Savannah is a city whose history and personality cannot be separated from the waters around it. It’s location near rivers and on the coast allowed for it to grow into a bustling, prosperous city. Today, its riverways and coast provide for a stunning natural backdrop, and a boat tour is one of the best ways to learn more about the city’s past. Here are some of the best Savannah, GA, boat tours!
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5 of the Best Savannah, GA, Boat Tours
Bull River Cruises offer boat tours that highlight the history and nature of Coastal Georgia. They have several different cruises, including Dolphin Discovery Tours, Savannah Wildlife National Refuge Tours, and Coastal Georgia Discovery Tours.
You’re guaranteed to see Atlantic Bottlenose dolphins during a Dolphin Magic Tour, or your next ride is free! Sit back and relax as you enjoy a narrated history of Savannah’s waterways and marvel at the beauty of Savannah’s rivers, marshes, and barrier islands.
If you’re looking for a bit of exercise as you enjoy Savannah from the water, consider taking a Moon River Kayak Tour! Its founders have been paddling the region’s waters since 1995, and one of the founders, Mike, is also the owner and lead naturalist for Bull River Cruises.
As you paddle through the marshes and rivers, you’ll catch glimpses of wildlife like ospreys, eagles, and sometimes even dolphins and otters. Tours are 2.5 hours long. Kayak rentals are also available if you are looking to explore without a guide.
Savannah Coastal Ecotours offers private boat and kayak tours of the Georgia Coast. Choose from day trips or more immersive overnight camping trips. Boat trip options include a Marsh Tour, Isle of Hope Sunrise or Sunset Tour, and tours to Wassaw Island or Ossabaw Island. Kayak trip options include an Isle of Hope Tour, Ebenezer Creek Tour, and Isle of Hope Sunrise or Sunset Tour.
Savannah Riverboat Cruises is one of the most popular options for Savannah, GA, boat tours. You’ll have a wide range of options to choose from. If you’d like to combine your tour with a meal, take a brunch, lunch, or dinner cruise! There are also moonlight cruises for those in search of a more romantic excursion, sunset cruises, special seasonal cruises, and even gospel cruises!
Other Ways to Explore Savannah, GA
- Explore the Savannah City Market
- Enjoy an Old Savannah Trolley Tour
- Tour a plantation
- Head to the beach
- Enjoy a bite to eat at a local restaurant
Where to Stay
After learning about the history of Savannah and taking in the area’s unique natural beauty, return to your beautiful accommodations at the historic Inn on West Liberty. Our inn provides a luxurious bed and breakfast setting for guests to enjoy the many splendors and charm of Savannah’s historic district.
Expect true Southern hospitality during your stay with us! In the mornings, you can expect a fresh, complimentary gourmet breakfast to be waiting for you. In the afternoons, join us for light afternoon refreshments and wine.
Our gorgeous rooms provide a cozy, luxurious place to recharge after your time spent exploring Savannah. You’re sure to wake up feeling completely refreshed each and every morning!
Be sure to take a look at all of our elegant rooms before you book your stay!