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Get ready for a 2-day Tybee Island Adventure you won't soon forget, this fun student itinerary showing you the best of the busy barrier island, from educational outings to relaxing beach time!
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Tybee Island Marine Science Center
A visit to this science center will teach your group all about marine conservation, coastal rehab, rescue, and response programs, and marsh ecology. During your group or school visit, you will first choose a 60-minute program to attend, your options being Beach Walk, Jelly Jive, Marsh Talk, Turtle Talk, or Whale Tale. Afterward, you will choose a 30-minute beach activity, such as seining or sand sifting. You will end your visit with a tour of the Coastal Gallery, a truly ‘authentic coastal experience’.
Tybee Island Beaches
- South Beach - This is the busiest beach on Tybee Island, holding the Tybee Pier and Pavilion. The beach hosts regular concerts and festivals and is popular for swimming and fishing.
- Mid-Beach - Located near ‘the curve’, this beach is generally less-crowded but provides the same good swimming and fishing opportunity. You can grab a bite to eat at Marlin Monroe’s at Mid-Beach.
- North Beach - North Beach is located right across from the historic Tybee Light Station and Fort Screven. It is quiet and filled with opportunity for nature lovers to collect seashells and watch wildlife. There is another popular restaurant on this beach, as well, called the North Beach Grill.
- River Beaches - Both the Savannah River Beach and Back River Beach are great ones for water recreation such as kayaking and paddling, plus they give you a great glimpse at local flora and fauna.
Dinner at Crab Shack
Tybee Island Light Station and Museum
The Tybee Island Light Station is one of only 7 surviving colonial-era lighthouse towers, an iconic structure made of brick, rock, and lumber that was first established here in 1736. The tower itself sits at 144', making it not only one of Georgia's oldest lighthouses, but also one of Georgia's tallest! The light station guided mariners safely into the Savannah River for close to 300 years, and a tour of it will fill you in on this fact and many more like it. Across the street, you will find an 1899 Military Battery and Tybee Island Museum, for further educational and historical insight. Exhibits inside the museum cover topics such as the Euchee Tribe, the history of Fort Screven, and Tybee's Golden Era in general.
Lunch at Bubba Gumbo's Seafood
Fort Pulaski National Monument
Located on Cockspur Island, sandwiched between Savannah and Tybee Island, you will find the Fort Pulaski National Monument, the iconically historic Civil War spot known for changing the future of war fortifications forever. The battle is considered ‘a landmark experience in the history of military science and invention’ (NPS) and is still widely talked about amongst war historians. Not only was this an important wartime spot, but it also served as a popular Underground Railroad stop. Your group will be able to tour the outdoor fort exhibit, take a guided tour of the indoor museum, and even walk the several different trails surrounding the site. There are 5,000 acres of parkland surrounding the site, mostly filled with marshes and flats.