On Aug. 21, people in the United States will be able to see the sun disappear behind the moon in a total solar eclipse. For those of us who are lucky enough to be in Savannah, GA and Tybee Island, GA, it makes it a perfect reason to escape from the ordinary and prepare to enjoy this very rare event. In our area, we will not see a total eclipse, but we will experience an almost total eclipse, being about 97% totality. Not too shabby! If you are wondering where the best place is to experience this event locally, here are a few suggestions in Savannah and on Tybee Island.
If you are considering a trip to the beach, You can use this interactive map from NASA to zoom in on the path and find out the exact locations from which it will be visible. Note that it has been stated that the only safe way to look directly at a partial eclipse or an uneclipsed Sun are via special-purpose solar filters, including "eclipse glasses" or hand-held solar viewers.
Eclipse Lunch and/or Sightseeing Cruise - Savannah RiverBoat Cruises
Eclipse Lunch and/or Sightseeing Cruise
Boarding at 12:15pm | Sailing 1:30pm - 3:15pm
Lunch & Sightseeing – Adults $41.95* | Children(ages 5-12) $24.15*
Sightseeing ONLY - Adults $23.95* | Children(ages 5-12) $14.95*
Eclipse Events @ Savannah Children’s Museum
Savannah Children’s Museum will have eclipse-related activities 9am-2pm on Mon. August 21, 2017.
$7.50 per person (aged 18 mo. and older)
Eclipse Events at nearby Georgia State Parks
Fort King George State Historic Site, Darien, Ga.
Eclipse Paddling Trip
Join a group to kayak to Butler Island and view a solar eclipse. This is the first total solar eclipse visible in America in nearly 40 years. From our location, roughly 94% of the sun will be obscured.
Fort McAllister State Park, Richmond Hill
Super Spectacular Sharktooth Island Solar Paddle
Cost: $75 plus $5 parking fee
Paddle to Shark Tooth Island to enjoy the day with hot dogs and cold drinks while watching the solar eclipse. This is the first total solar eclipse visible in America in nearly 40 years. From our location, roughly 94% of the sun will be obscured. $75 per person. Space is limited. Call for reservations: 912-727-2339.
Tybee Island, GA
Fort Pulaski National Monument
"Off The Path” party at Fort Pulaski National Monument. Fort Pulaski will be open on the day of the eclipse during normal operating hours of 9am-5pm, with guided fort tours at 11am and 1pm.
For safety, our typical 3pm tour will be moved to 3:30pm on the day of the eclipse. Please note that during maximum darkness, movement around the fort may be limited for safety reasons.
11:00am -- Guided Fort Tour
11:30am – Ranger Program: Science and History of Eclipses
1:00pm – Guided Fort Tour
1:15pm – Eclipse Begins
1:30pm – Ranger Program: Science and History of Eclipses
2:46pm – Maximum Totality
3:30pm – Guided Fort Tour
4:09pm – Eclipse Ends
10am to 1pm – Children’s Activities in the Guard Room
Capt. Mike's Dolphin Tour offering eclipse viewing party
Capt. Mike's Dolphin Adventure Tour is offering an almost once in a lifetime opportunity for a special Eclipse Viewing and Dolphin Cruise on Monday, August 21 at 2pm. Guests will be treated to a special one and a half hour tour to view the dolphins and experience the solar eclipse, which will be 97-percent for our area. To get on the waiting list, email email@example.com with the subject "Eclipse Waiting List."
The Eclipse - At Tybee Island Marina
Come experience an almost once in a lifetime opportunity on our special Eclipse Viewing Monday, August 21st at 2pm. You'll be treated to a special viewing and experience the solar eclipse, which will be 97% for our area. Special looking glasses, Mocktails and light appetizers will be available. A limited number of seats for this special event, so reserve your spot now to join us!
NBBG Eclipse Party
Come celebrate the eclipse at the North Beach Bar & Grill! The day will kick off with food and drink specials. We will have eclipse glasses for our first 150 loyalty club members. After heading to the beach to watch the eclipse, come back to the Grill for more fun! Nickel Bag of Funk will be rocking the house from 6pm-9pm.
**To reserve chairs on the north beach, please text Russ at North Beach Rentals at 912 484-6535.