Plan your upcoming boat tour and learn more about what you can expect

Not sure what to do? Captain Bryan is here to help you plan your tour (visiting certain multiple destinations will depend on whether you opt for a half or full-day boat tour). Please call or text Captain Bryan at (912) 328-4924 if you have any questions.

Be sure to discuss your ideas with Captain Bryan because there’s so much to do! Depending on how you customize your private boat tour, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • experience the expansive system of the Intracoastal Waterway
  • put your toes in the sand and explore the beaches
  • jump in the water for a swim
  • eat at The Wyld
  • see local and migratory birds and other animals, such as osprey, crabs, dolphins, eagles, horseshoe crabs, and pelicans
  • bring a picnic lunch
  • learn about local history relevant to the area from the birth of America and on
  • grab a bite to eat from the Burger Boat
  • watch military aircraft fly overhead
  • search for shark teeth and fossils
  • explore Daufuskie Island and eat at The Old Daufuskie Crab Company or have a sip at the Daufuskie Island Distillery
  • drift past the Oatland Wildlife Center
  • view impressive yachts at Thunderbolt Marina
  • see the backside of Bonaventure Cemetery
  • check out the Georgia Ports and see the massive container ships that visit the third-largest seaport in the United States right here in Savannah
  • stop by one of Georgia’s favorite barrier islands accessible only by boat, like Little Tybee or Wassaw and Ossabaw Islands

Questions? Continue reading or check out our FAQs.

What to bring depends on the activities you’ll experience on your boat tour and the time of year. Consider dressing in layers and wearing shoes you can pop on and off easily.

We will provide a cooler with cold water and ice, plus two additional coolers for your personal beverages and snacks. Alcohol may be brought on board for guests ages 21 and over, but please do not bring glass.

We suggest bringing/wearing:

  • sunscreen
  • hats/sunglasses
  • towels
  • SPF shirts
  • snacks and drinks (BYOB)
  • playlist or music recommendations (we have a speaker on board)
  • bug or gnat spray
  • quick dry clothing
  • depending on destination(s), an extra change of clothes… restrooms with showers are available at the marina for use before or after your tour.

Captain Bryan will review other items you may want to bring once you book and customize your tour. Dry storage is limited, so please pack only the necessities.

Be sure everyone has a waiver filled out prior to the tour. A link to the waiver is included in the confirmation email sent once a boat tour is booked. Guests are welcome to forward the email to anyone joining them on board.

Order Low Country Drifters merchandise! We have SPF shirts, hats, t-shirts, and more.

  1. Head over to our online store.
  2. Add item(s) to your cart; if it’s in stock when you order it, it’s yours!
  3. Choose “delivery” and use the marina’s address as the delivery destination: 2812 River Dr, Thunderbolt, GA 31404 (this will bypass shipping fees!)
  4. Captain Bryan will bring you your souvenir(s) on your tour!

Carolina Skiff, Low Country DriftersYou’ll experience the Intracoastal Waterways like a local, riding in a 23 LS Carolina Skiff, with three onboard coolers, cushioned seating, and a bimini top for shade.

Depending on the type of adventure you choose, you will need to be capable of getting off and on from the bow (front) of the boat onto the beach. Each charter holds up to six guests.

Dry storage is limited, so please pack only the necessities.

Learn more here.

Low Country Drifters is located within the Safe Harbor Bahia Bleu marina at 2812 River Dr, Thunderbolt, GA 31404. Once turning onto River Drive from East Victory Drive, the marina is the first commercial entrance on the left (following the house). There is a stone entry with Safe Harbor Bahia Bleu signage.

Parking is free, and restrooms with showers are available onsite before or after your tour.

Upon arrival, Captain Bryan will meet you and direct you to the boat. Carts are available for transporting belongings to the boat; cooler space is available for drinks and any food you may bring.

Staying in Historic Downtown Savannah? Depending on your boat tour itinerary, Captain Bryan may be able to pick you up from the public dock located on River Street.

Children under the age of 13 are required to wear life jackets by law. Guests are welcome to bring their own, but Low Country Drifters will also supply them.

Be sure everyone has a waiver filled out prior to the tour. A link to your waiver was included in the confirmation email sent once the boat tour was booked. Guests are welcome to forward the email to anyone joining them on board.

It’s not uncommon for there to be rain in the forecast on any given day. However, it rarely impacts enjoying the Intracoastal. Captain Bryan keeps a close eye on the radar and will suggest how to proceed with your tour should there be a concern.

The tides also fluctuate, and the Savannah area has the largest tidal range on the east coast.

Low Country Drifters schedules one tour daily to allow for easy scheduling around tides and projected forecasts.  Dependent on the tide and forecast, Captain Bryan will recommend the best time to schedule your tour.

Incredible charter experience! My wife and I took our 2-year-old daughter and her grandparents on a half-day trip and had an absolute blast.

Captain Bryan, the owner, arranged a fantastic trip touring the area and was extremely knowledgeable about the local history and ecology. We saw tons of wildlife, including dolphins and eagles, and visited The Wyld restaurant for lunch before heading back in.

We learned that Captain Bryan is a US Army veteran and it showed in his attention to safety and professionalism. 

Amazing experience, totally recommend, especially for families!

Gregory L. – Ambler, PA
March 2023

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Captain Bryan is, by far, the most experienced in the business.

His expertise, contagious attitude, love of the area, and personable attitude are BY FAR above and beyond expectations.

