It is hard not to fall in love with St. Simons Island. The best way to do this of course is to explore and sightsee. You could drive, walk, or even take a bike ride to see it all. A great way to see and learn about what St. Simons has to offer is to take the Lighthouse Trolleys Land & Sea Tours. I was excited to be able to do both.
Captain Fending is the owner of this wonderful company. He has a very nice fleet that include open air trolleys, buses, and boats. Not only did they provide tours, but also transportation. This is great for large parties or even if you are having a wedding.
My first few encounters there was an open air trolley. I had to hold on to my hat to keep it from flying one particular time, but the wind felt great. They made stops at the beach, Christchurch, passed the Lighthouse and much more. The guide was so knowledgeable and gave out so much great information. I personally love history so I enjoyed listening to the stories.
We even passed by the First African Baptist Church which was built by slaves who also attended services at the church. It was beautiful and learning about the history was very intriguing. St. Simons has a ton of history and the guides are happy to share the many stories with you.
On another beautiful day we took one of the trolleys over to the Morningstar Marina to head out with Captain Fendig and his lovely wife on their boat. There is plenty to see on land, but to really see some other areas take a boat tour is necessary and Fendig is your guy. Just like the other guides he and his wife are very nice and knowledgeable. They took us around showing us golf courses, offering us really cool fun facts, and more.
We went past Bird Island which is right off of Jekyll Island. I learned that a unique sight of white pelicans hang out there. Tons of them and they decided to take flight and show off a bit as we passed by. There are also a couple other bird species that are protected and can be found there. St. Simons is apparently great for those who love to watch birds.
Another opportunity we had was to go under the Sidney Lanier Bridge. The architecture is beautiful. It is the longest spanning bridge in Georgia and a sight to see. There were tons of gorgeous boats and even some cool cargo ships that were like giants next to us. While on the boat we also had a good lunch that was provided by King and Prince Resort.
Both the boat and trolley tours allow you to bring food, your own bottle, and even your dog. Highly recommend the tours because they were fun, interesting, and I learned some cool things. I hope if you get to St. Simons Island you get the opportunity to take a tour with Lighthouse Trolleys Land & Sea Tours. See more of the tours and my time in St. Simons below.
Have you ever taken a Lighthouse Trolleys Land & Sea Tours while visiting St. Simons Island?