Water Sports

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 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 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.


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.

Jet Ski Eco-Tours

Join Flying Fish Adventures for a jet ski tour of the Florida and Georgia coastlines.  See Cumberland Island National Seashore, explore the creeks winding through marsh prairies and travel the Intracoastal Waterway.  Witness the pristine beauty of the islands as you catch glimpses of dolphin, exotic birds, manatee, wild horses and other wildlife.  Enjoy a one, two or three hour tour or rent the waverunners and head out on your own adventure!  904-310-5999


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 top water 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 lets 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.