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Saint Vincent National Wildlife Refuge

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479 Market St, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1329
+1 850-653-8808
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Stunning commentary on the world we live in

This refuge is on an island and you have to use a boat to get to it. It's a very short trip across... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Whitesell
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Tallahassee, Florida
Enjoyed Our Friends of Apalachicola Wagon Tour of This Incredible island

Please Note-this island is not in Apalachicola. It is reached from indian Pass, and then a shuttle... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2017
lesliemc
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Dunlap, Tennessee
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This barrier island is located in Florida's Apalachicola Bay.
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  • Average3%
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“sand spurs” (3 reviews)
“bug spray” (3 reviews)
“indian pass” (5 reviews)
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479 Market St, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1329
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This refuge is on an island and you have to use a boat to get to it. It's a very short trip across a narrow channel but a boat is required. We got on the island and walked to the gulf side and saw one...More

Thank Whitesell
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Reviewed 11 November 2017

Please Note-this island is not in Apalachicola. It is reached from indian Pass, and then a shuttle to the island. There you have a choice of hanging out on a beach with millions of shells and nice shallow water to play, or walking around on...More

Thank lesliemc
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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

This place is a gem. If you are the type of person who wants a Disney experience with animals in pens as you tour then skip the island and drive to Orlando. If you really love being out in nature, shelling a deserted beach, watching...More

3  Thank Kevin F
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

This is a secluded island off of Indian Pass 15 miles west of Apalachicola. Perfect for birding, shelling and looking for ancient Indian chards. Joey Romanelli runs a shuttle off the pass.

1  Thank RalphTallahassee_FL
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Reviewed 7 January 2017

There was no one on the beaches and I had a great walk. I recommend a visit, just a few minutes from Apalachicola.

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Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

So we take 2 teenage girls to this island. There is minimum cell phone coverage, no wifi, no nothing and they loved it. The shuttle is a quick trip across the pass. Once you land it takes about 15-20 minutes to hike through the sand...More

4  Thank elizatlga
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Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

If you love solitude and nature this is the place. Peaceful beauty, only accessible by boat. We were lucky enough to attend a tour put on by the friends of Saint Vincent Island. They offer the tours occasionally in the winter by advertising on their...More

1  Thank PlayaDelCarmenFreak
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Reviewed 16 October 2015

We participated in one of the free tours of St. Vincent Island during their wild week. A short boat ride to the island where you board a truck pulled trailer with bleacher seating. This is about a 4 hour tour and the volunteer speakers are...More

3  Thank marinementors
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Reviewed 29 September 2015

On a recent visit to the barrier islands near Apalachicola, experienced a rural beach trip, with more bait shops than boutiques. From the east end of St. George Island State Park to Indian Pass on the west end of SVNWR, recreation opportunities are endless. Weekend...More

3  Thank Darrell D
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Reviewed 3 September 2015

Very rustic tour - informative - old history of the area - bring bug spray and cool water - very reasonable cost for boat transportation to the island - wagon ride is the preferred means of travel - teens could handle the self guided walking...More

1  Thank Allan K
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queenbeesneko
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Response from PlayaDelCarmenFreak | Reviewed this property |
Just found this .... Winter/Spring Tour Schedule Jan. 13 and 27; Feb. 10 and 24; March 9 and 23; April 13; and May 4. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. TA won't let me put the email in... More
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JudithAM
29 January 2015|
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Response from Icantdrive55 | Reviewed this property |
No they are not on the island.
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