St. Marys-Altamaha

 St. Marys – Altamaha River Tour
Not Scheduled for 2019

TBA per person + Fuel (All-Inclusive)
Based on Double Occupancy – Single Occupancy available

This is an all new version of a similar trip we ran in 2002 and we are excited about the changes and improvements to our route! We’ll begin this southeast Georgia adventure near Jesup, GA on the Altamaha River. Day One will cover 140 miles via the Altamaha River, the Intracoastal Waterway and several back creeks and rivers we’ve discovered to avoid some of the open channels near the coast. Just past Cumberland Island, we’ll reach our destination of Saint Marys, GA, the second oldest city in the U.S. It is a quaint little riverfront town, rich in history and located only 8 miles from the Atlantic Coast in the southern-most tip of Georgia. We’ll stay two nights in town at the charming Spencer House Inn, built in 1872 and located just one block from the river, marina and the new waterfront park.

Day Two will provide an awesome run on the St. Marys River, which also serves as the southern border of Georgia. This 110 mile ride on the beautiful, winding blackwater river will be especially enjoyable on a weekday with minimal recreational traffic. After lunch and our return to St. Marys, you’ll have the afternoon free to relax on one of the porches at the Inn, stroll by some of the neighboring historic homes and churches or visit the waterfront shops and pubs. The group will join together that evening for a fabulous dinner and time to talk about the day.

On Day Three we’ll return to our start point, completing the 390 mile trek to coastal Georgia and back. Upon completion of this journey you will have explored many of the coastal marshes, inland forests and cypress swamps that are native to the region. With such a variety of scenery and wildlife along these waterways, this trip is sure to become a favorite and a great addition to your river-touring scrapbook.