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Best of St. Simons, Sapelo, Jekyll: An Island-Hopping Adventure

Discover Georgia’s Atlantic Coast islands from different perspectives as you explore a historic fort and grand homes while also learning about island ecology and Gullah Geechee culture.
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Program No. 1384RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,649
Georgia

Best of St. Simons, Sapelo, Jekyll: An Island-Hopping Adventure

Discover Georgia’s Atlantic Coast islands from different perspectives as you explore a historic fort and grand homes while also learning about island ecology and Gullah Geechee culture.
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,649
Program No. 1384 RJ
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DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Feb 7 - Feb 12, 2021
Small group
Starting at
1,799
Itinerary Note

This departure will stay at Jekyll Island Club Hotel.

Feb 21 - Feb 26, 2021
Starting at
1,649
Itinerary Note

This departure will stay at Jekyll Island Club Hotel.

Mar 7 - Mar 12, 2021
Small group
Starting at
1,849
Itinerary Note

This departure will stay at St. Simons Island Resort Hotel.

Mar 14 - Mar 19, 2021
Small group
Starting at
1,799
Itinerary Note

This departure will stay at Jekyll Island Club Hotel.

Mar 21 - Mar 26, 2021
Starting at
1,649
Itinerary Note

This departure will stay at Jekyll Island Club Hotel.

Apr 11 - Apr 16, 2021
Starting at
1,699
Itinerary Note

This departure will stay at St. Simons Island Resort Hotel.

Apr 25 - Apr 30, 2021
Small group
Starting at
1,799
Itinerary Note

This departure will stay at Jekyll Island Club Hotel.

May 2 - May 7, 2021
Starting at
1,649
Itinerary Note

This departure will stay at Jekyll Island Club Hotel.

Sep 12 - Sep 17, 2021
Small group
Starting at
1,799
Itinerary Note

This departure will stay at Jekyll Island Club Hotel.

Oct 24 - Oct 29, 2021
Small group
Starting at
1,799
Itinerary Note

This departure will stay at Jekyll Island Club Hotel.

Nov 7 - Nov 12, 2021
Small group
Starting at
1,849
Itinerary Note

This departure will stay at St. Simons Island Resort Hotel.

Jan 16 - Jan 21, 2022
Starting at
1,699
Itinerary Note

This departure will stay at Jekyll Island Club Hotel.

Feb 6 - Feb 11, 2022
Starting at
1,849
Itinerary Note

This departure will stay at Jekyll Island Club Hotel.

Mar 6 - Mar 11, 2022
Small group
Starting at
1,849
Itinerary Note

This departure will stay at St. Simons Island Resort Hotel.

Apr 10 - Apr 15, 2022
Small group
Starting at
1,699
Itinerary Note

This departure will stay at St. Simons Island Resort Hotel.

May 1 - May 6, 2022
Starting at
1,699
Itinerary Note

This departure will stay at Jekyll Island Club Hotel.

Sep 11 - Sep 16, 2022
Starting at
1,699
Itinerary Note

This departure will stay at Jekyll Island Club Hotel.

Oct 23 - Oct 28, 2022
Starting at
1,849
Itinerary Note

This departure will stay at Jekyll Island Club Hotel.

Nov 6 - Nov 11, 2022
Small group
Starting at
1,849
Itinerary Note

This departure will stay at St. Simons Island Resort Hotel.

DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Feb 7 - Feb 12, 2021
Small group
Starting at
2,299
Itinerary Note

This departure will stay at Jekyll Island Club Hotel.

Feb 21 - Feb 26, 2021
Starting at
2,139
Itinerary Note

This departure will stay at Jekyll Island Club Hotel.

Mar 7 - Mar 12, 2021
Small group
Starting at
2,349
Itinerary Note

This departure will stay at St. Simons Island Resort Hotel.

Mar 14 - Mar 19, 2021
Small group
Starting at
2,299
Itinerary Note

This departure will stay at Jekyll Island Club Hotel.

Mar 21 - Mar 26, 2021
Starting at
2,139
Itinerary Note

This departure will stay at Jekyll Island Club Hotel.

Apr 11 - Apr 16, 2021
Starting at
2,199
Itinerary Note

This departure will stay at St. Simons Island Resort Hotel.

Apr 25 - Apr 30, 2021
Small group
Starting at
2,299
Itinerary Note

This departure will stay at Jekyll Island Club Hotel.

