Take the lead from Trish, Adventure Guide and IP ambassador. Kayaking keeps her connected. “I take the kayak over to St. Vincent Island and spend the day. Or, just paddle around to the back of the Island – on the Apalachicola Bay side. It is gorgeous. Dolphins are always back there. You can see them playing. St. Joseph Bay is clearer. Has a little bit of a Caribbean look. Apalachicola Bay is a little more murky because the (Apalachicola) River runs into it. At low tide you can see the oyster bars and shells. On the beach you will see deer, raccoon, wild pigs, so many birds, eagles, egrets, hawks, red wolves. On the point across form Indian Pass is a bird nesting area and you can see so many with binoculars. It’s great bird watching.
One of the coolest things you could see on St. Vincent Island is the Sambar Deer from India. There are over 100. They were brought the island in 1948 because the owner turned it into a private hunting land. When the government took it back over, they left the Sambar Deer because they don’t interfere with the food chain. Beautiful animals. They are so big. They look like a cross between a giant deer and giraffe. Really big ears Long necks. Just beautiful. They say they don’t leave the island but a friend once filmed one swimming towards C-30. It was the day before the Sambar lottery hunt. It was like – “I’m outta here!”
The Turtle Beach Inn has kayaks on hand for their guests or Trish recommends renting them from Scallop Cove or Happy Ours because they deliver to you. Either way, just get out there and get connected.
Updated: Dec 08, 2017 0:37
Published: Mar 16, 2015 22:17