Coastal Carriage & Trails
Enjoy a senic horse drawn carriage tour on the quiet streets of Dairen. Whether it be a romantic ride with your sweetie, a tour with the family, a wedding or another type of special occasion, Coastal Carriage & Trails has just the right tour.
For the more adventurous, take riding lessons. Anybody can learn to ride from the beginner to intermediate rider. Not only will you receive riding lessons you will gain knowledge on how to care for and communicate with your horse.
In Historic Darien
Tours depart Thursday - Saturday, 4-9pm from 107 Broad Street at the foot of the Darien River Bridge.
Tours are first come, first served.
$15 per person for four or more people.
Couples are $20 per couple. Children $7 each.
Wine Tasting Carriage Tours available. Reservations required.
Let them make your occasion unforgettable with a beautiful carriage ride. Arrangements must be made in advance.
Carriage holds 9 passengers. Pricing available upon request.
Who can learn to ride?
* Children and Adults
* Beginner to Intermediate
So much to learn and experience
* Groom and care for your horse
* Tack your horse
* Communications between horse and rider
* Meet new friends
$30 PER LESSON
Lesson includes 30 minutes of care and tacking
plus 30 minutes on the horse.
Call for Information and Reservations
A Walk through Historic Downtown Darien
The City of Darien established in 1736, has a broad collection of historic sites composing a enjoyable walk through the downtown area. You can pick up a printed copy of the self-guided tour at the Chamber of Commerce (107 Fort King George Road) or the Visitor Information Center (1111 Magnolia Bluff Way SW). The Walking Tour leads you by the very first Presbyterian Church in the state of Georgia, numerous tabby ruins and the oldest commercial building in Darien, and the historic waterfront. There are numerous churches and homes built in the 1800s as well as the original town squares layed out by Genral James Oglethorpe. Darien is the second-oldest planned town in Georgia and served as the leading sea port for shipping lumber and cotton prior to the Civil War. Enjoy the sites of Darien - it is well worth the time and steps.
For More Information, talk with the knowledgable staff at the Darien-McIntosh Visitor Center, 912-437-4837.
Print a Map from this web-site or stop by the Visitor Center to pick one up.
Altamaha Coastal Tours
Altamaha River Bioreserve Canoe & Kayak Tours and Rentals
The Altamaha River Bioreserve is the Nature Conservancy's protection of the rich biodiversity of the largest undammed river on the SE Coast. Included in the BioReserve is the River, tidal freshwater, brackish and saltwater eco-systems. The diversity of flora and fauna is unmatched anywhere. Most areas are easily visited by canoe and kayak (and bike) year round.Four Season Adventures - Open Daily ancient Cypress and Live Oak forest, Tidal Freshwater Swamps and Salt Marsh Island. Area wildlife includes Dolphin, Manatee, Bald Eagles, Osprey as well as migratory and shore birds. A variety of trips to these ecosystems are offered as hourly to multi-day. Seasonal attractions include camping, fishing, birding, swimming or exploring with a friend and/or a camera. A natural paradise - family friendly and easy to vist. No experience Needed. Shuttle Service Available.
Reservations and Deposit Required
Multiday/Group Rates Available
Prices May Change WIthout Notice - Please Call
Altamaha Coastal Tours
Historic Darien River Waterfront
229 Fort King Georg Road
CAPTAIN DUPREE’S CHARTERS
Altamaha River to Sapelo Island
Bird Watches, Eco Tours, Sunset Tours, Custom Tours
Tours from the freshwater Altamaha river and its tributaries, out to the salt marshes and estuaries of the Atlantic Ocean are offered. Tours may be as brief as a 30 minute boat ride or an all day excursion. Some things you may see on your tour will include large Cypress trees, alligators, dolphin, mink, otters, raccoons, and an abundance of birds and waterfowl including Osprey, Hawks, Bald Eagles, Swallow tailed kites, Teal, Roseate Spoonbills, Oystercatchers, and Pelicans just to name a few. Enjoy our remote beaches. Come see our beautiful barrier islands, some of which were home to sawmills during the timber boom of the 1800's. Enjoy the history that our quiet coastal counties have to share with you and your family.
USCG Master Captain Niki Alford Hilliard
Captain Gabby Charters
The Georgia Coast Mothership
Welcome aboard a converted shrimp boat!. Now a kayak mothership equipped to take you anywhere adventure calls. Let the experienced captain and naturalist guides take you off the beaten path. After a day of exploring, the mothership has all of the amenities you need to comfortably relax. Better yet, spend a few nights aboard. Fully guided charters from 3 hours to 7 days along the wild and scenic Coast of Georgia!
Located in Darien, GA - perfectly poised between remote beaches and cypress swamps. All charters take up to 6 passengers.
2-3 Hour Cruises from the scenic Darien waterfront start at $60 per person.
Day Trips to the beaches of Sapelo Island or up the mighty Altamaha River - $150 per person.
Multi-Day Trips along the coast including accommodations aboard are $150 per person per day.
