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Sea Island Recreation


Family activities.

Better together.


Unplug. Stay connected. Spend time together. Enjoy the moment. At Sea Island, we have many moments to enjoy. Nothing captures everyone’s attention like patrolling for turtle nests at dawn. An exciting day fishing for the first time. Sunny afternoon sailing lessons. Let the kids take the lead and take you on an adventure. Or show them something new. Free time for teens, playtime for younger ones. Family bonding time. Plenty to share at the end of the day. What will be your family’s favorite?

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Family activities require advance reservations, and are easily booked by calling:

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Scenic Yacht Cruise

The Cloister Dock
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A scenic and elegant way to explore our marsh-lined waterways and spot wildlife. Our new 71-foot multi-level yacht complete with an open-air viewing deck and enclosed cabin, is the perfect way to enjoy a nature cruise.

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Pre-Dinner Cruise on the Sea Island Explorer

The Cloister Dock
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Bring the family along for an unforgettable pre-dinner cruise on our yacht, the Sea Island Explorer. This is a lovely way to relax and enjoy the spectacular views of our rivers and marshes. Adults can enjoy complimentary beer and wine.

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Owl Prowl

Sea Island Beach Club

Discover the amazing world of owls and meet Scout, our resident Eurasian Eagle Owl. Dissect an owl pellet and join a falconer on a night hike to call in a wild owl.

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Introduction to Falconry

Sea Island Beach Club
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Learn firsthand about the ancient art of falconry and how Sea Island continues the tradition. Guests will learn how and get the unique opportunity to hold a raptor.

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Beach Club Cabana

Sea Island Beach Club
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Stay cool by the pool with a private cabana, serviced by our Beach Club staff. Includes air conditioned sitting area with a flat screen TV, stocked refrigerator, private shower, and bathroom. Four chaise lounges, umbrellas, and towels on the Adult Pool deck.

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Inshore Fishing Trips

The Cloister Dock
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Cruise through the marshes in search of trout, redfish, flounder, and whiting. Fly fish from Sea Island's shallow water flats boat in search of the tailing redfish, or travel a creek for a big school of speckled trout.

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Nearshore Fishing Trips

The Cloister Dock
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Fish the beaches from Cumberland Island to Sapelo Island for tarpon, shark, bull redfish, or tripletail. These trips also offer a wonderful view of the beautiful coastline.

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Kids’ Family Fishing Trip

The Cloister Dock
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A two-hour inshore fishing trip perfect for introducing kids to sport fishing. The captains teach, bait hooks, cast, and make sure a good time is had by all. There’s never a dull moment, and almost always a catch.

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Birding Tour on Golf Cart

Sea Island Beach Club
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Join a Naturalist on a birding tour of Sea Island. Ride on a golf cart to all of the best birding spots the island has to offer. Binoculars provided.

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Marsh Habitat and Wildlife Walk

Sea Island Beach Club
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A marsh and maritime forest walking tour for all ages. Binoculars included.

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Fish Dissection and Dock Fishing

The Cloister Dock
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A hands-on fishing experience. Spend the first half hour learning the ins and outs of local fish. The last half hour will be spent fishing off the dock while learning about common species in the Black Banks River. Parent required for children under 8.

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Family Swim

Sea Island Fitness Center

The whole family is invited to the Indoor Lap Pool at the Fitness Center. Parental supervision required for guests under the age of 16.

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Fishing and Crabbing on The Cloister Dock

The Cloister Dock
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Rental equipment is available to fish and crab off of the dock. A dock hand is available during the summer. Common catches include redfish, flounder, and black drum.

Hobie Cat® Shelling Tour

Beach Club Sailing Center
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A two-hour guided tour on a Hobie Cat® getaway with a local naturalist. Tour can be customized and may include history, shelling, nature walks, while learning about coastal Georgia’s geography and wildlife.

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Hobie Cat® Open Ocean Dolphin Tour

Beach Club Sailing Center

Sail on a Hobie Cat in search of dolphin offshore. Daily, 90-minute tour, $195/boat.

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Hobie Cat® Sailing Lessons

Beach Club Sailing Center

Learn fundamentals of sailing, points of sail, nautical terms and language, maneuvering, tacking and gybing, and how to tie sailing knots! Minimum age 12.

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“Gilligan’s Island” Tour

Beach Club Sailing Center

Join the Sea Island Sailing Center on a three hour Hobie Cat tour to the island north of Sea Island. On the island, guests will enjoy an untouched and private beach area that is arguably some of the best birding and shelling on the east coast.

