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Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve

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1766 Landing Road SE, Sapelo Island, GA 31327
+1 912-437-3224
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A trip back in time

Take a trip to explore history. Learn how people from different walks of lived and visit the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mazma5
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Georgia
Recommendation for Sapelo sights tour

Just returned from an excellent private tour of Sapelo Island with JR Grovner (912-506-6463... read more

Reviewed 9 February 2018
TMOH8
,
Guildford, United Kingdom
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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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“ferry ride” (12 reviews)
“school bus” (4 reviews)
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1766 Landing Road SE, Sapelo Island, GA 31327
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Take a trip to explore history. Learn how people from different walks of lived and visit the historical sights around the island.

Thank Mazma5
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Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

Just returned from an excellent private tour of Sapelo Island with JR Grovner (912-506-6463). After calling him to arrange we were met off the ferry and entertained and informed for the next 3 hours by JR. He covered all of the main sights giving us...More

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Reviewed 26 December 2017

Took the early ferry to the island, beautiful ride. Bus tour and brunch at Reynolds Plantation. Beautiful old home, very good tour guide with lots of interesting facts about family. The house was decorated for Christmas

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

We took our Washington D.C. friends to Sapelo Island and were not disappointed. It had been 60 years since I last set foot on the island. The ferry system is efficiently run with safety first. The overall Sapelo tour was educational and beautiful. We particularly...More

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Reviewed 11 August 2017

We toured Sapelo with one of the local inhabitants (there are only 47 full time!) Jr met us at the ferry at 9am & we boarded a school bus for the tour. Jr took us ALL over the island, making frequent stops, a loquacious guide,...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2017

The Sapelo Sights Tour took us to the Research Lab where we saw and learned about many of the local animals. Outside RJ pulled some leaves from the Prickly Ash tree. He gave us a leaf and we chewed on it. It was a natural...More

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Reviewed 12 May 2017

We visited Sapelo last Saturday and was pleasantly surprised at the ferry ride. Waves were high after a front had moved through the night before. The ferry ride was very smooth. We took the tour offered by the Department of Natural Resources and the tour...More

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Reviewed 1 May 2017

We went to Sapelo Island last month, taking houseguests with us from Atlanta. We had such a good time. There is a ferry over and then you can tour the island by making arrangements. There's a very pretty lighthouse, the Reynolds Mansion, and the historic...More

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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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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...More

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