Welcome aboard! When you book with Lighthouse Trolleys, you are booking a full island experience! We pick you up when you want to do a tour, and we pick you up front door anywhere on the island. Our tours are normally about two hours long and are custom designed according to your special preferences.
Want to tour, shop, and eat? No problem. You get the full island exposure and stop at any of your favorite spots to eat, get a snack, or take some time to shop. When you are on vacation or hosting friends, family or business associates, you do not need any hassles, just convenience and that's what we provide from Lighthouse Trolleys!.
Your tours are hosted by members of one of the oldest families in Glynn County and St. Simons. The Fendig family has had a large and prominent presence since the late 1800's. History old and new is our heartbeat and passion. Enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and fun, our family guides will give you the "inside local knowledge" of the past and present. We make you feel like old family members! View our suggested menu of tours or create your own! Call or email today and join us for a great trip.
St. Simons Tours
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Our St. Simons Tour carries you to every historical point of interest on the island (except the very north end)and through quaint neighborhoods so you can come away with a sense of the past, present and future. St. Simons Island is the same size as Manhattan Island and yet hidden beneath the splendor of the majestic live oak canopy, you will be amazed to hear of the local, state, national and international events that occurred here on this relatively unknown island. A tour on the trolleys is all ways a comfortable experience, never to hot or cold. Open, airy, and fun, the Trolley is a comfortable ride with your guide! Join us as your host guide will spin the lore and love of St. Simons. We promise, when the tour is done, you will be glad you came and feel like one of the family! For over 35 years, Cap has hosted people from all over the world and taken them inside the "secrets" of St. Simons Island.
Request a Maritime Tour. This tour features the magnificent history from a maritime theme. Stops at important waterfront vistas with Cap detailing all the history from the Spanish Galleons, pirates, the British conquest, the timeline of the many major waterfront forts up to the modern day impact of the sea on St. Simons. Cast netting is demonstrated, fishing techniques displayed, and all sorts of surprise fun!
Many request our Real Estate tour! These tours are conducted by request to assist you by viewing the island through a neighborhood experience. You can receive "local knowledge" and information about St. Simons Real Estate, get your questions answered on what your potential investment would produce in return and quality of life experiences. Information on property tax rates, flood insurance, crime and protection, school issues, and other important information will be readily available.
At night, many enjoy our Ghost Tours! Travel through the many mysteries of the haunted island locations. An island with a history like this island also has a collection of favorite ghosts to go with it! Guaranteed to show you what the term "night life" means on St. Simons!
Another exciting evening tour is our Appetizer Crawl! Our trolley will pick your group up and take you "hopping" to a select group of favorite restaurants on St. Simons so you can jump in and try their showpiece appetizer. Board back up and try another. By the time you have finished your two hour sampling of St. Simons best appetizers, you will have gotten the best of the best! And what fun! Since these are private trips, coolers are allowed on board! BYOB! Full of good food, friends, and laughter!
One of our most popular off island trip is our Jekyll Island Tour. Jekyll has a historic district with the Jekyll Island Club as the centerpiece. All of the cottages and the Hotel were built in the late 1880's and are fully restored. The eco system around Jekyll is full of coastal wildlife and beautiful scenery. The trip departs St. Simons and we give a swing through tour of the historic city of Brunswick, Georgia, then arrives at Jekyll. Guests can disembark for lunch or dinner depending on the type of trip you want. Visit the turtle center, stroll the historic shops, go through the grounds of the historic district. Then you will load back up for a short tour around Jekyll to St. Andrews Beach and Driftwood Beach, and then return back to St. Simons. Total length of trip is 4.5 hours.
WE OFFER PRIVATE TOURS DAILY by appointment at your choice of time pick up at your choice of location on St. Simons
6 or less persons $150 7 to 10 persons $200 11 to 20 persons $300 21 to 37 persons $400
*All tours two hours length. Cash or all major credit/debit cards accepted
" The St. Simons Tour on board Lighthouse Trolleys with Cap Fendig was one of the best in the country! My wife and I always take a tour wherever we go because their is no better way to learn about the area we visit. We were amazed at the history bourne out of this little no name island. Thanks Cap!" Albert & Susan Noles, Akron, Ohio