The picturesque Golden Isles are located on the coast of Georgia, about an hour south of Savannah. The Golden Isles, which consist of St. Simons Island, Jekyll Island, Sea Island, Little St. Simons Island and Cumberland Island, have long been considered a popular vacation destination. In the Golden Isles, there are endless opportunities for relaxation and exploration. Your daily activities can be as simple as relaxing on our fireside patio and beachcombing on nearby islands, or can include one adventure after another. One of the most popular activities in the Golden Isles is kayaking. Bring your own boat, rent one while you’re here, or take a guided tour. However you plan to spend your time in the Golden Isles, know that the knowledgeable and friendly innkeepers at Horse Stamp Inn can help. Book your stay at our Georgia Bed and Breakfast today.
Kayaking the Golden Isles
There are few things more peaceful and relaxing than climbing in a kayak early in the morning hours, and kayaking around the still waters of the smaller inlets of the Golden Isles. The water there is calm and easy to paddle, and you’ll be surrounded by nothing but the slap of the water and the gentle sounds of nature. If you don’t have your own boat, they can be rented, or you can spend your day with a tour guide exploring the islands. Kayaking, both guided and self-guided, is available year round. The Southeast Coast Saltwater Paddling Trail is a great initial guide to the best places to paddle.
Experienced paddlers can easily navigate their way around the Golden Isles, but one of the most popular places to put in a kayak are the Marshes of Glynn on St. Simons Island. The Marshes are the perfect place for exploring the wetlands of coastal Georgia. Around every bend, you’ll find the marshes teeming with wildlife. Another popular kayaking destination is the South Brunswick River, which can be easily accessed via the Blythe Island Regional Park public dock. The Jekyll River and Tidal Marsh are another popular place to paddle, and a great place to see the Golden Isles ecosystem up close and personal. The Altamaha River is also an extraordinary place to paddle. This river drains the second largest watershed on the east coast, and it’s intact ecosystem is home to more than 100 rare and endangered species – the largest concentration in the state.
Southeast Adventure Kayak Tours are among the most comprehensive tours in Georgia. These tours are highly recommended if you’re new to the sport or area, or just want to let someone else do all the planning for you, so you can sit back and enjoy the trip that much more. When your adventures are done for the day, come back to the Horse Stamp Inn, where you can relax by our firepit or enjoy a delicious & romantic catered meal for two. Don’t miss another summer in the Golden Isles. Book your stay with us today!