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THE RITZ-CARLTON, AMELIA ISLAND SUMMER OF DISCOVERY

Summer memories old and new are revealed amidst the pristine beaches of Amelia Island.

Sunrise, Daily - Spring to Treasure Activities (PDF) -   Colorful blooms, warm weather create opportunities to relax and reconnect. Celebrate the season of escape as you bask poolside or immerse yourself in nature on guided outdoor explorations. 

7 a.m. - 4 p.m. A Ride Through History - Miles of bike paths are easily accessed from the resort. Under a shady canopy of oaks and Spanish moss, ride to historic American Beach and see NaNa, Florida’s tallest dune. Rental for 2 bikes for two hours is included in the resort fee.

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Daily Fitness Classes* (Fitness Center) - From Tai Chi to Planks or Pilates, our instructors offer a variety of group classes for all levels. Touch ext. 5013 for additional information. The Fitness Center is open 24-hours using your room key and staffed from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily. One group fitness class per day is included in the resort fee.

8 a.m. - 9 a.m. Morning Nature Walk (Lobby) – Explore coastal habitats and observe island wildlife on a guided walk with the resort Naturalist.

8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Ritz Kids Full and Half-Day Programs** (Ritz Kids) – Designed for ages 5-12 in partnership with Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ocean Futures Society, kids can experience the natural treasures of the island through a variety of hands-on adventures. This supervised program entertains with educational games and activities based on the themes of water, land, environment and culture. Full day: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. | Half-day: 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. or 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Touch ext. 1087 for reservations and availability. Advance reservations required.

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. CraigCat Adventures** (Lobby) - Guides take you on a thrilling water adventure via powered mini boats. Advance reservations required. Touch ext. 1231 or 5019 for reservations.

9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Photography Concierge** - Capture a memory you’ll treasure forever with help from our photography concierge. Reserve a complimentary 45-minute photo and proofing session and receive a $50 credit valid for individual prints. Photos are available for purchase with no obligation. Touch ext. 6745 or visit the retail corridor.

9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Into the Wild: Nature Excursions** (Lobby) – See breathtaking scenes of natural beauty, photograph unusual wildlife and visit historic sites on three different guided excursions led by the resort naturalist: Boneyard Beach, Talbot Island or Fort Clinch. Suited for ages 12 and older, tours include moderate hiking and appropriate clothing and footwear are recommended. Transportation provided. Limited availability and reservations required. Touch 1087 for details.

10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Island Waterways Kayak Tour** (Lobby) – Discover the island’s natural beauty on a guided eco-kayak tour. Reservations required. Touch ext. 5019 or by calling Riptide Watersports at 904-891-5687 for reservations. Guests are responsible for personal transportation.

10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Fun in the Sun (Poolside) – All ages can join the fun as our recreation team hosts exciting Minute to Win It-style games for the chance to win prizes

10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Craft Crew* (Poolside/Coast Lawn) - Kids create mementos of their vacation with help from our expert craft crew. Purchase a craft card and create up to five unique treasures. Cards are available at the craft tent, fitness center or the lobby front desk.

4 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Shell and Shark Tooth Hunt (Center Beach Towel Stand) – Come to the beach and join the recreation team on a hunt for seashells and fossilized shark teeth. All ages are welcome to join this classic island diversion. Complimentary.

5:45 p.m. A Pirate Toast (Lobby) – A swashbuckling pirate sea captain serves up a tale of adventure and raises a toast to life on the sea.

5:45 p.m. - 6 p.m. First Call* (The Lobby Bar) – Gather in The Lobby Bar for an Amelia Island ritual as expert mixologists present the day’s bourbon, infused from a changing daily recipe. Anticipating a taste of the elixir, each day’s spirit can be viewed steeping in herbs, fruits and aromatics, bubbling down through the infuser. The small-batch blend is available until each day’s bourbon is sold out.

MONDAY
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Pedaling through the Past: An American Beach Bike Tour
** (Fitness Center) – A snapshot of our nation’s history, take a guided bike tour to see American Beach and NaNa, Florida’s tallest and best-preserved dune. Reservations required.

TUESDAY
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Photo Scavenger Hunt 
(Front Desk, Concierge) – Get a treasure map and complete the photo challenge to win a prize.

WEDNESDAY
8 a.m. - 9 a.m. Morning Nature Walk 
(Lobby) - Explore coastal habitats and observe island wildlife on a guided walk with the resort Naturalist.

THURSDAY
8 a.m. - 9 a.m. Morning Nature Walk 
(Lobby) - Explore coastal habitats and observe island wildlife on a guided walk with the resort Naturalist.

FRIDAY
8 a.m. - 9 a.m. Morning Nature Walk 
(Lobby) - Explore coastal habitats and observe island wildlife on a guided walk with the resort Naturalist.

12 p.m. - 3 p.m. Cornhole, Cold Drinks & Friendly Competition (The Dune Bar) – Assemble your team and enjoy a bit of friendly bracket competition along with ice cold drinks and prizes, all with an Atlantic ocean view.

5:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Pirate Treasure Hunt (Lobby) – Join a swashbuckling pirate captain to find the resort’s lost treasure.

6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Kids’ Night Out** (Ritz Kids Room) – Kids ages 5-12 get a break from Mom and Dad with supervised games, movies and more during Kids’ Night Out, dinner included. Advance reservations required. Touch 1087 to reserve.

6 p.m. - 10 p.m. Pirate Tuck-Ins** – A bedtime visit from the Pirate Captain a Princess and Amelia the Macaw, bringing special treats and reading a bedtime story. Touch 1087 to reserve.

6 p.m. - 10 p.m. Bonfire in the Dunes** – Available only until April 30th, romantic couples are treated to a special evening in the dunes under a blanket of stars. Touch 1087 to reserve.

7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Family Beach Bonfire** (South Beach) – Gather the family for a beach bonfire to the sound of breaking surf, while sipping hot chocolate and enjoying treats. Only available until April 30th and the beginning of sea turtle nesting season, families can connect and share memories by the light of a beach bonfire. Touch 1087 to reserve.

SATURDAY
8 a.m. - 9 a.m. Morning Nature Walk 
(Lobby) - Explore coastal habitats and observe island wildlife on a guided walk with the resort Naturalist.

12 p.m. - 3 p.m. Cornhole, Cold Drinks & Friendly Competition (The Dune Bar) – Assemble your team and enjoy a bit of friendly bracket competition along with ice cold drinks and prizes, all with an Atlantic ocean view.

6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Kids’ Night Out** (Ritz Kids Room) – Kids ages 5-12 get a break from Mom and Dad with supervised games, movies and more during Kids’ Night Out, dinner included. Advance reservations required. Touch 1087 to reserve.

6 p.m. - 10 p.m. Pirate Tuck-Ins** – A bedtime visit from the Pirate Captain a Princess and Amelia the Macaw, bringing special treats and reading a bedtime story. Touch 1087 to reserve.

6 p.m. - 10 p.m. Bonfire in the Dunes** – Available only until April 30th, romantic couples are treated to a special evening in the dunes under a blanket of stars. Touch 1087 to reserve.

7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Family Beach Bonfire** (South Beach) – Gather the family for a beach bonfire to the sound of breaking surf, while sipping hot chocolate and enjoying treats. Only available until April 30th and the beginning of sea turtle nesting season, families can connect and share memories by the light of a beach bonfire. Touch 1087 to reserve.

SUNDAY
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Pedaling through the Past: An American Beach Bike Tour
** (Fitness Center) – A snapshot of our nation’s history, take a guided bike tour to see American Beach and NaNa, Florida’s tallest and best-preserved dune. Reservations required.

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