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Saint Vincent National Wildlife Refuge

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479 Market St, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1329
+1 850-653-8808
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Last remaining places in Florida to have a beach to yourselves

This place is a gem. If you are the type of person who wants a Disney experience with animals in... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2017
Kevin F
via mobile
Nature lovers

This is a secluded island off of Indian Pass 15 miles west of Apalachicola. Perfect for birding... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2017
Tallahassee, FL
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This barrier island is located in Florida's Apalachicola Bay.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“bug spray” (3 reviews)
“indian pass” (4 reviews)
“sand spurs” (2 reviews)
479 Market St, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1329
+1 850-653-8808
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Reviewed 16 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

1  Thank Kevin F
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.

Thank RalphTallahassee_FL
Reviewed 8 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.

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

3  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

1  Thank PlayaDelCarmenFreak
Reviewed 16 October 2015

We participated in one of the free tours of St. Vincent Island during their wild week. A short boat ride to the island where you board a truck pulled trailer with bleacher seating. This is about a 4 hour tour and the volunteer speakers are...More

3  Thank marinementors
Reviewed 29 September 2015

On a recent visit to the barrier islands near Apalachicola, experienced a rural beach trip, with more bait shops than boutiques. From the east end of St. George Island State Park to Indian Pass on the west end of SVNWR, recreation opportunities are endless. Weekend...More

3  Thank Darrell D
Reviewed 3 September 2015

Very rustic tour - informative - old history of the area - bring bug spray and cool water - very reasonable cost for boat transportation to the island - wagon ride is the preferred means of travel - teens could handle the self guided walking...More

1  Thank Allan K
Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

No words can describe God's natural beauty! Must visit! Pristine sand, water, and wildlife. Florida as it was intended to be enjoyed.

1  Thank mama_burke
Reviewed 25 April 2015

It takes a bit of extra effort to visit St. Vincent's refuge; one just cannot drive up to it. Some kayak, and the distance between the tip of Indian Pass and the island is short, but the crossing has a strong or stronger current (depending...More

13  Thank Osito61
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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
29 January 2015|
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Response from Icantdrive55 | Reviewed this property |
No they are not on the island.