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From The Tybee Joy Blog


Grand Thanksgiving Fete and Festival of 1862

Everyone knows Savannah and Tybee Island love big celebrations and you’ll love the Grand Thanksgiving Fete and Festival of 1862!  Fort Pulaski National Monument will commemorate this grand feast on Saturday, November 29. The original event, held in 1862, gave the Union garrison of Fort Pulaski a much needed break from the constant vigilance and alert they maintained […]

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Clary’s Cafe Savannah

Clary’s Cafe is a Savannah landmark serving breakfast and lunch since 1903.  Located in the downtown historic area, this former drug store offers good food with fast service, by friendly staff!  And..if you dine outdoors, they have a pet-friendly area, complete with pet water bowls! The cafe has a homey feel with counter or table-side […]

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Holiday Boat Parade of Lights Cruise

To add to your enjoyment for your Thanksgiving Getaways to Tybee Island, the Holiday Boat Parade of Lights Cruise is Saturday, November 29th!.  Enjoy one of the most exciting parades of the season aboard Savannah Riverboat Cruises.  You’ll marvel at how wonderful the lighted boat parade is and you’ll be able to see every boat up close, as […]

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Coco’s Sunset Grille

Located off-the-beaten-path on Tybee is Coco’s Sunset Grille.  You’ll find it at an operating marina near the marsh behind Tybee Island on the shores of Lazaretto Creek.  It doesn’t matter when you go, this place is always crowded and that’s a testimony to its’ popularity among locals and visitors to the island. You can dine […]

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Sailing With Santa Cruise

It’ll soon be time for the Sailing With Santa Cruise and it’s always a favorite of ours, mostly because it’s easier to corner up Santa on a boat.  Let’s face it.  Who knows what he’s seen or heard during the year?  It’s always a great opportunity to set the record straight and where’s he going […]

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A Trip to C Wonder

Christoper Burch is the owner of C Wonder, with stores full of cute women’s clothing, accessories, and home decor items.  Of course, he is the ex husband of Tory Burch…and I won’t get into that! I recently visited the store in the Lenox Square Mall and loved the windows with the colorful fringe banner.  I […]

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Tybee Island Information Hut

For the 411 on all things Tybee, check out the Tybee Island Information Hut.  It’s the go-to spot for what, when, and where on the island.  Head to Tybrisa Street and the hut is located at the Tybrisa Roundabout, just in front of the pier and pavilion. Isn’t the little hut cute?!  Here you will […]

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It’ll Soon Be Naptime in Tybee Island

It’ll soon be naptime in Tybee Island!  What with all of the incredible Fall Festivals we’re enjoying, the fair weather and the abundance of the best seafood in the world, we’re all going to be looking for just the right spot to take a nap.  We’ve been sharing tips on some of our best kitchens […]

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Ms. Wendy’s Antiques

I was happy to be able to visit Ms. Wendy’s Antiques’ booth during my recent visit to Scott Antiques Market. The store is located in downtown Senoia, Georgia…a quaint little town with historic buildings housing restaurants, boutiques, antiques, and bed and breakfasts.  The town is also home to many movies and television shows…presently, The Walking […]

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VRMA Conference

I’ve just returned from the VRMA Conference in San Diego…refreshed and energized to bring the best customer service to all our Tybee Joy Vacation Rental guests. The annual conference is an invaluable opportunity for me to network with my colleagues in the vacation rental industry.  LiveRez hosted a fantastic welcome partner reception! Lunch on the […]

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The Tybee Joy Approach

“We are a locally owned small business that offers personal, efficient and friendly service. We believe it is imperative that our team members know each property inside and out and work with our guests and home owners on a first name basis.

Guests and homeowners alike expect and love well-maintained, clean properties. This is why our Housekeeping, Maintenance and Interior Design Team members are professional, dependable and strive to do everything possible to exceed our high standards while providing a detail oriented and friendly approach. 