May 2 - May 7, 2021
Starting at
2,139
Itinerary Note

This departure will stay at Jekyll Island Club Hotel.

Sep 12 - Sep 17, 2021
Small group
Starting at
2,299
Itinerary Note

This departure will stay at Jekyll Island Club Hotel.

Oct 24 - Oct 29, 2021
Small group
Starting at
2,299
Itinerary Note

This departure will stay at Jekyll Island Club Hotel.

Nov 7 - Nov 12, 2021
Small group
Starting at
2,349
Itinerary Note

This departure will stay at St. Simons Island Resort Hotel.

Jan 16 - Jan 21, 2022
Starting at
2,199
Itinerary Note

This departure will stay at Jekyll Island Club Hotel.

Feb 6 - Feb 11, 2022
Starting at
2,359
Itinerary Note

This departure will stay at Jekyll Island Club Hotel.

Mar 6 - Mar 11, 2022
Small group
Starting at
2,359
Itinerary Note

This departure will stay at St. Simons Island Resort Hotel.

Apr 10 - Apr 15, 2022
Small group
Starting at
2,199
Itinerary Note

This departure will stay at St. Simons Island Resort Hotel.

May 1 - May 6, 2022
Starting at
2,199
Itinerary Note

This departure will stay at Jekyll Island Club Hotel.

Sep 11 - Sep 16, 2022
Starting at
2,199
Itinerary Note

This departure will stay at Jekyll Island Club Hotel.

Oct 23 - Oct 28, 2022
Starting at
2,359
Itinerary Note

This departure will stay at Jekyll Island Club Hotel.

Nov 6 - Nov 11, 2022
Small group
Starting at
2,359
Itinerary Note

This departure will stay at St. Simons Island Resort Hotel.

At a Glance

In the late 1800s, the beautiful beaches and lush landscapes of Jekyll Island became a private playground for the elite. Today, relics of the Rockefellers, Morgans, Vanderbilts and Pulitzers still stand on this island-turned-state-park, and provide a fascinating window to the past. Explore the barrier island with an expert to gain insight into this world of wealth as well as the Gullah Geechee and their history in the region. On this educational adventure to three of Georgia’s barrier islands, explore historic homes, preserved forts, driftwood beaches and Gullah Geechee landmarks as you gain a well-rounded perspective of this region’s unique history.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking up to one mile, including beach and marsh walks; ferry ride to Sapelo. School bus or park van for field trips on Sapelo.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Explore the famed Jekyll Island Club hotel and learn how the island was made into a winter retreat for families including the Rockefellers and Pulitzers.
  • Venture to St. Simons’ battlegrounds, evocative churches and a lighthouse, and then board the Lady Jane shrimp vessel for a hands-on opportunity to study the catch of the day from a drag net.
  • Enjoy a ferry ride to Sapelo Island and join a local expert to learn the unique history of this remote island and the local Gullah Geechee history.

