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Explore Our Island With St George Island Boat Rentals

The ‘Forgotten’ Coast of Florida is a true haven for water lovers. The wide-open seas offer endless opportunities for swimming and watersports while local creeks and marshes offer calm avenues for exploration and fishing.

Getting out onto the water is fairly easy with more than 40 public boat ramps and 10 commercial marinas on or within a short drive of St. George Island. The boat is the missing component for many casual vacationers—but fret not, as the area offers ample opportunities for boating enthusiasts to enjoy their hobby through rentals and guided charters.

St. George Island Boat Rentals & Charters

Whether you want to borrow your own boat for a few days, or you want to put your trust in the experts for an afternoon out on the water, check out these top-rated boat rentals and charters on St. George Island.

Journeys of St. George Island

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240 3rd St E, Eastpoint, FL 32328 | (850) 927-3259

 

Rental Pricing: Starting at $300 / Day

 

Located in the heart of St. George Island, Journeys offers a full fleet of boats available for rent. Options include the 19’ Twin Vee Catamaran, which can accommodate 4 for fishing or 5 for riding, or the 23’ Beachcat Deckboat, which can accommodate up to 10 guests for riding. Boat rentals are offered by the day with discounts for multiple days in a row. Journeys is perfect for the recreational boater looking for a convenient and low maintenance rental during their stay on St. George Island.

 

Island Charters

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367 Cook St, St George Island, FL 32328 | (850) 542-2542

 

Charter Pricing: Starts at $250 for a 2-hour trip

 

If you’re looking for a more ‘hands off’ boat rental experience, Island Charters is just what the doctor ordered. Though Island Charters is most well-known for their fishing charters, they also offer a handful of other charters that are perfect for families and groups looking to get out on the water. Notable, they offer dolphin tours, shelling trips, and sunset cruises. Or, their ‘Fish & Fun’ charter does a little bit of everything! Booking a charter means less time planning and more enjoying. The certified charter guides know the best spots for recreation and will share their expertise for a truly memorable boating experience.

 

St. George Island Charters

705 Randolph St, St George Island, FL 32328 | (850) 370-0220

 

Charter Pricing: Call For Pricing

 

St. George Island Charters features guided trips and excursions with two local captains: Coble Griffith and Lee Chapin. Together, they run one of the most fun and well-reputed charter businesses along the Florida Gulf Coast. Though their shelling tours, dolphin encounters, and sunset cruises are all highly recommended, they really put on a show during their dedicated ‘Kids Trip’. This impressive excursion includes a little bit of everything and can be customized per group. Entertainment options include crab catching, island hopping, cast net fishing, dolphin encounters, and even a hidden treasure hunt.

 

Bay View Charters of St. George Island

423 N Sawyer St, St George Island, FL 32328 | (850) 927-2433

 

Charter Pricing: Starts at $250 for a 2-hour trip

 

Though Captain Wes was born in central Georgia, he spent much of his childhood fishing and exploring the ‘Forgotten Coast’ with his father and grandfather. He was finally able to make St. George Island his permanent home in 2010 and started a charter and tour business to share his passion with island visitors. Bay View Charters offers a variety of charters, including fishing trips, shelling adventures, and sunset tours. Captain Wes’s vast local expertise and charming sense of humor will make for a memorable boating excursion!

 

Wefings Marine

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131 US-98, Eastpoint, FL 32328 | (850) 670-8100

 

Rental Pricing: Starting at $225 / Day

 

Located just north of the Island Drive stretch over to St. George Island, Wefings Marine is a top-rated purveyor of local boat rentals. Their impressive fleet includes seven different boat models that are available for rent. Adventure and fishing options include the 17’ Carolina Skiff, the 21’ Sea Pro Bay Boat, and the 22’ Seahunt Navigator—to name a few. And, there are two different pontoon models available for groups that prefer to float for fun! The smaller Carolina Skiff is available for only $225 per day, while other rentals are offered at $300 per day; Welfings does offer discounts for multi-day rentals. Rental pricing includes free delivery and pick-up to select local ramps; other deliveries are available for a small fee.

Check out our St. George Island blog for more ways to hit the water during your island adventure, or check out our seasonal specials to start planning your stay!

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Where To Find The Best St George Island Bike Rentals

There’s no better way to take in the sun and the sand than a scenic bike ride along the beach. St. George Island offers 28 miles of shoreline to explore and saddling up for a bike ride is the perfect way to get in a little exercise and enjoy the stunning seaside scenery.

