10 Things to Do in St. George Island That You Shouldn't Miss

December 13, 2017 Rosalyn Ihle

Discover the best top things to do in St. George Island, United States including Saint George Island State Park, Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, Journeys of St. George Island, Saint George Island Lighthouse, Gift Shop and Museum, Island Charters, Bay View Charters of SGI, Island Dog Beach and Surf Shop, Island Fit Stand Up Paddleboard & Yoga, SGI Charters, Jolly Roger Beach Shop.
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1. Saint George Island State Park

1900 E Gulf Beach Dr, St. George Island, FL 32328-3116 +1 850-927-2111
Excellent
78%
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17%
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4.5 based on 632 reviews

Saint George Island State Park

This attraction covers nine miles of untouched beaches, dunes, bay forests and marshes.

Reviewed By beardogmom - Mobile, Alabama

We had the place to ourselves on spring break! We found starfish, which we threw back in as they were still alive. Beautiful flat gorgeous beaches... Just nature in its purity!

2. Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve

108 Island Dr, Eastpoint, FL 32328-3218 +1 850-670-7700
Excellent
84%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 166 reviews

Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve

Reviewed By Grrn - Cambridge, Canada

We have visited this facility several times over the past few years and it's very well done. Nicely organized, informative, and even has some short hikes around the exterior of the building that are lovely. But this past weekend we stopped by with my father and niece for a visit, and it was closed with no signs or notices. And I've heard from residents of the area that this isn't the first time this has happened. The gate was closed and locked despite the fact that it was during the open hours, as posted on their signage. It's important to let people know when you are going to be closed, especially for those that drive from far away to visit.

3. Journeys of St. George Island

St. George Island, FL 32328-2859
Excellent
92%
Good
4%
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5 based on 145 reviews

Journeys of St. George Island

Journeys of St. George Island has been the go to Rental and Guide Company on Saint George for over 28 years! We specialize in guided boat tours, fishing charters, and rentals. We have kayaks , paddle boards , and a brand new fleet of top of the line 4 and 6 seater golf carts available to rent year round! Please call us or book online for your next vacation on saint George Island. We look forward to helping you plan a wonderful visit to our little slice of paradise!!!

Reviewed By lulu939 - Chicago, Illinois

We have taken Journeys trips multiple times, and each time, they have been fantastic. The employees are knowledgeable and easy to get along with. We are complete fishing novices, and Jeremy made the trip super fun. We all caught fish and enjoyed our trip. We will definitely go with Journeys on our next trip.

4. Saint George Island Lighthouse, Gift Shop and Museum

2B E Gulf Beach Dr, St. George Island, FL 32328-2883 +1 850-927-7745
Excellent
60%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 281 reviews

Saint George Island Lighthouse, Gift Shop and Museum

Climb the lighthouse - 92 stairs to the top and see beautiful St. George Island high atop the lighthouse. Must be at least 40" tall to climb. We also have a wonderful museum and gift shop you can visit at no charge.

Reviewed By SunshineDiver - Tallahassee, Florida

I love lighthouses! This is a wonderful, historic lighthouse where you can enjoy aerial views of St. George Island on Florida’s Forgotten Coast. There are 92 steps to the top and then an 8-rung metal ladder, but once you get there, you have a spectacular 360 degree view of St. George Island. The gift shop and tour are lovely, and I highly recommend visiting this charming island which is really like old Florida!

5. Island Charters

367 Cook St, St. George Island, FL 32328-2455
Excellent
96%
Good
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5 based on 83 reviews

Island Charters

Enjoy your St. George Island vacation with an unforgettable fishing charter, river tour, dolphin encounter, shelling trip or sunset cruise with 5th generation native, Captain Krista. Fish the the local hot spots and honey holes of St. George Island, the Apalachicola Bay and the Gulf to put you on some of the best fishing in Florida.

Reviewed By hnolan129 - Panama City Beach, Florida

Krystal Miller was an awesome captain for my family and I during our fishing adventure. She was very informative on the area and the policy’s she also kept us very entertained and enlightened on life and fishing. I had never reeled in a red fish before and she coached me the whole way through. It was me, my sister, Mom, and soon to be step dad. She made us all feel welcomed and motivated. We are already planning our next trip with her for next year. I can’t wait!!