If there is anything we can do to enhance your Tybee experience as a guest or homeowner, please contact us. We are here for YOU! Our goal is to make your vacation on Tybee Island as enjoyable and memorable as possible!

Thanks so much and we look forward to putting Joy In Your Life!

~ Tybee Joy”


Guest Reviews


Gale – Breaking Away Guest Review

Breaking Away Cottage

Reviewed: Jul 24, 2013

Property Rating:
Great accommodations, could not have asked for anything better.

MANAGEMENT RESPONSE: WE ARE DELIGHTED YOU ENJOYED YOUR STAY; WE HOPE TO SEE YOU AGAIN VERY SOON! ~TYBEE JOY

Florence – Breaking Away Guest Review

Breaking Away Cottage

Reviewed: Oct 20, 2013

Property Rating:
Very Happy Visitor! We enjoyed our stay sooo much ! The house was very well kept and decorations were perfect! I've always stayed on beach side so this was a nice change. The surrounding area was nice, enjoyed the neighborhood feeling of this location.

MANAGEMENT RESPONSE: WE ARE SO HAPPY THAT YOU ENJOYED YOUR STAY AT BREAKING AWAY COTTAGE! WE INVITE YOU BACK AND HOPE TO SEE YOU AGAIN SOON! ~TYBEE JOY

Susan from Charlotte

Breaking Away Cottage

Reviewed: Jan 7, 2014
Stayed: Jan 2013

Manager Rating
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Property Rating
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Catherine from Indiana

Breaking Away Cottage

Reviewed: Feb 25, 2014

Manager Rating
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Property Rating
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Nancy from Alexandria, VA

Breaking Away Cottage

Reviewed: Mar 15, 2014

Manager Rating
1 2 3 4 5

Property Rating
1 2 3 4 5

We have rented three different houses on Tybee; the first was too big, the second was too small, but BREAKING AWAY was JUST RIGHT! When my three-year-old grandson walked into the house for the first time, he looked around and said, "Ooh, it's so pretty." And he was right; it is. It's furnished with an eclectic mix of vintage and seaside-themed decor, including many of my fav -- flamingos. The kitchen is equipped for people who enjoy both cooking and eating, and there's an abundance of dishes and flatware. That kitchen is stocked! The bedrooms are spacious with plenty of closet and drawer space. The beds are extremely comfortable. The full bath is quite large, and the half bath is affectionately referred to as the Tiniest Toilet on Tybee. There are two living/dining areas, which provide plenty of comfortable furnishings on which to read, watch TV or snooze the afternoon away. There is also a large covered side porch with additional comfy seating and a dining table. Should you ever want to leave the extreme comfort of this house, there are two playgrounds within easy walking distance and of course there's always the beach, which is a couple of blocks away. I love this house! And we will be returning this summer and can't wait.

Rachel – Guest Review

612 Gull Reef

Reviewed: Aug 26, 2013

Property Rating
Wonderful Birthday Mini Vacay! Our condo was perfect size for 3 families. Loved being SO close to the beach- the short walk was great. This place was very nice- not overly beachy decorated and felt like home while we were there. It wasnt loud and was close to everything. We loved it! Our dogs did enjoy going on vacation as well!

MANAGEMENT RESPONSE: HAPPY BIRTHDAY! WE ARE THRILLED TO HEAR THAT YOU HAD A WONDERFUL BIRTHDAY STAY AT 612 GULL REEF! WE INVITE YOU BACK AND HOPE TO SEE YOU AGAIN VERY SOON! ~TYBEE JOY

Tammy – Guest Review

612 Gull Reef

Reviewed: Sep 6, 2013

Property Rating
Great Location to pool and beach! Our grandbabies had a wonderful time!

