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Boat Tours

Anthony Bourdain

Savannah boat tour marsh ecotour

Marsh Tour: Georgia has only 100 miles of coastline but thousands of miles of tidal waterways. Traveling through the sounds and rivers presents a unique perspective of the marshes as well as unexpected sightings. Bottlenose dolphins are a common sight as well as bald eagle and osprey. Pelicans, gulls, terns, cormorants, occasional loggerhead turtles, manatee in warm weather and unexpected events such as leaping sturgeon and spotted eagle rays are all possible sightings. Your group can get off the boat and explore Dead Man Hammock, a shell rake island, and travel through narrow creeks to vast vistas of salt marsh.

We leave from the Isle of Hope Marina on Bluff Drive. This historic area along the Skidaway River is lined with antebellum homes and moss-draped live oaks. 

3 hours, $350 for 1-4 people, $85 additional people up to 6.

Savannah sunset sunrise boat tour

Isle of Hope Sunrise or Sunset Tour: Early and late the water and the sky turn extraordinary and the summer heat cools off. 


Join us for a relaxed cruise up the Skidaway River to Grove's Creek, finishing with an anchorage watch the sunset then return to the marina. We commonly see dolphin, a variety of wading birds, perhaps eagles, osprey, or even a sea turtle. For sunrise, we depart one half hour before sunrise then enjoy a relaxed cruise.

Sunrise and sunset kayak tours also available.

We leave from the Isle of Hope Marina on Bluff Drive. This historic area along the Skidaway River is lined with antebellum homes and moss-draped live oaks. 


3 hours, $350 for 1-4 people, $85 additional people up to 6. Bring your own drinks & snacks, alcohol in moderation please.

Wassaw Island boat tour ecotour

Wassaw Island, five miles long with seven miles of empty, beautiful beach is a National Wildlife Refuge administered by the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Accessible only by boat, Wassaw is open to the public dawn to dusk. 

Trips to the island disembark at the federal dock on the mainland side of the island and include a 0.67 mile guided naturalist hike through the maritime forest and over a 35 foot storm event dune to the Atlantic side. Your group can either return the same way to the dock or hike the beach to the south end of the island (about 2 miles) and be picked up there. South end pickup will require wading in the water up to knee deep. 

 5-6 hours, $480 for 1-4 people, $100 ea add'l person 

Ossabaw Island tour ecotour
Ossabaw Island tour ecotour live oak

Ossabaw Island: Ossabaw, a State Heritage Preserve and the third largest Georgia barrier island, is rich in human and natural history. Accessible only by boat, all trips must be approved by The Ossabaw Island Foundation and meet the guidelines of a State Heritage Preserve. Savannah Coastal EcoTours will you how to obtain approval for your group and make sure that the guidelines of the State Heritage Preserve are met. 

Your tour includes a 45 minute boat trip (each way) from Isle of Hope Marina and along the way we may spot dolphin or other wildlife. We do a walking tour of the northern portion of the island, which includes restored tabby structures, an original hunting lodge, the exterior of the Torrey-West mansion and grounds as well as the mature maritime forest, an endless alley of arching live oaks down the Main Road and marsh and creek vistas. 

Observed wildlife on the island may include Ossabaw Island pigs, deer, bald eagles, alligators and other reptiles, a large population of birdlife and a feral herd of Sicilian donkeys. 

Overnight trips that meet the guidelines of a State Heritage Preserve are also available and provide time for exploration of the south end of the island, including the boneyard beach. Housing or camping, for additional fees, is available through the Ossabaw Island Foundation. Savannah Coastal Ecotours can provide transportation to and from the island as well as being your on-island host. 

Day trips (6-7 hours) are $480 for 1-4 people, $100 each add'l person up to a limit of 6 to Savannah Coastal EcoTours plus The Ossabaw Island Foundation's flat fee.

Overnight trips - ask about the current protocol, fees and availability.

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