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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!

    Visit the Social Lounge

  • BMW Resort Driving Tour

    Until May 30

    While being a guest of Sea Island, you can experience The Ultimate Driving Machine of your choice in one of nine BMW models. Complimentary drives are available at the Beach Club by reservation. For reservations, please call 912-634-3224.

  • Memorial Day Weekend

    May 27-30, 2016

  • Southern Grown Concert Series

    The Southern Grown Concert Series presents several live music events throughout the year that highlight Southern musicians from various genres.

    Click here for more information.

  • Lululemon Trunk Show

    June 18, 2016

    10 a.m.- 3 p.m.
    lululemon Trunk Show - The Cloister Fitness Lobby will be transformed into a lululemon retail store for the day to view and purchase the latest fashion and core basics from lululemon.

  • The Newsmakers book signing and talk with author Lis Wiehl

    July 8, 2016

    Friday, July 8, 5:30 p.m.
    The Cloister Ballroom 

    Lis Wiehl is a New York Times best-selling author, Harvard Law School graduate, and former federal prosecutor. A popular anchor and legal commentator for the FOX News Channel and the FOX Business Network, she appears weekly on "The O’Reilly Factor", "Lou Dobbs Tonight", "Imus in the Morning," "Kelly's Court," and more. Wiehl also hosts a radio segment, “Wiehl of Justice” for FOX News Radio/Sirius XM and her own radio show “Legal Lis” for FOX News Radio. Join Lis Wiehl as she discusses and signs her current book, The Newsmakers. Event is complimentary. Books will be available for purchase. Reservations required, 912-638-5111.

  • National Geographic Live Presents Photographer Steve Winter

    September 2-3, 2016

    Steve Winter has been stalked by jaguars in Brazil, charged by a grizzly in Siberia, and trapped in quicksand in the world's largest tiger reserve in Myanmar. He's flown over erupting volcanoes and visited isolated villages where residents had never before seen a blond foreigner—or a camera. Growing up in Indiana, Winter dreamed of traveling the world as a photographer for National Geographic. His first camera was a gift from his father on his seventh birthday. Over the next few years, Winter's dad taught him the basics of photography.

    After graduating from the Academy of Art and the University of San Francisco, Winter signed on as a photojournalist for Black Star Photo Agency. Since then, he has produced stories for GEOTimeNewsweekFortuneNatural HistoryAudubonBusiness WeekScientific American, and Stern, and National Geographic, where he began shooting in 1991.  He's also featured talent on Nat Geo WILD TV programs.

    “On the Trail of Big Cats: Tiger, Cougars, and Snow Leopards”
    Friday, September 2, 5:30 p.m.
    The Cloister Ballroom

    Go around the world in search of big cats with award-winning photographer Steve Winter. A determined explorer, Winter will lead you from Asian jungles where the most endangered of the big cats, tigers, persist, to the Himalaya, home of the rarely seen snow leopard. Follow him into the rainforests of Latin America to view the elusive jaguar? and to Hollywood in pursuit of the American cougar. He’ll share both dangerous and lighter moments: from getting stuck in quicksand to mishaps with remote-controlled cameras. Co-author of the new National Geographic book Tigers Forever, Winter’s mission is to share the beauty of big cats while working to save them. Complimentary.

    An Intimate Dinner with Steve Winter 
    Friday, September 2, 7 p.m.
    Georgian Private Dining Room

    Join Steve Winter for an intimate dinner and conversation. À la carte. Limited seating.

    Photography Workshop with Steve Winter
    Saturday, September 3, 10 a.m.
    The Cloister Ballroom 1

    Acclaimed National Geographic photographer Steve Winter 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.

    Reservation required for all events above, 912-634-4440

  • Planning Guide Sea Island

    Spring Planning Guide

    March - May 2016

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  • Summer Planning Guide

    June - August 2016

  • National Geographic Live Presents Explorer Robert Ballard, PhD

    May 27-28, 2016

    Exploring Unknown America - the 50% of our Country that lies Beneath the Sea
    Friday, May 27, 5:30 p.m.
    Mizner Ballroom

    As one of the world’s foremost explorers, Dr. Robert Ballard has spent his career discovering the natural history phenomena and human history beneath the ocean’s surface. The explorer may be best known for his history-making discovery of the R.M.S. Titanic in 1985, but he has been exploring the ocean for 40 years with the help of advanced exploration technology, much of which he pioneered.  Discoveries include, the German Battleship Bismark, the USS Yorktown, lost during the Battle of Midway, President Kennedy’s PT-109, and ancient shipwrecks containing human remains from the Black Sea.

