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Planning an Overnight 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 or the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GA DNR).

All Other Visits to Ossabaw are Scheduled and Approved Through the Ossabaw Island Foundation. A TOIF Representative must be on the island at all times when their visitors are on the island.

Overnight Trip Planning Basics

TYPE OF OVERNIGHT TRIP

DESCRIPTION

FEES PAID TO TOIF

OTHER COSTS

(for planning purposes)

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Overnight Trips Planned by TOIF

(scheduled 6 to 8 times/year)

Topics: Storytelling & Music; Turtle Hatching; Creativity Retreat

All trip costs include transportation to/from Ossabaw, programming, most materials, accommodations in the Club House or Boarding House, and meals.

Camping guests bring your own tent/sleeping bag. Bring your own creative materials

Review TOIF planned Overnight trips and register today!

TOIF Overnight Trips

DESCRIPTION


Topics: Storytelling & Music; Turtle Hatching; Creativity Retreat

FEES PAID TO TOIF


All trip costs include transportation to/from Ossabaw, programming, most materials, accommodations in the Club House or Boarding House, and meals.

OTHER COSTS


Camping guests bring your own tent/sleeping bag. Bring your own creative materials

NEXT STEP


Review TOIF planned Overnight trips and register today!

TOIF Overnight Trips

Open-to-the-Public Trips & Retreats organized by TOIF Partners

Topics: Creative Writing; Volunteer/Service; Photography.

Trip costs typically include transportation, meals, and programming.

 

Check with trip organizers to confirm.

Check with Organizers.

DESCRIPTION


Topics: Creative Writing; Volunteer/Service; Photography.

FEES PAID TO TOIF


Trip costs typically include transportation, meals, and programming.

 

Check with trip organizers to confirm.

OTHER COSTS


Check with Organizers

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Overnight Stay with Programming for Your Own Group

 

 Minimum: 2-Nights and 6-Participants

Create your own programming that complies with the heritage preserve allowed uses.

 

Programming must be approved by TOIF.

Accommodations:

Club House

$100 per person / per night

Minimum: $1,200 for 2-Nights

 

Boarding House

$125 per person / per night

Minimum: $1,500 for 2-Nights

 

Fees include:

Overnight accommodations, on-island transportation, on-site island host, and walking tour.

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

 

Meals are Coordinated by Group Organizer.

Complete trip application form:

Educational Visit (K-12)

Cultural Visit

DESCRIPTION


Create your own programming that complies with the heritage preserve allowed uses.

 

Programming must be approved by TOIF.

FEES PAID TO TOIF


Accommodations:

Club House

$100 per person / per night

Minimum: $1,200 for 2-Nights

 

Boarding House

$125 per person / per night

Minimum: $1,500 for 2-Nights

 

Fees include:

Overnight accommodations, on-island transportation, on-site island host, and walking tour.

OTHER COSTS


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

 

Meals are Coordinated by Group Organizer.

NEXT STEP


Complete trip application form:

Educational Visit (K-12)

Cultural Visit

Overnight Primitive Camping with Programming for Your Own Group

 

Minimum: 2-Nights and 7-Campers

 

 Recreational Camping Not Allowed

Create your own programming that complies with the heritage preserve allowed uses.

 

Programming must be approved by TOIF.

Primitive Camping

(at one of three sites)

$30 per person / per night

 

Fees include:

Overnight accommodations

 

Additional fees:

On-island transportation – $150

Walking tour – $150

 

Campsite amenities vary. For campsite information click here.

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

 

Meals are Coordinated by Group Organizer.

Complete trip application form:

Educational Visit (K-12)

Cultural Visit

DESCRIPTION


Create your own programming that complies with the heritage preserve allowed uses.

 

Programming must be approved by TOIF.

FEES PAID TO TOIF


Primitive Camping

(at one of three sites)

$30 per person / per night

 

Fees include:

Overnight accommodations

 

Additional fees:

On-island transportation – $150

Walking tour – $150

 

Campsite amenities vary. For campsite information click here.

OTHER COSTS


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

 

Meals are Coordinated by Group Organizer.

NEXT STEP


Complete trip application form:

Educational Visit (K-12)

Cultural Visit

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.