Little St. Simons Island, located just off the Georgia coast, has been privately owned and conserved as a natural sanctuary for generations. On this journey, you'll be among the small group of guests who are permitted to stay overnight in this enchanted landscape, which is accessible only by boat. Once you're there, our staff and local experts will be on hand to share information about the 10,000 acres of maritime forests, shell-strewn beaches and abundant wetlands awaiting your discovery.
- Enjoy a leisurely boat cruise up the Altamaha River.
- Join the island's naturalist for an early morning beach walk.
- Navigate a skiff, kayak or canoe in the island's tidal salt marshes.
- Take guided safari to search for native reptiles and amphibians.
- See what's biting in the local creeks or in the surf.
- Learn about the role of fire in the health of the island's pine forest.
- Add least bitterns, glossy ibises, black-necked stilts and yellowlegs to your life list.
- Feast on a Low Country boil at the beach.
- View natural Freshwater ponds that harbor American alligators and wading birds such as herons and egrets.
- Relax with a book under moss-draped oaks.
May 3 - 9, 2015
$2,450 double occupancy; $3,200 single occupancy
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The Conservancy In Georgia’s Golden Isles
The Nature Conservancy is proud to participate as a partner in establishing one of Georgia's first living shorelines at Little St. Simons Island. This method of stabilizing banks with native plants and live oyster beds serves as a natural alternative to concrete sea walls or bulkheads to prevent erosion from tides, storms and runoff. In addition to making the island's shoreline more resilient in the face of pollution and rising seas, the Living Shoreline project is replenishing the local oyster population, which was mostly lost to disease and over-harvesting over the past century. Oysters play an important role in filtering water and enhancing fish habitat within the local ecosystem.
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