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Planning a Day Trip

REQUIRED FOR ALL VISITS TO OSSABAW ISLAND

All Visits to Ossabaw Island Must Be in Compliance with the Heritage Preserve Act:

”Ossabaw shall only be used for natural, scientific and cultural study, research and education, and environmentally sound preservation, conservation, and management of the Island’s ecosystem, under conditions carefully monitored and controlled by the Department of Natural Resources;”  (Executive Order of Georgia Governor George Busbee, June 15. 1978).

All Visits to Ossabaw Island Must be Hosted – Free Range Visits are Prohibited:

All visits to Ossabaw Island must be hosted either by the Ossabaw Island Foundation (TOIF) or the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GA DNR).

 

All Other Visits to Ossabaw are Scheduled and Approved Through the TOIF:

A TOIF representative must be on the island at all times when their visitors are on the island.

Daytrip planning basics

TYPE OF DAY TRIP

DESCRIPTION

FEES PAID TO TOIF

OTHER COSTS

(for planning purposes)

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Day Trips Planned by TOIF

Scheduled 6 to 8 times a year.

Topics: Creative Retreat, Archaeology Dig, Indigo Workshop, Walking Tour.

Trip costs include transportation to/from Ossabaw, and programming.

Bring your own lunch and water bottle*.

DESCRIPTION

Topics: Creative Retreat, Archaeology Dig, Indigo Workshop, Walking Tour.

FEES PAID TO TOIF

Trip costs include transportation to/from Ossabaw, and programming.

OTHER COSTS

(for planning purposes)

Bring your own lunch and water bottle*.

Guided Trips for 1-6 People

Led by an island guide contracted by TOIF

Can include a walking tour of the North End only, or a driving tour that includes the North End and Middle Place.

Topic: general history, general natural history; e.g. ecology, flora and fauna.

Walking Tour flat rate: $180 per group

 

Driving Tour flat rate: $250 per group

 

Fee Includes: admission to Ossabaw Island, guided tour, and transportation on Ossabaw for driving tour.

Bring your own lunch and water bottle*.

DESCRIPTION

Can include a walking tour of the North End only, or a driving tour that includes the North End and Middle Place.

Topic: general history, general natural history; e.g. ecology, flora and fauna.

FEES PAID TO TOIF

Walking Tour flat rate: $180 per group

 

Driving Tour flat rate: $250 per group

 

Fee Includes: admission to Ossabaw Island, guided tour, and transportation on Ossabaw for driving tour.

OTHER COSTS

(for planning purposes)

Bring your own lunch and water bottle*.

Guided Trip for 7-35 People

Can include a walking tour of the North End only, or a driving tour that includes the North End and Middle Place. Driving tour maximum is 30 people.

 

Topic: general history or a TOIF-led Specialty Trip

(download PDF for specialty trip topics) or Plan your Own Programming

$30 per person

Fee Includes: admission and walking tour

 

Discounted to $20 per person for formal educational groups Pre-k through grade 12.

 

Additional fees: driving tour – $150

 

Specialty trips may include additional fees.

 

Specialty Trips may include additional fees.

Additional fees for boat transportation paid directly to charter company. Fees are quoted by charter co.

 

Bring your own lunch and water bottle*.

DESCRIPTION

Can include a walking tour of the North End only, or a driving tour that includes the North End and Middle Place. Driving tour maximum is 30 people.

 

Topic: general history or a TOIF-led Specialty Trip

(download PDF for specialty trip topics) or Plan your Own Programming

FEES PAID TO TOIF

$30 per person

Fee Includes: admission and walking tour

 

Discounted to $20 per person for formal educational groups Pre-k through grade 12.

 

Additional fees: driving tour – $150

 

Specialty trips may include additional fees.

 

Specialty Trips may include additional fees.

OTHER COSTS

(for planning purposes)

Additional fees for boat transportation paid directly to charter company. Fees are quoted by charter co.

 

Bring your own lunch and water bottle*.

Schedule a Retreat/Day Meeting for up to 20 People

Create your own pro­gramming. Retreat must include a walking tour of the North End or a driving tour that includes the North End and Middle Place. Your programming must be approved by TOIF.

$30 per person with a Minimum of $180

Fee Includes: admission and walking tour and use of Club House.

 

Additional fees:

Building Cleaning – $150.

Driving Tour – $150.

AV Equipment Use – $50.

Additional fees for boat transportation paid directly to charter company. Fees are quoted by charter co.

 

Bring your own lunch and water bottle*.

DESCRIPTION

Create your own pro­gramming. Retreat must include a walking tour of the North End or a driving tour that includes the North End and Middle Place. Your programming must be approved by TOIF.

FEES PAID TO TOIF

$30 per person with a Minimum of $180

Fee Includes: admission and walking tour and use of Club House.

 

Additional fees:

Building Cleaning – $150.

Driving Tour – $150.

AV Equipment Use – $50.

OTHER COSTS

(for planning purposes)

Additional fees for boat transportation paid directly to charter company. Fees are quoted by charter co.

 

Bring your own lunch and water bottle*.

*The water on Ossabaw Island is well water, which is natural un-chemically treated water.

Scientific Research Project on Ossabaw Island

 

If you wish to conduct a Scientific Research Project on Ossabaw Island for an undergraduate or graduate thesis or a similar purpose, click the link below, complete and submit the scientific research application form.

 

Scientific Research Application Form

Hunting Information

 

For hunting information access the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division or call 912-262-3173.