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Survivin’ the 2019 Tybee Pirate Fest

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Survivin’ Pirate Fest by: Scurvy McGillywhiskers Welcome aboard a weekend that be anythin’ but ordinary, filled wit merriment, spiced grog, ‘n hot wenches stuffed in tiny corsets!! Tis be a place whar imagination be free to take flight, magic may exist once again, ‘n ye can forget reality fer a few short days or hours dependin’ on […]

HELP: Barabbas & the Junkanoo Tribe were among those devastated by Hurricane Dorian

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Barabbas & the Junkanoo Tribe were among those devastated by Hurricane Dorian when it hit the Bahamas. Donate today! Hurricane Dorian made landfall in the Bahamas on September 1, 2019, and stalled over the islands for several days, devastating the region. Our friends (and yours) Barabbas and the Junkanoo Tribe were among those that lost […]

Tybee Equality Fest hits the beach next weekend!

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Tybee Island Equality Fest hits the beach next weekend! August 22-25, 2019 Tybee Island is known for its beautiful beaches, sand, sun and family fun.  We are not going to let the summer end without one more beach bash with our family – Tybee Island Equality Fest!  We provide a welcoming, safe space for the […]

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Cigarette Litter Prevention for Tybee Island

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Cigarette Litter Prevention for Tybee Island Tybee Island will join with other coastal communities for a second year to promote cigarette litter prevention – GEORGIA’S COAST IS NOT AN ASHTRAY. Throughout the month of August, Tybee Island bars and restaurants will use GEORGIA’S COAST IS NOT AN ASHTRAY branded drink coasters to reach a targeted […]

Tybee Island Marine Science Center Celebrates Admiral’s First Birthday

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Tybee Island Marine Science Center Celebrates Admiral’s First Birthday Admiral Will Turn One on July 24th Tybee Island, GA: Wednesday, July 24, 11:30 AM: The Tybee Island Marine Science Center’s Marine Debris Ambassador, Admiral, a loggerhead sea turtle, will turn one on Wednesday, July 24th, and you’re invited to the celebration. “We’re planning quite the […]

Summertime Movies in the Park

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Summertime Movies in the Park The summer series of Movies in the Park at Memorial Park on Tybee Island are here again.  The third Saturday of June, July, and August, family-friendly movies will be shown at Memorial Park when the stars in the sky shine bright enough to let the stars be seen on the […]

East of the Lazaretto Arts and Crafts Show

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The Tybee Tourist is pleased to announce that all vendor spots for its summer East of the Lazaretto Arts and Crafts Show on Tybee Island are filled. We have new artists and old friends, with a wide variety of handmade products. The East of the Lazaretto Arts and Crafts show will run July 13-14, beginning […]

See you next week at Tybee’s 4th of July Fireworks!

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See you at Tybee’s 4th of July Fireworks! Tybee Fireworks Celebration takes place on July 4th and begins about a half hour after sunset.  Even though the Pier on South Beach is where all the action takes place, you can have an excellent view of the fireworks from almost anywhere on the island. Come early […]

Tybee Lighthouse 2019 Sunrise & Sunset Tours

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Tybee Lighthouse 2019 Sunrise & Sunset Tours These tours are a unique opportunity to experience the Lighthouse before and after hours by joining one of our small private tours. The tour lasts about ninety minutes and includes a climb to the top of the Lighthouse to experience a beautiful Tybee Island sunrise or sunset. We […]

BEWARE of the SANDBARS!

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BEWARE of the SANDBARS! We hate having to put out this reminder so soon after another tragedy but it seems warranted. As of this writing, 2 people have drowned this year alone on the Southend Sandbar. PLEASE BEWARE and DO NOT go out there. Not only are you risking your life but the lives of […]

10 Things To Do On Tybee

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“Steer Away” – Miss Judy Charters

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“Steer Away” a fishing story by Miss Judy Back in the late fifties, I remember my father telling me about the abundances of Spanish mackerel that we had in our area. In fact, during this time they basically covered most of the nearshore surface waters around Tybee Roads. (Better known as the Savannah Shipping Channel) […]

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Lights out for Tybee

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“Lights Out for Tybee” May 1 – Oct 31 “Lights Out for Tybee”  is a program that has been put into effect to protect nesting Loggerhead Sea Turtles.  Tybee Island urges people to turn off or shield light coming from structures visible from the beach after 9 pm from May 1st to October 31st.  Artificial […]

2nd Annual Tybee Island Mermaid Festival, May 3 – 5

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Beach, please! Savannah Pride presents the 2nd annual Tybee Island Mermaid Festival, May 3 – 5   Savannah PRIDE, the organizers of Savannah’s annual LGBTQ Pride Festival, are hosting the second annual TYBEE ISLAND MERMAID FEST, presented by Tybee Vacation Rentals, Friday, May 3 – Sunday, May 5, on Tybee Island, […]

Tybee Business Spotlight: Beachside Colony Resort

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Tybee Business Spotlight: Beachside Colony Resort Beachside Colony Resort, Tybee island’s ONLY resort, has just been completely remodeled and redecorated. Chris and Sandy Simon, the new owners as of 2016, who grew up on Tybee, know how to treat their guests. After both of the hurricanes hit Tybee Island, back-to-back, their goal was to make the […]

Join us for the 2019 Tybee Wine Festival

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Join Us for the 2019 Tybee Wine Festival! In about two weeks, it’ll be the start of the 2019 Tybee Wine Festival, our islands an annual springtime celebration of wine and coastal cuisine. Presented by the Tybee Post Theater, this year’s event, April 25-27, features three days of international wines, fine food, and, of course, […]

Funding Needed to Preserve and Protect The Cockspur Island Lighthouse

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Funding Needed to Preserve and Protect The Cockspur Island Lighthouse   Since the early 1800s, the Cockspur Island Lighthouse has marked the South Channel of the Savannah River, just 12 miles east of the Port of Savannah. The lighthouse sits on an islet made of oyster shells and marsh grass and is often covered by […]

North Atlantic Right Whale Makes Her Tybee Debut!