MANAGEMENT RESPONSE: WE ARE SO HAPPY TO HEAR YOU AND YOUR GRANDCHILDREN ENJOYED YOUR STAY AT 612 GULL REEF! WE INVITE YOU BACK AND HOPE TO SEE YOU AGAIN SOON! ~TYBEE JOY

Lisa – Guest Review

612 Gull Reef

Reviewed: Nov 29, 2013

Property Rating
Enjoyable vacation at 612 Gull Reef Our family thoroughly enjoyed our time at this condo. Tybee Joy was extremely helpful and friendly in booking a place that fit what our family was looking for. The condo was very clean, spacious with nice rooms, a great kitchen with modern appliances and a modern washer and dryer. One of the three pools was heated, which was perfect for this time of year (our kids particularly enjoyed swimming at night), and the restaurant fare was also enjoyable (they also enjoyed eating by the pool). Excellent beach access, and awesome playground right across the street behind the library. We were very pleased with everything.

MANAGEMENT RESPONSE: THANK YOU FOR YOUR REIVEW! WE ARE SO HAPPY TO HEAR THAT YOUR FAMILY HAD SUCH AN ENJOYABLE TIME AT 612 GULL REEF! WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AGAIN SOON! ~TYBEE JOY

Michelle from Grapevine, US

612 Gull Reef

Reviewed: Mar 17, 2014
Stayed: Mar 2014

Manager Rating
1 2 3 4 5
After speaking with the Visitor Info. Center we had narrowed down our search for accomodations on the ocean side of middle island and I was recontacted within 24 hours by Brooke with new/different listings to meet our needs within 7 days of travel. Voicemails were returned promptly and all members willingly answered my questions and offered suggestions re: where to eat, providing island contacts for activities, etc. in emails and such.

Property Rating
1 2 3 4 5
We really enjoyed our time there.

George – Guest Review

12 Tybee Straits

Reviewed: Jul 26, 2013

Property Rating:
SUPERB CONDITION & LOCATION! We liked being so close to the beach and not having to cross the street with small children and senior adults. We also liked being on a non-trafficked street! Being across from the IGA was nice for short trips to the grocery store, and served well as a landmark. The private walkway with security code likewise made us feel safe by reducing foot traffic.

MANAGEMENT RESPONSE: WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR REVIEW AND FEEDBACK. WE ARE DELIGHTED THAT YOU ENJOYED YOUR STAY! WE HOPE TO SEE YOU BACK AGAIN VERY SOON!~TYBEE JOY


Why Tybee?




Charters & Tours

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Tybee’s Bait & Tackle at Lazaretto Creek

4-F Old Highway 80
912-786-7472

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Tybee Island Marina

4 Old Tybee Road – Hwy 80
912-786-5554

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Tybee Beach Ecology Trips

Dr. Joe P. Richardson Tybee Island, Georgia
(912) 596-5362

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Sweet Lowland Tours

902 Second Avenue Tybee Island, GA
(912) 786-0215

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Marshland Inshore Fishing Adventures

Crab Shack at Chimney Creek
912-308-7878

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Crab Creek Charters

41 Estill Hammock Rd. Tybee Island, Georgia 31328
(912) 658-5158

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Compass Sailing

PO Box 30392 Savannah, Georgia
(912) 441-3265

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Brown’s Reelman Deep Sea Fishing

Walsh’s Dock-Lazaretto Creek Northside Tybee Island, Georgia 31328
(912) 313-0833

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Fish Tybee – Tybee Island Charters

PO Box 1762 Tybee Island, Georgia
(912) 786-4801

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Sundial Charters, Nature & Fishing Tours

142 Pelican Drive Tybee Island, Georgia 31328
(912) 786-9470

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Captain Mike’s Dolphin Tours

2101 U.S. 80 Tybee Island, GA 31328
(912) 658-2322

Outdoors & Parks

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Tim’s Bike & Beach Gear

1101 Hwy 80 East Tybee Island, Georgia 31328
(912) 786-8467

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Fat Tire Bicycle Rental & Repair

1403 Butler Avenue Tybee Island, Georgia 31328
(912) 786-4013

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North Beach Birding Trail

North Beach Birding Trail
Walk west from the Tybee Island Lighthouse down North Beach into the Bird Sanctuary. Access the beach through the North Beach Parking Area, located behind Fort Screven on Meddin Dr.

