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Amelia River Cruises & Charters

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Address: South Front St, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034-4170
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+1 904-261-9972
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09:30 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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A visit to Amelia Island is incomplete without a tour of our scenic...

A visit to Amelia Island is incomplete without a tour of our scenic waterways. Amelia River Cruises & Charters provides many opportunities to do just that. Our daily tours are professionally narrator by local history and nature experts. Come on along and enjoy a relaxing excursion along the beautiful Amelia River. New Tours include our adult-oriented BYOB Twilight Sunset Cruise with live music onboard. We are pet-friendly, bathroom equipped, handicap-accessible and food and beverages are allowed onboard. Private charters can be arranged for your special occasion.

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Good way to see more of the area.

We learned a lot on the this trip. Being from the west coast, the history given on this cruise was fantastic. A fantastic way to see more of the area and learn some history.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Joanne F
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Redmond, Oregon

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Redmond, Oregon
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We learned a lot on the this trip. Being from the west coast, the history given on this cruise was fantastic. A fantastic way to see more of the area and learn some history.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a fun experience on the river cruise. Learned history of Amelia and of the Carnegie family of Cumberland Island. We saw the feral horses, incredible. The captain slowed down for photos, etc. This is well worth the time and money. Suggestions are: Pack a snack and drink. Bring a light jacket, hat, sunglasses. Grab a blanket when boarding... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an very enjoyable 1.5 hours cruise. Very interesting information and affordable. Unfortunately we werent weren't able to see any wildlife other than the horses of Cumberland Island.

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Capt. PJ Dave's sunset cruises are such fun! Usually a live musician with listening music and singalongs..bring your own snacks, beverages of any kind and it becomes a "booze cruise" as the locals call it... He is knowledgeable about the area, throws out fun facts and things to look for, wanders into the salt marshes of GA that are quiet,... More 

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Destin, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This cruise is a must. Captain Kurt and Mark were awesome. They were so knowledgeable about the area, shared lots of information and answered questions. It is a wonderful cruise and highly recommend.

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Carol C, Guest Relations at Amelia River Cruises & Charters, responded to this review

We are so glad that you enjoyed the cruise and that you shared it as a "must do" cruise. We pride ourselves in having staff that is knowledgeable and passionate about our community. We always highly recommend our little island and all of its entertainment. More 

Menomonie, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Captain "Pajama Dave" gave a group of a couple dozen people a great boat tour off the coast of Amelia Island. He provided insights into the history, wildlife, commerce and ecology of the area in a jovial, humor-filled, laid back style. Even though it was a blustery, cool day (Captain Dave had blankets at the ready), we enjoyed the tour... More 

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Carol C, Guest Relations at Amelia River Cruises & Charters, responded to this review

We love our Captain "Pajama Dave", he is always fun to go on a tour with. He can warm up any blustery, cool day with all of his fun insights and his jokes. He is definitely laid back in his pajama's everyday. If you want some like his go see him at his store on 2nd street Pajama Life. We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tour is very interesting. Guides are great. I had my elementary age daughter and teenage son with me. We all loved the tour. Will do it again when we are in the area

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Thank Jennifer R
Carol C, Guest Relations at Amelia River Cruises & Charters, responded to this review

We are so glad you loved the tour. We always hope that it is for all ages to enjoy. We also have a Shrimp/Eco tour that your kids would probably love if you are in the area during the summer season. Don't hesitate to give us a call for specifics of those cruises. We look forward to cruising with you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic experience. Kevin, the captain and owner and his first mate, wife Cecilia were very friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommend!

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Carol C, Guest Relations at Amelia River Cruises & Charters, responded to this review

We are so glad that you got the honor of Cruising with Kevin and Cecilia. They are great tour guides as they are so personally connected to the area for many generations. We are happy that you felt to recommend the cruise highly. That makes us smile here at Amelia River Cruises. It is our goal for all of our... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Take one of these great boat excursions around Amelua Island to Cumberland Island with colorful historical stories and nature's wonderful sites. The information is wonderful and you might even see a submarine coming in the channel.

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Carol C, Guest Relations at Amelia River Cruises & Charters, responded to this review

Oh that is exciting that you got to experience one of the rare opportunities to see a submarine. We don't always get to see them but when you are on that prime day the experience is amazing. We are glad that you enjoyed your trip and look forward to cruising with you again soon. More 

Picton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The skipper's knowledgeable and entertaining commentary made this boat trip the highlight of our visit to Amelia Island.

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Carol C, Guest Relations at Amelia River Cruises & Charters, responded to this review

We here at Amelia River Cruises always love to hear when our tours were the highlight of their trips. We are so happy that you were entertained and educated. We strive to make sure all have a good time and learn a little bit about our community and its surrounding areas. We hope that you will come cruise with us... More 

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