Wahoo Island Travel Guide

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    by grandmaR Written Jun 25, 2003

    Claiborne Young warns the boater very sternly to be sure that they have to be sure they have sufficient supplies and fuel to get through this section of the Georgia ICW. There are very few services in this section. It's very flat land (little wind protection) with big tides and currents.

    Equipment: Since we can't get all the way through from Thunderbolt / Savannah to Jekyll Island in one go we have to stop somewhere. After the first trip when we went to Kilkenny Creek Marina (Richmond) and then anchored north of Little St. Simon Island, we've always anchored in the Wahoo River. It has enough depth so that we are in no danger of going aground even at low tide, and it is wide enough so that if we swing, we won't end up on a bank. You have to leave the ICW (being careful not to cut across the point where it is shallow) and go up the river - some people go all the way up to the island to anchor in the shelter of the bluff, but we don't usually do that.

    Dolphins come in and play in the river and you can hear the shrimp clicking through the hull.

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    • Sailing and Boating
    • Fishing

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