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“Excellent Views and Personable People”

Amelia River Cruises
Ranked #2 of 43 Tours in Fernandina Beach
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 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: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Baby buggy parking, Activities for older children
Reviewed 27 October 2011

My husband, our daughter, our dog, and I took the sunset cruise the weekend of October 14th, and were very impressed. The captain and the tourguide were very informative and friendly and the scenery was beautiful. Among the sights, dolphins playing, wild horses on the beach at Cumberland Island, the old fort on Amelia Island, and a gorgeous sunset over the river and marshes. We were especially happy that our dog could go along for the ride! Would absolutely recommend!

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kevalo, Owner at Amelia River Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2011

Our traditional family sunset cruise is one of the most relaxing ways to truly appreciate the beauty of Amelia and Cumberland Island. Part of our goal as a business is to allow entire families to enjoy the area including pets. We're glad the crew and ride met your expectations.

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Reviewed 8 October 2011

This was a nice boat ride filled with lots of historic information of Amelia Island and Cumberland Island. The trip takes you down the coast line of Cumberland Island and the staff talks to you about the many forms of nature. We saw a couple dolphins and were able to see several roaming wild horses, although unless you have binoculars or a telephoto lens, you won't be able to see them close up, which was disappointing. We past Fort Clinch, but it was difficult to see anything but the walls. A lot of the trip was spent talking about the past rich owners (Rockefellers and Carnegies) of the island and the building of their mansions on the island. Captain Kurt and Susan were very nice and gave a lot of the historic facts, which made the trip interesting. The trip is $26 for adults and I believe a little cheaper for children. Plan 2 hours for this trip.

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Reviewed 4 October 2011

What a wonderful way to spend the day with family. There is something for everyone of all ages. If you are in town this is a MUST!!! It was a great way to learn but the kids dont know its happening, it's just fun to them. Thanks for great family memories.

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Reviewed 26 September 2011

The amelia river cruise @ 10 : 30 was so much FUN and very Educational !! I recommend this tour to anyone any age !!! Being out on the water was AMAZING !!!

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Reviewed 25 September 2011

My husband and twin girls took me on the cruise for Mothers Day. We had an excellent time. We seen a ton of dolphins, sights and wild horses on the beach at Cumberland Island. Our Captain let our girls take control of the boat on the way back. They thought that was the coolest thing in the world. The guide was very knowledgeable and told interesting stories about things on the island that I never knew about. All in all we had a great time and can't wait to do it again!

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