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For those lured by culinary adventure, our Ritz-Carlton Chefs invite you to join them for a memorable day on the island’s backwaters.  With lunch and refreshments in hand, guests join our Ritz-Carlton Chef on a private excursion with a local charter boat captain to the waters and neighboring islands for a day that combines a passion for angling and cooking with a taste of the authentic Amelia Island lifestyle.

Back on shore, you can join Chef in the kitchen for an exclusive culinary planning session to craft a menu featuring your fresh catch or leave the planning to our team and spend time relaxing with a spa treatment of your choice with the benefit of a $250 Spa credit.

Later that evening, Chef presents your catch as a customized, four-course dinner with select wine pairings for two guests. For a culinary memory of a lifetime from dock to exquisite dish and beyond. Contact us to make a reservation. 


Bringing distance learning to life, this STEM-learning field trip package connects school-age children with the delicate ecosystem of this secluded barrier island. Designed to foster a passion for marine ecology, this four-day package explores the island’s ecology in an outdoor classroom environment alongside a team of experts from the renowned Reef Institute of Palm Beach.

From uncovering the interconnected dune systems, to exploring water habitats, and tidal pool discoveries, these engaging “hands wet” sessions maximize fun, foster a greater understanding of earth sciences, and teach how to preserve the balance of this unique ecosystem. Learn More


Celebrate an individual path or journey as a couple within a nurturing environment of privacy and exclusivity with your own personal wellness retreat. Designed as a unique expression of your goals, these personal wellness retreats include yoga and guided meditation sessions led by Yoga Nidra experts Liam and Radha Gillen. Whether you are just beginning your journey or traveling a familiar path, the resort provides the serene backdrop to enable your personal growth and success.

For more information or to reserve this package, please email our Spa Director

Bike Trails

Whether your rent a beach bike or bring your road bike, one can enjoy over 40 miles of bike trails on the island. To rent a beach bike contact (904) 321-5013. 

Inland Waterway Kayak Tour

Experience unspoiled natural beauty on a guided kayak tour through the scenic salt marshes of the Intracoastal Waterway. While paddling through the calm waters, you'll receive an interactive overview of the local eco-system and indigenous wildlife. Please call Riptide Watersports at (904) 557-5055 for reservations and more information.
$85 per person /180 minutes

American Beach Bike Tour

From an opera singer who saved a beach, to a dune named “Nana” and a legendary nightclub played by musical greats Ray Charles and Louis Armstrong, the colorful history of American Beach provides a fascinating backdrop for a guided bike tour through one of Amelia Island’s oldest neighborhoods. Founded in 1935 as a summer escape for African-Americans in the days before desegregation, their stories live on thanks to the dedicated group of individuals who fought to preserve the historic community. 

Transportation and tour guides are provided for all off-property activities. 24-hour advance reservations are required and can be arranged online or by calling (904) 277-1087. When submitting an online request, please specify the desired activity.