The 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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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
Walking up to a half-mile, including beach and marsh walks; ferry ride to Sapelo.

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  • 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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Tricia Buie
Tricia Buie makes history come alive through her work with Civil War reenactments and as a living history presenter throughout the Southeast, specializing in the lives of 19th-century women. She is a Coastal Georgia Historian for the Center for Educational Adventure, and is a volunteer docent for the Coastal Georgia Historic Lighthouse and Hofwyl Plantation. Tricia and her husband have personally researched and restored 6 historic homes, and they presently reside in a 108 year-old farmhouse.
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