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Summer Excursions on Amelia River Cruises

Jul 14, 2014 02:00AM
Summer is one of the nicest times to take an Amelia River Cruise excursion. It may be hot on the island, but it’s always cool on the water! Here’s what Amelia River Cruises is offering this summer. For prices and more information call (904) 261-9972

Eco Shrimping Tour

10 a.m. Thursday through Saturday

An interactive exploration of the St. Marys River Basin, our guests will be coached on the operation of an Otter Trawl shrimp net. Historically developed in Fernandina, this net is similar to the nets used by the commercial shrimp industry today. Deploying and retrieving the net is part of the hands-on experience. The catch will then be displayed in an on-board aquarium and each of the creatures will be identified and released back into the wild. We continue to explore the backwaters and tidal creeks that make up this estuary before returning to historic Fernandina Beach.

Cumberland Island Tour

10:30 a.m., 7 days per week

One of our most popular tours, this excursion offers an extensive and rich history of Amelia and Cumberland Island with views of wildlife along the way. We cruise by Fernandina’s shrimp boats, historic Old Towne and Ft. Clinch to the wild horses of Cumberland Island, ruins of the Carnegie Dungeoness Mansion and the Greyfield Inn. Our historians will share the colorful stories that define the character of this unique part of the world. Reservations are recommended.

Beach Creek Tour

2:30 p.m., 7 days per week

This afternoon tour is a nice blend of history and nature, including a trip up Beach Creek with a beautiful view of the salt marshes and bird life of Cumberland Island. It offers a close up view of the ruins of the Dungeoness Mansion and takes you literally inside Cumberland Island. Reservations are recommended.

Adult Twilight “BYOB” Cruise

Departure time varies seasonally*, Thursday through Saturday

This sunset cruise is designed especially for adults and is one of the finest ways to end the day or begin the night. The view on the Cumberland Sound can be as spectacular as a legendary Key West sunset. Enjoy a glass of your favorite BYOB beverage and listen to some of Fernadina’s finest local musicians on board. With the wind in your hair and the smell of sweet salt air, you will float away to a tropical paradise where all of your worries disappear and a sense of relaxation and appreciation of nature takes over you. Reservations are recommended.

Family Friendly Sunset Cruise

Departure time varies seasonally*, 7 days per week

This tour offers a relaxing way for the whole family to take in Florida’s first sunset and hear an abbreviated history of the area. Reservations are recommended.