Ossabaw Island
Day Trips

Super Museum Sunday Ossabaw Trip

Sunday February 11, 2024


Enjoy a day trip, free of admission, with only a $50 boat fee. Boat transportation by Bull River Cruises and Mike Neal. Your trip will consist of a walking tour of the historic north end of Ossabaw Island and some time on your own to walk or sit and rock on the Club House front porch. The boat departs at 12:00 pm from the Rodney J. Hall Boat Ramp on Diamond causeway. The boat will return by 4:30 pm. Bring your own snack and drink, there is no canteen on the island. Space is limited to 32 participants. You will receive a confirmation email the week of the event with all of the details.

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Tour of Ossabaw Island’s North End

Saturday November 11, 2023 Click Here to Register

Saturday April, 6, 2024 Click Here to Register

Travel by pontoon boat with Captain Mike Neal of Bull River Cruises to the island’s North End for an interpretive tour that includes ecology and history, plus time on your own to explore.

Ossabaw Descendants Heritage Day

Saturday, May 11, 2024


A day trip to Ossabaw for descendants of people with connections to the island from 1760 – 1980. If your ancestors were tenant farmers, land owners, Torrey family employees, Freedmen, enslaved people, hunting guides, cattlemen, or timbermen?  Were you a member of the Ossabaw Island Project (OIP) or a Genesis member, please join us for a picnic and time together.

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Be Creative on Ossabaw

Saturday February 3, 2024, Click here to Register

Saturday June 1, 2024, Click here to Register

Paint, sketch, write, or take photos on Ossabaw Island. Let the island be your muse. After a brief history presentation, you’ll have several hours to wander the North End on your own and experience the island’s inspiring features of marsh vistas, maritime forests, wildlife sightings. Bring your own art supplies.

Dig Ossabaw Island

Date: TBA
A Hands-On Archaeology Experience


Led by the Georgia Dept. of Natural Resources’ Archaeology Division and the University of Pennsylvania, this excavation of a 19th-century plantation site is the fifth year of a ten-year archaeological project on Ossabaw Island.

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Lift Every Voice:  Savannah’s African American History Museums’ Fee-Free Day Trip

Saturday August 10, 2024


This “fee free” morning trip to Ossabaw is a walking tour of the North End plantation site, including three restored tabby cabins built by enslaved Africans as their housing. Learn about Titus, Hercules and Betty in the 1770s; the Bond brothers in the 1850s and 1860s; and the Bond’s descendants, the founders of Pin Point community in the 1880s. After visiting Ossabaw Island travel to the Pin Point Heritage Museum for a tour from an Ossabaw Island descendant.  

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Turtle hatching Day Trips

Friday, August 25, 2023 Day Trip 

Sunday, August 27, 2023 Day Trip 


Accompany Georgia DNR Sea Turtle Conservation Program interns as they inventory loggerhead turtle nests for eggs and live hatchlings on Ossabaw Island’s South Beach. Depart 8:00 am from Delegal Creek Marina on Skidaway Island, just outside of Savannah. After a 30-minute boat ride across Ossabaw Sound, arrive on Ossabaw Island , then travel by pick up truck to the beach to learn about turtle hatchings. Enjoy a picnic lunch (bring your own lunch) at the pavillion at the south end bone yard beach. Return to the North End as boat departs the island for the mainland at 2:00 pm.

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A Hands-On Indigo Dyeing Experience: Ossabaw Island Indigo Day Trips

Friday September  22,  2023
Sunday September 24, 2023


Elizabeth DuBose shares the history of Ossabaw indigo and provides instruction on creating fresh-leaf dye vats and guides participants through the dyeing process.

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22nd Annual Ossabaw Island Pig Roast & Art Auction

  Saturday October 21, Sunday October 22, 2023

Join us on either of these days for the Ossabaw Island Pig Roast & Art Auction.  Enjoy the beauty and ambiance of Ossabaw Island while contributing to the sustainability of the Ossabaw Island Foundation’s exceptional educational, cultural, and scientific programs. 


For 2023 we have redesigned our signature event for the era of social distancing.  Instead of one big HOG of a party, we’re having three smaller events. 


Sponsorships available now.


General Admission tickets on sale September 2.