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Sea Island

Sea Island Recreation


Nature activities.

Natural wonders.


At Sea Island, we embrace our rich natural habitat. And we want to share it with you! Take a walking tour through marsh and maritime forest. Patrol the beach for nesting sea turtles. Fish off the dock and learn about species found in the Black Banks River. Go shelling on the beach. Find the best birding spots—and maybe even a bald eagle or an osprey. Our natural surroundings are full of treasures. What will you discover?

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

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Jekyll Island Eco Tour

Sea Island Nature Center

Explore Jekyll Island State Park and the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. Visit the iconic Driftwood Beach, salt marsh wetlands, and maritime forest trails with a naturalist.
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Coastal Wildlife Bike Tour

PEDAL Bike Shop
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Join a naturalist for a biking tour to the north end of Sea Island. Learn about the native plants and animals on a coastal Georgia barrier island. Bike and binoculars included.
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Birding Tour on Golf Cart

Sea Island Nature Center
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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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Owl Prowl

Sea Island Beach Club

Discover the amazing world of owls by meeting our resident birds and dissecting an owl pellet. Seasonal.

Marsh Habitat and Wildlife Walk

Sea Island Nature Center
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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 7.
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Sea Island Junior Naturalist

Sea Island Nature Center
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Join a naturalist Tuesday and Thursday for a hands-on, one-of-a-kind experience and learn about the many ecosystems and wildlife on Sea Island. Ages 7–14.
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Nocturnal Island Adventure

Sea Island Nature Center

Join a naturalist for an evening of exploring the barrier island habitats and their nocturnal species includes our flying residents, reptiles, amphibians, marine life, and the crabs that call our beach home. In addition to educational nature presentations, this program will feature interactive activities like arts and crafts. Ages 7–11.
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Sea Turtle Dawn Patrol

Sea Island Beach Club
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Explore the full length of Sea Island’s beach at sunrise with the nature team as they patrol for nesting and hatching sea turtles. This tour is on a golf cart. Seasonal.

Sea Turtle Education and Night Walk

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

Adopt a Sea Turtle Nest

Sea Island Beach Club

Sea Island is the nesting and hatching location for threatened loggerhead sea turtles from mid-May to early October. You can help us protect this beloved species by adopting a nest for yourself or giving one as a gift. Package includes an adoption certificate, name plate on your nest, photograph, plush turtle, lighting awareness magnet, and a t-shirt. Proceeds fund sea turtle conservation on Georgia’s coast.
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