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St. Joseph Bay. The Heartbeat of Gulf County

St. Joseph Bay. The Heartbeat of Gulf County

St. Joseph Bay is alive, well and the center of Gulf County adventure. Ask any local guide and chances are they will tell you the Bay is their favorite place to explore.

Adventure Off the Beaten Path

Adventure Off the Beaten Path

Sometimes you just want to go where no one has ever been. Or, at least somewhere you’ve never been! We understand! There are so many places to blaze your own trail in Gulf County.

An Eco-Adventure with a Bio-ExpertCaptain Charlene Burke
Captain Charlene Burke

An Eco-Adventure with a Bio-Expert

“My Ecotours are not structured. Each day is a different day on the Bay so I don’t force a structured program. I just go with the wind. We head out just to see life.”

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An Afternoon Adventure

An Afternoon Adventure

“My wife and I actually just took a fun afternoon adventure. We rode our bikes on Loggerhead Run. We saw an eagle and stopped to climb the rocks at the Stump Hole...”

December 2014: David Warriner, Cape San Blas, Port St. Joe

Everyone Can Get Into the Act. Save some Turtles!

Everyone Can Get Into the Act. Save some Turtles!

“In Gulf County we get lots of nesting Loggerhead turtles. On our 6-mile stretch, St. Joseph Peninsula, we average about 90 to 100 nests. This year we are almost up to 149 nests. It’s a record setting year!”

August 2015: Jessica Swindall, Cape San Blas, Fall, Spring, Summer

Tupelo Honey Done Five Different Ways!

Tupelo Honey Done Five Different Ways!

Tupelo is a premier honey crop in this country, and the epicenter of tupelo honey is Gulf County, Florida, says Adventure Guide Brian, owner of Smiley Honey. So, of course it would make sense for locals and local chefs alike to incorporate the delicacy into as many dishes as possible. But, some of the combinations may surprise you!

May 2015: Brian Bertonneau, Wewahitchka, Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter

GCFL Version of a Holiday parade

GCFL Version of a Holiday parade

Jeri, Owner of Gulf Coast Vacation Rentals, talks about a favorite Guest Book Story. “We had a family coin the term “the dolphin parade.” They stayed in one of our homes out on Indian Pass called Palmetto Breeze.”

January 2015: Jeri Ashcraft, Cape San Blas, Indian Pass, St. Joe Beach, St. Joseph Bay, Vacation Rentals, Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter

GCFL Version of BBQ

GCFL Version of BBQ

“Smoked mullet is the original Florida BBQ,” says hard-core adventurer and foodie, Matt Godwin.

January 2015: Matt Godwin, Cape San Blas, Indian Pass, St. Joe Beach, Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter

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