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Family Activities

Plantation Supper

Rainbow Island plays host to a relaxed and rustic family dining feast of authentic Southern cooking. Enjoy live music, family games and activities, and a view of the sunset over the marsh. Plantation Supper is held seasonally.


A jacket, collared shirt and slacks are required for gentlemen and boys over 8. Jackets are requested to remain on for the duration of the event. Dinner attire for ladies. Jeans and caps are inappropriate. Tuesday and Thursday, seasonally, 8:30 p.m. Card sales begin at 8 p.m. $5/card. Reservations, 912-638-5111 or ext. 5111.

Beach Club Theater

Offers complimentary family friendly movies. Concessions sold separately. Movie schedules vary seasonally; reservations are required. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Call 912-638-3611, ext. 3226 for weekend times and movie schedules which vary seasonally.

Bicycle Rental at Pedal

Enjoy a little exercise while exploring the island by bicycle. Pedal is located adjacent to the Beach Club. Daily, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Helmets included. Reservations, 912-638-3611, ext. 5523.

The Lodge Lawn After Dark

Experience “The Lodge Lawn After Dark” every evening from 6-10 p.m. for complimentary s'mores around the firepit.

Family Pre-Dinner Cruise on The Cloister Belle

Bring the family along for a unforgettable pre-dinner cruise on our classic yacht, the Cloister Belle. This is a lovely way to relax and enjoy the spectacular views of our rivers and marshes.

Horseback Riding

Unique riding experience along the south end of Sea Island beach. Riders must be at least 10 years old with previous riding experience. Times for rides will vary depending on tides and other variables. Ring and trail rides, tours, clinics and lessons available for all ages at the Stables at Frederica. Call 912-434-4760 for information and reservations.

Marsh Habitat and Wildlife Walk

A walking tour for all ages. Explore the marsh and maritime forest of Sea Island. Learn about the native flora and fauna in each ecosystem with use of binoculars. Wildlife that may be seen include our resident ospreys, bottlenose dolphins, egrets and herons, fiddler crabs and snails.

Fish Dissection and Dock Fishing

Hands on fishing experience. The naturalist will dissect a commonly caught and released fish  and spend time fishing off the dock while learning about common species in the Black Banks River.

Eco Tour

Join our resident Naturalist on an "Eco Tour" of Sea Island. Ride along on the Jeep Train to discover the flora and fauna of the island's maritime forest, marshes and beach. This trip will include shelling. Available to all ages. Wednesdays and Saturdays 9-11 a.m..


Join a naturalist to learn about Sea Island's night sky. Begin with a short presentation on constellations that will be in the sky. Next, head outside to find the constellations and use a telescope to possibly see planets or the moon.

Tie Dye

A Sea Island favorite. Come join the Activities Staff and make your own unique shirt. Offered seasonally.

Family Salt Marsh Kayaking

Explore the vast tidal grasslands behind our barrier islands by sea kayak with a naturalist. We offer private shelling trips to the sounthern tip on Sea Island. Tandem kayaks available upon advance request. Reservations required. Additional trips can be arranged by request.