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Sapelo Island Visitors Center

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Address: 1766 Landing Rd SE, Box 1500, Darien, GA 31305-5333
Phone Number: +1 912-437-3224
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History at its best

The Visitors Center is a good place to start. Lots of history there. The real way to finish the trip is to go by ferry, from the visitors center , to Sapelo Island. Read about... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 September 2016
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Townsend
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

The Visitors Center is a good place to start. Lots of history there. The real way to finish the trip is to go by ferry, from the visitors center , to Sapelo Island. Read about the history of the island and the people who settled there. The R.J. Reynolds mansion is there too and it is beautiful. Great way to... More 

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Tybee Island, Ga
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

We booked this trip for the last Tuesday of the month. Usually when you tour Sapelo you can either do an Island tour and lighthouse or Island tour and mansion. On the last Tuesday of the month, of certain months, you can tour all three. It was only $15 per person for a public tour, meaning others come with you.... More 

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Sparta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

This a great tour when you arrive at the visitor center go in and pay your fee you can walk down to the ferry or Drive. This tour will take 4 hours I suggest bringing a cooler bag with Gatorade and water hat sunglasses sunscreen the tour will make several stops the beach the lighthouse the mansion and other areas... More 

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Sebastian, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

An educational and fun trip all in one. Take the ferry over to Sapelo...have a reservation. Our guide was Yvonne, She is a treasure. Yvonne is a native of Sapelo (a Geechee, read history). She is also a weaver of sweetgrass baskets. Her tour was fascinating.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Very educational and nice to read about the history behind the island. I loved overlooking the marshland which was just a breathtaking sight. The ranger there was friendly and very knowledgeable.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

You can buy a ticket at the visitor center for the ferry that takes you to Sapelo Island. We enjoyed a nice 2.5 hour bus tour with a very knowledgeable local guide.

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

Center is where you get your tickets to go over to Sapelo itself. While in the center you have access to a lot of history before you ever get over to the island. It is very cool inside with restrooms , water, information and souvenirs to purchase . You board a ferry over to the island to take the tour... More 

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Ludowici Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

Tucked away at the end of a road, this visitor's center is one of the best around. It has ample parking , shade trees, picnic area, nice view of the marsh & ocean, long handicap ramp, restrooms, water fountain, a wealth of information about Sapelo Island and the people who called her home. The staff is very knowledgeable & friendly.... More 

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Fairfax, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

Not glitzy, but real. I felt close to a real group of people and their experience here. There were a pulse of good locally written books available at the little store on the island as well as some locally sourced teas.

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Conway, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

The tour of Sapelo Island was a highlight of our vacation! The reasonable cost was incredible for what we experienced. While it was a chilly ride on the ferry, we were able to leave our extra layers of clothing on the bus. Our tour guide did an excellent job and it's obvious how much she enjoys it. She went out... More 

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