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Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve

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Address: 1766 Landing Road SE, Sapelo Island, GA 31327
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Rich in natural history, this island's human history dates back 4,000 years...

Rich in natural history, this island's human history dates back 4,000 years and is made up of salt marsh, maritime forest, beach and dune areas.

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We did this as part of a local tour. The natural beauty is unique however it is difficult to get there without a guided tour. If staying in the local historic mansion hotel there... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2016
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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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Reviewed 18 November 2016

We did this as part of a local tour. The natural beauty is unique however it is difficult to get there without a guided tour. If staying in the local historic mansion hotel there is an isolated beach and hiking trails.

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Crossett
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Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

The ferry ride is only $5.00. Be sure to book a tour. There are private and state tours. We arranged ours through JR. He has such a unique perspective on the island culture history and geological spheres. Take a stop at one of the most beautiful islands on the east coast. This tour goes so quickly. We came away so... More 

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Milton, Florida
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Reviewed 31 August 2016

My husband and I vacationed at the Golden Isles of GA in August. My husband is from the Savannah area so is a descendant of the geechee people, so after researching before our trip, I knew Sapelo was a must see destination. I woke up feeling sick the morning of our tour but I was not going to let that... More 

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Canton, Georgia
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Reviewed 14 June 2016

Start your morning early by riding the ferry at 8:30A.M. Then be whisked away in an air-conditioned, roomy van to view the sights. Our tour guide was knowledgeable about the facts and history of the buildings, plants, marine life, and people, that have made their mark on this island. She kept an interesting, upbeat dialogue about daily life for locals... More 

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Social Circle, Georgia
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Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

See Sapelo! The private tour with Sapelo Tours (JR Grover) is wonderful. Our tour guide was informative, funny and an expert driver. Who would have thought that a "yellow school bus" would be such a great conveyance...? Enjoy your day and see the Research Center, lighthouse, beach and Reynolds Plantation.

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Dallas, Georgia
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Reviewed 19 May 2016

The visitor center is quite comprehensive and enjoyable. The tour is great. Highly recommend you checking out SINERR,

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Cordele, Georgia
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Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

Sapelo island is an incredible place, and there are very few coastal islands like it. It is difficult to visit requiring a ferry trip and arranged transportation from the dock (unless you are or know a property owner). However, once you have that set up, the island is yours to enjoy. Desolate beaches, thick forests, and incredible views surround you.... More 

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Crossett
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Reviewed 2 March 2016

While you can tour here year round, touring times are limited and you must make plans in advance. It is like all of the islands along the Georgia Coast very unique and rich in history and culture. You must take a ferry to reach the island. This is a great find.

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Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

I visited Sapelo several years ago and thought it was so interesting that I wanted to go back. This April my husband and I will take Stacey's tour. She is so knowledgable , enthusiastic , and accommodating that I know we will have a wonderful experience.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 28 December 2015

Sapelo Island is BEAUTIFUL. If you have a chance to visit the island... take one of the tours offered by local residents. I went to the 2015 Culture Day (in October every year). Loved the island. Ate the most amazing food. Met wonderful people. Learned a lot about the history of the island and the current state. Definitely worth checking... More 

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