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Smoke, a 21-foot-long North Atlantic right whale makes her island debut in the 17th Annual Tybee Irish Heritage Celebration Parade Saturday, March 9.   Maria Procopio Tybee Island Marine Science Center 912-786-5917 [email protected] Tybee Island, GA: Smoke, a 23-year-old female, is key to the Tybee Island Marine Science Center’s Ocean Outreach program and travels to […]

Savannah Blarney Stone Debut 2019 St. Patrick’s Celebration on River Street

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The Savannah Blarney Stone will make its debut during the St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Celebration. Kiss the stone and help local charities! FOR RELEASE: 3/4/19 CONTACT: Sandy Champion (912) 508-5500 text (Savannah, GA) After years of preparation, The Savannah Blarney Stone will make its formal debut during an unveiling ceremony Friday, March 15, 10AM at […]

St. Patrick's Day Tybee Shuttle

2019 St. Patrick’s Day Tybee Shuttle

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2019 St. Patrick’s Day Tybee Shuttle Schedule With the St. Patrick’s Day festivities in Savannah right around the corner, and in order to ensure safety and to provide a service to all of you Old Savannah Tours will have a shuttle service to downtown from Midtown Savannah and Tybee Island. The cost of this service will be […]

Spring Time on Tybee Island

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Spring has Sprung on Tybee Island You can really tell that its Springtime on Tybee Island. From the azaleas blooming to the smiles you see on everyone’s faces, the warm sun is bringing out the best the beach has to offer. This is a fantastic time to get outdoors and take in all the natural […]

Tybee Bar Olympics this Sunday!

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Tybee Bar Olympics this Sunday!   Get ready for the 4th Annual Tybee Bar Olympics! This Tybee style fun-raiser will take place on Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 11am. Come out and cheer on your favorite Tybee Island characters as they move from bar to bar. Each of the 20 Teams will endure a day of […]

Tybee to Savannah Shuttle Starts March 4, 2019.

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Savannah to Tybee Shuttle Service starts on March 4, 2019. Savannah to Tybee Shuttle to resume service on March 4, 2019. The service is offered by Coastal Regional Commission. Contact 1-912-352-0084.

Sea Camp at the Tybee Island Marine Science Center

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The 2019 dates for the Tybee Marine Science Center Sea Camp are up. Sea Camp is perfect for children from 6-11 years old, with morning and afternoon modules, aftercare and curbside pick-up. Summer FUN for the kids…designed to fit your schedule.  • Choose a combination of days and times to fit your summer schedule. • We […]

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Laissez les bons temps rouler – Mardi Gras Tybee kicks off next Saturday!

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Laissez les bons temps rouler – Mardi Gras Tybee kicks off next Saturday!   No need to travel to New Orleans to throw down Mardi Gras! Celebrate this year’s party on Tybee Island, GA. Head out to Tybee Island’s South End at noon on March 2nd to start the Mardi Gras Decadence!  The big fun starts […]

Tybee Wine Festival Announces Events and Tickets NOW ON SALE!

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Tybee Wine Festival April 25-27, 2019 Sip international wines and sample fresh coastal seafood and other culinary delights at the Tybee Wine Festival. Now in its 11th year, the Tybee Wine Festival will feature three uniquely different delightfully delicious wine and food experiences, combined with live musical performances – all taking place within the beautiful […]

Tybee Island Marine Science Center Announces Continuing Lecture Series

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Tybee Island Marine Science Center Announces Continuing Lecture Series Sustainability. Ecology. Awareness. (S.E.A.) Series Tybee Island, GA: The Tybee Island Marine Science Center announces the third guest speaker in its lecture series featuring area conservation and research groups sharing their knowledge of coastal area flora and fauna. “Our hour-long Walks, Talks & Treks provide a lot […]

A Letter from our Mayor: Helping Members of the U.S. Coast Guard

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Marine Rescue Squadron, Tybee Island, GA is collecting gift cards for the Coast Guard and you can help! From Tybee Island, GA Mayor Jason Buelterman Tybee and the Savannah area are served by several local Coast Guard units: the Coast Guard Air Station at Hunter, the Savannah Marine Safety Unit, the Aid to Navigation Unit, the Cutter Unit […]

Construction Begins for new Marine Science Center Site on Tybee Island

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Construction Begins for new Marine Science Center Site on Tybee Island by City of Tybee Tybee Island, Ga. – (January 14, 2018) Effective immediately, the City of Tybee Island will begin construction at the site for the new Tybee Island Marine Science Center in the north beach area parking lot off Meddin Ave. The building location […]

Patrick Saunders Artist Talk at The Crab Shack

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Patrick Saunders Artist Talk at The Crab Shack Jan 28, 6-9pm Meet award-winning painter Patrick Saunders at his artist talk before his sold-out painting workshop January 29th-31st on Tybee Island, Georgia. Patrick will give a short lecture on his journey as an artist, and available paintings will be exhibited for sale. This talk is free […]