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Blue Heron Nature Trail

Blue Heron Nature Trail
Located off the north side of US-80 opposite Lewis Ave., this trail is almost directly across US-80 from the Sally Pearce Nature Trail.

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Sally Pearce Nature Trail

Sally Pearce Nature Trail
This short trail is located on the south side of US-80 at Fifth Avenue.

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Park of 7 Flags

Park of 7 Flags
This small passive park with beach seats and a fountain and beach is located on Butler Ave. at the west end of Tybrisa.

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Jaycee Park

Jaycee Park
(8.5 acres) Located at the intersection of Campbell Rd. on Van Horne, within walking distance of the beach.
  • Lighted soccer field
  • Lighted softball field
  • Concession stand with restroom facilities
  • Scenic meandering waterway
  • ½ mile jogging track
  • Gazebo
  • New children’s play equipment
  • Outdoor basketball court
  • Grilling and picnic area

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Memorial Park

Memorial Park
(4.5 acres) Located between the Library at 405 Butler and the Gym at 202 5th St., within walking distance of the beach.
  • Two lighted outdoor tennis courts
  • Two lighted outdoor beach volleyball courts
  • Lighted basketball court
  • Children’s playground equipment
  • Restroom facilities
  • Covered lighted pavilion – accommodates up to 150 people
  • Grilling and picnic area

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Tybee Jet Ski & Watersports

1 Old Tybee Road – Hwy 80 Tybee Island, Georgia 31328
(912) 786-8062 | (877) 9JETSKI

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Sea Kayak Georgia

1102 Hwy 80 Tybee Island, Georgia 31328
(912) 786-8732 | (888) 529-2542

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North Island Surf & Kayak

1C Old Highway 80 Tybee Island, Georgia 31328
(912) 786-4000

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East Coast Paddleboarding

PO Box 1372 Tybee Island, Georgia 31328
(912) 484-3200

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Tybee’s Bait & Tackle at Lazaretto Creek

