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What's Happening at Sea Island

  • This Week at Sea Island

    This Week at Sea Island

    Weekly guide to recreation, entertainment
    and dining.

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  • Social Lounge

    Stay connected with your favorite island!

    Whether near or far, Sea Island is always at your fingertips. Use our social media accounts including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and more to stay connected with your favorite island!

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  • The Art of Dr. Seuss Presented by Ann Jackson Gallery

    July 9 - August 4, 2015

    The Art of Dr. Seuss Presented by Ann Jackson Gallery
    July 9 - August 4, 2015
    Beach Club

    Did you know that Dr. Seuss has a secret art collection you've never seen? This summer, we are turning The Beach Club into a gallery featuring the art of Dr. Seuss.

    From being greeted by a 170-pound bronze Cat in the Hat sculpture, to famous illustrations, to secret Art, Dr. Seuss fans young and young at heart will be delighted and enthralled. Our curator, Valerie Jackson from Ann Jackson Gallery will be on hand throughout the exhibition to talk about all things Seuss. Artwork will be available for purchase.

    Watch for Dr. Seuss-themed activities and events around Sea Island now until the end of the year - all leading up to our celebration of the arrival of The Mean One – “Christmas with the Grinch.” At Thanksgiving the Beach Club will be transformed into Who-ville and the Grinch himself will be on property for the duration of the holiday season and will join in on a number of fun themed events.

  • National Geographic Live! Presents Photographer Jodi Cobb

    July 31-August 1, 2015

    "Stranger in a Strange Land" Presentation
    Friday, July 31, 5:30 p.m.
    The Cloister Ballroom

    As an interpreter of what it means to be human and to experience the joy and sorrow of life, Jodi Cobb has explored quiet spaces and hidden corners inaccessible to others. She was one of the first female staff photographers at National Geographic, and covered its biggest story to date, going undercover for 13 months to chronicle "21st Century Slavery," revealing a system of human trafficking and slave labor, both here and abroad. Cobb was the first photographer to document the veiled lives of women in Saudi Arabia for a landmark story in 1987, and one of the first to cross China when it reopened to the West, traveling 7,000 miles in two months for the book Journey Into China. She was also the first women to win the White House Press Photographers Award, and the first photographer allowed inside the secret exotic world of the Geisha. Cobb, who grew up having 28 different addresses (her father worked for an oil company), is at home in the world. She started her career as a Rock & Roll photographer for the Denver Post. This program is a rollicking journey through four decades of our shared history. She teaches regularly at workshops, has lectured all over the world, was featured in the PBS documentary On Assignment and was recently awarded the University of Missouri’s Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism. Complimentary. Reservation required.

    Intimate Dinner with National Geographic Photographer Jodi Cobb
    Friday, July 31, 7 p.m.
    Georgian Private Dining Room

    Join Jodi Cobb for an intimate dinner and conversation. Cocktails and mingling begin at 7 p.m. Dinner to follow at 7:30 p.m. À la carte. Limited seating. Reservation required.

    Photography Seminar
    Saturday, August 1, 10 a.m.
    Cloister Ballroom 1

    Acclaimed National Geographic photographer Jodi Cobb will lead a one-hour seminar featuring photography tips and techniques, including how to visualize a photograph, what to look for, how to tell a story, how to lend narrative to vacation and travel pictures. The presentation will be followed by Q&A. Complimentary. Reservations required.

    Portfolio Review
    Following the presentation, Ms. Cobb will review up to four photography portfolios in private one-on-one sessions. For the actual portfolio review, please bring 10-25 images, either printed, or ready for display on your laptop computer or iPad (no smaller screens, please). Contact Marcie Maddox at 912-634-4383 or [email protected] to reserve a private portfolio review session.

    Call 1-855-572-4975 for reservations.

