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Cumberland Island Sea Kayak Adventure – Winter Break

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Date(s) - Sat, Dec. 16 - Thu, Dec. 21
8:00 am - 7:30 pm

Cumberland Island National Seashore


Register for Manatees & Mangroves

Spend your days paddling a protected island off the GA coast and nights under a maritime forest canopy.


Must be able to swim and have paddled a kayak before.

Register by:

Tuesday Dec. 5th

Register online or in person (in the Outdoor Center, lower level of TRECS between 12-6pm, M through F)

$219. Includes all equipment, instruction, food, camping, and transportation. Payment plan available.

Cumberland Island National Seashore St. Mary’s, GA


Explore a scenic and protected Georgia seashore, set up camp at Crooked River State Park on the first night. The next day depart from the mainland for the National Seashore of Cumberland Island with only what you can take in your sea kayak for the next 5 days.
Cumberland Island is an undeveloped island in the National Park system with wild horses and crazy raccoons. After paddling out to the island, you’ll reach land on the inland side of the island to explore and camp for the first night.
The next day paddle around to the ocean side, checking out the Atlantic coast and landing to explore the ruins of the Dungeness mansion.
Set up camp underneath the maritime forest and mix the remaining days of exploring the island by kayak and by foot. The maritime forest has some of the best trees for hammocks.


This course is for you if you want
get away from civilization
spend days paddling in the ocean and nights in a tent
see wild horses on a remote island


This course is not for you
have never paddled a kayak (but you can get the experience before during our weekly (free) kayak pool sessions)
do not like camping

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Have a question?
Call us at 865-974-9749 during business hours, email, or send us a direct message via Facebook Page.

How to register for a trip
Sign up online via My RecSports or stop by the TRECS Outdoor Program area; you can pay with Mastercard, Visa, cash, check, or Vol Card.

What does the trip cost include?
When you pay for a trip, you get all equipment, transportation, and instruction. On overnight trips, you also get plenty of tasty food and camping included.

Need to know about trip refunds? Experience Levels? Other things?
Learn about refund policies, experience levels, bringing a guest, and other general trip information here.

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