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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: Wormsloe Plantation and Bonaventure Cemetery Tour

3. Savannah: Wormsloe Plantation and Bonaventure Cemetery Tour

Your day begins with a tour of Bonaventure Cemetery to learn about the lives of notable inhabitants such as, Academy Award-winning songwriter Johnny Mercer, Georgia’s first governor Edward Telfair, philanthropist Mary Telfair, as well as the tragic tales of poet Conrad Aiken and Gracie Watson. The Cemetery walking tour meanders under moss-draped oaks and along the bluff of the Wilmington River. Bonaventure Cemetery, dating back to 1846, is one of the most beautiful cemeteries. Following the cemetery tour, you will have lunch on your own at a favorite local restaurant. After lunch, the day continues to Wormsloe Historic site and a drive through the picturesque Isle of Hope Historic District. Your visit to Wormsloe includes a breathtaking drive down the famous live oak tree-lined drive. You will take a short walk to see the Plantation Tabby Ruins that date to the 18th Century and visit the museum of the Georgia State Park Historic Site. After Wormsloe, you will drive down Bluff Dr to view the Intercoastal waterway and the magnificent houses that range in style from Greek Revival to Craftsman Bungalows. After this drive along the bluff, the thought of looking for a Realtor will come to mind. Finally, a stop is scheduled at the Famous Savannah Byrd Cookie Company headquarters for shopping and tastings of Byrd’s Famous Cookies. Key Lime, Bennie Bits and Cheddar Cheese are just of few of the favorites.

Hilton Head Island: Round-Trip Ferry Ticket to Savannah

4. Hilton Head Island: Round-Trip Ferry Ticket to Savannah

Cruise through stunning intracoastal waterways from Hilton Head Island to Savannah with this round-trip express ferry ticket. Board from inside the Sea Pines Resort, then travel to the city in a comfortable air-conditioned boat. Sit back and admire the view as you sail through old shipping channels. Enjoy over 4 hour in Savannah to explore the city, before heading back to the ferry. On the return trip, benefit from happy hour pricing on selected drinks.

Savannah Urban Adventure Quest Scavenger Hunt

5. Savannah Urban Adventure Quest Scavenger Hunt

Looking for a way to turn Savannah into a giant game board? Urban Adventure Quest has created an interactive scavenger hunt that combines the fun of the Amazing Race with a three-hour sightseeing tour of Savannah.  Guided from any smart phone, groups make their way among well-known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history.   A city where the Southern charm and sweet tea pours out freely. Your Savannah amazing scavenger hunt adventure begins in the heart of the city and takes you among the historic buildings, down to the sights of the riverfront and through the many garden squares. You'll explore a cemetery, visit a cathedral and find other hidden gems of the city.  So get ready to experience a true Southern Belle of a city and discover one of the best things to do in Savannah as you play the game, see the sights and experience Savannah in a whole new way.

Savannah: Oatland Wildlife Center & Old Fort Jackson Tour

6. Savannah: Oatland Wildlife Center & Old Fort Jackson Tour

Visit the Oatland Wildlife Center and Old Fort Jackson, two of Savannah's hidden gems near the downtown area on a guided tour. Witness many different types of animals and Georgia's oldest standing brick fort on this day tour. Start your tour with a hike through Oatland Wildlife Center where you can stay with the group or go off on your own. Explore the beautiful maritime forest, home to more than 95 animals from 39 different species. You will see bison, eagles, alligators, wolves, and beautiful maritime views. Hike along the picturesque trails of the area and marvel at the diverse flora and fauna of the region. Next, you will have lunch at one of the eateries on Whitemarsh Island. The second part of your excursion will take place at Old Fort Jackson, one of the old forts of Savannah. You will learn various drills and forms of military communication and watch a cannon demonstration using some of the oldest artillery in the Southeast.

Savannah: Wormsloe Historic Site and Pin Point Museum Tour

7. Savannah: Wormsloe Historic Site and Pin Point Museum Tour

Visit 2 historic sites in Savannah that show how Georgia was founded on a guided tour with hotel transfers. Experience the culture of the African-American Gullah-Geechee people firsthand at Pin Point Museum and see the colonial estate of Noble Jones at the Wormsloe Historic Site or the Wormsloe Plantation. Start your tour with a pickup from your hotel and head to the Wormsloe Historic Site built by Noble Jones, one of Georgia's original founders. View the tabby ruins of the original home, walk around the grounds, interact with historical interpreters during programs, and view artifacts in the museum. After your tour of the Wormsloe site, it's time to eat like a local in the Sandfly area of Savannah. Buy lunch from the many restaurants at the intersection of Skidaway & Norwood Avenues. After lunch, return to the bus and continue to Pinpoint Gullah Geechee Heritage Museum. Pin Point Heritage Museum works to preserve the Gullah Geechee / African-American history and culture. Gullah Geechee communities are found along the coastline of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and North Florida. Their language, culture, and self-sufficiency continue on with their descendants of today, but due to a variety of issues, the number of remaining communities is dwindling. The museum is located in the old A.S. Varn & Son Oyster and Crab Factory. Here you will learn about the Gullah Geechee community through exhibits, a fascinating short movie, and a guided tour presented by museum staff. Afterward, we will drive through one of the last remaining Gullah Geechee communities in Georgia.

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What people are saying about Savannah

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 15 reviews

It was my lady’s bday. She absolutely loved it. They have a few more choices of trips available when you get to the airstrip. I highly recommend leaving early. There is one main State-road to get there that is always congested.

It was an once in a lifetime experience the whole trip from start to finish was outstanding. Captain Gator was nothing less than brilliant. A must stop when in Savannah.

Lots of options for every budget. Really great views of hilton head and neighboring islands. Can't wait to go again next year

This was a great tour. Dennis was very knowledgeable about the sites we saw.

Great trip! Very nice people running the show. Thank you