Sapelo island tours, sapelo island, georgia 1,318 likes 7 talking about this 563 were here history and wildlife tours. At nearly 18,000 acres, sapelo is georgia's fourth largest island at 10 miles long and 3 miles wide, and it retains many natural features. Luxury ocean view vacation rental cottage on sapelo island, georgia.
The sapelo foundation grew out of richard j reynolds, jr’s interest in sapelo island, one of the many barrier islands along the georgia coast. It was during one of these excursions that i first experienced the wonder of sapelo island we had put in at shellman bluff. Explore an array of sapelo island, ga vacation rentals, including houses, cottages & more bookable online choose from more than 50 properties, ideal house rentals for families, groups and couples. About the mansion & sapelo island step off the ferry onto sapelo island and step back in time to the reynolds mansion, a place where impeccable service and classic architecture greet every guest.
The 6,100 acres of the sapelo island national estuarine research reserve (sinerr), located along the western perimeter of sapelo, is dedicated to research, education, stewardship, and sound management of coastal resources. The sapelo island passenger ferry is wholly run by the georgia department of natural resources (dnr) – wildlife resources division ugami guests pay $1 each way.
The first private owner of the island was patrick mackay, who grew crops there before the revolution the estate of mackay sold sapelo to john mcqueen, then, in 1789, sapelo was acquired by a consortium of frenchmen who wished to cultivate sea island cotton, cut live oak timber for sale to naval shipbuilders, stock the island with slaves. Getaway to sapelo island with unfailing punctuality and a singular lack of fanfare the sapelo queen routinely departs civilization each morning at 8:30 bound.
Sapelo island / ˈ s æ p əl oʊ / is a state-protected barrier island located in mcintosh county, georgiathe island is accessible only by aircraft or boat the primary ferry comes from the sapelo island visitors center in mcintosh county, georgia, a seven-mile (11 km), twenty-minute trip. Take a journey of sapelo island, georgia with a direct descendent of the slaves that once lived and worked on sapelo island human activity. Bikes provided which allowed me to ride everywhere throughout the community, including to the sapelo island ferry the town of darien. Book now for our 100% lowest price guarantee on over 79 sapelo island hotels find the top hotels with no cancelation fees at travelocity today.
Sapelo island tourism: tripadvisor has 92 reviews of sapelo island hotels, attractions, and restaurants making it your best sapelo island resource. Sapelo island cultural & revitalization society (sicars) is a nonprofit corporation whose mission is to preserve and revitalize the hog hammock community located on sapelo island, georgia.
Mailing address: po box 32 sapelo island, ga 31327 shipping addresses (for large parcels): 1766 landing rd se darien, ga 31305. Sapelo island stories by no more hot supper nights where the boys and girls meet cornelia bailey is of the last generation to be born and raised and. History of sapelo island the earliest inhabitants of sapelo island were prehistoric indians shell middens, mounds, and pottery fragments provide ample evidence of their presence from 4000 bp up through the influx of europeans during the eighteenth century, when they were known as the guale. Accessible only by ferry, sapelo island offers beach camping, hiking trails, and phenomenal kayaking to go with plenty of history and charm.
Visitor center features displays that tell the history of sapelo island it serves as the departure point for the passenger ferry to the island reservations are required. Here is some video from a recent trip to sapelo island that i took the beach is beautiful and thankfully free of condos, crowds, and development. Sapelo island is almost exclusively african-american and preserves the gullah culture and history with traces back to the days of a journey to sapelo island.