Turtle Tides Jekyll Island Guided Tours and Rentals Kayaks, Paddle Boards (SUP) and more

Turtle Tides Jekyll, CarolinaMama and Family

On our travel to Jekyll Island, Georgia, we were referred to experience Paddle Boarding for the very first time! What an adventure! We loved it so much, some of us were more naturals than others!  Here's all the scoop and how much we adored working with Turtle Tides Jekyll!

We love family adventures and you've seen how much we love kayaking. Paddle boarding has been on our list to try out together. Turtle Tides Jekyll was the perfect place to have our first paddle boarding lesson and experience. It is beautiful! We boarded on the intercoastal waterway so it was magnificent. 

Turtle Tides Jekyll, Jekyll Island, Georgia
Locating the Turtle Tides team was simple. Jamie is the operator and was our instructor along with David. Our experience was very streamlined and simple. Jamie was excellent with texts of directions, maps and information before and after our experience. She listened to hear about our family's athleticism and that mine is not what it used to be. We are all welcome! I love that she encouraged us to all experience paddle boarding - hopefully, to fall in love with it! 

Turtle Tides Jekyll and CarolinaMama Family 

We loved our experience with the Turtle Tides team. Jamie and David were very good instructors. They were fun and hilarious, too! They even took pictures! :) 

Voila! It happened! I loved it! Now, my standing paddle boarding moves were awesome and short lived and not as gracious as my little knee boarding photo! :) So, here is my favorite photo aside from our family one! #TerrellTribe PSA, I will wear my black yoga Bermuda shorts next time on the water. I just wasn't thinking of white on the water. Fashion faux pas for sure. Well, fashionably, the white shorts looked great - before that got wet! 

Look at my Boulder Mt. Man go!!! :) So proud of him! I knew he would do great. He is so athletic and agile. He loved it. 

Look at our son who loves doing headstands!  How on this green earth he balanced a headstand on a paddle board, I do not know! :) He was so adventuresome to do this! Our awesome guide, Jamie, paddled over and videoed his headstand and backbend and all the fun! :)  

That's something special about Turtle Tides Jekyll. They care! They go the extra mile. They took all of these photos so we would have the memories. They'll take your photos, too! We were so glad they did! We'll cherish these for a long time.

To be newbie paddle boarders, we got pretty far out there! Look at what a beautiful day we had! We also had time to chill and enjoy! 

 Here's the real deal! :) Dad took one for the team! Because you all know southern girl, Carolina Mama, is not showing casual photos like Boulder Mt. Man can! He's handsome at any angle! He boarded a long time. I will show this to remind you. Paddle boarding is to be revered! :) It is a lot of work!

Seriously, I spent a lot of time in this position or climbing up onto the board! :) Hey, it was my first time ever! It is addicting! I look forward to another adventure in paddle boarding. 

Our youth were incredible! They model paddle boarding well! They are coordinated, strong and did well. Our swimmer enjoys swimming best. Yet, he had a fabulous style and stride on the water. 

You need to know that is Jamie, the Operator of Turtle Tides Jekyll. She is the most helpful, reassuring and encouraging instructor you'll find. She is also compassionate! So, if you are like me, and the intercostal waterway current really carries you toward the sea, Jamie is at your rescue!

Seriously, I have not water perception and I thought I was doing a fabulous job of swimming my paddle board back to shore so I could get a fresh start. Well, I was further out and not going anywhere due to the current. My son mentioned calling the Coast Guard. :) Jamie and Dave had a great solution, Jamie used her kayak to row me to the Shark Tooth Island. 

Then, we traded! Best trade ever! I got the kayak, my mothership, and Jamie took the paddle board and that was all she wrote! It was homeward bound! I got to enjoy kayaking and paddle boarding all in one day! I felt totally safe and cared for by the Turtle Tides Jekyll team. They are prepared and fit for the challenge. Hey, I was so proud of myself always, always being the adventurous one! I'm thankful that I am athletic and love trying new sports! Paddle boarding is one I will definitely try again. You know, I'll continue my kayaking, too!

We hope you get to try paddle boarding at Turtle Tides Jekyll! You'll be glad you did. 

Here's our "headstander" after an afternoon of paddle boarding and headstand paddle boarding! :) Again, Thank you to Turtle Tides Jekyll for the beautiful adventure and the epic photos to remember it all!  

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Here is the Turtle Tides website www.turtletidesjekyll.com so you can quickly make your own online reservations for kayaks, paddle boards (SUP), Hobie Mirage Eclipse boards (SUP with handlebars/elliptical propulsion) and E bikes (battery pedal assist bikes). 

Give Turtle Tides Jekyll a call. They would love to speak with you about your next excursion.  912-571-2567.

Warmly, Carolina Mama

FTC Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Turtle Tides Jekyll. All opinions are my own. 

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