St. George Island vacation rentals are the place to experience wildlife, great seafood, history and over 22 miles of beautiful white sandy beaches. This barrier island is located in the Gulf of Mexico, just off the Florida coast in Franklin County. Once you travel across the bridge from the mainland, it will feel as though life has slowed. St. George is home to many single family beach houses and waterfront vacation rentals. There is a quaint town located in the center of this island consisting of restaurants, small shops and retail stores.
Many travel from all over the world to explore this peaceful island. Natural environment amenities are particularly appreciated like canoeing and kayaking. Below are a few places to check out not too far from the vacation rentals for canoeing and kayaking adventures on one of Florida's beautiful islands.
Journeys of St. George
For a day of fun and exploration, head to East 3rd Street to find a company called Journeys of St. George. It specializes in guided tours and offers a variety of kayak and canoe trips. Pick the one that works best for you; there is something for everyone.
This adventurous company engages in a variety of locations based on the guided expedition you prefer along with your individual expertise. Beginners should check out the beginner kayak outing lasting 4 to 5 hours or the 3-hour Eco Tour, offering many valuable guided lessons throughout your trip for only $50 per person or $30 for children under age 11 in summer 2010. The more experienced person may wish to select the kayak and snorkel St. Joe Bay with the lunch trip. This kayak trip will last approximately 8 to 9 hours and travels to and from St. George Island. Here you will experience not only a full day of adventurous kayaking fun, but you can enjoy snorkeling in the beautiful Gulf waters along the islands shores. Lunch and drinks are included in the price of $115 per person and $75 per child in summer 2010. Be sure to inquire about the overnight kayak trips available only during the months of October, November and December.
One of the canoe outings that Journeys of St. George features is the Black Water Paddle. Here you will travel along the beautiful black water creeks to view Florida gators in their natural habitat. You will step back in time as you explore Old Florida. Stop to drop out a fishing line while taking in this breathtaking scenery. This trip includes equipment, water, a guide and transportation, lasting about 7 to 8 hours total. Call to make a reservation and inquire about all other trips that are available
St. George Island State Park
If you wish to canoe or kayak on your own without the guidance of a guide, head to St. George State Park featuring over 2,000 acres perfectly located with the Gulf on one side and the Apalachicola Bay on the other. This park showcases miles of undeveloped beaches, 6 large picnic shelters complete with grilles, restrooms and tables, a full-facility campgrounds and a primitive campground. Here you are free to make use of the 2 natural boat ramps with easy access to Apalachicola Bay for canoeing or kayaking. Canoeing and kayaking are a popular sport on the bay, and rentals are available at the ranger station. The bay is home to such fish as flounder, red fish, sea trout and others. Don't forget your sunscreen.
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