The coast of northwest Florida is such a biologically rich area that it is considered one of six biodiversity hotspots in the United States. The region within which the Florida State University Coastal & Marine Laboratory (FSUCML) is imbedded is relatively untouched by the development that plagues many of Florida's shores. As such, it includes a mosaic of habitats ranging from oyster reefs to seagrass meadows, from freshwater bogs to salt marshes, with ready access to nearshore sponge reefs and offshore drowned patch reefs. The mission of the FSUCML is to conduct innovative, interdisciplinary research focused on the coastal and marine ecosystems of the northeastern Gulf of Mexico, with a focus on solving the ecological problems faced by the region by providing the scientific underpinnings for informed policy decisions.
Discover the Apalachicola River's unique and vibrant backwater wilderness. You will enjoy this scenic, exciting ride while skimming across the water at speeds up to 40mph. You may see wildlife native to the Apalachicola National Estuarine Reserve such as alligators, birds, turtles, manatee's, and fish darting alongside the boat as we fly across the water of Apalachicola River. We offer day trips, sunset, night rides and St. Vincent Island trips. Check us out on facebook- Apalachicola Airboat Adventures.
Scenic Air Tours from the Apalachicola, FL Airport (KAAF)
For Scenic Air Tours Call 850-227-4114 or 770-851-7214
View breathtaking scenery of:
St. George Island
Little St. George Island
St. Vincent Island
Cape San Blas
2 People: $249.00 (+ 7% sales tax)
3 People: $299.00 (+ 7% sales tax)
The Maritime Museum has been re founded to celebrate and preserve the maritime history of Apalachicola in a hands-on learning environment with active sailing program and adventure programs, boat-building, restoration and educational programs. Collectively, the activities of the AMM will provide a glimpse into the rich and diverse history of the three rivers that come together to form the largest river in Florida, the Apalachicola River.
The Maritime Museum offer educational tours which include; 1-7 day trips into the Gulf and along the barrier islands, island and river trips, canoes, kayaks, rowing shells and sailing dories which departs from the Museum docks and we also offer airboat trips.
AMM is offering full moon river cruises this June 16th & 17th, Thursday and Friday nights from 8-10 pm. Book your cruise on the museum's 40' catamaran, Starfish Enterprise, with tables and bench seats, or set sail on the classic 52' Gaff Rigged Schooner Gitana. Cruise past the historic waterfront and up the scenic Apalachicola river as the sun sets, then take in the magic of the moon rise over the water.
Cape San Blas is one of the only remaining beaches in the Country where visitors can rides horses ON THE BEACH! Experience the area atop one of our beginner friendly horses. We offer happy horses who love their job, love people, and really love showing off for the camera! Guaranteed to have the kids smiling and everyone walking away with a lifetime memory! " Creating wonderful memories has been our specialty since the summer of 2000"
SGI Charters offers a wide variety of fishing opportunities. Simply call our office at 850-370-0220 for all information and booking. Our trips include offshore in federal or state waters, fishing the flats, or choose from a wide variety of custom trips. This could include dolphin watching, shelling on Little St. George or St. Vincent, or enjoying one of our magnificent SGI sunsets. We could even set up a real treasure hunt for the kids. Captain Lee Chapin is the fisherman’s choice. He has guided tours for families, business groups, and celebrities. Paula Deen said, “We had a ball y’all!!!”. Your tour would be aboard Captain Lee’s 26’ 263 Calcutta Catamaran or Captain Cobles 23’ Parker. We will do our best to keep lines tight and reel the fish in.
The Apalachicola River and Bay has always been the economic force that's driven our County. From the early paddle wheel boats and steamships of the cotton age, thru the lumber and sponge industry. To today's fishing, shrimp and oyster harvesting. The Apalachicola is rich in history from Confederate and Union troops during the Civil war to the Army Air Corp during World War II. So Sit back enjoy your time on the water and Captain Steve the worlds greatest story teller will give you a tour you wont soon forget.
Environmental Resources providing "Certified Green Guides"
for Black water Backwater Adventures, Electric Canoe Excursions and Beach Walks.
Aquatic Sciences provides Water Gardens and features. Pond Management, Recirculating Aquaculture and Aquaponics Systems and cultivating "Native" species for Habitat Enhancement.
Captained Sailboat Rental at Alligator Point, Fl. Just one hour from Tallahassee and Apalachicola."Allegro" is the first catamaran sailboat to offer exciting cruises. Nearby residents and tourists alike that come to our beautiful area can now enjoy sailing. Discover for yourself, and book a unique half or full day-trip. Try a sunset sails or once a month, a lucky group can experience the sunset/moonrise sail. — Book online from a computer, mobile phone or tablet. Walk ups and short notice are also welcome. Call or text Capt. Tom to confirm availability.
