Experience a true Seabatical, a 5-bedroom 4.5-bathroom wilderness retreat, designed for up to 12 guests, and your four-legged outdoor companions. Located in the East Gulf Beaches area, this outdoor enthusiast’s paradise offers ocean views, a cozy fireplace, and a private pool. The hassle-free setup means no parking passes or check-ins to contend with, so you can dive straight into your outdoor adventure. With themed local artwork in every bedroom, Seabatical inspires exploration of the unique St. George Island. In the west wing, enjoy three en suite bedrooms with king-sized beds, walk-in closets, and flat-screen TVs, and in the east wing, you’ll find a king-sized room and a whimsical twin-themed space, along with two additional rollaway beds, ensuring ample room for everyone. St. George’s uncrowded beaches are just a short walk away, with beach toys and gear provided to enhance your outdoor experience. There is a dedicated fish cleaning area and covered parking.
Offshore Excitement: Set sail from St. George Island Marina for offshore fishing adventures in the vast Gulf of Mexico. Explore hidden treasures like reefs and shipwrecks, where prized catches such as red snapper, grouper, and amberjack abound. Local charter companies are experts in guiding you to their preferred hotspots.
Inshore Thrills: Discover the rich fishing opportunities of Apalachicola Bay. Immerse yourself in the tranquil beauty of the bay’s shallow waters, oyster bars, and lush grass flats. Anglers can target a diverse range of species, including speckled trout, redfish, and flounder. The waters around East Hole and Cat Point are renowned for their productivity.
Embark on a scalloping adventure in St. Joseph Bay, a short drive from St. George Island. The pristine grass beds in areas like Eagle Harbor and Black’s Island provide the perfect habitat for scallops. This activity offers a unique underwater treasure hunt experience.
Trails and Exploration
St. George Island State Park: The park boasts a network of scenic trails, including Gap Point Trail (a 2.5-mile loop with breathtaking Gulf views), Bay Beach Overlook Trail (a 1.3-mile path leading to an observation platform), and Palm Lake Overlook Trail (a 1-mile trail offering panoramic lake views).
Apalachicola National Forest: While not on the island itself, the nearby Apalachicola National Forest offers a diverse range of hiking and biking trails for those craving a forest adventure.
Apalachicola River Exploration: Launch from the Owl Creek Boat Ramp and embark on an unforgettable journey along the Apalachicola River. Paddle options vary in length, allowing you to enjoy a scenic day trip immersed in the river’s natural beauty.
St. George Island Coastal Waters: Explore the island’s pristine coastal waters through the St. George Island Paddling Trail. This interconnected system includes the Apalachicola Bay Paddling Trail, granting paddlers access to calm and picturesque bay waters.
Apalachicola Bay Aquatic Preserve: Immerse yourself in the vast beauty of the Apalachicola Bay Aquatic Preserve. Kayak among the bay’s enchanting islands and estuaries, where you can savor the diverse coastal ecosystem up close.
St. George Island provides a unique opportunity for coastal duck hunting enthusiasts. Nestled in the Apalachee Bay region, this area is celebrated for hosting a diverse population of diving ducks during the winter months. Renowned for its redheads, considered among the best in the country, the bay also welcomes bluebills, buffleheads, canvasbacks, pintails, teal, scoters, wigeons, gadwalls, mergansers, wood ducks, ring-necked ducks, spoonbills, ruddy ducks, and goldeneyes. Coastal duck hunting from St. George Island offers a tranquil and secluded environment compared to other regions. The Gulf Coast’s serene setting and the opportunity to pursue divers in open water create a unique and fulfilling experience for hunters seeking solace amidst the natural beauty of Florida’s Gulf Coast.
Whether you’re a fishing enthusiast, a nature lover, or an adventurer at heart, St. George Island offers a captivating blend of outdoor activities to make your visit truly unforgettable.
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