4-F Old Highway 80
912-786-7472

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Bird Watching

Tybee Island is on the Colonial Coastal Birding trail and hosts over two hundred and eleven bird species. Located on the Atlantic Flyway we are host to tens of thousands of migratory birds making Tybee and Little Tybee is a must. We are also a safe haven and winter destination for wintering shorebirds like the endangered Piping Plover, Purple Sandpiper, Red Knot,  Black bellied Plover, Dunlin and many more. No matter if you are a birder that stays on the veranda, beats the bush, or just strolls on the beach, Tybee island will be a great experience for you. One of the best and easiest locations to find excellent birding is on the north beach at  the foot of the Tybee lighthouse. Park in the north beach parking lot at the far end and use the crossover.  From the beach you will see the Northern Gannett, various Terns, Ducks and Gulls flying offshore, or probing in the sand  for food. The rock jetty at the edge of the water is the place to find the Purple Sandpiper. Walk further north towards the Savannah River and you will see mixed flocks of shorebirds roosting, that include the American oystercatcher, Black Backed Gulls, Black Skimmers, Red knots and Plovers. The American Oystercatcher is rare with only approx. ninety breeding pairs in Georgia. However we regularly see them on our beaches and  in our tidal creeks, perched on the oyster rakes waiting for the oysters to open up. They use their bills to pry open the oysters for a treat.  The Black Skimmer is also often clustered here in numbers of a hundred or more. The Skimmer is named after its feeding method. The bird has a lower beak that is a third longer than the upper beak and skims the surface of the water with their bill snapping shut within a hundredth of a second when they hit a fish. Look closely at birds on Tybee and see if you spot a band. Many of the Piping Plovers and Oystercatchers will have a color band on them. The place to report all birds with bands or tags is the Bird Banding Laboratory at the Patuxent Wildlife Center. The number is 1-800-327-2263. The lab will take the report and pass it on to the bird’s original bander. Eventually (it can take a while!), you will get a note telling you where and when the bird was originally banded. Local Birders here can actually pinpoint a small group of approx. twelve banded Piping Plovers that spend their winters here and there summers in the Great lakes. Year round, we often see and hear  the American Oystercatcher, Great Blue Heron, Black and Yellow Crowned Night Heron, Green Heron, Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Louisiana Heron, Black Skimmer, Clapper Rail, Osprey, Brown Pelican, Cormorant, and Willet. In the winter we see a variety of ducks/water fowl including Bufflehead, Merganser (both Hooded and Red Breasted), Loons, and Scoters. The Sally Pearce Nature trail is a great place to stop for the amateur botanist and birder. Although it is a short walk, it is a good spot for warblers the Painted Bunting and many different local plants. The trail starts back from Route 80  on the right between the first and second light on Tybee. The south end of the island offers two different piers. The Pier at the strand and the Back River Fishing Pier with  a great view of the ocean, one can also see Little Tybee Island from these vantage points. Little Tybee is a 7,600 acre Natural Heritage Preserve owned by the state of Georgia. The birding is spectacular as it is undisturbed and only accessible by boat. Contact a local captain/naturalist or a kayaking outfit to set up a visit. When leaving Tybee there is another great birding spot on your right, Fort Pulaski. The marsh that surrounds the fort and near the bridge are a great spot in the winter for Sparrows,  both varieties of Sharp-tail; Nelson’s and Salt marsh and Seaside, as well as Marsh Wrens. There are plenty of trails to walk around on and you may spot a flock of Cedar Waxwings. This is another good spot for warblers and the Painted Bunting. On the bridge to the park you will see Forester’s Terns lining the railing in winter. We welcome you and may you have great birding!


Museums & Attractions

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Tybee Pier & Pavilion

The original Tybee Pier, built in the early 1900s, burned down in a great fire. Rebuilt in 1996, today’s Tybee Pier & Pavilion is one of our most visited and visible attractions. Located on the south end of the island in the main business district, it is open and free to the public. Terrific for […]

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Little Tybee Island

A pure, uninhabited nature preserve, accessible only by boat, “Little” Tybee Island is actually more than twice Tybee Island’s size. This wilderness gem showcases rich coastal salt marshes; pristine beaches; natural dunes and subtropical forests of live oak, pine, and palm. Wildlife includes egrets, herons, white ibis and the endangered woodstork. Roseate spoonbills, ospreys and […]

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Fort Pulaski

Fort Pulaski is Strategically located on Cockspur Island near the mouth of the Savannah River, Fort Pulaski was constructed between 1829 and 1847 to defend the port city of Savannah, from foreign attacks or invasion. However, early in the American crisis that became the Civil War, Georgia state troops seized this masonry fortification. On April […]

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Fort Screven

In 1786, the Georgia Legislature approved the creation of a fort on Cockspur or Tybee Island to be named in honor of General James Screven, a Revolutionary War hero. The fort was never built by the state, but in 1808, the property fell under the jurisdiction of the Federal government as Fort Screven Reservation. In […]

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Cockspur Lighthouse

The Cockpur Lighthouse is located on an islet off Cockspur Island, at the South Channel of the Savannah River by Lazaretto Creek and is considered part of Fort Pulaski National Monument. The beacon appears to float at high tide, when water covers the islet it stands on. As a result of this flooding access to […]

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Tybee Island Marine Science Center

Tybee Island Marine Science Center . . . an authentic coastal experience. Year-round programs for island visitors, scouts, and school groups on the beach, in the marsh, on the water, in the classroom, and the Coastal Gallery. The Tybee Island Marine Science Center’s mission is to shape a responsible stewardship of Coastal Georgia’s natural resources […]

