There are many choices when it comes to tours of Amelia Island. We have put together this list of recommendations. Each of these providers of Amelia Island tours offer a unique view of life in our area.
Amelia River Cruises
Hop aboard for memorable Amelia Island tours as you a cruise along salt marshes, wilderness beaches and historic riverbanks. Dolphins, sea turtles, manatees, egrets, herons, spoonbills and osprey meld with shrimp boats, luxury yachts, submarines and a Civil War era fort during your narrated tour. Summer cruises include:
- Eco-Shrimping Tours. 10:00am, two hours
- Cumberland Island Tour. 10:30am, two hours
- Beach Creek Tour. 2:30pm, one and a half hours
- Cumberland Sound Tour. 5:00pm, one and a half hours
- Family Friendly Sunset Cruise. Departs one hour before sunset for a one hour tour
- Twilight Cruise. 7pm, two hours. Adult oriented cruise with live music, BYOB.
Their Amelia Island tours and schedules change with the seasons so be sure to call for their current schedule and to reserve at 904-261-9972. Full information can be found at www.AmeliaRiverCruises.com. Check out their marina web cam!
Historic District Tours
There are tours of the Historic District that are suitable for everyone. Walking tours can be self-guided or be led by docents from the Amelia Island Museum of History (904-261-7378). One of our guest’s favorite tours is the horse drawn carriage tours through the neighborhoods of Victorian homes. These narrated tours cover a variety of subjects from architecture, history, stories of the people who have lived here and even ghost stories. Your innkeepers can make advance reservations for private carriage rides if you would like to add a little romance to your sta
EcoMotion Segway Tours
Make a breathtaking escape from the ordinary with a unique Segway tour through Amelia’s beautiful state and national parks. Enjoy the thrill of riding a Segway transporter while exploring the undeveloped island habitats of Fort Clinch State Park and Fort George Island. Watch nature unfold as you ride off-road through coastal habitats and maritime forests, out to ancient dune ridges, deserted shorelines and an old-time plantation. Guides take you where the birds roost, the turtles dig and the dolphins swim. No segway experience is necessary as a pre-tour lesson is included. Reservations are required. For information or reservations please call 904-251-9477 or visit the EcoMotion website.
Eco-tours of the Marsh and Rivers
Explore the creeks and rivers of Amelia and Cumberland Island with Captain Carol of On The Water Adventures (904-206-1762). Experience the wild horses of Cumberland Island grazing on marsh grasses and closely observe dolphins, alligators, egrets, herons and other local fauna in their natural element.
Powered Hang Gliding Tour
Powered hang gliding is an experience in freedom and excitement that is unmatched. Starting from an exciting takeoff you will see aerial views of the Atlantic Ocean, the salt marshes, Fort Clinch, Cumberland Island, the Historic District and so much more. This is the most spectacular way to see Amelia Island. www.AirAmelia.com 877-WeDoFly for reservations.
Ghost tours are a popular way of learning some of the history of our island and hear about what goes bump in the night. Amelia Island Trolleys (reservations: 904-753-4486) offers a ride in an old fashioned trolley while hearing tales of local ghosts and spirits. Amelia Island Ghost Tours (reservations: 904-548-0996) tell you local legends and ghost stories as you are guided through the streets of the Historic District.