Things To Do
Sapelo is a state-managed barrier island, the fourth largest in the chain of coastal Georgia islands between the Savannah and St. Marys rivers. Accessible only by passenger ferry, Sapelo provides a number of public access recreational and educational opportunities, especially a visit to Hog Hummock the only remaining intact Gullah Geechee community on the coast. A tour of Sapelo Island is a highlight for anyone visiting the Georgia coast and not to be missed.
Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve
The Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve stretches along the western perimeter of Sapelo. The reserve focuses on research, stewardship, education, and sound management of coastal resources. They invite visitors to take a tour of the reserve and discover the island's breathtaking natural ecosystems.
Sapelo Island Tours with JR Grovner
Discover the beauty of Sapelo Island by taking a tour with JR Grovner, an experienced tour guide and Sapelo Island native. On this colorful tour, you will visit the tabby ruins of an old French estate, discover Native American Shell Mounds, and explore the newly-restored Sapelo Lighthouse.
Coastal Georgia is steeped in human and natural history. Since the first human inhabitants colonized the coast, man and the abundant natural resources found here have been inexorably linked. A visit to one or more sites along the Colonial Coast Birding Trail will provide you with the opportunity to see and enjoy the beauty of a kaleidoscope of birds and glimpse the fascinating history of this land and its residents.
We are close to eBird Hotspot: Harris Neck NWR
Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge
The Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge (HNNWR) was established in 1962 by transfer of federal lands and the World War II Army airfield formerly managed by the Federal Aviation Administration. The refuge consists of 2,762 acres (11.18 km2) of saltwater marsh, grassland, mixed deciduous woods, and cropland.
Great trials for hiking or cycling.
Fort King George
Fort King George is the oldest English fort remaining on Georgia's coast. During the 1720s and 30s, the fort was the Southern outpost of the British Empire. After several hardships such as disease, threats of Spanish & Indian attacks, and harsh coastal weather, the fort was abandoned. In 1925 the fort became a lumber export center for a short time until it was turned into a historic site open for public tours.
Boat Tours and Excursions
Captain Virginia Baisden offers boat explorations of Georgia's Barrier Islands, Marshes, and Rivers. Clients who use her services include Nature Lovers, Birders, Hikers, Explorers, Artists, and Photographers.
The Ashantilly Center - Darien, Georgia
The Ashantilly Center, known as “Old Tabby,” was the mainland home of Thomas Spalding, early Georgia planter, legislator, and McIntosh County landowner. The original home, circa 1820, burned in 1937, and the current house was an ongoing project of the Haynes family. Today, the Ashantilly Center is a non-profit educational and cultural historic site, organized and founded by William G. Haynes, Jr. Mr. Haynes was an artist, small letterpress printer (The Ashantilly Press), and environmentalist. His legacy, the Ashantilly Center, hosts cultural and historic events and workshops.
Coastal WildScapes is a 501 (c)(3) organization formed in 2009 to address the increasing need to educate and engage the public in practices that will preserve the biodiversity of the Georgia coast. Their goal is to educate the target audience about native habitats. Provide tools to empower ecologically-based decision-making. For a culture that values biodiversity.
The Altamaha River offers an abundance of activities for people of all ages. Bring your children, significant other, or come by yourself and enjoy a relaxing day of fishing, bird watching, kayaking, and more. Bring your boat and spend an afternoon on a sandbar! Nature at its best. The Altamaha River meanders through 11 counties in South Georgia giving you unlimited opportunities to get on the river!
Private boat and kayak tours of the amazing Georgia coast
Adventures Departing Historic Darien Georgia
SouthEast Adventure Outfitters has been sharing the beauty of the Georgia Coast with thousands of people a year since 1994. If it floats and it's fun, we like it! Our headquarters is located in the Pier Village on St Simons Island. Our Brunswick Boathouse has a private dock for demos, tours, and a warehouse with a comprehensive selection of new and used kayaks and SUPs for sale!
Turtle Tides provides affordable kayak tours for families and groups. We also offer self guided tours and rent stand-up paddle boards, kayaks so you can enjoy the beauty at your own pace. We are warehouse ran and deliver to the beach or home/ Rental free of charge. Veteran owned and family operated.