Arrive Hampton River Marina for Tour of Little St. Simons Island, Georgia by 9:15 a.m. Cost: $79.50 per person. Maximum: 18.
Note: This trip is open to Sierra Club members only until Saturday, March 9. Then, the trip and wait list will also open to non-members.
Little St. Simons is a private island resort that has won national recognition. Plan to arrive by 9:15 a.m. at the Hampton River Marina on St Simons Island for the 9:30 a.m. ferry to the island. We start with a naturalist-led tour of the island, sitting on bench seats in the back of an open truck. Afterward, we'll enjoy a lunch prepared by the island's chef. After lunch, our naturalist will take us to explore miles of pristine beach.
The ferry departs the island at 3 p.m. The resort has noted that the boat ramp is very steep at low tide, and the truck tour is “bouncy” and may not be advisable for those with back or hip problems. A loose fitting, long-sleeved shirt and long pants are suggested in case of bugs.
Reserve on Meetup.com or to June at [masked]. Please advise June of any food allergies or dietary restrictions when you reserve your spots. Reservations close Saturday, March 16. Your reservation is a commitment to pay for the trip at the resort.
Arrange carpools on Meetup. We will carpool/caravan from Publix on Town Center Parkway (St. Johns Town Center) off 9A, north of JTB. We will depart promptly at 7:30 a.m. Estimated driving time from Jacksonville airport is 1 hour 30 minutes.
Resort website: www.LittleSSI.com. For special overnight rates, contact resort directly at;
Little St. Simons Island, Georgia: P.O. Box 21078, 1000 Hampton Point Drive, St. Simons Island, Georgia 31522. (888)[masked]; [masked].
The resort suggests using the following link for map and directions because people sometimes have difficulty using their GPS: http://www.littlestsimonsisland.com/LSSI_directions.pdf
Also, see map and driving directions under More/Files.