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“Well Rounded Tour, Highly Knowledgeable & Personable Crew”

Amelia River Cruises
Ranked #2 of 38 Tours in Fernandina Beach
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Baby buggy parking, Bathroom facilities
Merrimack, New Hampshire
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177 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Well Rounded Tour, Highly Knowledgeable & Personable Crew”
Reviewed 26 June 2014

We took a mid week tour on an early morning whim. Booked online; picked up the tickets dockside; all without a hitch. Our tour was on a larger catamaran with plenty of shade. It's a slow easy ride around the area, there are no landings in the middle; but we covered the area going over to Fort Clinch, Snake Island, Cumberland Island etc.

We got great historic narration about the area, it's history well past, and more recent. We had a number of wildlife spottings; and from a distance got to view Cumberland Island, formerly an enclave for the well heeled, and today, virtually a priceless example of an intracoastal island with very limited human intervention.

Our narrator was top notch, kept it light and interesting, and the mate was engaging as well. These folks know their area; and cherish it. This was a big hit for us on our vacation, and we'd take a different tour that they offer on our next visit.

Visited June 2014
Thank Gary L
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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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5 reviews
“Best Part of our Trip”
Reviewed 26 June 2014

We went on the sunset tour and loved it. Our guide was knowledgable and entertaining. This was a family operation and our guide had lived on Amelia Island for his whole life. We saw dolphins and the wild horses on Cumberland Island. It was relaxing and pleasant. We will definitely do this again next year

Visited June 2014
Thank Mary M
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St. Marys, Georgia
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Perfect way to spend a sunny afternoon”
Reviewed 23 June 2014 via mobile

My sister in law and I went on this trip in March 2014 and we both loved it so much! Since then I try to take everyone that comes to visit us! It's a great 2-3 hr cruise with very knowledgeable captains. We saw tons of wild horses, dolphins, sting rays, egrets, and a bunch of other wildlife! Very very good tour for the money spent! Highly recommend!

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Evansville, Indiana
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44 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“BYOB Sunset Trip”
Reviewed 22 June 2014

A very laid back trip with live music and your cooler of beer. It was not a "party boat." The captain was very down to earth and wanted everyone to just have a good time. The live music was acoustic and he sang the entire time and also let people request songs. And to my surprise, the restroom was incredibly well stocked with toilet paper and very clean. We did see wild horses when we went passed Cumberland Island. Great trip.

Visited June 2014
Thank J W
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Hubbardston, Massachusetts
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62 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Good mix of People, great tour!”
Reviewed 20 June 2014 via mobile

Our group was approximately 30 people on summer Monday night, so plan ahead. We went on family 7:30 sunset tour and were told we could bring our own beverages. We hadn't planned for that and they directed us to a close by store that sold wine/beer/soft drinks. Several people were drinking wine, others were sipping on juice boxes. Totally eclectic group, and everyone enjoyed. We saw dolphins, birds and the beautiful wild horse on Cumberland island. I felt like I learned a lot about the area on the way out. On the way back the guide let the scenery do the talking and showed us to enjoy the sunset. I sat to the right of the guide and felt the like it was the better side to see. Thanks for a job well done!

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