Touch tanks, Aquaria and Exhibits: Live sea turtles, snakes, sharks and other sea life are on display at the center. Three-hour guided kayak tours through the marsh are offered through the year, reservations required. Canoes and paddleboats are available for rent March through September. The center is run by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the 4-H Program. Tidelands provides the guided nature walks at Clam Creek, St. Andrews Picnic area and South Dunes picnic area.
Tours and Exhibits HOURS: Monday–Saturday 9am–4pm Sunday 10am-2pm
Visit Tidelands EXHIBITS:- Admission- $4.00 per person --Many native animals on display, including loggerhead sea turtle, snakes, fish, alligator,crabs, & much more. Touch tanks, Gift Shop.
Canoe & Paddleboat Rentals: on the enclosed adjacent pond $15/hour; 9am-3pm Monday–Friday, 10am-1pm Sat/Sun.(Seasonal)
Guided Kayak Tours: reservations required:(available all year) Enjoy a 3-hour guided tour-through the salt marsh. Single:$55 tandem:$95. Youth must be accompanied by parent.
Guided Nature Walks:Explore the beach, forest, marsh or gardens. Meet your guide at the site at 9 a.m.Scheduled walks run March-October. No reservations needed. Other walks scheduled upon request.
Mondays: Clam Creek Picknic Area (beach & marsh)
Wednesdays: St. Andrews Picknic Area (beach & forest)
Thursdays: Faith Chapel (landscape gardens)
Fridays: South Dunes Picknic Area (beach & forest)
Live Oaks and More Walk: (Mar- Oct. only). Thursday: -Faith Chapel parking lot (historic district) 9am. Learn about live oaks, resurrection ferns, Spanish moss and the historic plantings of the Jekyll Island Club era
Coastal Explorers:Summer program for children ages 4 to 10, each Friday at 10:45 am from June and July. Different program each week. See Calendar for topic of the day.