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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 2014 Nature Activities

Please call Reservations by 5 p.m. day prior to book.

Flora and Fauna Guided Naturalist Tour:

Join our resident Naturalist on a walking tour and see the hidden beauties of Sea Island. Learn about the range of plants, animals and ecology that make up this breathtaking island.  Explore the beach or the marsh and maritime forest in search of wildlife, science, history and exploration.

For Kids and Teens:

Dock Fishing and Fish Dissections with Naturalist:

During this hands-on fishing experience, the little ones will learn the basics of a commonly caught-and-released fish, the fundamentals of fishing, as well as some facts about the various fish and animals living in the waters that surround Sea Island.

Year-round activities:

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.

Marsh kayaking:

The ideal way to explore the vast tidal grasslands behind the resort's barrier islands. Tandem kayaks can be reserved to facilitate family outings.

Seasonal activities:

(Begins May 15, 2014)

Sea Turtle Walks with a nature guide

On select dates throughout the summer, based on the likelihood of turtle activity, Sea Island turtle walks 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. (Days and times vary with season).

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. (Days and times vary with season).

Ocean Seining:

Learn more about local sea critters by pulling the 60-foot net through the surf zone. (Tuesdays and Fridays)

Eco Tour:

Join our resident Naturalist on an Eco Tour of Sea Island. Begin with a short presentation of what you might see and then ride on the Jeep Train to discover the flora and fauna of the island's maritime forests, marshes and beach.  Finish the trip with shelling on the beach.  (May - September)


Take a look at Sea Island’s night sky. View constellations, planets and the moon, using your own eyes, binoculars or a telescope.  Classes are dependent on visibility in the night sky.