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The 6,100 acres of the Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve (SINERR), located along the western perimeter of Sapelo, is dedicated to research, education, stewardship, and sound management of coastal resources. The Reserve’s outreach and research initiatives focus on the island’s natural ecosystems and the cultural and historical resources of Sapelo Island and the greater Altamaha River estuary.

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Visit Sapelo

Everything you need to know about visiting Sapelo and SINERR.


We have many programs for schools, teachers and tour groups.


We have many great resources to learn about the history of Sapelo and SINERR.

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National Estuarine Research Reserve System