First off I want to thank everyone who has wrote a review or given advice on this forum. We just got back from a incredible trip to Cumberland Island! I did not want to leave. lol
We decided on a package that was offered through Cumberland Island Inn and Suites. You got 2 ferry tickets, a 40 dollar restaurant voucher, we chose Borrells which is across the street and one night stay at the hotel. The cost was around 140.00.
The hotel was super easy to find and we were able to check in before we caught the ferry. Very nice folks there and we were pleased with the room. It was spacious with a fridge that had a over sized freezer. The bed and pillows were comfy. We had no problems with this place and would stay there again. It was clean, safe and comfortable. The folks were nice and friendly as well.
We arrived at the ferry around 8:20, got our tickets and waited down stairs. Downtown St Marys is a gem. We loved the quaint small town feel. We boarded and started our adventure. The ride over was smooth and lots of fun.
We got off at Dungeness, the first stop and took the ranger tour with Renee. She was wonderful!! There was a very small group of us with the tour. I can not say this enough, take the tour! We learned so much and had so much fun.
Cumberland Island is magical. I can not say enough good things about it. We hiked the historic district over to the beach and then up to Sea Camp. We did all of this and stopped for lunch , pictures and more stops all by 2:15. In time for the early ferry back.
The bugs were bad when we were in the forest. We brought lots of bug spray and used it often.
The horses are beautiful and we were able to see two foals. One was pure white. I can not believe how close we were able to get to them. There were two horses hanging out on the beach just sleeping. This place is pristine and I hope it always stays that way. We seen so much wildlife. We did not rent any bikes this time but the roads looked fine to ride on. We seen quite a few people riding them with no problems.
We are planning to go back in September. A truly incredible place.