Day Trips From Cape San Blas...

Kayaking The Dead Lakes

Sometimes you just need a little break from the beach and kayaking the Dead Lakes is the perfect adventure for those times. The Dead Lakes are located about an hour from Cape San Blas in the small town of Wewahitchka. They are truly a place like no other filled with beautiful scenery and diverse wildlife. A photographer's dream! The best way to learn about the lakes and their history is on a guided kayak tour. We recommend Matt with Off The Map Expeditions. Matt is a fantastic host and a super nice guy. A kayak trip with him promises to be an adventure you will be talking about long after you return to your beach chair. 

Visiting Apalachicola

Apalachicola is the oyster capital of the world. Remnants of its colorful and diverse past remain very visible today through its many historic homes and buildings. Only the area’s bountiful natural resources and fresh local seafood, including the world-famous Apalachicola Bay Oyster, match Apalachicola’s history and maritime culture! When you need a change of pace from the beach, Apalach the perfect place to visit. Wonderful shopping, eating and sight seeing. To get to Apalachicola from Cape San Blas take Cape San Blas Road to Country Road 30 A and turn Right. Merge on to FL-30E/US-98E and follow this until you dead-end into the heart of Apalachicola.

Exploring St. Vincent Island

Accessible only by boat, St. Vincent Island is an undeveloped barrier island just offshore from the mouth of the Apalachicola River, in the Gulf of Mexico. The refuge is managed to preserve, in as natural a state as possible, its highly varied plant and animal communities. Pack a lunch and plan to spend the day kayaking, fishing, hiking and biking.  If you are a photog, bring your camera as it is the perfect place to catch a pristine view of the Gulf of Mexico. The refuge is only open during the day light hours and the Visitor’s Center is located on the north end of Market Street in Apalachicola. The St. Vincent Island Shuttle Service can ferry you (and your bikes) to and from the island based upon on your schedule.  

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