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Activities

At High Tide Cottage, the coastal waters are calling.

High Tide Cottage is the perfect home base for all your Georgia coast adventures, from the beaches of St. Simons or Jekyll, the wildlife refuges on Rhetts Islands and Harris Neck, to the sophistication of Savannah. Step back to Colonial days at historic Fort King George and experience the culture of Georgia’s rice coast with a visit to the Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation. Explore the coastal waters on a kayak or chartered boat and take a bike tour around the charming town of Darien.

Boating

Bring your own boat and enjoy the coastal waters from the Darien River to the Intracoastal Waterway and Doboy Sound. Spend the day fishing, or drop anchor and enjoy the beaches of Sapelo Island. Captain Andy will answer all your boating questions.

Kayaking

A tandem kayak waits for you at High Tide Cottage (2 life jackets and paddles included). Additional kayaks are available for rent from Altamaha Coastal Tours, located in Darien.

Crabbing

Catch blue crabs from the docks at the Darien waterfront and have a crab boil at the cottage. Get your crabbing supplies at Georgia Hardware, located next to High Tide Cottage. Everything you need for the boil (including instructions) is in your outdoor kitchen.

Beaches

Miles of white sandy beaches are only 30 minutes from High Tide Cottage at nearby at St. Simons and Jekyll Islands.

Coastal Tours

Charter the Captain Gabby for a day of sightseeing, birding, fishing, kayaking, beachcombing and full moon cruises.

Historical Tours

Fort King George, the oldest English fort remaining on Georgia’s coast (constructed in 1721) is a short bike ride from High Tide Cottage. Also of historical interest is the Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation, which was a center of rice cultivation in the 19th century.

Sapelo Island

A short ferry ride away, Sapelo Island is home to many interesting historical landmarks in coastal Georgia and is perfect for a day trip. Contact J. R. Grovner (a direct descendant of slaves brought to Sapelo Island) for a guided tour that includes historic sights around the island and a tour of the Reynolds Plantation. Or access Sapelo Beach in your own boat, anchoring at Doboy Sound. Visit the Sapelo Island Visitor’s Center online to learn more.