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Coming Winter 2020!

Cabretta Beach Adventure
Sapelo Island, GA

Join the Georgia Conservancy under the stars, camping at the spectacular Cabretta Beach campground on Sapelo Island’s north coast. Guests of our Cabretta Beach Adventure at Sapelo Island can choose between a full island tour of Sapelo (including the Chocolate Plantation ruins, Reynolds Mansion and Hog Hummock) or a paddle that departs with SouthEast Adventure Outfitters from Raccoon Key on Sapelo Island to explore the incredibly remote Blackbeard Island National Wildlife Refuge to the north. This is truly a rare opportunity to spend a weekend on one of Georgia’s most remote and beautiful islands.

Sapelo Island, centrally-located on Georgia's 110-mile coast, is an island in ecological transition and is awash with thousands of years of human history and present-day Geechee culture. Today, much of the island is managed by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, and it also is home to one of the last remaining saltwater Geechee communities (Hog Hummock) and the UGA Marine Sciences Institute.

Blackbeard Island is as rich in history as it is in natural resources. This barrier island, named because its thick woods and meandering creeks provided hiding places for pirates, remains remote with access only by boat. But, for the naturalist, fisherman or beach-lover this spot is delightful and well worth the effort to get there. Learn more about Blackbeard Island National Wildlife Refuge.

Join us on a Georgia Conservancy Stewardship Trip to learn more about important location-specific conservation issues, as well as statewide advocacy opportunities. Our goal is simple: Create a connection between some of Georgia’s most precious places and the people needed to protect them.

Trip Price: Camping + Sapelo Tour: $200
Camping + Blackbeard Paddle: $225 (does not include kayak rental). This trip is not a bring your own boat trip. Click here to rent a kayak from SouthEast Adventures.

Recommended Experience Levels: Beginner (Sapelo) & Novice (Blackbeard)

Trip Snapshot Details: Click to learn more and for downloadable .pdf

Stewardship Trips FAQs: Click here to learn more and for a downloadable .pdf

*Details Are Subject To Change


Georgia Conservancy members (Live Oak Level and above)- use your member id # to receive a discount when registering for a trip. Having trouble identifying your membership id #? Contact Kelsey McNamara at Are you adding on a membership with this trip purchase? Use (GCMember) promo code to receive a $5 discount. Adding on a Cambium membership? Use (GCCambium) promo code to receive $10 off your purchase.

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Participants who choose to camp have unlimited access to our REI sponsored Gear Bank which includes tents, sleeping pads, backpacks, and flashlights for a one-time fee of $5.  Using your account ID #, Georgia Conservancy members (Live Oak level and above) will receive a $5 discount (which makes it free) for the Gear Bank Access.


The Cabretta Beach Adventure is one of our Bucket List Adventure Trips. Our Bucket List Trips are once-in-a-lifetime journeys that include adventures in the Cohutta Wilderness, Okefenokee Wilderness, Blackbeard Island Wilderness, Cabretta Beach on Sapelo Island, Cloudland Canyon, Jekyll Island and on the Conasauga River.

Learn more about the Georgia Conservancy's Stewardship Trips Program


If you have any questions about our Stewardship Trips Program or about any upcoming trip, please contact Georgia Conservancy Stewardship Trips Director Ben Fowler at or Stewardship Trips Coordinator Laura Buckmaster at