Sapelo Island is located 297 miles to the southeast of Atlanta, along the pristine Golden Isles coastline of Georgia. Sea kayaking this area is like traveling back in time. From the oyster middens created by the early indigenous cultures that inhabited the island over 4500 years ago, to the ballast mounds lining the North River, this is a place steeped in rich history and tradition.
For the sea kayaker, Sapelo offers a gradual change in paddlingterrain. Starting from the slow moving confines of the North River with its high grass march, our journey then slowly opens up into Doboy Sound and Doboy Island. Paddling past the Island the ballast mounds become more obvious. These mounds were created from the ballast stones that were left behind from many of the tall sailing ships traveling up the North River to the port of Darien.