  • National Geographic Live! Presents Oceanographer Sylvia Earle, PhD

    August 21-22, 2015

    National Geographic Society Explorer-in-Residence Dr. Sylvia A. Earle, called "Her Deepness" by the New Yorker and the New York Times, "Living Legend" by the Library of Congress, and first "Hero for the Planet" by Time magazine, is an oceanographer, explorer, author, and lecturer. She has experience as a field research scientist, government official, and director for corporate and nonprofit organizations. Formerly chief scientist of NOAA, Earle is the founder of Deep Ocean Exploration and Research, Inc., and of Mission Blue and SEAlliance, and chair of the Advisory Councils of the Harte Research Institute and the Ocean in Google Earth. She has a B.S. degree from Florida State University, M.S. and PhD. from Duke University, and 22 honorary degrees. She has authored more than 190 scientific, technical, and popular publications; lectured in more than 80 countries; and appeared in hundreds of radio and TV productions. She has received hundreds of honors from organizations all over the world, including awards from the Royal Geographical Society, the Dominican Republic, the Netherlands, Australia, Italy, the Explorers Club, National Wildlife Federation, Barnard College and the Society of Women Geographers, and was a Glamour Magazine 2014 Woman of the Year.

    "Our Blue Planet" with Legendary Oceanographer Sylvia Earle, PhD
    Friday, August 21, 5:30 p.m.
    The Cloister Ballroom

    Learn how the ocean provides the underpinning of our economy, health, security, and the existence of life itself. Once thought to be infinitely resilient, the ocean is in trouble, and therefore, so are we. With equal parts warning and hope, she shows us how actions we take in the next ten years will matter more than what we do in the next one hundred years. Complimentary. Reservation required.

    An Intimate Dinner with Sylvia Earle
    Friday, August 21, 7 p.m.
    Georgian Private Dining Room

    Join Sylvia Earle for an intimate dinner & conversation. Cocktails and mingling begin at 7 p.m. Dinner to follow at 7:30 p.m. À la carte. Limited seating. Reservation required.

    Mission Blue: The Story of Sylvia Earle
    Saturday, August 22, 2015
    10 - 11 a.m.
    Beach Club Theater

    Mission Blue: Come watch the triple Emmy Award nominated film, Mission Blue, narrated in part by James Cameron, featuring the life of National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Sylvia Earle and behind-the-scenes stories from her groundbreaking career in science and conservation. The 90-minute film will be followed by an interview with Dr. Earle and audience Q&A. Complimentary. Reservation required.

    Call 1-855-572-4975 for reservations.

  • Expand Your Sea Island Experience

    in 2015 with 12 months of Specials

    Expand “you” time in our 65,000-square-foot Forbes Five-Star Spa and full-service Salon.  Learn More.

  • Planning Guide

    Planning Guide

    June - August 2015

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  • BMW Resort Driving Tour

    July 6 - August 23, 2015

    BMW Desk in the Beach Club
    Daily, 9:00 – 5:00 pm

    Enhance your stay by experiencing the Ultimate Driving Machine of your choice during the BMW Resort Driving Tour. Don’t miss out on this special chance to enjoy eight models including the: I3, 435i Cv, 650i Cv, 750Li and X3 xDr35i. For reservations call the BMW desk at the Beach Club at ext. 3224 or 912-634-3224, or 404-710-2527
    Send an email to: [email protected].

  • Sea Island Concert Series

    September 10, 2015

    JJ SOLOSea Island Concert Series - JJ Grey & Mofro
    September 10, 2015
    7 - 10 p.m.
    Rainbow Island

    JJ Grey & Mofro are a Southern Rock/soul/funk/blues/jam band from Jacksonville, FL. From the days of playing local juke joints to headlining major festivals, JJ Grey remains an unfettered, blissful performer. Experiencing this band live is a must!

     Event will be at Rainbow Island. Ticket cost: $40 General Admission and $90 VIP VIP receives stage front access, 2 drink tickets and light bites will be available in the VIP area. Chairs and blankets are welcome.

