When you’re staying on St. George Island, everything you need is right at your fingertips. You don’t have to leave the island at all if you don’t want to! However, the mainland offers plenty of other activities to enjoy during your vacation. St. George Island is located just off the coast of Apalachicola, so you can easily cross the bridge and enjoy all the things to do near Apalachicola, FL.
Do you want to know more about all the things to do on our island and in areas around SGI like Apalachicola? Take a look at our Things to Do page! We want guests of Collins Vacation Rentals to have the best experience possible, so we listed out our most trusted businesses and favorite activities in the area.
5 of the Best Things to Do near Apalachicola, FL
Take a Kayak Tour
Explore the bay by kayak! Watch nature at work and observe the patterns and behavior of the area’s birds and wildlife. Rent a kayak or take a guided tour with Journey’s of St. George Island. Whether you are a beginner kayaker or just want to learn the best spots to paddle, a tour with Journey’s is fun for all ages. Trips range from two to eight hours so there is something for everyone.
Cast a Line
There are tons of fishing spots in the area! You can cast your line from pretty much anywhere on St. George Island. We recommend heading to a spot like St. George Island State Park so you can fish in the Apalachicola Bay. Pull in flounder, redfish, sea trout, pompano, whiting, Spanish mackerel and more when you fish from the shores here. You can also hop on a boat to go further out into the water.
Go out to Eat
If your stomach is rumbling but you’re not back on St. George Island yet, don’t worry! Owl Cafe is one of our favorite restaurants in the area. Beautiful views of the bay give this eatery an outstanding atmosphere, and the menu is full of fresh and local ingredients. The dishes change depending on the season, and they have everything from pasta to seafood. Plus, the Owl Cafe Tap room is right next door so you can grab a beer!
Visit the Apalachicola Maritime Museum
It feels good knowing you learned something while you are on vacation! Head to the Apalachicola Maritime Museum to learn all about the history of the Forgotten Coast. This collection of exhibits immerses you in the history and culture of our area; find out what made our area into what it is today.
Book Your Getaway Today
Now that you know some of the amazing things to do near Apalachicola, FL, it’s time to plan your getaway! Collins Vacation Rentals are the perfect place to relax and restore. Convenient locations mean easy access to all the best activities in the area. Plus, when you stay with us on St. George Island, you can rest easy knowing that we’ve taken care of all the details. Browse our properties to start planning your stay!