General Notes

Select dates are designated for small groups and are limited to 24 participants or less. If you would prefer a lesser priced program at a retreat destination, please explore program 23720, Epworth by the Sea: St. Simons and Jekyll Islands.
Featured Expert
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Fred Collins
Fred Collins has lived full time on St. Simons Island since 1971 and has been leading cycling rides on the island for a half-dozen years. With his family roots an hour away in Baxley, Ga., where his family lineage goes back to the Revolutionary War and Civil Wars eras, Fred is passionate about sharing his knowledge of the history of the area. He made his living in the banking and finance industry.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Lyn Warr, Group Leader View biography
Lyn Warr is a South Georgia native who currently resides on St. Simons Island. She served as an educator for 28 years, is a seasoned domestic and international traveler and enjoys sailing, biking, reading and cooking. In addition to leading groups for Road Scholar, Lyn has served as a docent at the St. Simons Island Lighthouse and Maritime Museum at the Historic Coast Guard Station.
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Fred Collins View biography
Fred Collins has lived full time on St. Simons Island since 1971 and has been leading cycling rides on the island for a half-dozen years. With his family roots an hour away in Baxley, Ga., where his family lineage goes back to the Revolutionary War and Civil Wars eras, Fred is passionate about sharing his knowledge of the history of the area. He made his living in the banking and finance industry.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
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New Moon Rising (St. Simons Trilogy) Book 2
by Eugenia Price
Horace Gould returns to St. Simons and wins the heart of lovely neighbor Deborah Abbott, who adores her Mr. Gould", despite the difference in their years. She is not concerned with his rumored past, but she is saddened by his lack of faith.
God, Dr. Buzzard, and the Bolito Man: A Saltwater Geechee Talks About Life on Sapelo Island, Georgia
by Cornelia Walker Bailey
Equal parts cultural history and memoir, God, Dr. Buzzard, and the Bolito Man recounts a traditional way of life that is threatened by change, with stories that speak to our deepest notions of family, community, and a connection to one’s homeland. Cornelia Walker Bailey models herself after the African griot, the tribal storytellers who keep the history of their people. Bailey’s people are the Geechee, whose cultural identity has been largely preserved due to the relative isolation of Sapelo, a barrier island off the coast of Georgia. In this rich account, Bailey captures the experience of growing up in an island community that counted the spirits of its departed among its members, relied on pride and ingenuity in the face of hardship, and taught her firsthand how best to reap the bounty of the marshes, woods and ocean that surrounded her. The power of this memoir to evoke the life of Sapelo Island is remarkable, and the history it preserves is invaluable.
Jekyll Island: The Nearest Faraway Place
by unknown
Jekyll Island's undisturbed beauty, combined with its pleasant year-round weather and refreshing ocean breezes, provides a breathtaking backdrop for a variety of wonderful experiences. Located midway between Savannah, Georgia and Jacksonville, Florida, Jekyll Island is approximately 5,700 acres and the smallest of Georgia's barrier islands. As a tribute to the Island's allurement, the Jekyll Island Authority has published Jekyll Island The Nearest Faraway Place, a coffee table book recognizing the inspired talent of residents and guests and their ability to capture unique perspectives of our cherished Island. During the period of March through September 2010, a competition was conducted to discover photographs of, and poems about, Jekyll Island. Scenic images and inspiring narratives portraying Jekyll's beach and marsh, sunrise and sunsets, wildlife, nature, historic landmarks, and views from above were sought for inclusion in this project. Submissions included 70 from Georgia, 17 from different states, 4 from Canada and 1 from the United Kingdom. Results of the competition were announced and the winning selections are featured in the commemorative publication. Copyright of the selected works and all rights to publish became property of Jekyll Island Authority. Jekyll Island The Nearest Faraway Place is now currently available at the Visitor Information Center, the Commissary, the Jekyll Island Book Store, the Jekyll Island Museum Store, the Georgia Sea Turtle Center and Hattie's Books in Brunswick.
Lighthouse (St. Simons Trilogy) Book 1
by Eugenia Price
From the New York Times best-selling author Eugenia Price, Lighthouse is the saga of James Gould, a young man raised in the post-Revolution North who realizes his dream of designing and building a lighthouse on St. Simons Island in Georgia after much hardship and success.
The Beloved Invader (St. Simons Trilogy) Book 3
by Eugenia Price
In this masterful first novel by Eugenia Price, a wealthy young northerner, Anson Dodge, shares his heart with two very different women -- Ellen, who passionately adores him, and Anna, who comforts him in sorrow. They each surrender themselves to his dreams. Anson's story unfolds as a beautiful tale of honor when he rebuilds the war-torn Christ Church, Frederica, in memory of lost love.
A Guide to the Georgia Coast, The Georgia Conservancy
by Suzanne McIntosh
Natural, historical, cultural, and recreational sites along the Georgia coast are described in detail. Includes driving maps and directions.
A Guide to a Georgia Barrier Island: Featuring Jekyll Island With St. Simons & Sapelo Islands
by Taylor Schoettle
Testimonial: Ever wished, as you walked along a deserted stretch of beach or stared at the ruins of a stately old home, you had a naturalist/historian along with you? Buy A GUIDE TO A GEORGIA BARRIER ISLAND and you'll be in the company of both. His name is Taylor Schoettle. His informative, easy-going style and eager descriptions of what you're walking on, looking at, and interested in make this book a tremendous bargain.
St. Simons Island: A Summary of Its History [Paperback]
by R. Edwin Green
South of Savannah, along the picturesque and historic coastline of Georgia, lies a group of barrier islands known as the Golden Isles. This collection of coastal Sea Islands has attracted people—Native Americans, European settlers and vacationing sun-seekers—throughout history, for the islands’ bountiful resources and appealing climate. Perhaps the brightest jewel of these islands is St. Simons Island. The History Press is proud to release St. Simons Island: A Summary of its History, by local resident and historian Reverend Edwin Green. Green has compiled an informative volume, which highlights the unique and developing history of one of Georgia’s most popular Sea Islands.
Sapelo's People: A Long Walk into Freedom
by William S. McFeely
In this moving and original work, William S. McFeely, one of this country's most distinguished historians, retells the history—and enters into the current-day lives—of the people who inhabit Sapelo's Island off the coast of Georgia, descendants of slaves who once worked its huge cotton plantations. It is at once a richly detailed work of historical reconstruction, a sensitive portrait of the lives of black Americans in this particular place and in our own time, and a moving meditation on race by a writer who has made its painful dilemmas his life's work as a historian.
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6 days
5 nights
12 meals
5 B 3 L 4 D
DAY
1
Check-In, Registration, Orientation, Welcome Dinner
St. Simons Island, GA
D
Sea Palms Resort