Guests often inquire about where they can snag a great deal on a bike rental. Whether you’re looking to borrow a bike for a few hours, or you want to rent a full set for the entire family over the course of several days, check out these top-rated bike rentals on St. George Island.

Island Adventures

235 E Gulf Beach Dr, St George Island, FL 32328 | (850) 927-2604

Hours: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily

Price: $15 per day – $45 per week

With over 20 years of experience on St. George Island, it’s not hard to see why Island Outfitters is considered the area’s top provider of beach rentals. Locally owned and operated, Island Outfitters is your one-stop shop for beach supplies and rentals. They provide bikes for guests of all ages and rentals start at only $15 per day and top out at $45 for a week. Island Outfitters also offers a generous 20% off discount for active duty and retired military service members. Based on location, we recommend Island Adventures for guests on the east side of the Island.

Jolly Roger Beach Shop

139 W Gorrie Dr, Eastpoint, FL 32328 | (850) 927-2999

Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily

Price: $7 per hour, $20 per day. $45 per week

Jolly Roger Beach Shop has a long reputation for servicing the St. George Island area. This well-stocked beach supply paradise has everything you could need for a fun-filled beach vacation; they rent everything from fishing supplies and golf card to kayaks, beach bikes, and more. Bike rentals through Jolly Roger start at $7 an hour and go up to $20 per day or $45 per week; they also offer a few more bike and accessory options, including tandem bikes, adult tricycles, and kids tag along trailers. Based on location, we recommend Jolly Roger Beach Shop for guests on the west side of the island.

St. George Island Bike Rental FAQs

Still on the fence about renting a bike during your beach vacation? Check out a few of our FAQs to help you make the right choice!

Can you ride bikes on the beach?

Yes, you can ride a bike directly on the beach! We recommend early morning or early evening rides, as the weather will be more enjoyable, and the beaches will have more room for exploration.

What is a tandem bike?

A tandem bike is simply a single bike that is built for two riders! Only the front rider has the ability to steer the bike, though both riders will have the ability to pedal.

Do we have to wear helmets?

Under Florida state law, bike riders and passengers under the age of 16 years of age must wear a helmet that is properly fitted and securely fastened. We always recommend that all riders wear a helmet at all times, regardless of age or experience.

Do baskets come with bike rentals?

Yes, rental agencies do have some bikes with baskets. Please call a provider above to inquire about availability.

Do bikes come with training wheels?

Yes, bikes with training wheels are available. Please call a provider above to inquire about availability.

Can I reserve bikes in advance? And, if so, how far in advance should I reserve?

Yes, you can reserve bikes in advance. The process varies per agency, so please contact one of the providers mentioned above to inquire about reservations and deliveries. We recommend reserving at least a few weeks in advance during peak season to ensure you are able to get the right number of bikes in the appropriate sizes.

Are there local bike laws that I need to be aware of?

Yes, the state of Florida has bike specific regulations that should be kept in mind. Bicyclists must obey all traffic signs and signals. The number of riders on any bicycle is limited to the maximum number for which the bike was designed; no handle or spike riding allowed.

At least one hand must be help on the handles at all time while riding a bike. And, every bike must be equipped with working brakes that are capable of stopping the bike within 25 feet. Don’t worry — any bike that you rent through a local agency will be road ready.

Use common courtesy when sharing the road and obey all posted signs and signals during your rides. Unlike in many states, bike riding on the sidewalk is legal in the state of Florida. However, keep in mind that bikes on a sidewalk or at a crosswalk have the same responsibilities as pedestrians.

Bikes must be equipped with the proper lighting and reflectors at night, and riding with headphones is considered a distraction and is illegal.

There you have it—everything you need to know about finding the best bike rental on St. George Island. We hope you find this guide useful while you plan your next beach getaway!

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The Guide To Visiting The St. George Island Lighthouse

Situated along the Gulf Coast Florida panhandle, St. George Island offers a remote beach retreat for small groups and families. The island offers a sleepy feel with a slower pace than other Florida beach destinations, like Daytona Beach or Panama City. You’ll truly be able to embrace ‘Island Time’ at St. George!

 

What the island lacks in big tourist attractions it more than makes up for in small town charm, fantastic local dining, and unique local landmarks. The St. George lighthouse, in particular, is a popular draw on the island.

 

Centrally located, the lighthouse is a true beacon of the community. Originally constructed in the 1800s, the lighthouse has a rich history and has been an important landmark for almost 200 years.

