How to get there
The closest commercial airports to St. George Island are in Tallahassee and Panama City.
Where to stay
The Buccaneer Inn 160 West Gorrie Drive
The only motel on the island. On the beach, 100 rooms; $90-$195 summer, $50-$110 winter.
St. George Inn 135 Franklin Blvd.
Built in the 1980s but designed as if it were 1910 Florida. Seventeen rooms; $120-$175 summer, $95-$135 winter.
Rental properties A one bedroom/one bath townhouse rents for $895 a week in summer, a two bedroom/two bath house on the beach for $1,795, a five bedroom/five bath house on the beach for $4,350.
Where to eat
Blue Parrot Oceanfront Café 68 West Gorrie Drive
Serves locally harvested oysters ($7 dozen raw), fresh sea scallop dinner and two sides ($20), fresh grouper dinner with two sides ($20), filet mignon ($25), Key lime pie ($4). Beachfront Tiki Bar is open in summer.
Eddy Teach's Raw Bar 240 East Third St.
Cheapest raw oysters on the island ($3 a dozen). Also serves peel-and-eat shrimp ($11 per pound), steamed clams ($9 a dozen), cheeseburgers ($6.45), and numerous domestic and imported beer s that draw convivial locals.
What to do
Journeys of St. George Island 240 East Third St.
Arranges guided boat tours (four hours for six people $300), eco-camps for children and parents, kayak and boat rentals ($200-$260 a day depending on size boat), and fishing trips.
Robinson Brothers Guide Service 152 17th St., Apalachicola
Charter fishing on Apalachicola Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Up to four people $350 half day, $450 full.
St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge fws.gov/saintvincent/
A 12,500-acre barrier island west of St. George Island and accessible only by boat. The Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce (850-653-9419 ) maintains a list of people who will take you .