History & Ecology: Okefenokee Swamp, Amelia & Cumberland Islands

Alongside naturalists, discover the idyllic landscapes and unique wildlife of the Barrier Islands and Okefenokee Swamp. Plus, visit historic towns and learn about Civil War history.
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Program No. 11603RJ
6 days
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A fun Island experience combining seashore and swamp events.


I enjoyed the program and every day was interesting. The trip to the Okefenokee Swamp was special. We are in Florida for the winter, and wanted to see a part of Florida and Georgia we were not familiar with.

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Fabulous trip, even if it was unseasonably cool. Great leader, excellent food, especially the local shrimp. Our motel was close to the beach, had bicylces you could explore the beautiful local greenways, and the town of Amelia was charming. Boat ride on Okefenokee was beautiful and Cumberland Island was spectacular with wild horses, empty beaches and gorgeous live oaks with palmetto palms. Toured original mansions and modest dwellings of original inhabitants, but wish we had had more time to walk through the beautiful natural areas.


A delightful exploration of the history that makes this region so unique as well as opportunities to view the flora and fauna of the area in their natural habitat. Discoveries galore!


The Amelia Island, Cumberland Island, and Okefenokee Swamp trip was a delightful winter break in unique places. The trip was a good blend of experiences by boat, van, bus, and walking.

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