Marine Debris 2020

December 8th - December 11th, 2020

Marine debris clean-up days at LSSI are a wonderful opportunity to participate in marine conservation. Our event on December 8th-11th, will be a clean-up of Little Saint Simons Island Rainbow Beach. After breakfast participants will board a vessel for a 5-mile boat ride down the Hampton River to Rainbow Beach. Participants will disembark the boat, and begin walking a gorgeous two mile stretch of beach on Little Saint Simon Island’s south end, in search of marine debris. Guests will be accompanied by naturalists and remain on the beach for several hours collecting marine debris, before boarding a vessel back to the Lodge in time for lunch. After lunch, all debris will be weighed, sorted, and counted. Guests are asked to participate in both stages of the clean-up (collection and sorting). Total duration of the clean-up day will be approximately six hours.

*It is important to note this will be a physically demanding day. Participants must be capable of handling several hours in the sun without access to restrooms. Additionally, all guests must be able to safely disembark an elevated boat (3-4 ft) onto soft sand/mud/water. If you are unsure of your abilities but still want to contribute to marine conservation, we recommend planning another visit to LSSI to collect marine debris at your leisure.

Difficulty: Challenging

 Package rates include lodging, three meals daily prepared by our chefs, soft drinks, all Island activities including guided Naturalist excursions and use of recreation gear as well as boat transfers to and from the island.


 Three Night All Inclusive Package $1,680.00**

**All rates are for double occupancy in The Hunting Lodge, River Lodge, Cedar House or Helen House. The Tom House and Michael Cottage rates are higher.  An additional adult in the same room is $200 per night and children under 12 are $100 per night. An 18% service charge plus applicable taxes will be added to the above rates. 

Availability is limited, so call 888-733-5774 between 9:00am and 5:00pm ET daily or email: lodge@littlessi.com link below to check availability.

Marine Debris Clean Up

 


Photo Workshop

January 8th - January 10th, 2021

Led by local Photographer Ben Galland, and hosted by Little St. Simons Island's Phillip Murdaco, the Photography Workshop Weekend is an extraordinary opportunity for photographers of all skill and experience levels! The program will include photo expeditions though the Island's wide variety of maritime forest, marsh, beach and meadow ecosystems in addition to naturalist-led adventures. From landscapes to wildlife, there is no shortage of beauty to be captured though a lens this January.

The workshop weekend will include lessons and outings to capture, sunset, night sky, beach sunrise, wildlife, and landscape photos on special early morning and evening activities. Additionally, the event will feature a photo processing tutorial and gallery for all participants to enjoy.

Space is limited to 8 participants, so call 888-733-5774 between 9:00am and 5:00pm ET daily or email: lodge@littlessi.com to learn more!

TWO NIGHT ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGE  $ 1400.00** 

**All rates are for double occupancy in The Hunting Lodge, River Lodge, Cedar House or Helen House. The Tom House and Michael Cottage rates are higher.  An additional adult in the same room is $200 per night and children under 12 are $100 per night. A second participant is an additional $150.00. If you do not participate in the fly fishing clinic, you are welcome to join our naturalists on other guided activities such as: birding, hiking, beachcombing and truck safaris. An 18% service charge plus applicable taxes will be added to the above rates. 

BEN GALLAND PHOTO WORKSHOP

A native of St. Simons Island, Georgia, Benjamin Galland grew up photographing the pristine and unparalleled beauty of the Golden Isles. After graduating from Berry College with a degree in visual arts, Galland moved back home to the Isles and co-founded h2o creative group, an advertising and marketing firm in Brunswick, Georgia. As the agency’s in-house photographer, Galland has spent the past 15 years honing his skills in a variety of techniques and genres. Outside of h2o, Galland enjoys pursuing his photography for artistic purposes, with particular attention on the beauty and landscape of the southeast coast. 

 

 


Fly Fishing Workshop

January 22nd - January 25th, 2021

Are you interested in saltwater fly fishing?  Have you ever wanted to tie your own flies?  Whether you're a freshwater fly fisherman looking to test new waters, or a spinning reel fisherman looking to learn a new method, there is no better opportunity than this.

Join us for a saltwater fly fishing experience like no other with casting instruction, fly tying tutorials and 2 days of guided fishing trips in addition to our regular naturalist-led excursions. No experience necessary. Rod, reel, and flies are included.


 

THREE-NIGHT ALL-INCLUSIVE PACKAGE: $1,925**

~ Arrive Friday, January 22nd and depart Monday, January 25th ~

In addition to participation in the clinic for one person, this package includes lodging, three meals daily prepared by our chefs, soft drinks, all Island activities including guided Naturalist excursions and use of recreation gear as well as boat transfers to and from the island. 

