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Ocean Motion. After an instructional clinic, head off to explore the marsh creeks, coastal waters, and beaches with Ocean Motion, which has been giving kayaking tours of St. Simons for more than 30 years. The shop also does bike rentals. 1300 Ocean Blvd., St. Simons Island, GA, 31522. 912/638–5225. www.stsimonskayaking.com/ocean-motion.html. Daily 9–8.
Barry's Beach Service. If sailing is your thing, check out this shop in front of the King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort on Arnold Road for its Hobie Cat rentals and sailing lessons. Barry's also rents kayaks, boogie boards, stand-up paddle boards, beach chairs and umbrellas, and beach funcycles (low, reclining bikes), and conducts guided kayak tours. Locally owned and operated, Barry's has served the Golden Isles since 1977. 420 Arnold Rd., St. Simons Island, GA, 31522. 912/638–8053. www.stsimonskayaking.com. Daily 9–5.