Experience a half day, full day, or sunset adventure. "Allegro" connects people to a unique sailing experiences. Very reasonable pricing assures you will be back time and again. Available 7 days a week and on short notice, we are always ready to sail. Top-notch customer care and a growing community of guest, Allegro Sailing is the easiest way for people to enjoy "Cool Fun in the Sun".
Join Capt. Wes McCall on the water in the comfort of our 26' Twin Vee Ocean Cat. Our boat even has a head/bathroom for your convenience. Plenty of room for six people to fish Offshore up to 9 nautical miles in state waters to catch snapper, grouper, king mackerel, cobia, trigger fish, and more. Or book a bay fishing charter which includes fishing the Gulf up to three nautical miles. Perhaps a shelling trip to Little Saint George Island and St. Vincent Island while enjoying a dolphin encounter. We can customize your charter/trip to meet all you expectations.
EVERYTHING IS BETTER OUT ON THE WATER!
Enjoy Apalachicola ¨ LLC, has a fabulous downtown retail location with a wonderful assortment of unique gifts, beachwear, dresses, jewelry, beach toys and t-shirts too. We carry an entire collection of the famous Enjoy Apalachicola merchandise, such as aprons, hats, visors, baby bibs, toddler tees, cups, coozies and many more items. Enjoy Apalachicola provides Corporate and Vacation Concierge Services. Enjoy one of our many specialized tours, tours of Historic Apalachicola, art gallery tours with complimentary wine tastings, or maybe you would prefer a "Top That Tap" tour and sample several of the most popular beers on tap at the most popular restaurants. We enjoy event planning, supply notary services and Wedding Officiants. Plan your beach wedding on beautiful St. George island or in historic Apalachicola. We offer many "How To" classes, such as, for our first timers who are just learning to fish and for those who want to learn some new Southern recipes using our fresh Florida seafood. Let us assist you in planning your vacation activities or business conference. For our corporate businesses, we provide a variety of services, such as Human Resources Business Consulting, Grant Writing, business writing and professional email writing training, MS Office training and much more. We offer customized professional Corporate Concierge Services.
Explore St. Vincent's Island aboard a 24 foot Pontoon boat with licensed Captain Joey Romanelli. The shuttle departs and returns daily at YOUR schedule from Indian Pass Road C-30B, Florida.
Choose your mode of transportation. Rent a bike and we'll transport you and your bike to the island. In addition to our shuttle and bike rental services, we offer pleasure cruises and charter fishing trips.
Come explore a unique and natural island. Hike the trails or stroll the beaches. Shelling, surf fishing, and bird watching are some of the treasures you'll discover at St. Vincent's Island.
WHO WE ARE: An affiliation of trained naturalists and planners who design customized outdoor experiences for large visitor groups and local organizations of all ages and abilities.
OUR MISSION: Promoting sustainable tourism and destination stewardship opportunities around the Apalachicola River Basin.
OUR EMPHASIS: Fun, interactive activities that highlight our unique natural ecosytems and local culture.
RAINY DAY SUGGESTION: Explore our region via map and video and create your own customized itinerary for a Forgotten Coast "Expedition" at our comfortable, media-rich Base of Operation. Located in downtown Apalachicola. 118 Commerce Street. (850) 508-7426 www.floridageotourism.com
Captain Jeremy Davidson
Specializes in Guiding Inshore Fishing, Photography & Outdoor Enthusiasts of all skill levels, including commercial Photographers.
Call Us to Explore Our "One of Kind" Apalachicola River, Bay & Florida's Forgotten Coast Islands!!!
" READY TO DESIGN "
Your ✺ Perfect Boat Tour ✺ Photo Shoot ✺ Fishing Trip ???We Look Forward to Being part of Your "Upcoming Vacation" or "Special Occasion" with our Specialized Services!!!
✦ Custom River & Island Tours
✦ Family & Nature Photography
✦ Inshore Light Tackle Fishing
Exploring ☞ Nature's most Valuable Resources from The Mystic Apalachicola Bay Backwaters to the Vibrant Wildlife Sanctuary's of Our Forgotten Coast Islands.
We Love Customizing Trip's for "All Occasions" with Picturesque Settings from Our Vast Secluded River, Bay, and Island Locations!!!
✰ USCG Licensed & Insured
Sponsored Equipment By:
✰ Bonefish Boatworks
Peregrine Charters is owned & operated by Captain Chip and Lisa Bailey and is licensed and insured. Capt. Chip has lived and worked on the Apalachicola Bay as a marine biologists and fishing guide for over 23years. Peregrine Charters offers half and full-day bay fishing charters aboard a 23' Parker center console with shade. Targeting all of the popular inshore species. Peregrine Charters provides all the essentials, including rods, tackle, bait, fishing license, and fish cleaning. also enjoy ecotours, sightseeing to the barrier islands and up the beautiful Apalachicola River. Let's go enjoy a day on the Bay!
