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Sapelo Island Visitors Center

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Address: 1766 Landing Rd SE, Box 1500, Darien, GA 31305-5333
Phone Number: (912) 437-3224
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Tue - Fri 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

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Sapelo island tour A step back in time

This a great tour when you arrive at the visitor center go in and pay your fee you can walk down to the ferry or Drive. This tour will take 4 hours I suggest bringing a cooler bag... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
wilson1344
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Sparta, Georgia
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Sparta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This a great tour when you arrive at the visitor center go in and pay your fee you can walk down to the ferry or Drive. This tour will take 4 hours I suggest bringing a cooler bag with Gatorade and water hat sunglasses sunscreen the tour will make several stops the beach the lighthouse the mansion and other areas... More 

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Sebastian, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An educational and fun trip all in one. Take the ferry over to Sapelo...have a reservation. Our guide was Yvonne, She is a treasure. Yvonne is a native of Sapelo (a Geechee, read history). She is also a weaver of sweetgrass baskets. Her tour was fascinating.

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1 Thank doodie2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Very educational and nice to read about the history behind the island. I loved overlooking the marshland which was just a breathtaking sight. The ranger there was friendly and very knowledgeable.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

You can buy a ticket at the visitor center for the ferry that takes you to Sapelo Island. We enjoyed a nice 2.5 hour bus tour with a very knowledgeable local guide.

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Center is where you get your tickets to go over to Sapelo itself. While in the center you have access to a lot of history before you ever get over to the island. It is very cool inside with restrooms , water, information and souvenirs to purchase . You board a ferry over to the island to take the tour... More 

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Ludowici Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Tucked away at the end of a road, this visitor's center is one of the best around. It has ample parking , shade trees, picnic area, nice view of the marsh & ocean, long handicap ramp, restrooms, water fountain, a wealth of information about Sapelo Island and the people who called her home. The staff is very knowledgeable & friendly.... More 

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Fairfax, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

Not glitzy, but real. I felt close to a real group of people and their experience here. There were a pulse of good locally written books available at the little store on the island as well as some locally sourced teas.

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Conway, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016 via mobile

The tour of Sapelo Island was a highlight of our vacation! The reasonable cost was incredible for what we experienced. While it was a chilly ride on the ferry, we were able to leave our extra layers of clothing on the bus. Our tour guide did an excellent job and it's obvious how much she enjoys it. She went out... More 

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Cleveland, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

The folks at the vistor center were very helpful in instructing us to board the ferry. We didn't tour the visitor center, but the ferry ride was great and we enjoyed our time on Sapelo.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Take state run ture . Our guide was both very knowledgeable and friendly. She made the trip very interesting and made sure to answer any an all questions. The boat ride to and from is also enjoyable.

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