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Things to do in Tybee Island

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Hilton Head Island: Scenic Helicopter Tour

1. Hilton Head Island: Scenic Helicopter Tour

Marvel at breathtaking views only seen by helicopter. Spot a range of wildlife from dolphins and sharks to sea turtles and manta rays. See Hilton Head, Daufuskie, Tybee Island, and downtown Savannah by air. Choose between 3 options: Ocean View – 3 minutes Get views of Folly Field Beach and the Port Royal Sound on an 8-mile loop around the northeast corner of the island. This flight is designed as a discovery flight to experience what it is like to fly in a helicopter. Beach Cruiser – 6 minutes Fly right over the sandy shores of Hilton Head. Depart out of the Hilton Head Airport and head east, right down the busiest beaches on the island. This tour offers great views of Folly Field Beach, Broad Creek, Port Royal Sound, and Shelter Cove. Beach Bum – 10 minutes A combination of the Ocean View and Beach Cruiser tours, this tour takes you along the most active stretch of beaches to Coligny Beach, Hilton Head's most popular beach park. Keep an eye out for marine life as you fly low along the beach. As you turn around you will begin to climb high in the sky giving you the best view of the island along with Parris Island and Downtown Savannah.

Savannah: Tybee Island Dolphin Tour

2. Savannah: Tybee Island Dolphin Tour

Travel to Tybee Island via trolley/bus for lunch on your own at the Crab Shack where the elite eat in their bare feet and dine on steamed seafood. Enjoy a fun atmosphere, spectacular scenery, exotic birds, and an alligator pond with over 100 reptiles to view. Board the boat for a dolphin cruise through Tybee Island’s waterways in search of the ever-prevalent bottlenose dolphin playing in their natural habitat. Stop by the Tybee Island Lighthouse overlooking the Atlantic Ocean for a photo opportunity and some free time before returning to Savannah.

Savannah: Private Historic District and Islands Tour

3. Savannah: Private Historic District and Islands Tour

Make the most of your time in Savannah with a private tour covering both the historic district and some of the nearby islands. Stroll through ancient squares, beautiful homes, and churches, then admire the lighthouse at Tybee Pier. Learn about local history by visiting a Civil War fort. Get picked up from your hotel and head over to Savannah's historic district. Take a stroll through some of the 22 city squares surrounded by stunning buildings, inns, and museums, and nestled among live oak trees and intimate green spaces. Move on to Tybee Island to admire attractions such as the Tybee Pier and a 1736 lighthouse. Visit Fort Pulaski National Monument on Cockspur Island, one of the best preserved Civil War forts. Learn about its 1862 siege and the Union military engineering that forced the Confederacy to surrender.

Savannah: Private Guided Highlight's Tour

4. Savannah: Private Guided Highlight's Tour

Make the most of your time in Savannah on this private customized tour. Visit Savannah's historic quarter, the Bonaventure Cemetery, the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, and many more city highlights. Take a stroll around some of the 22 ancient squares to witness exquisite residences, and admire stunning churches, quaint inns, and museums surrounded by oak trees and a green oasis. Immerse yourself in late Victorian and Queen Anne architecture in the lovely Victorian district. Walk around and explore this residential enclave on the Isle of Hope with stately southern houses overlooking the marshes.  Next, visit Fort Pulaski, located on Cockspur Island, one of the best-maintained Civil War forts. Learn about the Siege of Fort Pulaski in 1862 and the Union military technologies that caused the Confederates to capitulate and block Savannah's harbor.  Explore Tybee Island and its magnificent 17th-century lighthouse outside of the city boundaries. Get a tour of the lighthouse and historic support structures, then head to the Tybee Pier and Pavilion to enjoy this picturesque island.

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What people are saying about Tybee Island

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 256 reviews

This was our first helicopter ride. Family owned business. Everyone was friendly, courteous and answered any questions we had. The pilot was also all of the above and has a good sense of humor which was nice. We chose the 6 minute tour this time, we will be back for a longer flight in the not too distant future. If you visit the Hilton Head Island, I recommend you take a helicopter ride with Hilton Head Helicopter Tours at the airport.

My dad and I flew Friday, September 23rd and we had the best time! We’ve previously flown on other helicopter tours, but never one over the ocean . This was a special tour, all thanks to our friendly and knowledgeable pilot who also helped to serve as our tour guide. It was a great way to kick off our long weekend getaway, and definitely helped us to get a lay of the land!

We loved it...!!! 100% recommend. Alex and Sara thank you very much for this fantastic experience. This tour was more than amazing to closed our vacations in Hilton Head Island. I hope to see you soon...!!! Pura Vida, Greetings from Costa Rica.

The seas were calm, beautiful day, saw lots of dolphins and I loved the music on board.

Excellent tour. Lots of fun. Lots of dolphins to see.