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Guided Activities


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.

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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.

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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.

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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 and roads 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.

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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.

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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.

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Explore 11,000 acres of wilderness independently by hiking, biking, or creek fishing between or in place of naturalist-led excursions. With a fully-equipped beach pavilion, our fleet of beach cruiser bicycles, and our tackle shack ready with fishing supplies, all you need to do is choose the activity and the naturalists will gear you up for adventure.

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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


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


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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Mary Bertschi


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


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


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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Carol Behnke


Carol grew up in New Jersey along the Jersey Shore, residing in a small beach town at the southern most point of NJ known as Cape May. Growing up at the beach played a large role in influencing Carol’s love of nature and passion of all things ocean related. 

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