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Body Board Rentals

Beach Club Sailing Center
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Ride the waves on the body boards with rentals available by the day.

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Beach Funcycle Rentals

Beach Club Sailing Center
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Explore Sea Island beach on this three-wheeled bike. Rentals available by the half-hour and hour-long periods.

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Stand-Up Paddleboard Tour

Rainbow Island Water Sports Center
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Explore the vast tidal grasslands beyond our barrier Islands by paddleboard with our nature guide. Offered daily.

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Stand-Up Ocean Paddleboard Rentals

Beach Club Sailing Center
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One-hour stand-up paddleboard rental.

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Ocean Kayak Rentals

Beach Club Sailing Center
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One-hour ocean kayak rental. Single and tandem available.

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Sunset Kayak Trip

Rainbow Island Water Sports Center
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Come explore the marshes of Sea Island at sunset to experience nature at its best.

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Bicycle Rental at PEDAL

PEDAL Bike Shop
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PEDAL is a full-service shop offering bike rentals, repairs, and accessories. Offerings include: beach cruisers, hybrid bikes, and road bikes. Trailers, pull-behinds, and baby seats are also available.

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Salt Marsh Nature Tour

The Cloister Dock
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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.

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Family Salt Marsh Kayaking

Rainbow Island Water Sports Center
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Explore the vast tidal grasslands behind our barrier islands by sea kayak with a Naturalist. We offer private shelling trips to the Southern tip of Sea Island (dependent upon low tides). Tandem kayaks available upon advance request.

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Sea Turtle Dawn Patrol

Sea Island Beach Club
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A private tour with our Nature Team as they patrol the beach for nesting sea turtles, their nests, and hatchlings. Tour is on a golf cart, accommodating up to 10 guests.

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Sea Turtle Education and Night Walk

Sea Island Beach Club
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Learn about our local sea turtles and their nesting/hatching habits followed by a short walk down the beach in search of nesting females and hatchlings.

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Hawk Walk

Rainbow Island
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Take a private walk on Rainbow Island with a falconer and bird of prey. Witness the high flying action first hand and enjoy the thrill of having a raptor fly to your gloved fist.

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Sea Island Beach Rides

Rainbow Island
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Horseback rides along the south end of Sea Island beach are a unique way to explore the ocean beach habitat of the Georgia coast. Available for experienced riders aged 10 and up.

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Marsh Trail Ride at Rainbow Island

The Stables at Frederica
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Enjoy a 60-minute ride through the marsh surrounding Rainbow Island. Ages 7 and up.

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Bingo

The Cloister
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A cherished Sea Island tradition for more than 50 years. Young and old alike cry out with glee when a needed number is called and the excitement intensifies when squeals of “rattle the sack!” fill the air. Guests dress for the occasion adding a touch of elegance to an already special evening. All proceeds are donated to charity. Seasonal. Dress Code

Tie Dye

Sea Island Beach Club
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Make a fashion statement with the ultimate take-home souvenir! Create a personalized t-shirt design with the Junior Staff.

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Private Beach Set-Up

Beach Club Sailing Center
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Two beach chairs with covers, umbrella, wireless phone charger, table, bottled waters, snacks, and a beach attendant.

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Golf Cart Rentals

PEDAL Bike Shop
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Go where you want, when you want—at a leisurely Island pace with the convenience of your own golf cart.

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Beach Club Theater

Sea Island Beach Club
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Sea Island’s own movie theater shows complimentary movies most days during Spring and Summer seasons. 4 p.m. movies are family friendly and rated G or PG. Titles vary daily. Concessions sold separately.

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Pools

Sea Island Beach Club
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The Sea Island Beach Club offers three pools: adult-only heated pool; beach pool, boasting a 20’ waterslide; heated family pool with wading area and splash pad. Towel, food, and cocktail service is offered at all pools, or enjoy a drink at the Beach Bar.

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Rainbow Island Supper

Rainbow Island
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Rainbow Island plays host to a relaxed and rustic family dining feast of authentic Southern cooking. Offered most Saturdays June–August.

Bagpiper at the Lodge

The Lodge
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Enjoy the sunset over the St. Simons Sound accompanied by the sounds of bagpipes closing down the golf courses each day. Cocktails and appetizers available.

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Sports Court

Sea Island Beach Club
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The Sea Island Beach Club features a Sports Court with a regulation adjustable basketball goal. 3 v. 3 tournaments offered seasonally.

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