Wassaw National Wildlife Refuge is the only barrier island on the Georgia Coast to have never been cleared by man. It has miles of trails through maritime forest and seven miles of beaches that are home to generations of nesting sea turtles. 5 Hours. $600.00 and up.
A National Wildlife Refuge, this 10,053 acre island has a seven mile strip of pristine beach, rolling dunes, a driftwood bone yard, vast salt marshes and miles of trail through mature maritime forest. Located just south of Little Tybee Island, it is unique and few management practices have modified Wassaw’s primitive character. It is off limits to any pets and after dark. This trip includes the best birding, shelling, salt marsh ecology, dolphin viewing, beach combing, that the Georgia Coast has to offer.
“Great trip to Wassaw Island yesterday with Captain Rene! We stopped for Dolphins on the way and hiked the pavilion trail on the island. Beautiful nature preserve. More Dolphins and birding on the way home made for an amazing afternoon! Captain Rene made sure we were happy and comfortable the entire time and took time to stop anytime we wanted to see something up close. Great trip that has become part of our annual vacation!” — Sara T. March, TripAdvisor