All Day Sapelo Island Tour includes ferry ride, Marine Institute, Mansion, Lighthouse, beaches, Hog Hammock Gullah-Geechee community of descendants of Island's former plantation slaves, historic Read more ➤
- Fascinating historical stories
- Remote unspoiled beautiful beaches
- Historic Mansion and Lighthouse
- University of Georgia Marine Institute
- Gullah-Geechee community of descendants of Island plantation slaves
- Restored historic First African Baptist Church
- Mysterious 4,500 year old Indian Shell Ring
- Tabby ruins of slave cabins and plantation manor house at Chocolate Plantation.
- Haunted Behavior Cemetery
All Day Sapelo Island Tour
On the Whole Day Tour of Sapelo Island, we first tour the University of Georgia Marine Institute and its famous turkey fountain, which begins the fascinating story of multi-millionaire R.J. Reynolds and his four wives and five divorces!
Then we visit the impressive R.J. Reynolds Mansion, built in 1810 by Island plantation owner Thomas Spaulding, followed by the scenic Sapelo Island Lighthouse, built in 1810, where we add Sapelo's interesting military history. The lighthouse is open for climbing only at 11 a.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Next comes the beautiful unspoiled Nanny Goat beach, with no hotels, motels, condos, or houses, where giant seat turtles next every summer Then we tour the Hog Hammock National Historic District, home to the Island's Gullah-Geechee descendants of plantation slaves, and stop for lunch at historic Farmer's Alliance Hall.
Then we enter the R.J. Reynolds Wildlife Management Area, home to whitetail deer, wild hogs, wild cattle, alligators, raccoons, armadillos, and bald eagles, driving to the restored 1899 First African Baptist Church at Raccoon Bluff on Blackbeard Creek facing the scenic Blackbeard Island National Wildlife Refuge beach.
Crossing the Island, we stop at the mysterious 4,500 year old Indian Shell Ring, the Chocolate Plantation tabby slave cabin and manor ruins, restored tabby barn, and Sears house, followed by the Moses Hammock Hunt Camp, possible Spanish mission site at Log Landing, R.J. Reynolds' cotton gin, Howard Coffin Island Commissary, the "Three sister's houses", and tabby ruins of Thomas Spaulding sugar mill and restored Long Tabby sugar house.
Our final stop is the haunted Behavior Cemetery, still in use by descendants of the former Island plantation slaves, before returning to the Island dock for the ferry trip back to the mainland.
- Tour Guide
- 5 per person in cash, exact change only for persons over 6 including guide for roundtrip ferry ride
- 60 in cash, exact change only, for the owner of the rental van on arrival on Island
- Credit Card for gas used on tour, usually about 10
- Food and Drinks
- Visited Places:
- Marine Institute-University of Ga
- Reynold's Mansion on Sapelo Island
- Sapelo Lighthouse
- Nannygoat Beach Pavilion
- National Tailors
- Camp Mystic Guadalupe River
- Log Landing Road
- Behavior Cemetery
8 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.: Tour historical time line display in Sapelo Island Visitor's Center.
8:15 to 8:30: Pay ferry mate and board ferry.
8:30 to 9:00 a.m.: Ferry trip to Sapelo Island. Watch for dolphins, sea turtles, sea birds, and sometimes even bald eagles!
9 a.m. to 9:30: Tour University of Georgia Marine Institute and R.J. Reynolds Turkey Fountain.
9:30 to 10 a.m.: Visit R.J. Reynolds Mansion.
10 a.m. to 10:30: Visit the Sapelo Island Lighthouse and Beacon Light.
10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tour Nanny Goat beach and look for shark's teeth, sand dollars, and sea shells.
11 a.m. to 12 noon: Tour Hog Hammock National Historic District.
12 noon to 12:30 p.m.: Stop for lunch at historic Farmer's Alliance Hall.
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.: Drive through the R.J. Reynolds Wildlife Management Area to the 1899 restored First African Baptist Church at Raccoon Bluff and view Blackbeard Creek and Blackbeard National Wildlife Refuge beach.
1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.: Drive across the Island and visit the 4,500 year old mysterious Indian Shell ring.
2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Tour the Chocolate Plantation tabby ruins of slave cabins and manor house, restored Tabby Barn, and Sears guest house. 3:00 p.m. to 4:30: Visit Log Landing, R.J. Reynolds cotton plantation, Behavior Cemetery, and return to ferry, arriving on mainland at 5:00 p.m.
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