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South Seas Island Resort offers fun Fourth of July activities for guests

By Staff | Jun 28, 2017

Fireworks at South Seas. PHOTO PROVIDED

South Seas Island Resort is offering an array of activities for guests to indulge in this Fourth of July.

The activities will begin with their 9th annual hot dog eating contest Friday, June 30 at 12 p.m. The contest is split into three age groups: youth (7-12), teens (13-17) and adults (18 and older). The contest will be held at King’s Crown Lawn.

“There will also be a series of children activities that day from mermaid classes to paddleboard classes,” said Verdell Ekberg, director of sales and marketing at South Seas Island Resort.

That evening, glow in the dark mini golf will be offered at 8:30 p.m.

On Saturday, July 1, the resort will have kayak tours going out at 9:30 a.m. At 1 p.m., crab races will take place at the main pool.

The resort offers activities for kids of all ages. PHOTO PROVIDED

From 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, the resort will host their annual Star Spangled Celebration on the West Lawn. The event will feature face painting, a DJ, carnival games and food.

“It’s a big, fun night,” Ekberg said.

At 6:30 p.m. one of the most anticipated events, the golf cart parade, will be depart from South Village. The parade will make its way down Plantation Road and end at the West Lawn.

“Prizes will be handed out for the best decorated golf cart,” Ekberg said.

At 8:55 p.m. the running of the flag will signal the fireworks show which begins at 9 p.m. on the West Lawn. After the fireworks celebration, stargazing on the beach will take place courtesy of Night Sky Adventures.

From 7:45 to 9:45 p.m., guests can also watch the fireworks with Captiva Cruises aboard the Lady Chadwick which will feature live music and a cash bar. The cost is $45 for adults and $30 for children. The boat will depart from McCarthy’s Marina at 11401 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva. Advanced registration is required. To book a spot, go to captivacruises.com or call (239) 472-5300.

On Sunday. July 2, at 10 a.m. on the main pool deck Falcon Force will make an appearance for an animal encounter.

“They bring out different animals for the kids which is really cool,” Ekberg said. “They’ll have a blue-tongued skink, baby owls and hawks.”

At 5 p.m., kids can learn what it takes to become a falconer.

On Monday, July 3, beginning at 9 a.m. the resort will host their Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda One-Person Golf Scramble. The cost is $50 per person. For youth 17 and under, the price is $35 per person. Pricing includes cart and clubs. Limited space is available. To register, call (239) 579-1480.

A home run derby will be offered at noon as well. The derby is set to take place at King’s Crown Lawn. The night will end with their Seaside Cinema and S’mores. “Beauty and the Beast” will be shown at 9 p.m.

On Tuesday, July 4, at 3 p.m. the resort will host a family cornhole challenge on King’s Crown Lawn. A Go! Fish Tournament will follow at the T-Dock at 4 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for first caught, largest fish, smallest fish and most fish caught. The tournament cost is $25 per person.

From 5 to 9 p.m., the resort will host a kid’s night out party for ages 3-11 at Scully’s.

Ekberg said that South Seas Island Resort has limited occupancy for the Fourth of July.

Throughout the summer, the resort will offer a special deal: those who book three nights will get the fourth night free. For reservations, call 1-866-565-5089.