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Tybee Beach Ecology Trips

33 Meddin Drive, North Beach Parking Lot behind the old fort, Tybee Island, GA 31328-9734
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There were four of us (all adults) and the tour was fabulous. I highly recommend this for everyone... read more

Reviewed January 17, 2018
Maxine B
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So much fun!

Shhh...don’t tell the kids this was educational. This was a wonderful way to spend a couple hours... read more

Reviewed December 6, 2017
Stvchurch
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Tybee Beach Ecology Trips, conducted on Tybee Island, Georgia, by marine biologist Dr. Joe Richardson, are fun and educational experiences for all ages. Typical two-hour beach trips include: high and low tide beachcombing, exploring tide pools and sandy intertidal habitats, pulling a 50 foot beach net, and learning information about the animals you find. Trips are scheduled for families and small groups, scout groups, schools, adult tours, and other groups. Much more than just a beach trip!
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33 Meddin Drive, North Beach Parking Lot behind the old fort, Tybee Island, GA 31328-9734
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Reviewed January 17, 2018 via mobile

There were four of us (all adults) and the tour was fabulous. I highly recommend this for everyone, young or old. Dr. Joe was very knowledgeable and we found 3 live ghost shrimp, a live sand dollar and an olive snail. You get to dig...More

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Joe R, Owner at Tybee Beach Ecology Trips, responded to this reviewResponded January 18, 2018

Thanks Maxine. I had a great time out there with you all.

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Reviewed December 6, 2017 via mobile

Shhh...don’t tell the kids this was educational. This was a wonderful way to spend a couple hours learning about creatures we often walk right over or past as we head to the beach. Our walks along the coast will never be the same. Thanks to...More

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Joe R, Owner at Tybee Beach Ecology Trips, responded to this reviewResponded December 8, 2017

Thanks very much. I had a great time out there with you all. You all were really good at finding stuff!!

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Reviewed November 5, 2017 via mobile

Dr. Joe’s is a very cool guy—super friendly, incredibly informative, super enthusiastic about sharing his knowledge with people of all ages. As a retired professor of marine biology, Dr. Joe is incredibly knowledgeable, but he can relate to people of all ages in a down-to-earth,...More

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Reviewed July 23, 2017

Dr Joe is the best. He knows everything about the waters of coastal Georgia. There were young children on our trip as well as older kids and many adults. Dr. Joe speaks to everyone on their own level. Dragging the big net in the surf...More

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Reviewed June 24, 2017 via mobile

We joined Dr. Joe with our two grandchildren, ages 7 and 5. I was a little worried that two hours may be too long, but I was wrong! They were so excited to hunt for treasures and learn about ocean life. I would recommend spending...More

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Reviewed June 17, 2017

Our Girl Scout troop of 8 girls and 2 adults had an amazing 2 hours! Dr. Joe is so kind and educated about marine life. He was patient with the girls, took his time explaining everything we found, including a live sand dollar! We found...More

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Reviewed June 2, 2017

Our group of 7 enjoyed this trip! We had kids from 5 years old all the way to grandparents. We found crabs, fish, a horseshoe crab, and a stingray. The kids especially loved the seine. So much so that we own one now! Dr. Joe...More

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Reviewed November 11, 2016

My husband and I went out with Dr. joe this morning. He was extremely knowledgable and friendly. He did an excellent job of explaining things in terms that we could understand. He is very enthusiastic, and his love of the ecosystem is obvious. He provides...More

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Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

Dr. Joe facilitates a wonderful trip for everyone. He provides all the exploration gear you would need. His most valuable resource is his vast knowledge of all those sea creatures!

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Reviewed August 16, 2016

This tour was a hit! Our family reunion group included almost 20 people ages 3-70+. Dr. Joe kept everyone active and engaged. We enjoyed finding the creatures and then listening to Dr. Joe tell us all about them. A definite must do on Tybee!

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jaya d
March 27, 2018|
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Response from Joe R | Property representative |
Thanks for getting in touch with me. I schedule my trips around low tide, so the times change from day to day. If you will email me and let me know the dates you are looking at, I can send you the details. This doesn't let... More
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February 26, 2017|
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Response from Joe R | Property representative |
Thanks for getting in touch with me. If you would, please email me and I can give you more details about the trips. (This particular response system will not allow me to include my email address, so I hope you can get it... More
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lv2teachmc
May 29, 2016|
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Response from Joe R | Property representative |
This is a beach trip, so we are not on a boat. I schedule them around low tide, so the times are different from day to day. I do have trips for families and small groups scheduled during that week. So please email me and I... More
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