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“Escape to Nature”

Wilderness Southeast Tours
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Owner description: Wilderness Southeast (WiSE) has been leading people into nature for 40years. WiSE Nature Tours can be 2 hours to a whole day, and are eitherScheduled or Customized. You might choose to paddle a quiet blackwatercypress swamp, indulge in close (but safe) observation of alligators and/orbirds, or ride a motorboat through winding marsh creeks to stroll down awide, empty beach while you beachcomb for seashells. All tours are easyadventures; none are strenuous. Most are as appropriate for seniors as foryoung families.Professionally led by personable and local guides, WiSE tours occur allaround Savannah. All feature seasonal native flora and fauna, and will helpyou see and understand more about this beautiful and intriguing part of theworld. Expert guides weave stories of human history and culture into thenatural environment you are exploring. The friendly and professional staffis passionate about the area and loves sharing it with you. Guides enjoyanswering questions, and yet will always give you time to relax and enjoythe beauty of the place. You choose the focus and whether you want tostroll, motorboat, or paddle.Having a car is easiest as tours typically begin 15 to 30 minutes away fromdowntown Savannah. Efforts will be made to accommodate those withoutvehicles. If you have a vehicle for just a day, staff can providesuggestions of places to enjoy following your tour. Choosing betweenscheduled and customized tours involves questions of cost and flexibility.The WiSE office staff will happily answer your questions (phone or email),and help you choose the best exploration for you and your companion(s). Theywant to enhance your enjoyment of the Savannah area. Marvelous experiencesawait singles, couples, families, groups of friends, seniors, photographers,birders, clubs and school groups.
Reviewed March 6, 2012

The boat ride to Warsaw Island is a reminder of beauty only minutes from Savannah. I discovered ancient Cyprus and Tupelo trees, and important Georgia history in the swamps of Ebenezer. Passionate, devoted naturalists make these trips rich experiences.

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Reviewed February 23, 2012

I have always enjoyed guided tours and usually have coordinated them as part of enrichment programming for middle school and high school students. This year I wanted to share those same rich experiences with my children! We scheduled an Alligators and Others tour with WiSE and loved it from the very beginning. Ms. Becky was our tour guide and she communicated very well with my six and eight year old boys. They were engaged right away and were fascinated by the environment and how the rangers manage the land to keep the animals safe and healthy. I recommend taking your tour when the weather is mild and there is a light breeze. On our tour date it was about 70 degrees with a light breeze; we weren't too hot and the bugs were not bothersome.

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Reviewed November 30, 2011

Ours was the Beaches and Borders trip, though we spent most of our time in the borders - salt marsh on Tybee Island, with a brief stop at the beaches there. We got there just before the peak of low tide and got to watch egrets feeding and tiny fiddler crabs skittering among the grasses. Our guide, Becky, was deeply knowledgeable and engaging and not only showed us around the marsh but did a great job of putting it in ecological context. Our tour was 2-4 p.m. and we spent 3/4 of the time in the marsh, with no regrets. Definitely bring a camera and wading shoes. The time of our trip, over Thanksgiving weekend, turned out to be a great time of year to go. Temps were near 70 with no bugs. We strongly recommend this tour to anyone who wants a the larger picture of how the ecology of the Georgia coast works.

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Reviewed February 4, 2011

From the first email everyone at Wilderness Southeast was incredibly helpful, and our guide, Diana, was awesome. We thoroughly enjoyed a birding tour on Tybee Island that combined sea birds and marsh birds. We saw more than 35 different species! Strolling the quiet beach and marshland early on a sunny morning was a sublime experience. I was deeply glad we booked this tour, which made our trip to Savannah much richer. If you have the time, book one of their nature tours and discover so much more beyond the historic district.

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Reviewed July 31, 2010

I was in Savannah for a week on business and really wanted to do something different (after all those wonderful historic houses). I took an early Sunday morning eco tour with this non-profit group out to Wassaw Island. I set the trip up from my home in California and the office staff was incredibly nice and helpful. They run a very efficient office. You need to get out to Wilmington Island - about 20 minutes from Savannah. The tour was small - only 6 people. The tour guide, Karen, was so informative - she knew the geography and wildlife of the low country like the back of her hand! The boat took us out to the Island - a beautiful pristine beach and small coastal forest. We didn't spend a lot of time in the forest due to the bugs (though if you use deet, they really aren't too bad - and the forest is beautiful - a unique ecosystem). Most of our time we spent beach combing and Karen shared a lot of info about various critters. We saw sea cucumbers, sea anenomes, soft corals, horseshoe crabs, sea pansies. Kids would like this trip. Also photographers would enjoy the scenic beach and driftwood. A highlight was the dolphin visit on the way back. They came right up to the boat and checked us out. So if you want to get out of Savannah and do something a little different, book a tour with these guys. Only drawback is that they have a limited calendar of tours so plan ahead!

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