Little St. Simons Island welcomes you to an exciting day amid its 10,000 pristine acres of wildlife, deserted beaches, maritime forests and vast saltmarshes. An interpretive Day Trip offers visitors an introduction to the island, its wildlife and its history.
Your Day Trip begins with a 15-minute boat ride to the Island, departing from the Hampton River Marina on the north end of the larger St. Simons Island. Once on Little St. Simons Island, you’ll be greeted by an experienced naturalist, your guide for the day. After boarding a truck equipped with benches, you’ll set off to explore the Island's centuries-old maritime forests and diverse wetland ecosystems, stopping occasionally to view wildlife and learn about the Island’s history. Over 220 species of birds have been spotted on the Island. Depending upon the season, visitors may also have the opportunity to see European fallow deer, American alligator, armadillos, and dolphin.
After returning to the Lodge compound for a hearty, family-style lunch, your naturalist will lead you on an afternoon trip to the beach — an incredible seven-mile strand of undeveloped sand dunes and sea oats along the Atlantic Ocean. You’ll depart Little St. Simons Island at 4:00 P.M. by private boat.
Your Day Trip includes boat transportation to/from the Island, naturalist-led tour, lunch, and afternoon on the beach. Day Trips are recommended for adults and children over the age of 8 years. Advance reservations are required.