On August 21, 2017, America will get to experience its first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in nearly 100 years! From South Carolina to Oregon, the eclipse will trace a 67-mile-wide path across the country and millions of Americans will be able to witness this once-in-a-lifetime event as the moon passes between the Earth and the sun and day turns to night for up to nearly three minutes. These short three minutes will be remembered for a lifetime and what better way to experience history as it is happening than in PCB sitting on the World’s Most Beautiful Beaches? 

Many local restaurants and attractions are including special offers for this monumental event to make the experience even better for both locals and visitors! Be sure to check out some of these hot spots below:

Paradise Adventures

Offering a 3.5 hour Adventure Tour on Monday from 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm. During this tour, they will be passing out Eclipse Sunglasses to guests, so that they will have a chance to view the Eclipse from Shell Island. They will also have a telescope on board to further view the eclipse. Cost is $49/Adults and $30/children 12 and under.

Buster’s Beer & Bait

Hosting an Eclipse Viewing Party with an extended happy hour (noon until 6pm).  Also giving 20% off for active/retired military and first responders.

Sisters of the Sea

Will be observing the eclipse on Grand Lagoon and by the pool at the dive bar! The Eclipse Monday special will be $3 Blue Moon draft beer and $3 Fireball shots from 7pm to close.

Island Time

Offering a Snorkel & Dolphin Swim Shell Island Cruise at 12:30pm so that everyone attending can watch the solar eclipse from their sailing catamaran.

Capt. Anderson’s Marina

Offering a Seafari Eco-Tour during the eclipse that will be educational and fun all in one! This 3.5 hour narrated adventure includes a stop at Shell Island, pulling a net in St. Andrews Bay and, of course, encountering our native bottlenose dolphins! 

Whether you are out and about enjoying these special offers or sitting outside with friends and family, be sure to take the necessary cautions and stay safe! Be sure to consider these necessary steps to keep yourself and your family from harm:

  • According to NASA, the safest way to watch the Solar Eclipse would be from a television. If you are going to be experiencing it with your own eyes, be sure to protect them by wearing a pair of solar filter sunglasses!
  • Stand still and cover your eyes with your eclipse glasses or solar viewer before looking up at the bright sun. After looking at the sun, turn away and remove your filter — do not remove it while looking at the sun.
  • Do not look at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun through an unfiltered camera, telescope, binoculars, or other optical device.
  • Similarly, do not look at the sun through a camera, a telescope, binoculars, or any other optical device while using your eclipse glasses or hand-held solar viewer — the concentrated solar rays will damage the filter and enter your eye(s), causing serious injury.