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Lighthouse Trolleys Land & Sea Tours

It is hard not to fall in love with St. Simons Island. The best way to do this of course is to explore and sightsee. You could drive, walk, or even take a bike ride to see it all. A great way to see and learn about what St. Simons has to offer is to take the Lighthouse Trolleys Land & Sea Tours. I was excited to be able to do both.

Captain Fending is the owner of this wonderful company. He has a very nice fleet that include open air trolleys, buses, and boats. Not only did they provide tours, but also transportation. This is great for large parties or even if you are having a wedding.

Christchurch ©2017 HollyDayz

My first few encounters there was an open air trolley. I had to hold on to my hat to keep it from flying one particular time, but the wind felt great. They made stops at the beach, Christchurch, passed the Lighthouse and much more. The guide was so knowledgeable and gave out so much great information. I personally love history so I enjoyed listening to the stories.
First African Baptist Church ©2017 HollyDayz

We even passed by the First African Baptist Church which was built by slaves who also attended services at the church. It was beautiful and learning about the history was very intriguing. St. Simons has a ton of history and the guides are happy to share the many stories with you.
Captain Fendig and his wife ©2017 HollyDayz

On another beautiful day we took one of the trolleys over to the Morningstar Marina to head out with Captain Fendig and his lovely wife on their boat. There is plenty to see on land, but to really see some other areas take a boat tour is necessary and Fendig is your guy. Just like the other guides he and his wife are very nice and knowledgeable. They took us around showing us golf courses, offering us really cool fun facts, and more.
Bird Island ©2017 HollyDayz

We went past Bird Island which is right off of Jekyll Island. I learned that a unique sight of white pelicans hang out there. Tons of them and they decided to take flight and show off a bit as we passed by. There are also a couple other bird species that are protected and can be found there. St. Simons is apparently great for those who love to watch birds.
Part of the Sidney Lanier Bridge ©2017 HollyDayz

Another opportunity we had was to go under the Sidney Lanier Bridge. The architecture is beautiful. It is the longest spanning bridge in Georgia and a sight to see. There were tons of gorgeous boats and even some cool cargo ships that were like giants next to us. While on the boat we also had a good lunch that was provided by King and Prince Resort.
Both the boat and trolley tours allow you to bring food, your own bottle, and even your dog. Highly recommend the tours because they were fun, interesting, and I learned some cool things. I hope if you get to St. Simons Island you get the opportunity to take a tour with Lighthouse Trolleys Land & Sea Tours. See more of the tours and my time in St. Simons below.

Have you ever taken a Lighthouse Trolleys Land & Sea Tours while visiting St. Simons Island?

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  • terri

    These photos are beautiful. Of course, I love any pictures with water. And I’ve never thought of visiting an island in Georgia but you’ve certainly convinced me.

    • Holly Dayz

      Thank you. The island was beautiful I really loved it.

  • LaShon Renee

    I’d love to visit the islands off of the East and Southern Coasts of the US. I’m in S CA and there’s not much island life over here but I’m obsessed with islands so I’ll have to make my way over there.

    • Holly Dayz

      There are plenty of things to see there. So beautiful and warm too.

  • Kayvona Branson

    Wow that looks so beautiful! I could use a visit to St. Simons Island!

    • Holly Dayz

      It is so beautiful. I think you would enjoy it.

  • Tiffani G

    I’ve actually never even heard of St. Simons Island, but this looks like a fun family trip. I’ll put it on my list!

    • Holly Dayz

      Seems like many haven’t, but it is definitely a beautiful place. I hope you get to visit soon.

  • mimicutelips

    The views are beautiful, and they sound very refreshing. I like that they shared a bit of history. I’m not familiar with St. Simons Island.

    • Holly Dayz

      It is such a great island in Georgia. I hope to go back and visit soon. It is so pretty.

  • Shelly

    I’ve never visited St. Solomons Island so thanks for giving us the scoop! I think it’s cool that you traveled al over by trolley because it’s something I never do. BTW, I really love the picture of the bridge.

    • Holly Dayz

      St. Simons is a nice island. Thank you it is a really pretty bridge.

  • Marsha

    Oh how beautiful! I’ve been wondering about St. Simons and Jekyll Island. I can’t live in Ga for so long and not visit. This has motivated me even more to go!

    • Holly Dayz

      Oh yes, you must visit. You will have a blast. It is such a great town with nice people.

  • Kimberly Sessions

    This looks like a great place to go for a mini getaway with my hubs. I will definitely check it out and add to my short list of places. Looks beautiful.

    • Holly Dayz

      It would be great for you and your husband to go. Y’all would enjoy it!

  • Kiwi

    Wait St.Simons Island is in GA??? Had no clue it looks amazing so roadtrip!!

  • tiffanytravelsblog

    I haven’t visited Georgia in years, this looks like a great little island to visit, I always want to travel out of the country but we have some gems stateside.

  • OutdoorsyDiva

    I’m loving reading about your visit to St. Simons island. I actually recommended it to someone just the other day even though I haven’t been myself. It’s definitely on my list of places to visit.

  • Chris

    My brief experience with Georgia was a few nights in Atlanta, but this looks more my speed. Some gorgeous photos in here!

  • Gokul Raj

    That is a pretty scenic trip. I would have loved to see more pics of the Bird island.

  • Megan Indoe

    This looks like the perfect weekend getaway. I think we have to explore this part of the States more to find all the gems like these! I love the composition of the photo you took of the Sidney Lainer bridge too!

  • Ali May

    This looks like a lovely place to visit! I was a bit confused at the start, as I didn’t know what country it was located in and the Christchurch reference had me thinking you were writing about New Zealand. Oops! I now know that this is in the US – and I hope to visit Georgia one day, so this one is now definitely on my travel radar!

  • mags

    I’ve been meaning to go to St. Simons for a while. I always drive by the appealing signs when I drive to Savannah. This post confirmed my suspicion, it’s gorgeous!

  • Jennifer Melroy

    Lighthouse Trolleys Land & Sea Tours looks like a great way to see St. Simons. I am a huge fan of local history tours. The history can reveal a lot about a location and Savannah is such a charming city.

  • cleverlychanging

    Beautiful pictures. St. Simons is a beautiful oasis.

  • kathy (from

    I haven’t been to this area yet but it looks absolutely beautiful. Especially Sidney Lanier Bridge. Your photo is really good. Thanks for sharing.

  • Joe Ankenbauer

    Georgia has a whole completely different side than what people know. you captured this side beautifully! One of my favorites is Driftwood Beach on Jekyll Island. Its pretty cool and eerie

  • One Girl One World

    I would be particularly interested in the First African Baptist Church. The boat trip sounded really fun too! Looks like you had a great trip

  • Prerna_Malhan

    My cousin keeps mentioning about St. Simons Island but we really never got an opportunity to make it to Georgia. Would definitely add it to the list of places to explore.

  • Lara Dunning

    I agree. The tours are not only fun, but a great way to learn about the history of the island and the importance of the marshlands. I loved that we got to see White Pelicans, which are usually in my neck of the woods. Highly recommend!

  • Carmen

    Beautiful pictures. We took a family vacation there 3 years ago and we had a great time. I love the unspoiled charming beauty of St. Simon.

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