Spending your days lazing around your St. George Island vacation rental is tempting; after all, with the blissful waters of both the Gulf and Mexico and the Apalachicola Bay mere steps away, it is easy to immerse yourself in the waters off sandy beaches. If you cross the lengthy Bryant Patton Bridge to the mainland, however, you'll find that you can pack in more excitement than you thought possible from your vacation rental. A short day trip might just become your Florida vacation's highlight.
Journey through Tate's Hell
From the St. George Island rentals, drive out to the east at 208 St. James Avenue (Highway 98), Carabelle for Expeditions in Hell. They will arrange for your eco-tour of Tate's Hell State Forest in Franklin County. This vast habitat of a wide variety of species including wildlife, birds, and fishes, make it an ideal playground for nature lovers. Tours can be designed to include hiking through the High Bluff Coastal Trail, driving around, bird-watching, kayaking, or whatever activity you choose. With a permit or license, you can even go hunting or fishing. You need to reserve trips in advance so call them at (850) 697-2434 at least 48 hours before your scheduled excursion.
Cruise to Cape San Blas
To fill your day with a water adventure, Seahorse Water Safaris at Port St. Joe Marina, 340 Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, can arrange for a boat trip to Cape San Blas, a top-notch beach west of St. George Island that you can visit only by boat. You can snorkel on the return trip, and rental of equipment is included in the fee. The abundant marine life such as turtles, conch, and more are even pulled into viewing buckets by the crew for you to appreciate before returning them to the seas. They also offer Scallop Trips on St. Joseph's bay, Sunset Cruises, Shark Fishing, and many other tour options.
Catch a Redfish
A vacation in St. George Island can be made more exciting when you schedule a fishing trip. Robinson Brothers Guide Service at 152 17th Street, Apalachicola, can provide for the rental of fishing equipment including bait, license, your fishing boat and a cooler at reasonable prices. You need to bring your own food and other necessities. If you choose to fish within the Bay, you can keep whatever you catch. Book Me A Charter at 462 US 98, Apalachicola, can also bring you to fishing trips around the Bay, the River, or the Gulf of Mexico. Other trips they offer are Oyster Harvesting wherein you'll get to see how the job is done aboard an oyster boat, and Sightseeing trips to the surrounding barrier islands wherein the Captains can serve as your tour guides. You may want to bring along some friends or family along since they onlycharge per boat.
When your vacation destination is at St. George Island, visit Vamoose.com for its listings of homes within the area. To narrow down your choices, simply click on the amenities that you wish to have. You can then fill your days with these enjoyable side trips and fun activities.