Both guests in a room may participate in the fly fishing clinic, or just one.  A second participant is an additional $150.  If you do not participate in the fly fishing clinic, you are welcome to join our naturalists on other guided activities such as: birding, hiking, beachcombing and truck safaris.  

**All rates are for double occupancy in The Hunting Lodge, River Lodge, Cedar House or Helen House. The Tom House and Michael Cottage rates are higher.  An additional adult in the same room is $200 per night and children under 12 are $100 per night. An 18% service charge plus applicable taxes will be added to the above rates. 

Availability is limited, so call 888-733-5774 between 9:00am and 5:00pm ET daily or email: lodge@littlessi.com from the link below to check availability.

Space is limited to only 8 participants, so call 888-733-5774 between 9:00am and 5:00pm ET daily for availability and reservations. 

 

 

 

 

Fly Fishing Guides

Robert Ramsey

A native of Toccoa, Georgia, Robert Ramsay has worked as a professional fly fishing guide for decades, splitting his time between Montana, Alaska, Patagonia Argentina and Arctic Russia. Mr. Ramsay became the first full-time president of the American Fly Fishing Trade Association in 2006 and later joined The Nature Conservancy in Georgia, before being hired by former Lt. Governor Pierre Howard to join the Georgia Conservancy leadership team in January of 2011. He since became president of the Georgia Conservancy on July 1, 2014, following three years of service as the organization’s vice president. Named as one of the 100 Most Influential Georgians in 2016, 2017 and 2018 by Georgia Trend Magazine, Mr. Ramsay is an active leader involved in a number of collaborations and coalitions focused on solving many of America’s pressing environmental challenges. Robert remains an avid fly angler and takes every opportunity to enjoy our nation’s natural wonders with his family and friends.

Captain Kenneth Dodd

Kenneth Dodd, USCG licensed and IGFA certified, developed a life-long passion for fishing at an early age fishing with his father around his hometown of Jacksonville, Florida.He operates Sapelo Light Charters and ties flies out of his McIntosh County home. He specializes inquality flies for trout, redfish, tripletail, flounder, tarpon, bonefish and largemouth bass.His fly customers are local guides and their customers. His charters cater to all ages and skill levels.He loves to turn a fisherman on to saltwater fly fishing.

 

Cohen Carpenter

Cohen is from Perry, Georgia, just south of the border between Georgia’s Coastal Plain and Piedmont regions. This is where he developed his affinity for fishing, spending many hours going after bass, brim, catfish and the likes on the lakes and ponds in middle Georgia. Cohen moved to coastal Georgia after college to take a position in fisheries biology with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. He then earned a master’s degree in coastal biology with a focus on fisheries science, in which his thesis work focused on fisheries survey methodology and shark nursery habitat preferences. After graduate school Cohen landed a dream job at Little St. Simons Island as Naturalist Assistant Manager. He proceeded to fall in love with the art and excitement of fly fishing right on the banks of beautiful Mosquito Creek. He has since taken every opportunity to wet a fly and has covered many miles of LSSI’s tidal reaches in the process. Cohen is currently an environmental consultant, living in Brunswick, GA with his wife and daughter.

 


Marine Debris 2021

February 7th, - February 10th, 2021

Marine debris clean-up days at LSSI are a wonderful opportunity to participate in marine conservation. Our event on February 7th-10th  will be a clean-up of Little Saint Simons Island Main Beach. Participants will disembark to Main beach after breakfast, and will be broken up into teams (with a naturalist leader) to ensure good coverage of the 5-mile stretch of beach. Once in place participants will walk 1-2 miles along the beach, collecting marine debris along the way. After ~2 hours participants will leave the beach to head back to the Lodge for lunch. After lunch, all debris will be weighed, sorted, and counted. Guests are asked to participate in both stages of the clean-up (collection and sorting). Total duration of the clean-up day will be approximately six hours.

*It is important to note this can be a physically demanding day. Participants must be able to handle several hours in the sun without access to restrooms. If you are unsure of your abilities but still want to contribute to marine conservation, we recommend planning another visit to LSSI to collect marine debris at your leisure.

Difficulty: Moderate


 

Three Night All Inclusive Package $1,725.00**

**All rates are for double occupancy in The Hunting Lodge, River Lodge, Cedar House or Helen House. The Tom House and Michael Cottage rates are higher.  An additional adult in the same room is $200 per night and children under 12 are $100 per night. An 18% service charge plus applicable taxes will be added to the above rates. 

Availability is limited, so call 888-733-5774 between 9:00am and 5:00pm ET daily or email: lodge@littlessi.com link below to check availability.

Marine Debris

Above, volunteers help to sort collected debris.