September 15: Tybee Island GA Sea Kayak Races

TYBEE ISLAND GA | Slip away for a late summer sports vacation on the Georgia Coast! Proceeds from the 14th Annual Tybee Island Sea Kayak Race benefit the Tybee Island Marine Science Center, a non-profit marine science education facility offering hands-on programs for school and scout groups as well as for the general public.

Book Tybee Island lodging at Lighthouse Inn bed and breakfast in historic Fort Screven near the historic Tybee Lighthouse, North Beach Grill, and quiet North Beach Atlantic Ocean sea shore.


Sea Kayak Race FEES: $40 – $45.

1. Tybee River Race: 6 ½ miles on the tidal river separating Tybee Island and Little Tybee Islands; tests speed and endurance. 2. Little Tybee Challenge: 8 miles, circumnavigates part of Little Tybee Island, passing through narrow tidal creeks, broad tidal rivers, open coastal areas, and two surf zones. Little Tybee Challenge racers should have rough water experience and be competent at self rescue. Your boat must be sea worthy in rough conditions. 3. Race Across the River for Gold Sponsors: Our Gold sponsors compete for a grand prize of a two- hour natural history trip for ten-plus people on Mike Neal’s boat, the Island Explorer, or a kayak adventure for up to 8 with Moon River Kayak Tours. Each of these sponsors selects one person (employed by the business or part of the group) to race a kayak (provided by race) across the Back River and back to the marina.

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