Pre-planned Itineraries

Pre-planned Itineraries

Check out some of our pre-planned trips below.

 

Want a locals idea what to do in Wakulla?

Our pre-planned itineraries have it all laid out for you. If you see something that particularly strikes your fancy, add it to your Trip Planner so it’s easy to find later on. Just like our website, your Trip Planner is available on your mobile and tablet, so you can take it with you when you visit.

Fort & Lighthouse Tour

Begin the day with a brief orientation to St. Marks’ rich history at San Marcos de Apalache Historical State Park. Walk the self-guided trail and visit the excellent small museum to discover the rich history of its occupations by Apalachee Indians, Spanish Conquistadors, Pirates, British Soldiers, and later Confederate Troops. Afterwards, launch your kayak at the adjacent public boat ramp and paddle downstream, following the grassy shoreline on the left (east) side of the St. Marks River. 

Fort San Marcos de Apalache

Fort San Marcos de Apalache

The collection of colorful flags that greet visitors at the gates of Fort San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park represents the long and varied past of this historically significant site.

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St. Marks

St. Marks

Beneath the surface of the sleepy waterfront village of St. Marks, Florida, lay centuries of intriguing stories waiting to be told – of Apalachee Indians, Spanish explorers, and Indian wars; of forts and cannon fire, pirates, sunken ships, and battles with invasive forces up through the Civil War.

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St. Marks Lighthouse

St. Marks Lighthouse

In Wakulla County the second oldest lighthouse in Florida stills stands sentinel over the shores of Apalachee Bay.

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Sink and Springs Tour

This two-part tour explores the fascinating world of "Karst," a unique geological feature of the Byway. The term is applied to terrain that rain and groundwater have changed by dissolving underlying limestone bedrock. Start with a self-guided walk along the Leon Sinks Geological Trail then visit Wakulla Springs. Have lunch at the lodge before exploring the Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park and more!

Wakulla Springs

Wakulla Springs

The crystal clear water comes bubbling up from an incredible depth of 185 feet at amazing average rate of 250 million gallons per day. The first magnitude Wakulla Springs is one of the largest and deepest freshwater springs in the world.

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Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park

Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park

The main nature trail at Wakulla Springs State Park provides up to 9 miles of easy to moderate hiking, through southern hardwood forests and maple-cypress habitats.

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Apalachee Bay "Inside Passage" to Spring Creek Tour

This journey includes saltwater paddling, opportunities for photography, birding, watching wildlife, fishing and more! You can enjoy a self-guided tour - or select a tour guide to help you navigate the 8 mile route.  This tour is recommended for paddlers with Advanced Beginner skills and up. Enjoy!

Skipper Bay

Skipper Bay

Lovely little hike in the Panacea Unit of the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, down a sandy lane set against the beautiful marsh backdrop.

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Bottoms Road Ramp

Bottoms Road Ramp

Single-boat ramp that launches into the Gulf of Mexico.

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