Kayak One Day, Sea Turtle Expeditions the Next...
Sea Island provides varied opportunities for guests to immerse themselves in the beauty of local habitats. Activities include bike riding, kayaking, hiking, and seasonal sea turtle excursions. In addition, guided nature hikes and salt marsh tours provide education and enjoyment. Guests find that natural features come alive with increased vibrancy and interest as they learn noteworthy botanical and zoological details.
Fall/Winter 2013 Nature Activities
Please call Reservations by 5pm day prior to book.
Flora and Fauna Guided Naturalist Tour:
Join our resident Naturalist on an exclusive tour of the native flora, fauna and history of Sea Island. Start your tour on bike traversing through the different ecological points on the island including marsh views, maritime forests and end the tour walking along the shoreline discussing migratory bird species, sea turtles and other amazing marine life. Using spotting scopes and binoculars, see the hidden beauties of Sea Island.
Beach and Marsh Walk:
Discover the living and breathing ecosystems of Sea Island through this exploratory look at our beaches or marshes. Let the tide determine where your adventure takes you. Learn about the native animals and plants through artifacts and beach finds.
For Kids and Teens:
Dock Fishing and Fish Dissections with Naturalist:
This one-hour includes 30 minutes of fishing followed by a 30-minute dissection observation of a locally caught fresh fish
Salt marsh tours by boat:
An up-close look at the unique ecosystem of the barrier islands' marshes and the treasures they hold. See oyster beds, live shrimp, and birds.
The ideal way to explore the vast tidal grasslands behind the resort's barrier islands. Tandem kayaks can be reserved to facilitate family outings.
Guided barrier island bike ride:
Explore the natural history and ecology of the island by bike.
One of Our Own Nature Program:
Join us on Saturday mornings as we uncover one of our native species and its contribution to the coastal ecology. Species include the ghost crab, octopus, American oystercatcher, horseshoe crab, stingray and white tailed deer or plants such as the American beach grass and sea oats.
Seasonal activities: Begins May 15, 2013
Sea Turtle Walks with a nature guide
On select dates throughout the summer, based on the likelihood of turtle activity, are a one-of-a-kind educational experience. Learn about these magnificent sea creatures and look for turtle tracks, nesting mothers, or hatchlings headed for their first swim in the sea. (Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays)
Sea Turtle Expedition:
Join our naturalist for a private dawn patrol of the beach to search for sea turtle tracks, nests and hatchlings. Learn about sea turtle conservation and how Sea Island's efforts are improving their nesting survivability. (Monday-Sunday)
Learn more about local sea critters by ocean seining with nature guides, helping to pull the 60-foot net through the surf zone. (Tuesdays and Fridays)