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Outdoor Adventures for Girl Scouts & Students

Let your Girl Scouts or student group explore the Lowcountry with these outdoor attractions. Savannah offers a variety of experiences ranging from island wildlife explorations to historical landmarks, as well as nautical adventures on nearby Tybee Island. Discover the perfect addition to your Savannah trip below.

For more information on booking a trip for your Savannah Girl Scouts or student group, please contact us online or call (912) 298.0803.

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Tybee Island Light Station and Museum

Ordered by General James Oglethorpe, Governor of the 13th colony in 1732, the Tybee Island Light Station has been guiding mariners’ safe entrance into the Savannah River for over 270 years. The Tybee Island Light Station is one of America’s most intact, having all of its historic... support buildings on its five-acre site. Four lighthouses are available for visiting and volunteers are on hand to answer questions.

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Tybee Island

Tybee means “salt” to Native Americans, but the name of this low-key seaside resort now brings to mind words such as, “sun”, “sand”, and “fun”! Located 18 miles east of Savannah, this small barrier island boasts a wide, three-mile long beach that... is perfect for sunbathing, people-watching, and frolicking in the waves of the Atlantic Ocean. The island’s south-end pier and pavilion is a splendid venue for strolling above the ocean and fishing. See the movie, “The Last Song”, starring Miley Cyrus, which was filmed on Tybee Island!

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Tybee Island Marine Science Center

From marsh treks to turtle trots, sea creatures are abound at the Tybee Island Marine Science Center! Watch turtles and fish swim by in the Gallery, or enjoy a guided tour led by a marine science educator. A variety of special-interest tours are offered for groups of varying sizes.

Dolphin Magic Tours

Dolphin Magic Tours was originally founded by Captain Derek Brown in the summer of 1999. The 41-foot twin turbo diesel has a maximum capacity of 48 people. Come aboard, sit back, relax, and enjoy a full-featured narrated tour of Savannah’s riverfront, the Waving Girl statue, Old Fort... Jackson, and Fort Pulaski. Then, enjoy the excitement of watching Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins play around historic Tybee Beach. Each cruise is one-and-a-half to two hours long. The season runs from March to November, and bringing sunscreen and a camera is recommended. There are restrooms on board, and rain checks are offered if it should rain on the day that you book.

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Sea Kayak Georgia

If your family enjoys the outdoors, you might want to take a Kayak Tour. Kayaking is very easy and a great way to get up close to nature. A variety of tours are offered for all ages. Explore our waterways, marshes, and barrier islands but, most importantly … get ready to relax!

Oatland Island Wildlife Center

Oatland Island Wildlife Center is situated halfway between downtown Savannah and Tybee Island. Here, you can see many indigenous animals, including Georgia livestock, bison, alligators, bobcats, and lots of sea and plant life. Oatland Island Wildlife Center offers many different seasonal... programs aimed at children. Call or visit their website to find out what’s going on during your stay in Savannah!

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Old Fort Jackson

Old Fort Jackson, properly named Fort James Jackson, has been a part of Coastal Georgia’s history for over two centuries. Named in honor of Georgia governor and Revolutionary soldier James Jackson, the fort is the oldest standing brick fortification in the state. Fort Jackson is also a... National Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Sites. The fort is one of only eight Second System fortifications (a series of forts built prior to the War of 1812) still standing in the United States. It served as headquarters for the Confederate Savannah River defenses during the American Civil War.

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