Tour and Ferry at Sapelo Island

Tour and Ferry at Sapelo Island

 

Saturday, June 15th at 7:00 am we will meet at Hardees on Merrill Road (off 295).

We will take a ferry boat to Sapelo Island in Meridian, Georgia near Cumberland Island.   The cost of the Ferry is $15.00.   The fee for the ferry also includes a bus tour of the Island which is approximately 3 hours.   After the Island tour, we will hike the trails at the visitors center and grab some lunch.  There are many historical sites on the Island. 

Sapelo Island is the site of the first believed European settlement in the 1500's.   It is the site to several mansions, one being the Reynolds mansion, home to tobacco tycoon R.J.Reynolds.  It is still home to the Gullah who were African slave descendants. Most of the island is a wildlife refuge and used for marine and eco system research.

 

To make reservations please call[masked]-3224.  You must do the bus tour on island in order to get on the ferry.  The reservations are all done individually so we are not listed under a specific name.   There is a limit of 16 on this trip.  We are departing on the 9:00am ferry.  Call soon to make your reservation as the ferry sells out fast.  http://www.sapelonerr.org/visitorcenter.htm 

Please bring snacks, bug spray, and water.   Leader, Victor Corrales: [masked]

 

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  • Marta W.

    http://vanishingcoastalgeorgia.com/category/darien-ga/
    We got back to Darien as the "Burning of Darien" festival was ending, but here are photos taken earlier last Saturday.

    June 21, 2013

  • Marta W.

    http://vanishingcoastalgeorgia.com/category/darien-ga/
    We got back to Darien as the "Burning of Darien" festival was ending, but here are photos taken earlier last Saturday.

    June 21, 2013

  • Susan C.

    I had a wonderful time touring Sapelo Island. I have been wanting to go there for a few years. Thanks to Larry and Mara Louise for letting me join them there and back. I also enjoyed seeing old friends and meeting some new ones. Thanks Vic for planning such a wonderful trip. I really enjoyed my lunch too.

    June 16, 2013

  • Marta W.

    Yesterday's trip to Sapelo Island was a repeat visit as I had taken the tour some 15 or so years ago; however, it refreshed my memory and expanded my knowledge of the Island. People living on the Golden Isles are very priveleged -- so laid back in a beautiful setting of nature edged by the ocean -- a vision of life in the last century
    . Vic and Julie were successful and fun event leaders as usual.

    June 16, 2013

  • Karen M M.

    Such a wonderful, relaxing day!! I thank Inita & Patty for keeping me company on the ride up and back! Time flies when you have good conversation to fill in while driving. Had a great time with the group, and thanks to Vic & Julie for an extremely informative and good times!!! Another place to go visit again!!

    June 16, 2013

  • Maralouise S.

    Wonderful. Didn't know this place existed, lovely tour, great guide and always fun with Vic and Julie!!!

    June 15, 2013

  • Julie L.

    Thanks Vic for leading this wonderful trip!

    June 15, 2013

  • Carmen V.

    I had a great time

    June 15, 2013

  • Michelle

    very interesting mansion...do you think the man had enough rooms in his house...underground bowling alley...$175 per person for the night...yeah, we can book a party...LOL!!!

    June 15, 2013

  • Ken H

    I had a great time. Thanks Vic!

    June 15, 2013

  • Julie L.

    Just Beautiful!

    June 15, 2013

  • Inita

    Being picked up at river city. See u there

    June 15, 2013

  • stacy t.

    Have to make it next time.

    June 14, 2013

  • Steve M.

    I work Saturdays

    June 13, 2013

  • Karen M M.

    Meeting at Merrill Rd. is highly inconvenient for me, but I still would like to ride with others. If there is anyone who lives on the west side of the river who would like to carpool, PLEASE get in touch with me as soon as possible and we can work out where to meet. Looking forward to this trip!!

    June 10, 2013

    • Inita

      I am in that area. Have meeting until 2 will get back with u

      June 12, 2013

    • Karen M M.

      Inita, my phone # is listed on the comments here...call me if you would still like to carpool...there is another who is interested in doing so.

      June 12, 2013

  • Karen M M.