Activity note: Hotel check-in available from 4 p.m.

Afternoon: Program Registration: After you have your room assignment, come to the conference room to register with the program staff and get your welcome packet and up-to-date schedule that reflects any last-minute changes. Orientation will take place at 5:00 pm. If your arrival is delayed, please ask for your packet when you check in. Orientation: The Group Leader will greet everyone with warm welcome and lead introductions. We will review the up-to-date program schedule and any changes, discuss roles and responsibilities, logistics, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, and answer any questions you may have. Unless specified otherwise, transportation will be provided primarily by motorcoach or trolley. Free time is reserved for your personal independent exploration. Evenings at leisure offer opportunities to make the program more meaningful and memorable through personal independent exploration, engaging in available activities on your own, or simply relaxing and making new friends among fellow participants. The Group Leader will always be happy to offer suggestions. Program activities, schedules, personnel, and indicated distances or times may change due to local conditions/circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

Dinner: At the hotel, we’ll enjoy a tasty buffet with coffee, tea, and water.

Evening: At leisure. Continue getting to know your fellow Road Scholars, settle in, and get a good night’s rest for the day ahead.

DAY
2
St. Simons Field Trip, History & Marsh Study, Sea Turtles
St. Simons Island, GA
B,L,D
Sea Palms Resort

Activity note: Walking up to 1 mile split up by field trips throughout the day. Walking over sand and uneven terrain as well as on paved surfaces. Driving approximately 10 miles total for the day; time spent on the bus may be around 1 hour.

Breakfast: We’ll start our day off right with a hearty and nutritious breakfast buffet at the hotel conference center that includes a wide range of assorted breakfast items with juice, coffee, tea and water.

Morning: Our history of St. Simons Island will begin when we board our motor coach with an expert-led field trip. We will visit Fort Frederica where we'll walk among the ancient live oaks while listening to fascinating historical tales using our listening devices. St. Simons Island is the largest of Georgia’s Golden Isles and was originally developed by the slave-owning colonial English into plantations of cotton and other cash crops. Out of the widespread West African slave population in the southeast region of what is now the United States grew the distinctive Gullah and Geechee cultures. Since the turn of the 20th century, however, the island transformed into more of a resort community with a significant seasonal population. Fort Frederica, established in 1736 by James Oglethorpe, was made to defend Georgia’s southern border from the Floridian Spanish. We will also make a stop at the historic St. Simons Lighthouse for an expert-led field trip. While here, we’ll explore the historic St. Simons Lighthouse campus which includes the Lighthouse, the Keeper's Dwelling Museum, the oil house and Victorian Gazebo.

Lunch: At a popular island restaurant on the island, we’ll have a plated meal with coffee, tea and water; other beverages available for purchase.

Afternoon: After lunch, our expert naturalist will lead us on an exciting beach and marsh walk with accompanying commentary focused on the interplay between these two distinct ecosystems. As we wander about on the hard-packed marsh floor during low tide, we will not risk any disturbance of the environment as we explore the area and observe its resident wildlife. Continuing on to the beach, we’ll scout for critters and clues to their presence with the help of our naturalist. On our way back to the hotel, we will drive through the tiny seaside village noting historical and modern landmarks. As we pass, we’ll also learn about the iconic avenue of oaks and more. This trip is tide dependent and may switch places with the morning history field trip depending on the tides. Both field trips will take place this day.