Lighthouse History

The original St. George Island was constructed in 1833 and stood 65 feet tall. The location was intentional—it marked the narrow entrance to the Apalachicola Bay to direct boats between St George Island and St. Vincent Island. At the time, the bay was an important port for cotton distribution, so access was essential to the local economy.

 

The lighthouse took substantial damage from a hurricane in 1851 and was rebuilt and re-enforced many times over the next 100+ years. The power source was converted to mineral oil in 1882 and then to incandescent oil vapor in 1913. The light was automated in 1949 and the light was temporarily decommissioned in 1994.

 

Local and government fundraising efforts were completed in the early 2000s to improve and re-open the lighthouse, though prior damage caused the lighthouse to collapse on October 22, 2005.

 

From there, island volunteers formed the official St. George Light Association to reconstruct the lighthouse on a more secure site. The group was able to secure over $500,000 of government grants to aid in the effort.

The Current Lighthouse

Today, the lighthouse is fully functional and features a history museum and gift shop. It stands at 72 feet tall and is open to the public throughout the year, though hours of operation vary seasonally. It’s also interesting to note that the current lighthouse is the fourth iteration, but the current version does contain bricks and elements from the original structure from the 1800s.

Visiting The Lighthouse

The lighthouse has seasonal hours. Current hours are as follows:

 

Summer Hours: March 1st – October 31st

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Thursday: Closed

 

Winter Hours: November 1st – February 28th

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Thursday: Closed

Climbing Fees:

  • Adults: $5
  • Youth (age 16-7): $3
  • Children (6 and under): Free

Members of the St. George Lighthouse Association, Florida Lighthouse Association, St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum, and Active Military Personnel with ID are admitted free of charge.

Group rates are also available.

The lighthouse museum and gift shop are free to enter.

Please note that lighthouse visitors must be at least 40 inches tall and able to climb the 92 wooden stairs to enter the climb.

Pets are not allowed in the lighthouse, museum, or gift shop.

 

St. George Island Lighthouse Full Moon Club

Photo credit: Fickling Vacation Rentals

Though beaches are typically known for amazing sunrises or sunsets, there’s something special about a full moon at the beach. Experience a one-of-a-kind event by scheduling your beach trip during a full moon. Each month, visitors and locals climb the lighthouse to mingle and munch on snacks while they toast with sparkling cider under the full moon. This unique event is perfect for couples or families and can be enjoyed for only $15 ($10 for Lighthouse Association members). Because this event only happens once a month, reservations are recommended. You can save your spot by calling the Lighthouse Gift Shop at (850) 927-7745.

 

Vacation Rentals Within Walking Distance of The Lighthouse

An early morning or evening stroll to the lighthouse is a great way to start or end your days at the beach! We offer several St. George Island vacation rentals that are just a short walk from the lighthouse. Here is one of our most popular listings:

 

Diamond Beach

616 E. Gorrie Dr., St. George Island, FL 32328

 

Traveling with a crowd? If so, this spacious oceanfront vacation rental is for you! Diamond Beach offers 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, and can comfortably accommodate 14 guests. Bask in luxury with an expansive oceanfront deck, outdoor dining space, and a private pool. Learn more here.

 

Visiting the St. George Island lighthouse is an annual tradition for many—and it’s not hard to see why! This beautiful local landmark offers a way to embrace with the rich island history and to build a stronger connection with a what is sure to become your favorite beach destination.

 

The St. George Island lighthouse is just one of the island’s charming local attractions. Be sure to visit our ‘Things To Do’ guide for more beach itinerary ideas and visit our specials page to start planning your beach retreat!

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Guide To Fishing St. George Island: Piers, Charters & Fishing

 

Located along a remote stretch on the picturesque Florida panhandle, St. George Island offers a quiet beach retreat. Popular among families and groups seeking a low-key beach vacation, St. George offers a slower pace and a small town feel that can’t be found in larger, more commercial beach destinations. But, don’t let the sleepy pace fool you—there’s plenty to keep you busy during your stay!

 

Fishing, in particular, is a popular area activity—and it’s not hard to figure out why! The surrounding Gulf of Mexico provides warm temps and calm water that combine to make a true fisherman’s paradise.

 

Whether you’re an avid angler or a first-time fisherman, here’s everything you need to know about St. George Island fishing:

 

Where to Fish on St. George Island

There are several great fishing options on St. George Island for any time frame or budget.

