Best of St. Simons, Sapelo, Jekyll: An Island-Hopping Adventure
Discover the storied history of Georgia’s Atlantic Coast islands as you visit Civil War forts, grand homes, historic lighthouses and learn about island ecology from a marine biologist.
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Program No. 1384RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Go “island hopping” to experience firsthand the rich history and ecology of three barrier islands, from Civil War-era forts and lighthouses to the lavish millionaire cottages. Lush homes, gorgeous sandy beaches, culinary delights and fascinating cultural and maritime histories combine for a magical adventure on St. Simons, Sapelo and Jekyll Islands.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking up to a half-mile, including beach and marsh walks; ferry ride to Sapelo.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Prepare for your field trip to Jekyll with lunch at the Jekyll Island Club hotel and learn how the island was made into a winter retreat for families including the Rockefellers and Pulitzers.
  • Explore St. Simons battlegrounds, evocative churches, lighthouse and beaches and then board the Lady Jane shrimp vessel and identify the catch of the day from a drag net.
  • After a ferry ride to Sapelo Island, join a local expert to learn the stories of the island.
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Michele Johnson
Michele Johnson is a professional writer, artist and librarian. She moved to the Hog Hammock Community on Sapelo Island in 2005 when she married an island descendant. She is the former manager of the island's public library, and the author of "Sapelo Island's Hog Hammock."

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

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Michele Johnson
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Fred Collins
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