Previous Savannah Excursions hopes to advertise protected celebrating with the return of its St. Patrick’s Day Tybee Island shuttle service.
The shuttle will run each half-hour between Savannah and Tybee Island from Thursday, March 17 at 6:00 a.m. till 1:00 a.m. on Friday, March 18, with the final shuttle departing Tybee Island at 12:30 a.m.
“Previous Savannah Excursions is devoted to conserving the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations enjoyable and protected for each vacationers and locals alike,” stated Joey Serpa, Director of Operations for Previous Savannah Excursions.
Serpa and the workers is happy that the celebration is in full swing this 12 months although Previous Savannah Excursions has been busy with excursions as a result of inflow of tourists which have already began coming to the world.
“The folks simply got here out of nowhere. Round St. Patrick’s Day is often the kickoff to being busy however we had been slammed in early February,” stated Serpa. “It is an excellent factor. A whole lot of the workers, needed to take a 12 months off or they took a few years off due to COVID simply to be protected. They’re all coming again now and we need to get them out working and get cash of their pocket and we assist them as a lot as we are able to.”
Previous Savannah Excursions has an enormous presence within the MLK Parade with teams renting greater than 20 trolleys however 12 months in the past when the choice was made that there can be no trolleys within the St. Patrick’s Day parade Previous Savannah Excursions discovered one other option to serve.
“I assume the parade committee stated they did not need any trolley within the parade. We thought what can we do to assist the group and likewise give to our workers. As an alternative of them being off and lacking a day we tried a shuttle service. It began years in the past and it was a success and we ran with it ever since,” stated Serpa.
Hundreds flock to Savannah for the festivities and in keeping with the Savannah Police Division in 2021 they made greater than 90 arrests, wrote greater than 400 citations, and carried out alcohol checks at greater than 100 companies.
“There have been 71 DUI arrests made throughout the week of St. Patrick’s Day in 2021, so we need to do our half to maintain as many individuals off the roads as doable. Security is essential and yearly we attempt to good our companies increasingly more to make a smoother operation,” stated Serpa.
Choose up and drop off places on Tybee Island embrace Tybee Market IGA, Rivers Finish Campground & RV Park, Tybee Lighthouse, DeSoto Seaside Membership/Beachside Colony Resort and Lodge Tybee. The pick-up/drop off location in Savannah would be the Marriott Savannah Riverfront at 100 Basic McIntosh Boulevard.
Shuttle wristbands might be bought that day at every choose up/drop off location in Savannah and on Tybee Island. Wristbands price $20 one-way or $25 roundtrip, and cost is money solely.
“We attempt to fly below the Uber charges, so $25 roundtrip isn’t dangerous. That’s been our value for years now. We need to hold that value low. We do not need to improve it as a result of. We need to pay our workers, we need to make just a little cash, however it’s extra of a security factor for us and we need to ensure all people comes out they usually’re protected. It’s a protected passage to the get together,” stated Serpa.
The roundtrip wristbands allow riders to take the shuttle backwards and forwards between Savannah and Tybee Island as many instances as desired inside the shuttle’s hours of operation. No open containers of alcohol are allowed on the shuttle. For extra data, name Previous Savannah Excursions at 912-234-8128.