 

Visitors that want to enjoy a more leisurely fishing experience can grab a reel and head to a local pier. The St. George Fishing Pier, which extends 600 feet into the gulf, is the island’s premier spot for pier fishing. Or, if you’d prefer to cast a rod with your toes on the sand, try surf fishing at the St. George Island State Park, which provides access to the calm waters of the Apalachicola Bay. Visitors are also welcome to fish from anywhere along the St. George Island shoreline.

 

For a more adventurous fishing experience, book an island fishing charter. Charters are typically sold in half or full day increments, and locations vary from different spots inshore or long trips offshore. More relaxed ‘fun’ charters are also available and are a great option for novices or families.


Piers On & Near St. George Island

Pier fishing is a popular activity for island visitors and the area is home to several piers that offer great spots for casting a line. Pier fishing is very relaxing and a great way for families and couples to enjoy some quality time together outdoors. Here are the top area piers for fishing:

Battery Bay Fishing Pier

Location: Battery Park | 1 Bay Ave, Apalachicola, FL 32320

Length: 700 feet

Eastpoint Fishing Pier

Location: Northern side of St. George Island Bridge

Length: 3,200 feet

Lafayette Park Fishing Pier

Location: Lafayette Park | 169 Avenue B, Apalachicola, FL 32320

Length: 600 feet

St. George Island Fishing Pier

Location: Southern side of St. George Island Bridge

Length: 3,200 feet

 

Pier fishers can expect to catch anything from flounder and red drum to pompano and even the rare small shark, which is a surprising and exciting catch. Pack a bag and head down to a local pier to experience this relaxing form of fishing!


Best Fishing Charter Companies

There’s certainly no shortage of charter companies on St. George Island, so much so that it can be overwhelming to pick the right guide. But fret not—we’re here to help! Here are a few of St. George’s top-rated fishing charter companies that come well recommended by visitors and locals.

SGI Charters

705 Randolph St., St. George Island, FL 32328 | (850) 370-0220

 

S GI Charters is locally owned and operated by Captain Lee Chapin with partner Coble Griffith on St. George Island Florida—an angler’s dream on the beautiful coast of the Florida Panhandle.  They offer charter fishing, shelling, dolphin encounters, kids’ trips, sunset tours, and more. Fishing charters are available for half-day trips, five-hour trips, and offshore trips and prices start at $450.

Journeys of St. George Island

240 3rd St. E, Eastpoint, FL 32328 | (850) 927-3259

 

Journey’s of St. George Island is an outdoor adventure and lifestyle company. They specialize in bay and offshore fishing charters, guided boat tours, guided kayak and stand up paddle board trips. Fishing charters are available for full and half-day trips, deep sea trips, bay and flats fishing, and more. Charters start at $375.

Island Charters

367 Cook St., St George Island, FL 32328 | (850) 542-2542

 

Captain Krista is a St. George Island native and fifth generation fisherwoman. She specializes in bay and gulf fishing charters near St. George Island. From advanced anglers, novices and even young children, Captain Krista customizes each charter to ensure her clients’ experience is one to remember! Inshore, offshore, and ‘fun’ charters are available with pricing starting at $350.

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(850) 653-7203

Charter excursions with Captain Michael Newell.

Fishing charters are a popular option for beach visitors seeking a true fishing adventure. Keep in mind that the cost of the charter covers everything from the gas for the boat, high-end fishing gear, all boat maintenance, bait, and cleaning, in addition to the local expertise of your captain and crew.

 

Types Of Fish You Can Catch

The warm gulf waters are home to more than 500 varieties of fish alone, so it’s not hard to see why St. George Island is a fisherman’s paradise. Though the opportunities are endless, select varieties are highly coveted by fishermen. Here are a few of the most popular fish to catch in the area:

  • Grouper
  • Swordfish
  • Cobia
  • Amberjack
  • Mackerel
  • Wahoo
  • Red Drum
  • Snapper
  • Flounder
  • Mahi Mahi

 

These are just a few of the popular varieties that fishermen enjoy catching. Each of these listed are legal to catch and keep, assuming they meet the length requirements. What you catch depends on how far offshore you go and how deep the waters are, among other variables.

 

What could be better than coming home with a fresh catch for dinner?

 

St. George Island Bait Shops

You can’t fish without the proper equipment! Luckily, St. George Island is home to several local bait and tackle shops that can help you stock up on all of the fishing essentials. From fishing rods and accessories to live bait and more, check out these top-rated local shops.