The Georgia Coast Mothership
Captain Gabby Charters
Darien River Wine & ECO Cruise
Whether you're a wine connoisseur or just an enthusiast, you'll expand your horizons and enhance your knowledge and love of wines on the Darien River Wine & ECO Cruise with wines that have been specially selected from the Waterfront Wine & Gourmet
by Mike and Russ. Your Darien River Wine & ECO Cruise will last about 90 minutes from the time that you arrive at Waterfront Wine and Gourmet. After checking in, you will receive an assortment of wines and snacks to sample in the Wine Bar before departing. You will then take a short walk to the boat dock located at Skippers Fish Camp where you will cruise along the river while you continue your wine tasting extravaganza as the crew narrates the tour. This is not your typical cocktail cruise but a one of a kind experience.
After your cruise you can dine right at the dock at "Skippers Fish Camp" or take a short walk to "The Darien Riverhouse", the "Purple Pickle" or more fun back at the "Wine Bar"
Most cruises are conducted on a 25' vessel and are limited to 6 passengers at a time Rates: $40 Per person $75 Per Couple Private boat tours are available and can be customized just for your special occasion such as Anniversaries, Weddings, Graduations & Birthdays Book the entire wine cruise for up to six passengers for only $225
For information and reservations call Waterfront Wine and Gourmet 912-437-3410, email
Darien River Runs
Offering Custom Excursions
Altamaha River. The Nature Conservancy designated it one of the "75 Last Great Places" left in the world. Over one hundred rare or endangered species of migratory birds. Captain Schooley knows the area well and will provide full commentary about the area.
Islands and Delta Tour. River Run Charters past remote Barrier Islands such as: Eagle, Doboy, Ballast, Generals, Butler, Wolf, Queens and Sapelo plus provide breathtaking views of Fort King George from the water.
Sunset Tour. The dramatic Golden Isles' sunsets are perfect for observing nature or for a romantic rendezvous.
Customer 1/2 Day Excursions & Barrier Island Tours. Georgia's renowned Golden Isles are remote, teaming with wildlife, and unspoiled. The waterways lead to incredible natural splendor and many locations can only be accessed by boat. Talk to Captain Sheryl about what you hope to see on your half-day-get-away and she will design your River Run specifically for you.
USCG Master Captain
Historic Darien River Waterfront
For Reservations & Rates: call (912)996-3531
Dolphin Tours - Jekyll Wharf Marina
Coastal Georgia Charters & Tours
Captain Phillip Kempton and his staff offer boat tours of all types, including Dolphin Tours, both public and private, departing from Jekyll Wharf on Jekyll Island. Captain Phillip specializes your Group Tour to your needs, gives highly acclaimed ECO Educaitonal Tours and is located on the Jekyll River, part of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, midway between Savannah and Jacksonville. Also on the historic Jekyll Wharf Marina, once an exclusive retreat for America's wealthy, now a National Historic Landmark, you will find a Gift Shop which offers many one of a kind treasures from local Georgia artists in addition to a variety of other nautical gift items. By land, Jekyll Wahrf Marina is a 30-minute ride from St. Simons Island and Brunswick. All major credit cards and Pieces of Eight are accepted.
One Pier Road
Jekyll Island, GA 31527
Harris Neck Tours by McIntosh SEED
(Sustainable Environment and Economic Development)
Harris Neck Wildlife Refuge covers 2,688 acres of great historical significance. Tours led by Harris Neck Descendants and can be tailored to fit the needs and desires of your group. Listen to the amazing 250 year history of the area. Hear the Mende Song that links the African American People of Harris Neck to the very village in Sierra Leone from where their ancestors came. Experience this birding and naturalist's paradise.
For Reservations or More Information, call: 912-437-7821
Public Day Tours of Sapelo Island
Day tours for the general public are conducted two to three days per week, year around by the educational staff of the Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve. Tours feature visits to the Hog Hammock Community, the University of Georgia Marine Institute, the R.J. Reynolds Mansion, Nannygoat Beach and the restored 1820 Sapelo Island Lighthouse. Specialized group tours feature beach walks, nature trail walks, bird and wildlife observation and the history and culture of Sapelo Island. Extended tours for groups are conducted on Tuesdays and Thursdays while half-day tours are provided for the general public every Wednesday and Saturday, with an additional half-day tour on Fridays during the summer months. Tours feature a scenic 25-minute boat ride from the mainland to the island and back on the state-operated passenger ferry.
For reservations and information contact the Sapelo Island Visitors Center at 912-437-3224
or visit www.sapelonerr.org
Tour with Direct Descendent of Sapelo Island Slaves
Take a Journey of Sapelo Island with JR Grovner, a direct descendent of slaves brought to Sapelo in the early 1800s to work the plantations. Explore Native American shell mounds, visit the tabby ruins of a former French Estate and slave ruins, Nannygoat Beach, and observe the newly restored Sapelo Island Lighthouse.
Minutes from Interstate 95, travel on the ferry for a short ride to Sapelo Island. For guests staying in the area, Sapelo Sights also provides private transportation from the mainland and nearby St. Simons Island for an additional cost.
For Reservations, Rates or More Information, call: 912-506-6463 (cell) or 912-485-2115