Tour the Savannah River or Visit Ossabaw Island and Wassaw Island

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Explore the Savannah River and other natural areas on the Georgia Coast. Photo by Wilderness Southeast

Full of sights you have to see in person to believe, Wilderness Southeast offers many adventure-based trips including Savannah River tours and tours to Wassaw Island National Wildlife Refuge, and Ossabaw Island. They’re tours that the entire family should experience firsthand, offering scenes like you’ve never viewed before.

Savannah River Tours

Plan a ride on their Blackwater River Float for an afternoon of easy gliding down the Savannah River. On this Savannah River tour you can self-paddle a canoe (along with a friend!) for an up-close look at the area’s mirror-like water surface that the ponds, marshes, and river has to offer. Truly a sight to behold! Clear and dark, yet extremely clean, this adventurous scenery alone is worth planning the destination.

Tour Wassaw Island and Ossabaw Island

Meanwhile, you can listen to songbirds and other calls of nature for adventure on Wassaw Island National Wildlife Refuge or Ossabaw Island, such as the belted kingfisher, Mississippi and swallowtail kites, and more. Visit during the fall for an intense orange with changing leaf patterns.

Feel the freedom of paddling open areas for adventure, then gain peaceful moments that are unmatched while gliding through the Tupelo tunnels.

Other Wilderness Southeast Adventures

Next, book an island tour with Wilderness Southeast’s adventurous wild island explorations. Their two-hour (and beyond) tours bring you along creeks from the Savannah River to watch dolphins and osprey; if you’re lucky you can even sight a bald eagle! This salt marsh area is full of tides that pull different plants and fish, which can provide a unique experience each time you visit.

The Savannah River tours and the Wassaw and Ossabaw trips by Wilderness Southeast last two, three, or four hours, wherein you walk ashore to the Wassaw Island National Wildlife Refuge or on Ossabaw Island for your very own adventure! Each is accessible only by boat, allowing a private experience, and promising a fun boating trip as well! Or, decide on an all-day adventure for a detailed and personalized tour of the river and more.

Meanwhile, you have access to an experienced guide who will narrate each animal or important wildlife area the ride encounters. Perks include birdwatching, incredible photo opportunities, exploring along the maritime forest or sand dunes, and countless memorable views – all of which provide a custom-filled adventure you’re sure to enjoy.

There’s so much more available by Wilderness Southeast, including stargazing, sailing, walks … or become the ultra adventurer and tour for alligators. Or, plan your own custom trip!

Book your custom Savannah River tours, or choose from a number of pre-made options that are perfect for a family vacation, school field trip, or whatever other type of outing you might have up your sleeve.

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