6. Bay View Charters of SGI

423 N Sawyer St, St. George Island, FL 32328-2437
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5 based on 29 reviews

Bay View Charters of SGI

Join Capt. Wes McCall on the water in the comfort of our 26' Twin Vee Ocean Cat. Our boat even has a head/bathroom for your convenience. Plenty of room for six people Offshore Fishing up to 9 nautical miles in state waters to catch snapper, grouper, king mackerel, cobia, trigger fish, and more. Or book a Bay Fishing charter which includes bay fishing and the Gulf up to three nautical miles. Take a Shelling Trip to Little St. George Island and St. Vincent Island and watch the Dolphins feeding and frolicking. Perhaps an Eco/Sightseeing Tour of the Islands and surrounding area. Or a Sunset Cruise. Everything is Better Out On the Water!!!

Reviewed By Michelle W

We had the best time! Our kids had never been on a boat and loved every minute of it. Joanna was great and very responsive with emails. We were supposed to go earlier in the week but weren't able to and bad weather kept us...MoreThank you, Michelle. It was a pleasure taking your family out on their first boat adventure. We really hope to see you again! Capt. Wes & Joanna McCall

7. Island Dog Beach and Surf Shop

160 E Pine Ave, St. George Island, FL 32328-2807 +1 850-927-2600
Excellent
91%
Good
7%
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5 based on 40 reviews

Island Dog Beach and Surf Shop

A Unique shopping experience on St George Island. Local art, exclusive T-Shirts, Beach wear, Jewelry, Hats, Flip Flops, Cool Beach Games, Skateboards, and we offer Sbyke and Bike Board Rentals (if you haven't seen these, stop by)! Have a cold beer or wine while you shop and take a 6-pack home! We also rent Paddleboards, Kayaks, and Golf Carts!

Reviewed By Dadslost - Jonesboro, Georgia

Stopped in the Island Dog while vacationing here at St George Island. Glad I did. This family operated store has some very unique items. And the friendliest and most helpful people that you will ever meet. Their prices were competitive and their quality seem to be higher than other souvenir shops on the island.

8. Island Fit Stand Up Paddleboard & Yoga

St George Sound, St. George Island, FL 32328
Excellent
100%
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5 based on 29 reviews

Island Fit Stand Up Paddleboard & Yoga

Island Fit SUP&YOGA. Learn to Stand UP Paddleboard on St. George Island! Lessons/Rentals/Excursions/Ecotours! Family Fun and Private Lessons.Or join us for relaxing and gentle Beach Yoga class offered three times a week on the sandy shores of St. George Island.

Reviewed By WoodstockCat - Woodstock, Georgia

This was our family's first time doing Stand-Up Paddle-boarding (SUP) and we could not have had a better instructor than Sam. Sam was patient, informative and stayed with all our family members till they were able to stand up and paddle. Make no mistake, this is an experience that will push your muscles, especially core and calves. We worked on a calm bay which helped. Sam is great! We wish her the best and will be back!

9. SGI Charters

705 Randolph St, St. George Island, FL 32328-2561
Excellent
92%
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5 based on 24 reviews

SGI Charters

We provide fishing charters, dolphin encounters, shelling trips, shark fishing, night fishing, kids adventures, sunset cruises, and custom trips. Come explore the ocean with Captain Lee Chapin. We are sure to provide you with the perfect fish tale and an amazing time on the water.

Reviewed By Selena B

This was a spur of the moment, hope he is available opportunity. Thankfully, Captain Lee squeezed us in after his scheduled trips. The day was perfect! He was damn good at his job as we kept him hopping. He was calm and encouraging while I was using every muscle I had to reel in a fish that felt as big as Texas. It was an exciting, memorable and definitely a bucket list opportunity! The views, fishing and experience were exhilarating, all due to a very catering Captain. This should be on your to do list when visiting St. George's Island.

10. Jolly Roger Beach Shop

139A W Gorrie Dr, St. George Island, FL 32328-2703 +1 850-927-2999
Excellent
66%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
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Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 31 reviews

Jolly Roger Beach Shop

Reviewed By Lara L

We stopped by Jolly Rodger after reading the other reviews and there are pros & cons of this establishment. First the pros- They have any and everything you could imagine needing to rent while staying on SGI. The folks working seemed to be pleasant enough and answered my son & his friends questions about fishing on the island which was nice of them especially seeing how busy they were...but, the cons- It was just too hectic for me. While the store has a lot of merchandise, it was very unorganized and cluttered. And the prices were very expensive.

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