Every year, thousands of fresh-air aficionados flock to the Forgotten Coast to experience unparalleled varieties of outdoor fun in and around one of the nation’s largest estuaries.
The Apalachicola Bay, renowned for the diversity of its marine life, offers incredible aquatic opportunities for both sport fishermen and the average angler to cast a line. Nearly a dozen area outfitters provide the necessary equipment and local insight, and for those looking to hook larger, deep-sea specimens, more than 100 local charters are available to transform a basic expedition into something truly amazing.
Of course, some folks enjoy the waters around St. George Island without pulling anything out of them. Morning and afternoon adventures are quite popular for those who launch their canoes, kayaks, and paddle boards from St. George Island State Park and cruise with the dolphins around the east end of the island. The state park and Apalachicola National Forest offer the best of both worlds, where water activities are just as accessible as hiking and biking trails. And all a stone’s throw from the rare flora and captivating fauna that inspire the most passionate enthusiasts.
Snorkeling is also a popular activity along the coast, and for the adventurous chefs out there, a little gear and a dive flag is all you need to collect scallops during the late summer season. And while you might not see lots of longboarders off St. George Island, beachfront action sports featuring boogieboards, waverunners, and skimboards and are very popular. In fact, Apalachicola’s own Chip Sanders was just crowned the 2018 Skim USA Champion.
And the best thing about it is that all these incredible sights and activities are within a short walk or bike ride from the world-class homes of Resort Vacation Properties. Come experience the Forgotten Coast’s finest vacations.