    Join Dr. Ballard as he shares these historic discoveries as well as the work he is doing now with the E/V Nautilus and its Corps of Exploration to inspire, motivate, and educate the next generation of explorers. Complimentary. Reservations required.

    Turning Passion into Profession (for Teens)

    Saturday, May 28, 10 a.m.
    Beach Club Theater

    Trying to figure out what you want to be when you grow up?  Looking for a little inspiration?  Come here how Dr.  Ballard turned a passion for exploration and science into one of the best jobs on the planet.  This program is for teens. Complimentary. Reservation required, 912-634-4400.

    *Guest room or Club membership is required to attend these events. 

  • Southern Grown Festival

    June 9-12, 2016

    In this spirited celebration of all things Southern – food, drink and music! - Southern Grown for 2016 builds on Sea Island's 88-year history of creating exceptional experiences. Last year's inaugural edition of the festival was a resounding success, laying the foundation for an expanded and even more vibrant weekend. Top culinary and spirits personalities, renowned bands, and a raft of intriguing instructional sessions combine to create a remarkable multi-day program that showcases the best of the South. 

    For tickets and more information please visit

  • Max Strom Weekend: There's No App for Happiness

    June 17-18, 2016

    Max Strom Weekend: There’s No App for Happiness
    How to Survive Your Success

    June 17- 18, 2016
    Max Strom is a global teacher, speaker, and author.  Many know him for his two inspiring books: A Life Worth Breathing, now published in six languages, and There is No APP for Happiness, his most recent title addressing the challenge of finding meaning in the digital age. Max Strom’s interdisciplinary method, Inner Axis, is a system of field-tested techniques that produce immediate results. It is an innovative method that incorporates mindfulness, breath-work, and breath-based yoga movement to generate personal growth. Because of its success with individuals across the world, Inner Axis is now being adopted by corporations as a sustainable mindfulness program, organizations that want to not only be successful, but healthy, and to make a meaningful difference in the world. Among Max’s recent speaking appearances were two TEDx events and a keynote speech on ethics in business at a Fortune 500 corporation. His articles and interviews have appeared in print, online media, radio, and television around the globe. As an in-demand speaker, Max has presented his method at the Inner Idea Conference, the Happinez Festival in the Netherlands, The Singularity University in the Silicon Valley, as well as many yoga conferences.

    Friday, June 17
    5:30 p.m.
    Mizner Ballroom
    Lecture, Q&A, and Book signing
    Max Strom introduces his most recent book There is No APP for Happiness. Complimentary.

    7:30 p.m.
    Intimate Dinner in the Georgian Room
    Enjoy an intimate dinner in the only Forbes Five-Star restaurant in Georgia and get to know Max Strom.
    À la carte pricing. Jacket required for men over the age of 8.

    Saturday, June 18
    8:30 a.m.
    Breathing for Stress Workshop
    Join Max for a special session of standing and sitting breathing exercises. Focused breath work can spark within the reawakening of our higher nature, the voice of intuition, wisdom, and conscience. The practice you will learn will take you to new depths and inspire you for weeks to come. Price associated with workshop.

    10 a.m.- 3 p.m. 
    lululemon Trunk Show- The Cloister Fitness Lobby will be transformed into a lululemon retail store for the day to view and purchase the latest fashion and core basics from lululemon.

    11:30 a.m.
    Yoga Workshop
    Some of the negative side effects of using a computer are that we find ourselves with frozen shoulders, sore forearms, and injured wrist. This workshop targets these issues with a special sequence of postures that open the chest and shoulders. This induces an emotional sense of release, brings the mind into stillness, and the body into a new state of energy. This movement workshop is both challenging and very healing. Price associated with workshop.

    Reservations required for all events, 912-638-5111. 

  • 4th of July at Sea Island

    June 30 - July 4, 2016

  • The Southeastern Wildlife Exposition at Sea Island

    August 5-6, 2016

    The Southeastern Wildlife Exposition at Sea Island August 5-6
    The Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE) is a weekend celebration of wildlife and nature through fine art, conservation education, and sporting demonstrations. The largest event of its kind in the U.S., 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.

    Southeastern Wildlife Exposition Opening
    Friday, August 5, 5:30–8 p.m.
    The Cloister Ballroom
    Get a first glimpse of the work of these premier artists, artisans, and craftsmen selected especially for Sea Island. Complimentary. Cash bar. Resort casual. Reservations required, 912-638-5111.

    Exposition Hours:
    Saturday, August 6, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
    The Cloister Ballroom
    Come experience these works of art at your own pace and determine which treasures you must take home with you. Casual. Complimentary.