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Shrimping Eco Tours with Amelia River Cruises

Aug 17, 2018 02:00AM
Take an interactive exploration of Tiger Basin on Amelia River Cruises where 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. Your guide and captain will continue to explore the backwaters and tidal creeks that make up this estuary before returning to historic Fernandina Beach.

Cost is $27 for adults, $17 for children. For a complete schedule of Shrimping Eco Tours visit www.ameliarivercruises.com.