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THE RITZ-CARLTON, AMELIA ISLAND SUMMER OF DISCOVERY

Explore the Summer of Discovery

Summer of Discovery Guest Activity Guide (PDF)

Daily/ Weekly Summer Activities

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.               Daily Fitness Classes* (Fitness Center) - From Boot Camp to Pilates, our instructors offer a variety of classes. Touch ext. 5013.

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.               Ritz-Kids Program** (Ritz-Kids Room) - Explore island treasures with informative games and crafts for ages 5-12.

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.               Private Luxury Boat Tour** (Lobby) - Tour the waters of Amelia    Island by luxury boat. 2-hour minimum reservations, weather permitting. 

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.               Craig Cat Adventures** (Lobby) - Guides take you on thrilling water   adventures via powered mini boats.

9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.      Family Game Room (Our Space) – Play video games, air hockey and   watch movie in our theatre.

9:30 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.       Fish Feeding & Amelia the Macaw Meet and Greet (Ritz Kids        Room) - Meet Amelia, the resort mascot, and feed the exotic fish.  

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.              Eco-Kayak Island Waterway Tour** (Lobby) - Experience natural    beauty on a guided eco-kayak tour. Reservations required.  

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.     Ride the Waves** (North Beach) - 90-minute surfing and paddle        boarding lessons.

10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.    Story Time (Lobby) - Delight in tales of fantasy and adventure for    children of all ages.

10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.     Craft Crew* (Poolside Lawn) - Kids create memorable treasures with help from the Craft Crew.

1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.       Historic Fernandina Bike Tour** (Lobby) - Take a guided tour     through historic downtown Fernandina.

2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.       Custom Salt Scrub Blending Class (Spa) - Learn to make a salt scrub personalized to your needs and enjoy a complimentary sample.  

3 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.           Salt Immersion Class (The Salt Shop) - Taste and learn about          speciality gourmet and house-made infused salts.  

4 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.           Shell and Shark Tooth Hunt (Center Beach) - Search for shells and  fossilized shark teeth along the shoreline. Join us for an Amelia Island tradition as the Pirate Captain tells a tale and raises a toast to life on the sea.

5:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.      Pirate Toast (Lobby) - Join us for Amelia Island tradition as the Pirate   Captain tells a tale and raises a toast to life on the sea.

5:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.      First Call* (The Lobby Bar) – Gather in The Lobby Bar as mixologists present an infused, small-batch bourbon.

MONDAY

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.               Indulge (Spa) - Complimentary ESPA Pink Mud Hair and Scalp Treatment with any massage or facial 80-minutes or longer.

1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.          Island Charm Bracelet* (Poolside Lawn) - A bracelet you design using  island-inspired charms.

2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.           American Beach Bike Tour** (Fitness Center) - A guided bike tour to see American Beach and NaNa, Florida’s tallest dune.

TUESDAY

1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.           Foam Pirate Ship* (Poolside Lawn) – Little swashbucklers make little pirate ships that float.

WEDNESDAY

9 a.m. - 10 a.m.             Morning Nature Walk (Lobby) - Explore the beach and dune ecology on a guided walk with the resort Naturalist.

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.               Untangled (Spa) - Enjoy 10% savings on Moroccanoil or Kérastase products with any salon service.

12 p.m. - 1 p.m.             Nature Activity Table (Poolside Lawn) - The Naturalist gives tips about how to identify animal tracks.

1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.          Sand Art* (Poolside Lawn) - Use layers of colored sand to make a sunset, ocean or a rainbow.

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.               Nature Craft* (Lobby) - The Naturalist helps kids make a craft related to the island’s ecology.

THURSDAY

9 a.m. - 10 a.m.             Morning Nature Walk (Lobby) - Explore beach and dune ecosystems on a guided walk with the resort Naturalist.

12 p.m. - 1 p.m.             Nature Activity Table (Poolside Lawn) - The resort Naturalist explains the importance of the island’s honey bees.

