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Top 5 Activities in St. George Island, Florida

 Natalie profile picture NatalieMay 15, 2024

Although Florida’s panhandle is part of the state’s Forgotten Coast, there is no shortage of natural beauty and outdoor attractions to enjoy here. Its exclusion from Florida’s tourism promotions preserved its collection of uncrowded beaches and lush forests.

Make some memories with your loved ones by checking out some of our top 5 activities in St. George Island.

St. George Island Lighthouse

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  • Distance from Wander St. George Island: 1.4 miles 

  • Location: 2B E Gulf Beach Dr, Eastpoint, FL 32328

  • Hours:  12PM-5PM Friday-Wednesday; Closed Thursdays

  • Phone: (850) 927-7745

  • Website: https://www.stgeorgelight.org/ 

Built in 1852, the Cape St. George Lighthouse survived 153 years, withstanding hurricanes, wars, and erosion until its ultimate collapse in 2005. The beloved city icon was rebuilt the following year.

In 2011, the St. George Lighthouse Association completed the construction of a replica of the original Keeper's House next to the lighthouse. Today you can climb the lighthouse ($5 per adult and $3 for children under 12), and visit the lighthouse museum and the boutique gift shop all year round. 

Tip: The lighthouse has 92 wooden spiral stairs and a narrow metal ladder to the lantern room. If you’re claustrophobic or have any health conditions impacting your ability to climb, this isn’t the best activity for you. 

Journeys of St. George Island

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  • Distance from Wander St. George Island: 1.8 miles 

  • Location: 240 3rd St E, Eastpoint, FL 32328

  • Hours: 9AM-5PM daily 

  • Phone: (850) 927-3259

  • Website: https://www.sgislandjourneys.com/ 

Journeys of St George Island specializes in bay and off-shore fishing charters, guided boat tours, and guided kayak and stand-up paddleboard trips. Golf cart rentals are also available. Check out the website for more information on pricing and availability.

Southern Salinity Guide Service

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St. Joseph Bay’s shallow waters and sea grass beds make it a favorite snorkeling area to find seasonal scallops. Capt. Davidson teaches you tips and tricks on how to see past the sargassum weeds and spot the fish attempts to camouflage by buoys and crab trap lines.

Dolphin watching, as well as sunrise and sunset tours are also available.  For more information on pricing and availability, check out the calendar

Tip: Be sure to bring sunscreen, bug repellant, and a hat.

Raney House Museum

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  • Distance from Wander St. George Island: 12.8 miles 

  • Location: 128 Market St, Apalachicola, FL 32320

  • Hours: 11AM-4PM Tuesday-Saturday 

  • Phone: (850) 653-1700

  • Website: https://aahs.wildapricot.org/Raney-House 

Relive Apalachicola's history by visiting the 1800s, cotton trade era, the mansion and the museum. At the time the home was built, Apalachicola was a prosperous cotton transport hub and home to the cotton trader and two-time mayor Danid Raney.

Today the home exhibits furniture, documents, and artifacts of the 19th century for visitors to enjoy. Did we mention that admission is free?

Island Dog Outdoors

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  • Distance from Wander St. George Island: 1.6 miles 

  • Location: 140 E Pine Ave, St George Island, FL 32328

  • Hours: 10AM-5PM daily 

  • Phone: (850) 927-7700

  • Website: https://islanddogoutdoors.com/ 

If you're looking for something fun to do during your beach day, check out the rentals offered at Island Dog Outdoors. There are four or six-passenger golf carts, stand-up paddle boards, kayaks, bikes, trikes, and volleyball sets. Be sure to call in advance for pricing and availability.

If you don't have a place to stay yet, check out Wander St. George Island! For personalized recommendations on things to do around St. George Island, you can also text our concierge desk.

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