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Boating Trips, Boat Rentals, and Marinas on and around St. George Island

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ALLEN'S DOCKSIDE MARINA on Timber Island in Carrabelle.  850-697-3337  Specializing in haul outs. Bottom job services.  Marine store. Long & short-term storage.  Dockage including wet slips, full service boatyard.  www.DockSideCarrabelle.com

APALACHICOLA MARITIME MUSEUM at 103 Water Street, Apalachicola 850-653-2500 The Maritime Museum offers educational tours which include; 1-7 day trips into the Gulf and along the barrier islands, island and river trips, canoes, kayaks, rowing shells and sailing dories which depart from the Museum docks and we also offer airboat trips. AMM also offers full moon cruises. Book your cruise on the museum’s 40’ catamaran, Starfish Enterprise, with tables and bench seats, or set sail on the classic 52’ Gaff Rigged Schooner Gitana. Cruise past the historic waterfront and up the scenic Apalachicola river as the sun sets, then take in the magic of the moon rise over the water. www.ammfl.org

CAPTAIN CLEM ECKMAN in Apalachicola. 850-653-9616 or 258-2038
Sail on the Peregrine, a replica of a turn-of-the-century (1900) 35’ New England Cutter.  2 ½ hour sails.  Morning, afternoon, or sunset. ½ and full days also available.  www.CaptainClem.com
 

EXPEDITIONS IN HELL in Carrabelle at 208 Hwy 98. 850-697-2434 or 1-866-797-2434. Kayak and canoe rentals and sales. Full-day or up to 3 hours. Paddle to Dog Island or on any of the rviers in Tate's Hell State Forest.  Retail store. www.ExpeditionsInHell.com

JOLLY ROGER BEACH SHOP on St. George Island at 139 A W. Gulf Beach Dr. 850-927-2999
Pirate Tours, shelling trips, sunset trips, eco trips.  Scenic tours of the island, Little St. George, St. Vincent,  Apalachicola River.  Also sailboat cruises.  Or rent a glass bottom kayak or sun boat. www.jollyrogersgi.com

JOURNEYS OF ST. GEORGE ISLAND at 240 E. Third St. 850-927-3259
Guided motor boat tours include shelling tours, historical tours, dolphin encounters, river tours, bird watching tours, and sunset tours.  2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 hours.  Guided kayak trips include black water paddling through cypress swamps, manatee encounters, and estuary marine life tours.  3, 5, or 8-9 hours.  Children welcome.  Or, rent a motor boat, gahnoe, canoe, or kayak.  www.SGIslandJourneys.com

SCIPIO CREEK MARINA in Apalachicola at 301 Market St.  850-653-4280.  Within walking distance of downtown.  Providing fuel, power, dry storage, wet storage, and a boat store. www.ScipioCreekMarina.com

STOWAWAY RENTALS OF ST. GEORGE ISLAND at 40 W. Bayshore Dr. 850-927-9817
Rent a kayak or fishing boat.  vlbStone@aol.com

WAKULLA SPRINGS LODGE & STATE PARK in Wakulla County. 850-224-5950
About an hour and ¼ drive from SGI.  The State Park is on the springs of the Wakulla River.  The River Tour is a 40 minute cruise to see alligators, native birds, turtles, and other wildlife.  When weather permits, guided 30 minute tours in glass bottom boats provide views of mastodon bones, limestone formations, and schools of fish.  www.FloridaStateParks.org/wakullasprings

WHEELHOUSE ADVENTURE TOURS leave from the Water Street Hotel and marina at 329 Water Street in Apalachicola. 850-653-6032
Apalachicola River Eco-Excursions.  Explore the estuary on this 2 hour excursion that takes you 24 miles into the backwaters of the Apalachicola River.  View the birds, reptiles and flowers that inhabit the river basin.  The Pegasus, a 28' long twin 115 Yamaha with 18' of open deck and a 10' canopy for shade, is wheelchair accessible and pet friendly.  www.wheelhousetours.com   wheelhousetours1@fairpoint.net

WIND CATCHER in  Apalachicola. 850-653-3881
Sail the Wind Catcher, a classic 1950’s 40-foot sloop.  2 ½ hour sails.  ½ day, full-day & night sails also available.  The Wind Catcher can be chartered for 1 – 3 day excursions to Dog Island, Little St. George, or Cape San Blas.  Captain Jerry Weber.  www.floridasecrets.com

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