Dinner: Hotel buffet.

Evening: At the hotel, we’ll gather for a lecture given by a local expert that will focus on sea turtles, their unique biological characteristics, and the efforts being made by organizations to preserve their population. These include, for instance, devices employed by the shrimping industry to avoid trapping these animals as bycatch. Known to be present in almost every ocean in the world, these speedy swimmers glide through the water on large flippers encased in smooth scaly skin and a hard shell to defend themselves from predators.

DAY
3
Jekyll Island, Boneyard Beach
St. Simons Island, GA
B,L
Sea Palms Resort

Activity note: Walking up to 1 mile split up on field trips throughout the day. Driving approximately 20 miles one way to Jekyll Island from St. Simons. Boneyard Beach is soft and wet beach sand.

Breakfast: Hotel buffet.

Morning: We’ll depart via motorcoach and transfer to the Jekyll Island Museum for an expert-led field trip. The many exhibitions feature objects and photographs from extensive collections and will introduce us to the rich heritage of Jekyll Island, whose social and architectural legacy is reflected in the Jekyll Island Club National Historic Landmark District. A 240-acre riverfront compound, it is one of the largest ongoing restoration projects in the southeastern United States. Founded in 1886, the Jekyll Island Hotel was the winter retreat for some of America's most elite families including such names as Morgan, Astor, Rockefeller, Vanderbilt and Pulitzer. Here, on this small barrier island off Georgia's beautiful coast, the founders shaped a private world of grand cottage residences around a Queen Anne-style clubhouse. Much of this compound has been carefully preserved and faithfully restored in the Jekyll Island National Historic Landmark District, where we will be welcomed guests. After viewing an informative film and seeing photos from the time period at the museum, we’ll meet our historian who will provide background on the so-called “Millionaire’s Village” created by many well-known financial and political giants, many of whom gathered here 1910 to plan the Federal Reserve System. Boarding a tram around the historic district together, we’ll visit two of these impressively wealthy and exclusive homes from this formative period in American history. While aboard the tram, our local historian will illustrate the comprehensive context of the place and why it has become such a legacy.

Lunch: At the historic Jekyll Island Hotel, we’ll have a delicious plated meal featuring regional specialties with coffee, tea and water. The Jekyll Island Club Hotel is Jekyll Island's only four-star resort and National Historic Landmark. Enjoy elegant surroundings and simple pleasures. Its impressive members included such luminaries as J.P. Morgan, William Rockefeller, Vincent Astor, Joseph Pulitzer, William K. Vanderbilt, and other recognizable names on the roster were Macy, Goodyear and Gould.

Afternoon: Free Time. Take this opportunity for personal independent exploration around the Jekyll Island Club and its surrounding cottages. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions. You may wish to embark on a short and easy walk to the Georgia Sea Turtle Center or through the oak-lined historic district to see local art such as pottery and hand-blown glass. We’ll then meet at a predetermined time and place to board the motorcoach and return to St. Simons Island. As we leave Jekyll Island, we'll stop at Driftwood Beach, known as Boneyard Beach. It is one of the most photographed beaches anywhere due to the erosion and numerous live oak trees that have fallen into the water. Hear about all of this with your expert and be sure and bring your camera. This is tidal dependent so if the tide is in and we're unable to go onto Boneyard Beach, we will go to other locations on the island.

Dinner: Dinner will be on your own to discover any of the restaurants that suit your style. A list of area restaurants will be made available by the group leader. You will need transportation to get to any of the St. Simons restaurants by uber or taxi. You may decide to eat in the dining room of the conference center.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
4
Shrimp Trawl, Christ Church, Free Time, Sapelo History
St. Simons Island, GA
B,D
Sea Palms Resort

Activity note: Walking up to a maximum of 1 mile, about 1 hour collectively, on mostly paved walkways and some grass. Getting on/off a boat; the boat ride is about 2 hours; restroom on board.

Breakfast: Hotel buffet.

