Many people arrive in coastal Georgia looking for the perfect location for a family beach vacation. They usually hit the jackpot. Friendly faces, inviting places and an old time charm keep families flocking to this area year after year. For the history buff the area is full of charm and intrigue, for the sun worshiper it is a paradise and for the nature lover it is nirvana.
The whole area teams with wildlife. The waters are alive with fish and dolphins and the salt marshes play host to an astonishing array of birds. One of the most informative and fun trips that the whole family can enjoy together is an expedition aboard the Marsh Hen. Spend an morning, afternoon or sunset exploring the salt marsh on this comfortable 26 foot pontoon boat. The guides are a fun pair who clearly love the area and are happy to answer, or at least try to answer, all of your questions. They may even let you take a turn at the helm.
As you wind your way through the marsh they provide a wonderful narration covering the landscape, climate, marine life and the many species of birds common to the area. Everyone will love donning a pair of binoculars and competing to see who can spot the most Osprey, Heron or even Dolphins! You are welcome to take along a picnic, but make sure nothing goes overboard. These salt marshes perform a vital role in our ecosystem and have to be protected.
If your group is looking for something a little more physically challenging, renting Kayaks and setting out to explore some of the undeveloped barrier islands may be just the right choice. South East Adventure Outfitters offer some great guided tours. At around $50 for three hours it is a great deal. Their experienced guides will be able to teach you everything you need to know to ensure a safe Sea Kayak experience, even if you are new to the sport. The bonus of an organized tour is that your guide will know all the best spots to find shells and the best locations for birding.
If your kayaking abilities allow it or if you have a truly adventurous spirit, try an overnight kayak excursion exploring some of the more remote parts of this pristine wilderness. Kayaking is the perfect way for an active family or group of friends to enjoy some time together. For the lone traveler, it can be a great way to connect with new people and share the joy of Georgia.