If you go: Sapelo Island, Ga.

September 5, 2013
IF YOU GO
GETTING THERE

United Airlines offers nonstop flights from Washington Dulles to Savannah, Ga. US Airways offers nonstop flights from Reagan National to Savannah. Meridian, where you catch the ferry to Sapelo Island, is about 60 miles south of Savannah.

Current ferry fees are $15 for adults, $10 for ages 6-12, free for children younger than 5. Reservations required (912-437-3224; www.sapelonerr.org).

Because Sapelo has limited access, to visit you must either join a public tour (see below), arrange for a private stay at Hog Hammock or reserve a group stay at the Reynolds Mansion or Cabretta Island.

WHERE TO STAY

Blue Heron Inn

1346 Blue Heron Lane SE, Darien

912-437-4304

www.blueheroninngacoast.com

An upscale bed-and-breakfast offering rooms and cottages from $125 per night.

Reynolds Mansion

1766 Landing Rd., Sapelo Island

912-485-2299

www.gastateparks.org

Group reservations only; 16-person minimum. All-inclusive rates begin at $160 per person per night, with a two-night minimum.

Cabretta Island

912-485-2299

www.gastateparks.org

Camping for groups only; 15-person minimum. Rates begin at $15 per person per night, with a two-night minimum.

Hog Hammock

Individuals, couples or small groups can stay in Hog Hammock at privately owned lodges, homes or cottages. List of accommodations and contact information available thorugh Sapelo Island Visitors Center.

WHERE TO EAT

Lula’s Kitchen

Hog Hammock

The only restaurant on Sapelo is part time, with no set days, hours or prices, but will serve Southern-style seafood and ribs to groups with advance notice.

Clay’s Sapelo Station and Crabshed

Highway 17, Eulonia

912-832-2013

www.clayssapelostation.com

Features steak and locally caught seafood. Dinner only, Wednesday-Sunday. Entrees from $17.

Skippers Fish Camp

85 Screven St., Darien

912-437-3474

www.skippersfishcamp.com

A coastal institution known for fresh seafood and ribs. Entrees from $13.

WHAT TO DO

Sapelo Island Visitors Center

Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve

1766 Landing Rd. SE, Darien

912-437-3224

www.sapelonerr.org

Half-day tours of the island offered by the Department of Natural Resources through the visitors center are $15 for adults, $10 for ages 6-12. Age 5 and younger free.

M.A.

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