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Tidelands Nature Center

#2 of 8 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Jekyll Island Features Animals
100 S Riverview Dr, Jekyll Island, GA 31527-0933
+1 912-635-5032
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A 4H Educational Center

Ran by donations. Gives visitors up close views the opportunity to touch select animals. Not sure... read more

Reviewed March 13, 2017
Amy A E
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Senoia, Georgia, United States
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We had a ball kayaking with our guide, Corinne. She was very knowledgeable & super nice. We didn't... read more

Reviewed March 1, 2017
momof4kidsinnh
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Amherst, New Hampshire
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“kayak tour” (6 reviews)
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100 S Riverview Dr, Jekyll Island, GA 31527-0933
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Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

Ran by donations. Gives visitors up close views the opportunity to touch select animals. Not sure I would go again, but it wasn't that bad

Thank Amy A E
Reviewed March 1, 2017 via mobile

We had a ball kayaking with our guide, Corinne. She was very knowledgeable & super nice. We didn't see a lot of wildlife (too cold), but it was fun seeing the area from a kayak. Kids under 12 must ride tandem with adult. Animals inside...More

Thank momof4kidsinnh
Corinne Z, Program Specialist at Tidelands Nature Center, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review! Our kayak tours are a great way to get a different perspective of the island and the marsh ecosystem. Thanks for mentioning a few of our age requirements, too! We work to make our kayak tours safe...More

Reviewed February 20, 2017

Rode by it turned around and discovered a great place to stop, aimed at children it still had things of interest for adults, plenty of hands on activities and also old school displays of live fish, reptiles, turtles, snakes, horseshoe crabs, etc. It was cool...More

Thank LewieD
Corinne Z, Program Specialist at Tidelands Nature Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! Our center tends to be a surprise discovery for many island visitors. Many times adults will spend more time exploring our exhibits than children because the adults read all of the information we have. If you get the chance to...More

Reviewed February 18, 2017

The nature center is small but they have several native snakes and marine wildlife. The volunteers at the center will gladly take a snake out of its habitat for you to hold or touch. They have charming stories about the personalities of all the critters...More

Thank Susan J
Corinne Z, Program Specialist at Tidelands Nature Center, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We are a fairly small facility, but we try to create a very informational and memorable experience. The employees here love working with all of the animals and will tell you everything they can about...More

Reviewed January 27, 2017

We always go to Tidelands/4H Nature Center when we visit. Their newest resident is an octopus. They have several loggerhead sea turtles and many other turtles, snakes, and fish. This is the place to go to get an overview of the ecology of Jekyll. They...More

Thank georgiagull
Corinne Z, Program Specialist at Tidelands Nature Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your response and your repeat visits! We are very excited about our octopus. The tricky part is the Common Octopus's lifespan is only 1 to 2 years and the one we have is full grown. We're not sure how old it is,...More

Reviewed January 25, 2017

The aquaria contain a lot of local species. There is a touch tank and interesting displays of shrimp fishing equipment. The staff was helpful answering questions. There are a lot of youth oriented displays and activities. The real gem of this facility is the Guided...More

Thank Vesta_Guest
Corinne Z, Program Specialist at Tidelands Nature Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review! This is a great summary of what we do at Tidelands. Lots of animals and displays inside and great opportunities to explore the environment with kayak tours or our other programs. Once we make sure everyone will have a...More

Reviewed January 21, 2017

Interesting nature/animal exhibits, great for kids. Canoe/kayak rentals available. Decking area allows for nature viewing around this pond like area.More

Thank beachbirder
Corinne Z, Program Specialist at Tidelands Nature Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We have a great setting looking over Rixen Pond on Jekyll. We can offer canoe rentals on the pond as well as Paddleboats or our new Aqua Bikes! Our kayak tours are a little more adventurous as guides lead through...More

Reviewed January 19, 2017

This is a fun, interesting, hands-on activity for young school age children. They will learn about the coastal environment & creatures. It is a small place, so Take your time and enjoy each exhibit, It is self guided, so it helps for an adult to...More

Thank Kristen P
Corinne Z, Program Specialist at Tidelands Nature Center, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us! We do have a lot of information around our center that might be missed. For example, each of our animals has an information sheet near it's tank to tell you about the animal's habitat, diet, and...More

Reviewed January 14, 2017

My husband, 12 year old grandson and I thoroughly enjoyed the nature center with so many types of sea life to view. Some,like the young octopus, were there to be rehabilitated. Others, turtle, snakes, etc., could be gently handled or petted. The employees are so...More

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Corinne Z, Program Specialist at Tidelands Nature Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review! We think our kayak trips are great for beginners or experienced kayakers. For beginners it's a relaxing trip to get introduced to simple strokes and do a little exploring. For experienced kayakers it is a great way to see...More

Reviewed December 30, 2016

It is a turtle center and a hospital. I could watch vets perform surgery if I chose. The goal is to keep the tortoise from going extinct. The gift shop is lovely. Staff is nice and informative. They let dogs into the shop but not...More

Thank Jogtheworld
Corinne Z, Program Specialist at Tidelands Nature Center, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review! I think you might be referring to our friends over at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center and their hospital. Feel free to visit us and the GSTC the next time you visit Jekyll to compare our facilities!

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medic09
How much is the cost for 2 teens one 11 year old and 2 adults
August 6, 2015|
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Response from Corinne Z | Property representative |
Admission is currently $4 per person, but anyone 2 years old or younger is free! Just remember, Tidelands only accepts cash or check.
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