    Since I live on the westside, meeting at Hardee's is out of the way for me, and means extra miles. If anyone else lives on this side of the river, and wants to carpool, please let me know. I check for messages every day, so replying on here is ok.

    June 5, 2013

    • patty

      hi, I will be staying in riverside for the night----and I will be right off 1 10 off of stockton street--so easy to get on 1 95....let me know.

      June 12, 2013

    • Karen M M.

      That sounds good to me. I am not all that far from Stockton Street myself, about 15 minutes or so. We could either meet someplace near there, or at Rivercity Marketplace further north. My number is[masked] if you would like to call and schedule a meeting. Someone else posted as well today, so hopefully we can all meet & ride up together.

      June 12, 2013

  • vic c.

    Ray and anyone else, Julie and I are bringing our road bikes or whatever mt bikes to burn up some calories after we chowed down in Darien. Looks like a interesting like town. Will get back about places to grab a bite in Darien!

    June 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    this sounds like a very fun group Mark

    June 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Vic and Dan, as mentioned to Dan Woolf at the last meeting, I will be having minor hip surgery on June/19th. I will be back good as new in no time. I may get something together at Camp Cho-wen-wah in Greencove Spgs soon after. Cool place where Black Creek meets the St. Johns river. Camping,(cabins w A/C,treehouses,tents etc),dining hall,campfires ok,kayaking,fishing,hiking,etc...Anyhow will keep you guys updated. Thanks Guys

    June 11, 2013

  • Tracey T.

    Vic, are we changing time to arrive earlier?

    June 9, 2013

    • vic c.

      We need to may sure we're there by at least 8:40 am for processing, if we leave by 7:10 and not exceed the 10% over the speed limit 77mph then we will Ok

      June 10, 2013

  • Julie L.

    my reservation was made

    June 10, 2013

  • Michelle

    Hi, If anyone is willing to drive I'll be happy to pay for the gas: ) I made a reservation for myself and the person told me we have to be there by 8:30am

    May 30, 2013

    • Ken H

      I can take 1 person w/ mountain bike or 2 w/ no bikes, but I'm leaving Jax at 6:30 because I think driving 96 miles in 90 mins is cutting it too close.

      1 · May 30, 2013

    • patty

      anyone coming from st augustine to car pool?

      June 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Victor, I have too much work to do on my condo to enjoy this great trip. I hope there will be more like it.

    June 9, 2013

  • Susan C.

    Looking forward to it!

    June 7, 2013

  • vic c.

    I see that we have a few more folks on the waiting list ,I would go a head an call to see if there are an open spots for the park run tour if not there is a private tour by JR Grovner [masked] ,it runs a bit more but this would be another way to attend the event. Will post costs as soon as I can contact JR.

    June 7, 2013

  • Tracey T.

    My reservation is made. Also may leave earlier so as not to "miss the boat"!

    June 5, 2013

  • Denese J.

    I made my ferry reservation the same day I RSVP for the trip.

    May 31, 2013

  • Maralouise S.

    Count me in if possible, Vic.

    mara

    May 31, 2013

  • Karen M M.

    Ok...on waiting list, but due to Vic's latest comment, I have reserved my spot on the Ferry. I am really looking forward to this one!!!! Now I keep my fingers crossed I don't get waylaid!!!

    May 31, 2013

  • vic c.

    As of 7pm ,those on waiting list can go but it's going to depend on spots available on the tour and for those all ready going we may bump up the time in order to make ferry unless we make like smokie and the bandit,,,,,,,not!!!!!!

    May 30, 2013

  • Tracey T.

    Darn, saw this this morning....too late.

    May 30, 2013

  • vic c.

    please call as soon as possible for your reservations ,Tour first then they will book you for the ferry ,it is a early start so be on time and coordinate your carpool rides . also the visitors center takes only cash or checks!! ,will double check on that.

    May 30, 2013

    • Inita

      I called and reserved. They only take cash or checks. Looking forward to the trip but not sure how to hook up on the car pool

      May 30, 2013

    • Carmen V.

      Yes, the visitor center only take cash or check.

      May 30, 2013

  • Michelle

    Sounds like a lots of Fun! Looking forward to it: ) How long is the hike?

    May 30, 2013

  • Rebecca

    I'm looking forward to getting active with the group again!

    May 30, 2013

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