Now this sounds like an amazing nature experience we want to take part in.

Tours de Sandy Island offers nature buffs the chance to search for the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker and a variety of other songbirds. Depending on the season, such raptors as bald eagles, ospreys, swallow-tailed kites and great-horned owls are also a possibility.

Seriously, that is some amazing bird watching!

Visitors make their way to Sandy Island via a pontoon boat and then a private bus or van. In addition to keeping an eye out for those beauties of the sky, you will bask in the wonder of 100-year-old longleaf pines and oaks draped in Spanish moss.

And we almost forgot to mention that visitors also get to walk in the tracks of black bears and get up close and personal with alligators. Don't worry, it's done the safe way.

Tours last approximately four hours, and an optional Gullah-cooked meal is available. This definitely sounds like a great weekend adventure in beautiful Georgetown County.