Come experience the breath taking beauty of the unspoiled Apalachicola backwaters and barrier islands. Zip along the reeds and across the shallows searching for Alligators, Manatee, Turtles ,Eagles, Dolphin and More. It is sure to be a vacation highlight for the entire family.
Journeys of SGI is a full rental and retail provider of kayaks on st. George Island.
We offer guided bay and offshore fishing trips with some of the best captains in the area.
Guided sightseeing trips in kayaks & powerboats are offered year round.
We also rent powerboats, stand up paddleboards, kayaks and golf carts.
Capt Tommy Robinson and his brother Capt Chris Robinson are two of Florida's most respected and sought after saltwater guides. The guide service has been featured in numerous magazine articles including Men's Journal, Southern Living, Field & Stream, Sports Afield and Outdoor Life. Successful trips are available year-round on Apalachicola Bay and St. Joe Bay. During the winter months, Robinson Brothers also offers snook fishing trips in the Florida Everglades and Permit trips in the Florida Keys. Please visit our web site or call us to book the trip of your dreams!
Ready to try Stand Up Paddleboarding?! It's easier than you think! Learn to Stand Up Paddle Board from a certified Instructor that specializes in stretching, yoga, fitness and having fun! Group classes, private lessons and rentals. Perfect for a family adventure! Contact us today!
If you're passionate about boating, diving, or snorkeling - or want to experience these thrills for the first time - Daly's offers all the excitement of the ocean playground.
So don't hesitate to call us - we will happily answer all your questions about our services or other offerings in the area to help make your vacation a great time!
The Florida Green Guide Association (FGGA) is a statewide non-profit trade association created for graduates of TCC's Wakulla Environmental Institute. Certified Green Guides are eligible to join after graduation in order to assist in the promotion and marketing of their businesses. Members must adhere to a code of ethics and the "Leave No Trace" principles, which serve to advance personal and professional integrity standards in activities related to ecotourism. The Green Guide Association exists to maintain and monitor those standards as set forth by members. FGGA also provides continuing education opportunities as well as a forum for the exchange of ideas and information among the membership. For more details see their website at www.floridagreenguide.org
Join us for a Fun Filled Day on the Apalachicola Bay, River or Gulf of Mexico. We offer Fishing and Touring in our little laid back and hidden paradise. Our Local Captains are informative and knowledgeable about the area and waters. Contact us at 850-653-BMAC(2622) or email
Captain Jimmy Maxwell, 5th Generation Native to the Forgotten Coast - Saltwater and freshwater fishing on the Apalachicola River, Bay and its many backwater channels. Half and full day fishing charters. Experience gators and different wildlife and nature on a sightseeing tour of the Apalachicola River and Fort Gadsden Historic Site. Get a chance to see the dolphins on a tour and shelling adventure to the barrier islands.
Apalachicola Ah La Carte, Tour our Historic city via golf cart! Enjoy a leisurely ride to shops, restaurants and view our lovely homes and gardens at your own pace.
Hourly and weekly rates
Rentals are for Apalachicola ONLY
Call Lisa Hooker 850-524-0505
Located at 51 4th St
Behind the Gibson Inn
Salty Charters offers a variety of fishing trips and tours aboard a beautiful 24' Glasstream. Enjoy fishing with area native Captain Jonathan Creamer.
Captain Creamer is a lifelong resident of Franklin County. Coming from a family in the commercial fishing industry, he has fished on local waters since childhood.
Enjoy inshore fishing in our bays, offshore fishing, family friendly sightseeing trips, eco and river tours, or romantic sunset cruises. If you are planning a vacation to the Forgotten Coast, contact us for a day of tight lines at 850-653-6332 or saltychartersflorida.com
USCG Master Captain's license and insured.
Kayak, canoe, SUP, and bike rentals; guided eco-tours, snorkeling and scalloping trips; kayak fishing. Located directly on St. Joseph Bay and Loggerhead Run Bike Path. Launch on site or local delivery available. Fun for the whole family!
Explore the beautiful Apalachicola River aboard the elegant "Miss America". Cruise in style and comfort on this Dutch built beauty straight from the Netherlands. 850-370-6001
Tours Offered are:
River Front Cruises
Also Available -
Barrier Island Exploring
Shelling & Island Trips will be aboard the "Sea Biscuit" a 19' Sundancer Skiff for up to 4 People
Oyster Outfitters- a new brand created and owned by Skip and Julie Shiver. We are located inside " The Shop " at 22 Ave D Apalachicola .
Original design Oyster T-shirts with the Oyster Outfitter logo is our specialty.We are all about oysters ! We even have our on Apalachicola Brand Oyster Hot Sauce.
You will find Skip's original coastal decor from his handmade cutting boards,paintings,driftwood creations of all kinds that in include his awesome driftwood sailboats.
So stop by or visit us at OysterOutfitters.com . If you would like a T- shirt or something made to order Please call 850-370-6001