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Saint Vincent National Wildlife Refuge

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Florida's hidden treasure

You can take a $10 shuttle over to St. Vincent's at Indian Pass. There are well-marked trails and... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
Sandy T
Bishop, Georgia
Wander Through Time and History

Wonderfully organized and worth the visit is you like ecological and historical information of the... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2018
Billy W
Nashville, Tennessee
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This barrier island is located in Florida's Apalachicola Bay.
479 Market St, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1329
+1 850-653-8808
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

You can take a $10 shuttle over to St. Vincent's at Indian Pass. There are well-marked trails and miles of unadulterated white sand beaches. Take a picnic lunch and spend the day

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Sandy T
Reviewed 29 May 2018

Wonderfully organized and worth the visit is you like ecological and historical information of the gulf, apalachicola river system and history of Apalachicola water front.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Billy W
Reviewed 1 May 2018

My wife and I got to stop here this April on our tour of the coast. The St. Vincent NWR is located in the western panhandle of Florida near the town of Apalachicola. It was established in 1968 for the protection and conservation of migratory...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank BluegooseTraveler
Reviewed 4 February 2018

This refuge is on an island and you have to use a boat to get to it. It's a very short trip across a narrow channel but a boat is required. We got on the island and walked to the gulf side and saw one...More

Date of experience: September 2017
3  Thank Whitesell
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Please Note-this island is not in Apalachicola. It is reached from indian Pass, and then a shuttle to the island. There you have a choice of hanging out on a beach with millions of shells and nice shallow water to play, or walking around on...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank lesliemc
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

This place is a gem. If you are the type of person who wants a Disney experience with animals in pens as you tour then skip the island and drive to Orlando. If you really love being out in nature, shelling a deserted beach, watching...More

Date of experience: February 2017
5  Thank 937kevinf
Reviewed 26 February 2017

This is a secluded island off of Indian Pass 15 miles west of Apalachicola. Perfect for birding, shelling and looking for ancient Indian chards. Joey Romanelli runs a shuttle off the pass.

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank RalphTallahassee_FL
Reviewed 7 January 2017

There was no one on the beaches and I had a great walk. I recommend a visit, just a few minutes from Apalachicola.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Andrew D
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

So we take 2 teenage girls to this island. There is minimum cell phone coverage, no wifi, no nothing and they loved it. The shuttle is a quick trip across the pass. Once you land it takes about 15-20 minutes to hike through the sand...More

Date of experience: June 2016
4  Thank elizatlga
Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

If you love solitude and nature this is the place. Peaceful beauty, only accessible by boat. We were lucky enough to attend a tour put on by the friends of Saint Vincent Island. They offer the tours occasionally in the winter by advertising on their...More

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank PlayaDelCarmenFreak
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18 January 2016|
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Response from PlayaDelCarmenFreak | Reviewed this property |
Just found this .... Winter/Spring Tour Schedule Jan. 13 and 27; Feb. 10 and 24; March 9 and 23; April 13; and May 4. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. TA won't let me put the email in... More
Judith M
29 January 2015|
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Response from Icantdrive55 | Reviewed this property |
No they are not on the island.