Amelia Island is a Water Sports Paradise!
The northeastern Florida coast is world-famous for its saltwater recreation. Many opportunities await you to experience Amelia Island water sports very close to the inn.
Nothing beats a few hours on the water with the sails full of the fresh ocean breeze. Sail past historic Fort Clinch Park and Cumberland Island on your way to the open ocean. Captain Tony of Windward Sailing (904-261-9125) can take you sailing for 3-hour tours, full-day tours, or anything in between. Lodging at The Addison on Amelia Island can also be coordinated with Windward’s sailing school schedules. Your innkeepers can make all the arrangements for a great day out on the water.
Catamaran sailing with Miss Connies’ Misadventures (904-479-8522) along the First Coast and Amelia River invites you to walk the deck, roll on the trampoline, or simply stretch out and soak up the sun. Her large cockpit and canvas Bimini top assure a comfortable sailing adventure for up to 8 guests. Whether it’s a day sail or sunset cruise, Miss Connie is a must for your water adventure while visiting Fernandina Beach!
Kayaking, Paddleboarding, Private Boat Tours
Whether you are a novice or experienced kayaker/paddleboarder, Amelia Adventures has the tour for you! Enjoy a lazy kayak in the calm blackwater of Lofton Creek, experience a true tidal marsh, and view the Amelia Island lighthouse while paddling Egan’s Creek, or cross the channel to visit Cumberland Island, home to the ruins of the Carnegie Mansion, Dungeness, and wild horses. Oceanfront or protected marshlands provide an up-close paddleboard venue for sighting dolphins, sea turtles, and a multitude of shorebirds. Interested in a private boat tour? Amelia Adventures offer customized tours for up to 6 people to destinations such as Cumberland Island, Jekyll Island, and Kingsley Plantation.
Kayak Amelia (904-251-0016) guided tours are planned to go with the current and begin with a short instruction on land. You will then paddle to a sandbar for a snack and swim in warm weather. Then paddle to the take out location. Along the way, the guides describe the salt marsh ecosystem, critters, and local history. Kayak Amelia also offers guided Segway tours through the Fort George ecosystem to Kingsley Plantation.
Amelia Island offers great fishing charters whether you are looking for the quiet rivers and tidal creeks of in-land fishing or the excitement of deep-water fishing. Fish the surrounding waters of Amelia, Cumberland, and Talbot Islands with Captain Lawrence Piper (904-557-1027). Fish the oyster beds for flounder or sheepshead and experience the thrill of trout exploding on a topwater lure. If the open water is calling you can go fishing with Captain Allen (904-261-9481) in his 32’ Topaz, the Wahoo II, and fish for King Mackerel, Barracuda, and Cobia. As Captain Allen says “Quit wishin’ and let’s go fishin’!
The full range of fishing charters that are available can be found on Amelia Anglers. Fishing charters will set you up with all required fishing licenses, bait, and tackle. If you want to go off on your own and explore the fishing opportunities offered by the local piers and jetties then Amelia Anglers is the shop for you. Located right downtown, just a short walk from the Addison, Amelia Anglers can provide licenses, bait, and lures. They even rent rods and reels.
Contact us and take advantage of our concierge services to help you plan a memorable Amelia Island water sports experience.