1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.           Happy Pillow* (Lobby) -Craft a pillow that is sure to make you smile.

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.               Nature Craft* (Lobby) - The Naturalist helps kids make a craft connected to the island’s ecology.

FRIDAY

9 a.m. - 10 a.m.               Morning Nature Walk (Lobby) - Explore the beach and dune ecosystems on a guided walk with the resort Naturalist.

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.                Shop ‘til You Drop (Spa Boutique) - Receive 10% savings on any Spa Boutique retail purchase.

10 a.m. - 11 a.m.             Adult Tennis Drills Clinic** (Pro Shop) - Fast-paced drills focusing on various strokes and doubles strategy.

12 p.m. - 1 p.m.              Nature Activity Table (Poolside Lawn) - The Naturalist gives a presentation on the island’s most famous visitors: Sea Turtles

2 p.m. - 4 p.m.                Dune Dwellers** (Fitness Center) – Children learn about plants and animals while enjoying hands-on eco-conscious games and crafts.

5 p.m. - 6 p.m.                Early Evening Nature Walk (Lobby) - Explore beach and dune ecology on a guided walk with the resort Naturalist.

5:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.       Pirate’s Treasure Hunt (Lobby) - Embark on a journey with our pirate to find the lost treasure.

6 p.m. - 9 p.m.                Kids’ Night Out** (Ritz Kids Room) - Crafts, games, movies and dinner creates a fun evening for ages 5-12.

6 p.m. - 9 p.m.                Pirate Tuck-Ins** - Bedtime story read by our Pirate Captain and Princess Amelia bearing gifts of milk and cookies.

SATURDAY

8 a.m. - 10 a.m.               Amelia's Playdate (Concierge) - Plush friends spend a day of adventures with Amelia and receive a certificate and signed letter.

9 a.m. - 10 a.m.               Morning Nature Walk (Lobby) - Explore the beach and dune ecosystems on a guided walk with the resort Naturalist.

10 a.m. - 11 a.m.             Adult Tennis Drills Clinic** (Pro Shop) - Fast-paced drills focusing on various strokes and doubles strategy.

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.    Talbot Islands Birding Excursion** (Lobby) – Visit the Talbot Islands to catch a glimpse of local and migratory birds.

1 p.m. - 4 p.m.                Sandcastle Concierge (Meet at Fitness Center) – Transform sand into memories with support from our Sandcastle Concierge. Tools, bottled water and keepsakes provided.

2 p.m. - 4 p.m.                Dune Dwellers** (Fitness Center) – Children learn about plants and animals while enjoying hands-on eco-conscious games and crafts.

4 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.           Cocktail Culture** (The Lobby Bar) – Learn the art of creating and tasting extraordinary cocktails. Reservations required.

5 p.m - 6 p.m                  Early Evening Nature Walk (Lobby) - Explore beach and dune ecology on a guided walk with the resort Naturalist.

6 p.m. - 9 p.m.                Kids’ Night Out** (Ritz Kids Room) – Crafts, games, movies and dinner creates a fun evening for ages 5-12.

6 p.m. - 9 p.m.                Pirate Tuck-Ins** - A bedtime story ready by our Pirate Captain and Princess Amelia, bearing gifts of milk and cookies.

SUNDAY

9 a.m. - 10 a.m.              Morning Nature Walk (Lobby) - Explore beach and dune ecology on a guided walk with the resort Naturalist.

10 a.m. - 11 a.m.            Adult Tennis Drills Clinic** (Pro Shop) - Fast-paced drills focusing on various strokes and doubles strategy.

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.   Talbot Islands Birding Excursion** (Lobby) – Visit the Talbot Islands to catch a glimpse of local and migratory birds.

2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.          American Beach Bike Tour** (Fitness Center) - A guided bike tour to see American Beach and NaNa, Florida’s tallest dune.

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