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Amelia River Cruises

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Address: Centre Street, Fernandina Harbor Marina, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034
Phone Number:
+1 904-261-9972
09:00 - 18:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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We had so much fun learning about the history of shrimping and the island. It was a great cruise and the dolphins were very active.

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jennifer A
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had so much fun learning about the history of shrimping and the island. It was a great cruise and the dolphins were very active.

Thank Jennifer A
Stockbridge, Georgia, United States
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Captain Kevin does an excellent job of highlighting interesting facts and points on the trip. Additionally, he is very safe on the water.

Thank Phillip W
Richmond, Virginia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the 2 1/2 hour Cumberland Island Cruise and it was great. Pajama Dave and Chris were our crew, they were very knowledgeable and entertaining. It is well worth your time to do this Cruise.

Thank nathanj73
Chesapeake, Virginia
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A delightful way to spend a couple of hours. The guides are a wealth of information and dish out the gossip on the wealthy families that made Cumberland Island their summer get away. There is a bit of everything on this cruise; wildlife, history, photo opportunities, etc.

Thank doughower
Claxton, Georgia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to take the hour sunset cruise and was not disappointed. The guys were fun and very informative. Lots of history of the area. We saw dolphins, a horse on Cumberland Island and a beautiful sunset. My husband and I are going back for my birthday. We will definitely be taking the cruise. Maybe even the byob and snacks... More 

Thank lesliemorris1
Mount Pleasant
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Captain Kurt and First Mate Bob (I think that was his name, I was already engaged in the gorgeous waterways!) made this cruise one of the very best I've ever been on. Both gave a great deal of information about the history of Amelia, the current VERY INTERESTING successful businesses that have transformed themselves, wonderful views and stories of the... More 

Thank Diane S
Salt Lake City, Utah
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66 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed this tour and learned so much about the area. Dave & Mark were our guides and were very good. If we had more time I wanted to take the afternoon or evening tour also. We saw lots of wildlife. It was a very smooth boat ride.

Thank tompammc
The Villages, Florida
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the 10AM Cumberland Island Tour in May and totally enjoyed it. The captain was equally as entertaining as he was informative about the history of the area . This would included the history of the peoples as well as the flora and fauna of the area. It was billed as 2.5 hours but ours went at least 3... More 

Thank pat P
Alpharetta, Georgia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The guys running this we're a lot of fun. It tuned out to be closer to three and a half hours. Boat is mostly covered if you'd rather not bake in the sun, and it has a restroom. You can get water on board, but you can bring your own food/drink. Those on our trip all seemed to enjoy it.

Thank Rich N
Madison, Alabama
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an EXCELLENT cruise if you like a lot of interesting facts and history. We found out so much history of Cumberland Island and all of the surrounding area. It was a highlight of our trip. The captain and mate were friendly and full of information. We saw many dolphins, wild horses and sea life. It's great for kids... More 

Thank Laura P

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