    No coolers or outside food and beverage allowed. Doors open at 7pm; concert begins at 8pm-10pm.

    To purchase tickets to JJ Grey and Mofro click here. EZTix: 800-656-0713

  • The Southeastern Wildlife Exposition at Sea Island

    August 14-16, 2015

    The Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE) is a three-day celebration of wildlife and nature through fine art, conservation education and sporting demonstrations. The largest event of its kind in the US, SEWE makes its home in Charleston, South Carolina and plays host to hundreds of artists and exhibitors, plus experts in wildlife and nature art. Through our partnership with SEWE, Sea Island will host an exclusive, intimate version of this celebration of wildlife and art at The Cloister. 

    For more information on SEWE at Sea Island please visit the web page.

  • 2015 Necker Open Qualifier and Pro-Am

    August 25-28, 2015

    The Lodge at Sea Island Golf Club

    The 2015 Necker Open is a five-day world-class International Pro-Am Golf Event, hosted by Greg Norman, beginning on Sea Island and ending on Sir Richard Branson’s private island, Necker, for three nights of fun and the Necker 9. PGA Tour Legends will be teamed up with amateurs of all levels, who will compete in this fun, spirited golf event across world-class golf courses and the wonderful backdrop of the British Virgin Islands.

    There are only 12 spots into the Pro-Am, so reserve your spot today. Each spot includes all-inclusive accommodations for two and private jet transportation from Sea Island to Necker Island. Want a chance to play in the Necker Open Pro Am? The Necker Open Qualifier offers guests this once in a life time opportunity. This handicapped tournament will be played over two days, including 36 holes of golf where the winner will earn a free entry spot into the 2015 Necker Open Pro Am. In addition to competing for a chance to play in world’s most unique Pro Am golf event, guests will have three days to tune up their game and test themselves under instruction from some of the top golf tutors in the world. During the course of the Qualifier, you will receive top tips for your game, experience fun competition, and gain a better insight into the professional game of golf. 

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  • Glow in the Dark Weekend

    October 9-11, 2015

    When the sun goes down, the night is just getting started. This October 9-11, see Sea Island in a whole different light during Glow-in-the-Dark Weekend.

    Starting Friday afternoon of Glow in the Dark weekend be sure to stop by The Spa to get all glammed and glowing!

    Throughout the weekend The Spa will be offering several services that will make you glow.  From nail polish, to hair accents, to eye and lip applications, eyelashes and spike hair styling The Spa will make you stand out once the lights go down. 

    Things That Glow Presentation with a Naturalist
    October 9, 2015
    3:30 - 4 p.m.
    Sea Island Kids
    Have you ever wondered how certain plants and animals glow in the dark? Join one of our naturalists for a short, but informative and fun presentation about fireflies, glow worms, plankton and stars. Learn about what it is that makes these things glow and why it may be beneficial. Complimentary.

    October 9, 2015
    8 - 9 p.m.
    Sea Island Kids
    Learn about Sea Island's night sky. Begin with a short presentation, followed by identifying some of the more easily recognizable constellations and planets. Telescope provided for use.

    Blacklight Volleyball Tournament
    October 9, 2015
    8:30 - 9:30 p.m.
    Beach Club Volleyball Court

    Come enjoy some family fun as we light up the night with some Black Light Volleyball! Appropriate for ages 13 and up.

    Glow in the Dark Dinner
    October 10, 2015
    6:30 - 11 p.m.
    Cloister Clubroom

    Club Paddle
    October 11, 2015
    7 - 11 p.m.

    Guests at Sea Island often give glowing reviews of our meals- but this particular dinner will shine more than the rest.  A dinner with many of your favorites, all in a presentation you’ve never seen.  From your favorite drink with a little extra sparkle, to neon desserts, this event will be unlike anything you’ve ever seen and something you don’t want to miss.
    Call 1-855-572-4975 for reservations.