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Tybee Beach Ecology Trips

33 Meddin Drive, North Beach Parking Lot behind the old fort, Tybee Island, GA 31328-9734
+1 912-596-5362
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Wonderful morning of exploration

Thanks so much Dr. Joe for a wonderful experience to make our vacation even better! The crabs, the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Danny D
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southern IIndiana
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Awesome (and fun!) learning experience...and affordable

This was a great experience and well worth the cost, which was super affordable. Dr. Joe and his... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Suzanne C
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Grayson, Georgia
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Tybee Beach Ecology Trips, conducted on Tybee Island, Georgia, by marine biologist Dr. Joe Richardson, are fun and educational experiences for all ages. Typical two-hour beach trips include: high and low tide beachcombing, exploring tide pools and sandy intertidal habitats, pulling a 50 foot beach net, and learning information about the animals you find. Trips are scheduled for families and small groups, scout groups, schools, adult tours, and other groups. Much more than just a beach trip!
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33 Meddin Drive, North Beach Parking Lot behind the old fort, Tybee Island, GA 31328-9734
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Thanks so much Dr. Joe for a wonderful experience to make our vacation even better! The crabs, the fish, and even the sea spider was great discovery. Your genuine love of the tour made it awesome as well! Thanks again from the McGraw family.

Thank Danny D
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Joe R, Owner at Tybee Beach Ecology Trips, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks Danny, very much. I really enjoyed being out on the beach with you all.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a great experience and well worth the cost, which was super affordable. Dr. Joe and his helpers were so patient and kind and helped us learn about everything we encountered. And we encountered a lot of cool living creatures that you don’t get...More

1  Thank Suzanne C
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Joe R, Owner at Tybee Beach Ecology Trips, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thanks Suzanne, very much. I really enjoyed being out there with you all. And we really did find lots of different things.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second ecology trip with Dr Joe and it was well worth it again! Highly recommend planning a trip with Dr Joe. We had 16 family members aging from 2 years to 63 and everyone had a great time! Couldn't have asked for...More

1  Thank Candice M
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Joe R, Owner at Tybee Beach Ecology Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Candice, very much, for including this in your alls family vacation. I had a great time out there with you all.

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Reviewed June 15, 2018 via mobile

I heard great things about Dr Joe and his beach ecology tour. I booked a tour for my daughter and myself. There were about 25 people total. Dr Joe was wonderful. Everyone went out searching for things and would bring them back to a bucket....More

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Joe R, Owner at Tybee Beach Ecology Trips, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2018

Thanks very much. I never know what we will find out there because Tybee Island is such an interesting beach for marine biology.

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Reviewed June 13, 2018

Dr. Joe is full of information and made for a memorable 2 hours discovering amazing creatures in the Tybee sand and sea. He obviously enjoys his job and is super patient with both kids and adults.We now know how to look for 'suspicious' markings in...More

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Joe R, Owner at Tybee Beach Ecology Trips, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2018

Thanks very much. Tybee Island is an amazing beach for studying marine biology, and I never know what we are going to find!

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Reviewed June 11, 2018

We were visiting Tybee Island from Lugoff, SC with our Girl Scout troop of about 35, and this was truly the highlight of our trip. The girls (all ages from kindergarten through high school senior) and adults alike enjoyed exploring and looking for marine life...More

Thank Tara B
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Joe R, Owner at Tybee Beach Ecology Trips, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2018

Thanks Tara, very much.

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Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

We went on a Friday morning on May 25th and it was an absolutely wonderful experience for my boyfriend and I. Dr Joe is friendly and extremely knowledgeable. The trip itself was fruitful and we were able to see and learn a lot. It's a...More

Thank Claire C
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Joe R, Owner at Tybee Beach Ecology Trips, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2018

Thanks Claire, very much.

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Reviewed January 16, 2018 via mobile

There were four of us (all adults) and the tour was fabulous. I highly recommend this for everyone, young or old. Dr. Joe was very knowledgeable and we found 3 live ghost shrimp, a live sand dollar and an olive snail. You get to dig...More

1  Thank Maxine B
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Joe R, Owner at Tybee Beach Ecology Trips, responded to this reviewResponded January 18, 2018

Thanks Maxine. I had a great time out there with you all.

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Reviewed December 5, 2017 via mobile

Shhh...don’t tell the kids this was educational. This was a wonderful way to spend a couple hours learning about creatures we often walk right over or past as we head to the beach. Our walks along the coast will never be the same. Thanks to...More

Thank Stvchurch
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Joe R, Owner at Tybee Beach Ecology Trips, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2017

Thanks very much. I had a great time out there with you all. You all were really good at finding stuff!!

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Reviewed November 4, 2017 via mobile

Dr. Joe’s is a very cool guy—super friendly, incredibly informative, super enthusiastic about sharing his knowledge with people of all ages. As a retired professor of marine biology, Dr. Joe is incredibly knowledgeable, but he can relate to people of all ages in a down-to-earth,...More

Thank Kim S
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Kimberly P
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I'm not sure! I assume that tripadvisor will notify you. Thanks.
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Yes you can keep empty shells and dead things. The live animals are all returned where we find them. Thanks.
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Thanks for getting in touch with me. Yes, you can keep empty shells and non-living things. Please email me and I can send you more information, and let me know your dates. I schedule my trips around low tide, so the times... More
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