4. Captain Gabby, Darien

Photograph by Caroline C. Kilgore
Photograph by Caroline C. Kilgore

This retired shrimp boat is now an excursion vessel that offers up-close views of winding marshes, wildlife, and secluded islands. Trips are available to Sapelo, Blackbeard, and other lesser-known barrier islands. Choose from two- to four-hour tours, sunset cruises, or even overnight trips. The boat is outfitted with a galley, bathroom, rooftop patio, and six beds for lodging.

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This article originally appeared in our May 2015 issue.