The coastline of Georgia is scattered with an array of beautiful islands full of intriguing things. Whether you have seen all that interests you in the historic city of Savannah or you just want a break from the hustle and bustle of the city, take a day and explore one of Georgia’s most beautiful islands! Ossabaw Island GA, is approximately twenty miles by water south from historic downtown Savannah; the perfect distance for a day trip. Don’t know what there is to do on Ossabaw Island GA? Here are 2 ways we, here at the President’s Quarters’ Inn, enjoy Ossabaw Island.
Ossabaw Island GA, one of the Sea Islands located on the Atlantic Ocean, is only twenty miles by water south from Savannah. Ossabaw is the largest of Georgia’s barrier islands and contains 9,000 acres of wooded uplands with freshwater ponds and 16,000 acres of marshlands! At 26,000 acres, this beautiful island is the second largest barrier island off the coast of Georgia. Located between Wassaw Island and the Ogeechee River on the north and St. Catherine’s Island on the south, Ossabaw Island GA, is only accessible by boat or charter.
1. River Boat Tours
The first and best way to enjoy Ossabaw Island GA, is by taking a charter tour of the area. Bull River Cruises offers a tour of the entire Georgia coastline and includes a trip to Ossabaw Island. The 42-passenger Excursion vessel and the 2-20 passenger Island Express vessel provide a unique experience for everyone aboard. From the comfort of the boat, enjoy the picturesque scenery. This is a great way for the young ones to enjoy the island without having to keep everyone together! Grab your camera and hop aboard one of the Bull River Cruises for an experience you soon won’t forget!
2. Day Trip
Another fantastic way to explore the beautiful island is by taking a day trip and hiking around it. To get to the island you must have a boat or find a charter to take you. There are several wonderful captains willing to take people to the island. Several local boat captains provide charter service to Ossabaw Island. Service from various docks and marinas on the mainland is available; however, some charter captain’s licenses are limited to 6 passengers. Larger groups may want to consider chartering a pontoon boat, which can transport 20-40 people at a time. Bull River Cruise is great for larger groups and Tybee Island Charters is fantastic for groups of 6 or less.
Wildlife enthusiast will be in paradise at Ossabaw Island GA. The island is filled with an abundance of sea turtles. Have fun discovering all the intriguing creatures the island holds while you wander around! The island also offers tours! Getting around the island is an adventure in itself on one of the tours. Groups are transported on buckboards in the back of pick up trucks to see the beautiful island!
Now that you know a little something about Ossabaw Island GA, it is time to start planning your trip to the area. The President’s Quarters’ Inn is the perfect place to relax after a long but exiting day on Ossabaw Island GA. The Inn offers 16 luxurious rooms from which you can choose. Not only that, but we will also feed you a signature gourmet breakfast each morning of your stay to ensure that your day starts off on a bright note. Book your stay today!
Photo courtesy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Southeast Region.