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Tybee Museum

The Tybee Museum is located off US-80 in a 1898 coastal Georgia artillery battery at Fort Screven, the site of the Tybee Light Station. Completed in 1961, the museum features collections of historical items, pictures and relics that chronicle nearly 400 years of the island’s history.   Hours of Operation: Open every day, except Tuesday, […]

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Tybee Light Station

Tybee Light Station, built in 1773, is Georgia’s oldest and tallest lighthouse, and one of America’s most complete historic light stations. It has been guiding mariners safely into the Savannah River for more than 270 years, although it has been rebuilt several times. All of its original support buildings are still located on the five-acre […]

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Grand Thanksgiving Fete and Festival of 1862

Everyone knows Savannah and Tybee Island love big celebrations and you’ll love the Grand Thanksgiving Fete and Festival of 1862!  Fort Pulaski National Monument will commemorate this grand feast on Saturday, November 29. The original event, held in 1862, gave the Union garrison of Fort Pulaski a much needed break from the constant vigilance and alert they maintained […]

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Holiday Boat Parade of Lights Cruise

To add to your enjoyment for your Thanksgiving Getaways to Tybee Island, the Holiday Boat Parade of Lights Cruise is Saturday, November 29th!.  Enjoy one of the most exciting parades of the season aboard Savannah Riverboat Cruises.  You’ll marvel at how wonderful the lighted boat parade is and you’ll be able to see every boat up close, as […]

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Sailing With Santa Cruise

It’ll soon be time for the Sailing With Santa Cruise and it’s always a favorite of ours, mostly because it’s easier to corner up Santa on a boat.  Let’s face it.  Who knows what he’s seen or heard during the year?  It’s always a great opportunity to set the record straight and where’s he going […]

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Tybee Island Information Hut

For the 411 on all things Tybee, check out the Tybee Island Information Hut.  It’s the go-to spot for what, when, and where on the island.  Head to Tybrisa Street and the hut is located at the Tybrisa Roundabout, just in front of the pier and pavilion. Isn’t the little hut cute?!  Here you will […]

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Tybee Joy’s Top Seven Picks For November

Here are Tybee Joy’s top six picks for November in Tybee Island.  The hot temperatures and crowds of summer are gone and now the holidays are here to bring lots of cheer.  Just take a look at how you can enjoy your next visit. November 7-10 Tybee acts up as Kitchen Witches takes to the […]

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Best Bets For Tybee Island and Savannah This Weekend

Be sure to head down to enjoy these best bets for Tybee Island and Savannah this weekend!  Blue skies, white sand and lots of Fall fun are on the way as we welcome November to the coast. Through November 2nd, Spanish tall ship El Galeón Andalucía will visit historic River Street.  The tall ship will be […]

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It’s Fall Y’all

The autumn leaves are beginning to fall on Tybee Island and in Savannah.  I’ve added a touch of coastal autumn to my front porch…of course I had to paint my pumpkins pink! One day last week I took a slow drive through downtown Savannah and saw so many beautiful displays on the porches of the […]

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Would You Like A Little Tybee With That Wine?

Would you like a little Tybee with that wine?  The place where you enjoy your wine tastings definitely enhances the experience and we’ve got just the spot and the occasion for you to pop your corks! Join us this Saturday, October 25th, for the Little Grand Wine Tasting.  This prelude to the Tybee Island Wine […]

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The Best Time On Tybee Island

People often ask, “When’s the best time on Tybee Island?” and my answer is always the same.  Anytime you can come is the best time on Tybee Island! “Drive 20 minutes east of Savannah, Georgia, through a few miles of wide sky and salt marshes. This is where you will find Tybee Island, perhaps the most laid-back […]

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The Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival

The Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival is always the third weekend in October and that means this coming weekend you should be here!  Come out for great seafood, live music, arts & crafts, carnival rides and more as we celebrate our seafood culture with our neighbors in nearby Richmond Hill, GA.  Your Fall beach getaways just keep […]

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