Survivor’s Island Bait & Tackle

28 W Pine Ave, Eastpoint, FL 32328 | (850) 927-3113

Fisherman’s Headquarters

40 W Bay Shore Dr., St George Island, FL 32328 | (850) 927-4004

Island Outfitters

235 E Gulf Beach Dr., St George Island, FL 32328 | (850) 927-2604


FAQs

Here are a few other frequently asked questions about fishing on St. George Island.

What are the best times of year to fish at St. George Island?

Believe it or not, St. George Island is a year-round fishing destination! The southern location in the warm Gulf of Mexico keeps temperatures rather warm all year long, which means twelve full months of fishing each year! Even in the dead of winter, off-season visitors can catch seasonal varieties like flounder, redfish, and more.

Do I need a fishing license?

Yes, you will need a license to fish on St. George Island. This license needs to be purchased through the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission; options vary for residents and non-residents. Residents have the option to purchase a license for a single year, five years, or for a lifetime. Non-residents are able to purchase a fishing license for three days, seven days, or a full year. Licenses are easy to purchase online or at a local tackle shop. There are fines for fishing without a license, so be sure you have yours ready to go because DNR can and will check!

 

Can I rent fishing equipment?

Unfortunately, solo fishing trips will require you to purchase or bring your own basic fishing gear. Rods, reels, line, etc. can easily be acquired at a local bait and tackle shop or you can add it to your packing list. If you don’t want to purchase, book a fishing charter. The cost of the charter includes the cost of all equipment, and most charters stock high-end gear for their guests.

Can I keep the fish I catch?

That depends. Florida, like other states, has strict regulations on the fishing industry. Laws are in place with how large the fish can be and how many fish can be caught in a single season. Here are a few of the most common fish and their size and catch regulations:

 

Flounder – Minimum 12” total length; daily limit of 10 per person

 

Red Drum – Minimum 18” total length, maximum 27” total length; daily total of 1 per person

 

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) – Gulf Waters, no limit; Atlantic waters – 20” minimum fork length; Gulf & Atlantic daily limit – 10 per person

 

Sheepshead – Minimum 12” total length; daily limit of 8 per person

 

Pompano – Minimum 11” fork length; daily limit 6 per person

 

Each fish has different legal limits, so be sure you check online if you’re unsure. If you’re on a charter, your captain will be familiar with local laws and can guide you through the process.

 

Can I eat the fish I keep?

Yes! You’ll only want to keep fish you can eat, and many of the local species are very easy to prepare. Popular fish to eat include flounder, sheepshead, black and red drum, and dolphin—to name a few. If you book a charter, many captains will filet the fish for you. Of, if you enjoy a solo fishing trip and don’t feel comfortable cleaning your catch, it’s not hard to find someone that will. Try a local pier or fish shop; some offer affordable cleaning services.

What if I don’t catch anything?

Empty nets and still rods happen to the best of us. But remember, fishing is about the experience! Don’t get discouraged if you have an unproductive trip. And, if you’re still set on seafood, St. George Island offers plenty of fresh fish markets and local seafood joints to get your fill of fish.

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Celebrate Christmas on St. George Island

Celebrate Christmas on SGI

Four reasons why your family should celebrate Christmas on St. George Island.

It’s almost that time of year again…HOLIDAY SEASON!

The time when we get together with family and friends in our flashy ugly Christmas sweaters to watch the mean green Grinch and childhood shows like Charlie Brown’s Christmas while sipping hot chocolate in front of the fireplace for what feels like the tenth year in a row. Maybe it’s time for something different. Something non-traditional, like celebrating Christmas on the beach! Here are four reasons why your family should celebrate Christmas on St. George Island.

Start a New Family Tradition

 Traditions are what makes a family unique. They give us a sense of security knowing that together, there’s a shared interest. Family traditions create priceless memories that will have you itching to tell others about. Let this year be the year your family starts a new family tradition by celebrating Christmas on sunny St. George Island and build memories generation after generation.

The kids are sure to love this idea, and they’ll go back to school with the best Christmas vacation story ever!

100% Family Time

No need to worry about people crowding the beach. This is the perfect time for the whole family to be together and enjoy one another; like taking a nice stroll on the island’s crystal white 27-mile long beach. The weather should be pleasant, probably too cold to get in the water, but fine enough for a beach picnic, making ‘sand snowmen and snow angels’, and having friendly competition playing “reindeer games.” So don’t forget the badminton and volleyball set.