I will DEFINITELY book with him again.

Jacqueline A. – Richmond Hill, GA
June 2022

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Great experience! We saw dolphins, a sea otter and even found a shark tooth, had a great lunch on Daufuskie Island…

Bryan was prepared as a captain and kept us informed every step of the trip, clean spacious boat, and overall A+ experience.

I will definitely be coming back!!!

Sean M. – Brooklet, GA
February 2023

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Captain Bryan with Low Country Drifters was Great! He was very knowledgeable of the inter-coastal waters. You want to find shark’s teeth and fossils? He knows the spot. You want to see dolphins? He knows the spot. Want to catch a mess of fish? He knows the spot. His personality is easygoing and highly entertaining. Will be booking with Low Country Drifters again soon.

Justin H. – Savannah, GA
July 2022

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Spent the day on the water with Captain Bryan and had an amazing time!

He knew all the best spots in the area and made sure everyone in our group had a great experience.

Highly recommend!

Robert P. – Clarksville, TN
June 2022

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Captain Bryan was great! He is a fun guy and a very safe operator. We saw several groups of porpoises and had an amazing time touring the salt marsh. I highly recommend!

Lance M.  – Statesboro, GA
July 2022

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Captain Bryan gave us a wonderful family adventure! Loved the shark tooth/fossil hunting experience with our grandson, and exploring the Intracoastal waterways. Enjoyed it all!

Nan T. – Savannah, GA
November 2022

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My wife and I spent the day on the water with Low Country Drifters on Monday.

It was both exciting and relaxing at the time. Stopped at Tubby’s for lunch. Highly recommend.

Frank N.  – West Chester, PA
February 2023

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We had the best time on our charter with Captain Bryan! We explored a private little island and found sharks teeth, fossils, and crabs. Bryan has a wealth of knowledge and kept us all engaged. We had an absolute amazing time and will be booking future charters with Low Country Drifters!

This will be a memory we will treasure for years to come!
Thank you, Captain Bryan, for making this such a special day for us!

Taryn N. – Orlando, FL
November 2022

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Low Country Drifters is the best on the ICW!

Captain Bryan is an excellent captain and your guide. My boys loved “Shark tooth island”. We found multiple fossils and shark teeth, and my boys carried them around for weeks. Captain Bryan knew the best fishing and crabbing spots.

He was flexible with our wants and kept us entertained the entire time. We can’t wait to go out for another excursion!

Alex C. – Statesboro, GA
July 2022

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My husband and two young boys had the absolute best time on the water today with Low Country Drifters!

We learned about the history of the Georgia & South Carolina low country, hunted for fossils, explored Daufuskie Island, and saw all the wildlife… crabs, dolphins, and a pair of bald eagles!

If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind adventure in Savannah, please consider supporting this veteran-owned small business.

Captain Bryan is the very best!

Lindsay T.  – Woodstock, GA
November 2022

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What a great day out on the water and visiting Shark Tooth Island.

Highly recommend Captain Bryan and Low Country Drifters for a great experience.

Lisa B. – Gastonia, NC
March 2023

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If you are visiting Savannah, this is a must! Great way to experience Savannah’s waterfront and surrounding marshlands.

Captain Bryan was very knowledgeable and very personable. We enjoyed every part of the trip. Do yourself a favor and book a trip with Captain Bryan.

You will be happy you booked with Captain Bryan.

Barbara F. – Summit, NJ
February 2023

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Our charter with Captain Bryan was the best part of our whole trip by far!

We had such a fun time finding shark teeth and dinosaur bones and had an amazing lunch on Daufuskie Island!

Cannot recommend Low Country Drifters enough!:)

Courtney W. – Cedar Rapids, IA
April 2023

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Captain Bryan was great! He is a very safe operator. We had an amazing time while we were out on his boat. I highly recommend.

Christopher L. – Statesboro, GA
July 2022

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Went on a tour last week. Fabulous.

Bryan is very knowledgeable. Stopped in Savannah for lunch. Saw lots of islands and inlets. Learned a lot about the history of the area. What a tour!

Rose N.  – West Chester, PA
February 2023

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Captain Bryan of Low Country Drifters is an exceptionally knowledgeable boat captain, fossil hunter, and tour guide.

He took my wife and daughter out today to look for shark teeth, dinosaur bones, pottery shards, and other relics of ages past, and we were fully satisfied.

He gave us an ecological and historical tour of the Savannah ICW, brought us to Daufuskie Island in South Carolina for an excellent lunchtime meal, and made sure our photo opportunities were numerous and perfect.

10/10 would recommend to anyone wanting to tour the Savannah area!

Chris B. – Statesboro, GA
January 2023

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Amazing experience for the entire family. Captain Bryan is the epitome of a true professional.

He made us all feel so comfortable; it was like being out on the water with a trusted family member. He is so knowledgeable and has so many interesting facts about the area. We had some really good finds on our shark tooth tour, but we enjoyed the rest of the experience just as much.

Already looking at the calendar so we can book another trip. Thank you, sir for the trip, and also your devoted service to our country.

Spahos Family – Statesboro, GA
April 2023

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Took a boat ride out with Low Country Drifters – Captain Bryan was outstanding!

Enjoyed cruising around Savannah and ended up at Shark Tooth Island 40 shark teeth, some cool dolphin bones and a pepsi cola bottle from the 1940s!

Kayli T. – Guyton, GA
March 2023

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