Experiences
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INDEPENDENT ACTIVITIES

Between Naturalist-led excursions, explore 11,000 acres of wilderness independently by hiking, biking or creek fishing. Enjoy our fully-equipped beach pavilion and creek fishing gear on an epic solo adventure.

Guided Activities

Birding

Located on the Atlantic Migratory Flyway, our Island is a prized paradise for avid and casual birders. Witness clouds of shorebirds embarking on epic journeys in the spring, or hear the low coo of Least Bitterns hiding in the marsh. Join naturalists for morning or afternoon ventures in search of avian diversity at our forests, freshwater ponds, remote marshes, or pristine beaches.


Guided experiences are included in the tariff and are provided on an intimate shared basis with fellow guests at scheduled times, twice daily

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Guided Activities

Fishing

For anglers and first-timers, there’s always something biting in the tidal creeks or off the dock. Our naturalists will take you to island fishing holes and help you hook a big one. If you’d like to explore on your own, naturalists can outfit you with appropriate tackle and point out prime spots.


Guided experiences are included in the tariff and are provided on an intimate shared basis with fellow guests at scheduled times, twice daily

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Guided Activities

Beach Adventures

The seven miles of pristine beach on Little St. Simons Island are perfect for strolling, biking, and swimming. Join Island naturalists and explore this unique, undeveloped ecosystem on shelling, seining, biking, and birding adventures. Find your first sand dollar, watch a flock of shorebirds feed, or attend a seasonal evening beach walk on our remote and remarkable stretch of coast.


Guided experiences are included in the tariff and are provided on an intimate shared basis with fellow guests at scheduled times, twice daily

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Guided Activities

Hiking

The most organic way to experience the Island is by exploring its 3000 acres of upland on foot. With over 26 miles of famed trails to choose from, no two hikes are the same. Fuel up with a hearty breakfast, allow our Naturalists to point you in the right direction and let the journey into the wilderness begin.


Guided experiences are included in the tariff and are provided on an intimate shared basis with fellow guests at scheduled times, twice daily

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Guided Activities

Truck Adventures

A safari like no other, experience the Island on a naturalist-guided open-air truck adventure. Ideal for birding, reptile expeditions, and in-depth natural history tours, explore a variety of coastal habitats from towering Live Oak Forests to blooming Maritime Grasslands and bustling freshwater ponds. Fuel your natural curiosity on an all-terrain adventure.


Guided experiences are included in the tariff and are provided on an intimate shared basis with fellow guests at scheduled times, twice daily

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Guided Activities

On The Water

Glide on glass and experience the utter serenity of Georgia’s coastal marshes on naturalist-guided kayak paddles. The tidal creeks and rivers surrounding the Island are home to a plethora of wildlife; watch pods of dolphins hunt for fish, or listen for elusive Marsh Wrens as you paddle through a labyrinth of marsh grass in our fleet of closed and open hull kayaks.


Guided experiences are included in the tariff and are provided on an intimate shared basis with fellow guests at scheduled times, twice daily?

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Events & Packages

Are you a passionate birder, an aspiring Flyfisher, or looking for a more intimate group setting? Our specialty programs vary based on season and interest, each offering inspiring experiences tailored to specific interests on the Island.

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Meet Our Naturalists

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Nate Ramey

Manager

Originally from Southern Ohio, Nate spent much of his time there exploring the forests and creeks of the Appalachian foothills. Nate then went on to obtain his B.S in Natural Sciences from Shawnee State University. 

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Tyler Thomas

Supervisor

Tyler was born in Green Bay, Wisconsin where he cultivated a strong passion for the outdoors through fishing and canoeing the lakes of Wisconsin and Minnesota. This passion continued to grow as he received a B.S. in Environmental and Field Biology from Ohio Northern University. 

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Alli Smith

Naturalist

Alli grew up in southern New Jersey, where she acquired a love of birds and wildlife at a young age on trips to the Jersey shore. She followed that passion through college and earned a B.S. in Wildlife Science from SUNY

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Mary Bertschi

Naturalist

Growing up on Long Island, NY, Mary spent most of her time at the beach, cultivating a fascination with marine ecosystems. This led her to pursue a B.S. in Marine Vertebrate Biology from Stony Brook University.

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Clare Crenshaw

Naturalist

Born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee, Clare spent much of her childhood exploring the neighborhood creek. Clare pursued this curiosity in college, earning a B.S. in Biology from the University of Alabama.

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Brandon Ross

Naturalist

Brandon grew up just outside of Philadelphia, PA, where he developed a fondness for reptiles and amphibians. His curiosity led him to pursue a degree in Natural Resource Management and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Connecticut. 

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