Treks, Turtle Talks and Sift 'N' Seine Tours are available for the whole family to garner a deeper appreciation of coastal nature.
Grab a scoop from Tybee Sugar Shack and get your caffeine fix at Tybean Art and Coffee Bar.
New to Savannah's Beach or looking to explore even more of Tybee? This Tybee Island Bucket List is sure to help you navigate your way across our beautiful island, located right in Savannah's backyard!