St. Simons Island Kayaking & Canoeing
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Paddle St. Simons and the renowned Marshes of Glynn
The best way to get up close and personal with the natural beauty and wildlife habitats that make St. Simons such a wonderful place. The magnificent Marshes of Glynn are the perfect place for Exploring the wetlands of coastal Georgia, with abundant wildlife at every turn. You may spot dolphins, sea turtles, or any number of exotic birds who make St. Simons home. The outdoors were made for Exploring and St Simons is a nature-lover's paradise. Here we've compiled the best local outfitters and kayak and canoe rental shops and tour guides.
4-H Tidelands Nature Center
100 South Riverview Drive
Next to Summer Waves Waterpark
Jekyll Island, GA 31527
Tidelands Nature Center offers hands-on marine environmental science programs for the general public and school groups. Meet a young sea turtle, explore our touch tanks, and observe live alligators, snakes, fish, crabs and many other animals native to Georgia's coast in our exhibit gallery. Take a guided kayak tour of the Jekyll River and tidal marsh.Rent a canoe or pedalboat and enjoy fishing or a relaxing paddle on Rixen Pond. Nature walks and other special programs for families and for school and scout groups are available throughout the year. Learn about Jekyll's coastal ecosystems with one of our guides as you explore Jekyll's beach, forest and marsh.
The Bedford Sportsman / St. Simons Outfitters & Orvis Dealer
3405 Frederica Road
St. Simons Island, GA 31520
St. Simons Island, GA 31522
Kingfisher Paddleventures offers paddling adventures, ecotours, and lessons for everyone in the Golden Isles - including St. Simons Island, Jekyll Island, Sea Island and Brunswick. All of our ecotours are led by a PhD Conservation Biologist, and all of our guides have a passion for sharing these beautiful waters with others. Offering sunset tours, beach tours and marsh tours. Kingfisher Paddleventures does not have a brick and mortar location. We cater to our customers and meet them at their tour location. Meeting areas and directions are communicated after you book because we need to check the tides and weather.
Southeast Adventure Outfitters - Brunswick, GA
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1200 Glynn Ave. (Hwy. 17 S)
Brunswick, GA 31520
- 2 Hour Brunswick Kayak Tour
- 3 Hour St. Simons Kayak Tour
- Half Day Tours
St. Simons Sound Tour
- Village Creek to Coast Guard (St. Simons) Tour
- Cathead Creek Loop
- Altamaha River Day Trip
- Satilla River Day Trip
- Pelican Spit Day Trip
- Cumberland Island
- Sapelo and Blackbeard Islands
- Altamaha River Camping
- Lewis Island Overnight
- Pelican Spit
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St. Simons Accommodations
Visitors to St. Simons Island have a variety of luxury hotels
, vacation homes
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, condos and rental units
, historic inns
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St. Simons Land Trust
Home to more than 12,000 full-time residents, St. Simons is known for its stately live oaks, abundant salt and fresh water marshes, meandering creeks and rivers, and rich history. Spotted seatrout, redfish, flounder and tarpon are bountiful in the creeks and near shore waters. And, just offshore is the calving ground for the North Atlantic right whale - one of the world's most endangered large whale species. Not surprisingly, St. Simons is also a favorite destination for vacationers.
Like so many coastal areas, St. Simons experienced a population boom in the 1990s. Recognizing that the uniqueness of this barrier island would continue to attract new residents and thus be heavily impacted by development, the St. Simons Land Trust was born. Recognition is given to the vision of local leaders such as Ben Slade III, Frances McCrary, and Jim and Jeannie Manning who were the Land Trust's founding members, and the organization's first Executive Director, Catherine Main, who operated the Land Trust out of her home until 2001 when an office was opened on Frederica Road.
The St. Simons Land Trust
has become a community institution entrusted with an extraordinary responsibility: to protect our scenic and historic treasures and to preserve the beauty and charm of our island for generations to come.
Since those early days, the Land Trust has preserved more than 1,000 acres (and another 200 acres in a nearby county). We also hold over 300 acres in conservation easements. We are guided in our work by our most recent strategic plan for land conservation on the island that has established target areas for our work and priorities for transactions.
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