Enjoy being creative and coming up with different ideas together. For example, if your family is really crafty, use this time to come up with a list of fun family DIY projects to complete for the new year. While on your stay, use the well-equipped kitchen to make yummy, jolly holiday treats for old St. Nick. There are neat DIY activity and holiday food ideas on our Pinterest page.

Christmas Spirit on St. George

Want to see how others on the island are showing their Christmas Spirit? Then, you would love the Holiday Lights Contest. Businesses and homes are decorated with twinkling lights, Christmas palm trees and you may even see an illuminated boat or two. This event goes on until the end of the month and the winners will be announced on December 21st.  Visit the local shops to find wonderful coastal holiday trinkets or gifts for your friends back home and you must stop by Weber’s Little Donut Shop for the most unique, delicious donuts you will ever eat. Tell them we sent you!

Even if you plan to take your trip before Christmas, you can still enjoy

Outdoor Adventures

Christmas outdoors…comfortably, sounds like a blast! No snow, no black ice, or bone-dry hurting cold. Only sand, the gulf, and nature at its finest.

Have you heard? There’s treasure on St. George Island! Take the family geocaching and find out where Pirate Captain Bowels buried his treasure. Read our blog on geocaching to learn more about it on the island. While you’re searching for that treasure, be on the lookout for painted rocks. Visitors and locals alike, paint rocks and hide them around St. George, a trend that started with The Kindness Rocks Project and has gone viral. If you find one, simply take a picture of it and post it on social media. What’s even more awesome, is you can do it too. Paint and hide a rock and try to find it on your next visit!   And if you like coffee, then you will love Coffee in the Campground at the St. George Island State Park. Park rangers will give an interpretive presentation and provide more information about wildlife on the island.

 

Try something uncommon, escape the frigid tempts and take your family to St. George Island this holiday season. Instead of a Winter Wonderland, create a ‘Sandy Christmas Vacation’ and enjoy precious moments with the ones you love.

Paint a rock and leave it behind….for next time…on the Forgotten Coast.

 

Let’s Start a Tradition. View our Specials!

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Geocaching on St. George Island

What Is Geocaching?

Geocaching is an outdoor treasure hunt, using our ‘modern day’ maps, the GPS!  When we break down the word geocache, ‘geo’ refers to the term location, while a ‘cache’ would be items that are hidden or stored away…TREASURE! This adventurous activity allows participants to strap on their boots, grab a friend, and explore the world around them. The idea behind geocaching is to find trinkets that other individuals have hidden and shared the location’s coordinates on the Geocache website. Then, after your successful find, record it in the log book that’s located in the cache box and CELEBRATE!

According to Geocaching.com, millions of people consider themselves ‘Geocachers,’ logging in the over 2 million caches worldwide! So, why not join the global party?

 

Geocaching is a game for all ages and it’s simple to get started with only a few steps to follow:

  1. Register for a FREE account on Geocache-CREATE AN ACCOUNT
  2. Navigate to ‘Hide & Seek a cache’
  3. Enter your location.
  4. Choose a cache from the list.
  5. Enter the coordinates into your GPS and find the hidden geocache.
  6. Log your findings and share a picture of your awesome finds!

 

 

Geocaching: The Added Benefits

Not only are you enjoying the ‘Great Outdoors’ with your family, but there are other positive and health-related benefits that go along with ‘caching.’

  • Physical Activity: One of the greatest benefits of geocaching is being physically active. After you find one cache, you will want to find even more and before you know it, you would have walked a whole 8 miles!
  • Social Interaction: Geocaching is a great way to network with others while problem-solving, brainstorming, and decision making. Geocaching with families or groups helps strengthen those skills, especially with kids!
  • Educational: Learning is the BEST benefit to get out of geocaching. This type of learning takes place outdoors, where nature abounds! Exploration teaches us how to be brave and discover something new, while creativity allows us to use our imagination and become innovative in our search.

Geocaching on St. George Island

Once you get to St. George Island, there are caches waiting to be found. Whether you are at the St. George Island State Park, the unforgettable lighthouse, or snagging a fabulous family photo next to the St. George Island welcome sign, you are sure to find a cache nearby.  So, while you’re enjoying your stay in one of our beautiful beach homes, take a day and discover the island’s geocaches. After all, why not tap into your creative side and pretend that you’re on a mission and the goal is to find the treasures of the Forgotten Coast.

 

 

References: Geocaching.com, https://www.geocaching.com/play