Morning: After transferring via motorcoach to the dock, we will board the "Lady Jane," a working shrimp boat, for a shrimp trawl. The crew of the Lady Jane will provide an educational lesson with commentary on the local ecology as we cruise the protected waters of St. Simons Sound. If desired, we may even help out sorting the catch of bonnethead, blacktip, sand shark, horseshoe crab, puffer fish, amberjack, crocker, spot, whiting, bluecrab and skate; we may even see dolphins and coastal birds along the way! We’ll return to the dock and board our motorcoach for transfer to lovely Christ Church for an expert-led field trip with historical commentary. The atmosphere of Christ Church has captivated visitors for years with its distinctive architectural design and majestic live oak surroundings. This modern-day spectacle, like a vintage photograph, offers the Road Scholar viewer a peek into another time period. Ultimately, the widespread appeal of the site today may be linked to the 1880s generosity of Anson Dodge Jr., a man popularized by Eugenia Price in her book, "The Beloved Invader." While on our walking field trip, we will explore the unique environment and also make our way through the old cemetery which contains graves of early settlers and some famous Georgians.

Lunch: The motor coach will drop participants in the tiny seaside village to have lunch on your own. We'll have free time this afternoon to explore and meander around the village. Return transportation will be at a given time announced by the group leader. Anyone wishing to stay longer may call uber or a taxi for the hotel return.

Afternoon: Free time. Take time on your own to explore the beauty of the island or just relax. Return transportation at a given time and place to be announced by the group leader.

Dinner: Hotel buffet.

Evening: The group leader will go over the Sapelo Island itinerary for the following day. The ferry ride to Sapelo is 20 - 30 minutes. There are no roads going to Sapelo Island, therefore access to the island is restricted to pre-registered visitors only. We have pre-registered our Road Scholar group to assure a spot on the ferry, which includes indoor seating.

DAY
5
Ferry to Sapelo Island For Day Trip
St. Simons Island, GA
B,L,D
Sea Palms Resort

Activity note: Walking approximately 1 mile over several hours throughout the day; uneven terrain including sand and grass. Drive from hotel to Darien, GA is about 60 miles round trip, approx. 2 hours. Board ferry in Darien and the ride to Sapelo is approximately 30 minutes; restrooms on board. Disembark ferry onto DNR shuttle or school bus. Getting on/off transportation and walking on beach with an expert.

Breakfast: Hotel buffet.

Morning: We’ll depart the hotel via motorcoach for transfer to the ferry’s docking point and the Mainland Visitor Center where we will have some time to learn through independent exploration of the exhibits about Sapelo’s cultural history, coastal wildlife and complex ecosystems of beach and dunes. At embarkation time, we’ll board the ferry for the short ride to the island and get ready for an expert-led field trip on the island where we will explore Native American shell mounds, visit tabby ruins of an old French estate, check out Nannygoat Beach and stop by tabby ruins of the slave cabins. Sapelo Island is reachable only by boat, making it an endearing isolated destination. With our own naturalist, we will learn about the surrounding marshes and the ecology of Sapelo. Georgia possesses over 368,000 acres of salt marsh. The salt marsh is a critical habitat and developmental nursery for numerous ecologically, commercially and recreationally valuable species as well numerous birds, mammals and reptiles. The University of Georgia Marine Institute on Sapelo Island (UGAMI) is a world-renowned field destination that supports research and education in coastal ecosystems. This is not a teaching center so we will drive past the Institute as we discuss their role. We'll also ride past RJ Reynolds Mansion. We cannot go into the mansion if a group has rented out the facility but you will be able to see the grounds.

Lunch: At the beach pavilion on Sapelo Island (weather permitting) or at the local community center, we’ll be treated to a meal of local cuisine prepared by a resident of the island.

Afternoon: Our field trip on Sapelo will continue with our naturalist on a beach walk after lunch to learn about the Sapelo ecology. Ferry leaves for the mainland at 3:00 pm. The drive from Darien to St. Simons is approximately 30 minutes.

Dinner: At a popular island restaurant, we’ll enjoy our farewell dinner sharing our favorite experiences from the program with new Road Scholar friends.

Evening: At leisure. Be sure to prepare for check-out and departure in the morning.

DAY
6
Program Concludes
St. Simons Island, GA
B

Activity note: Hotel check-out time is 11:00 a.m.

Breakfast: Hotel buffet.

Morning: This concludes our program. We hope you enjoy Road Scholar learning adventures and look forward to having you on rewarding programs in the future. Please join our Facebook page and share photos of your program. Visit us at www.facebook.com/rsadventures. Best wishes for all your journeys!






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