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Legacy Trips

Immerse yourself in the pristine, quiet beauty of Little St. Simons Island and the breathtaking ecological riches of the southern coast. This privately owned barrier island is accessible only by boat and has been managed as a conservation property for generations. Its 10,000 acres of wetlands, woods and changing coastline beckon exploration by foot and kayak. Intimate streams meander through untouched coastal forests rich in native wildlife. Your visit is timed with the peak of shorebird migration, as well as early nesting of sea turtles. Only small numbers of overnight guests are permitted each day, ensuring the peaceful enjoyment of this enchanting, wild landscape.

Trip Highlights
  • Take a guided bike or kayak adventure with an expert naturalist and look for creatures like alligators or the island’s unique and elusive amphibians.
  • Go creek or surf fishing.
  • Stroll through mature live oak forests or near a languid tidal stream.
  • Take time for yourself with a cool drink and a favorite book on the porch swing. 
  • Add species to your life list with early morning “shorebirding” excursions. 
  • Walk the island’s wild beaches at night beneath the star-filled sky.
  • Relax after a wondrous day afield with cocktails in the lodge followed by delicious regional cuisine, much of it harvested from the island’s own organic garden.
Trip Details

Dates: May 4-10, 2014 - Trip Completed
Cost: $2,150 double occupancy; $2,950 single occupancy
For more information, view the itinerary or contact
Shana Love (888) 733-5774(888) 733-5774 or

The Conservancy and Shoreline Restoration

The oyster reefs of Georgia’s coast are biologically rich marine habitats, but today they are under threat.  Historical overharvesting, invasive species and water pollution have all contributed to a major decline across the region. To help restore oyster beds and promote "green” erosion-control practices in Georgia, The Nature Conservancy initiated the Living Shoreline Restoration Project. Working collaboratively with multiple public and private entities, Conservancy volunteers used natural materials and native vegetation to restore diverse intertidal habitat at two sites. This partnership approach has helped restore oyster reefs, prevent shoreline erosion and promoted community support for local conservation efforts. Project partners hope that the lessons learned will be employed in other areas of the region.

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