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Voluntourism: Will Float For History

Fun events and voluntourism on Tybee IslandVoluntourism is another great way to get the most from your Tybee Island visit.  In fact, there’s a super fun opportunity that’s coming up soon and all you have to do is join in for “Will Float For History“!

Grab your friends and come take a fun and relaxing float for history down the back river!  The Tybee Floatilla invites you to join in this voluntourism event on Sunday, July 1st at 11:00 a.m.  The floatilla will begin at Alley III and Chatham Avenue and it ends at The Crab Shack, with a short break on the Criminal Island Sandbar along the way.

To register and purchase tickets in person, visit The Crab Shack on Tybee or the Register Law Firm in Savannah.  There, you will fill out a registration form and waiver and receive a koozie, rules and regulations and an entrance wrist band.  You will receive a Floatilla t-shirt upon your arrival at The Crab Shack following the Float.  TICKETS are $25 each.
To register online, visit: TybeeFloatilla.com. You will receive your koozie, rules and regulations and entrance wrist band in the mail.  You will receive a Floatilla t-shirt upon your arrival at The Crab Shack following the Float.   TICKETS $30 (includes a $5 processing fee).


Georgia Sea Turtles – Volunteering

Mermaid Cottages loves our sea turtles! Our own coffee — Mermaid Morning Bliss, which is available in all our homes and for sale at Sea Side Sisters — was created to support the Sea Turtle Project in Georgia. All profits go towards these projects. Tybee Island Sea Turtle ProjectWe are avid supporters other ways, such as through the Tybee Island Marine Science Center and the annual Tybee Turtle Trot 5K, held each spring to kick off Sea Turtle Season and proudly attended by many mermaids and mermen.

Several Mermaids are also part of the 6AM Turtle patrol from May 1st – Sept 1st where we walk the beach looking for newly laid turtle nests. Last summer Head Mermaid Diane found 2 turtle nests during her 6AM patrol! Lights out for Sea Turtles is also very important, and we have made sure our two beachfront cottages — Doyles on the Beach and Crabby Jo’s — have sea turtle-friendly lights and that our guests know what to do to for the homes to be sea turtle-friendly. For more info on Georgia sea turtles visit the Tybee Island Marine Science Center and The Georgia Sea Turtle Center.