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The Amelia Island Lighthouse is considered the oldest structure on the island. First constructed in 1820 on Georgia's Cumberland Island, it was dismantled and moved in 1938 and reconstructed on Amelia Island. Construction was completed in 1839.

For those interested in a closer look, lighthouse tours are offered on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 10:00 a.m. Tours depart from the Atlantic Recreation Center. The cost is $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children age 12 and under.

The Amelia Island Museum of History is housed in the historic Nassau County jail and showcases some 4,000 years of Florida history, including its eight flags of occupation. The museum offers exhibits, educational lectures, walking tours and ghost tours.

233 South Third Street
Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034
(904) 261-7378


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Amelia Island Charter Tours, River Cruises, Eco-Tours, and Nature Excursions

Amelia River Cruises & Charters
1 North Front Street
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Phone: 904-261-9972

A visit to Amelia Island is incomplete without a tour of our scenic waterways. Amelia River Cruises & Charters provides narrated, historic and wildlife sightseeing tours with views of dolphins, manatees, sea otters, alligators, and views of the wild horses of Cumberland Island National Seashore. Our tours are offered in the morning, afternoon and at sunset; with special trips available for group charters. We do weddings, funerals , birthday parties, business meetings and other special events.

On The Water Adventures
Egan's Creek Marina
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Phone: 904-206-1762

Private guided nature tours through the creeks and rivers of Amelia and Cumberland Island. Your own private boat with a knowledgeable captain providing you access to the unspoiled beauty of undeveloped areas. We get you amazingly close to dolphins, wild horses, manatees, alligators, birds and a variety of area wildlife. Offering two hour, half-day, and full-day trips aboard a 26' center console panga boat.

Amelia Island Charter Boat Association
1 North Front Street
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Phone: 904-261-2870
Toll free: 800-229-1682

Whether you are looking for a day of deep sea fishing, backwater fishing or sailing, Amelia Island Charter Boat Association can provide your family or group a day of fun.

Amelia Island Charter Fishing, LLC
Fernandina Beach
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Phone: 904-753-6379

Amelia Island Charter Fishing LLC. Fly Fishing Lessons, Fly tying Lessons, Light Tackle Fishing sightseeing And Nature Tours On Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach, Florida. Destination meeting planners and Group Charter Fishing Services. Ask us about our Cast and Blast Group Team Building event for your next meeting event. See You on The water, Capt. Jeff Crumpton.

Private Island Excursions
Amelia Island (KEY NORTH)
Amelia Island, FL 32034
Phone: 904-206-3222

The Bloxom is a 84' Chesapeake Bay Bugeye providing access to our natural environment. All day kayak adventures to Cumberland, sunset in seclusion, and overnight adventures are some of the possibilities that exist. If you have ever dreamed of cruising into the sunset, our natural environment guarantees a unique adventure. Let us show you our backyard.

Discover Fly Fishing and Light Tackle Adventures
4814 Westwind Court
Amelia Island, FL 32034
Phone: 904-491-4799

As the 2004 Orvis Endorsed Guide of the Year, Capt. Russell Tharin is passionate about fly fishing and light tackle fishing on the beautiful flats of Amelia Island. We fish for redfish and spotted sea trout year round, and our migratory fish in season, such as spanish mackerel, ladyfish, bluefish, jack crevelle and sharks. Capt. Russell is a certified master fly casting instructor and offers both beginning and advanced lessons. Janet and Russell offer a personalized birding and eco tour, also a wine and cheese tour at sunset. Janet's passion as a naturalist and birder tells the story of a barrier island and will offer you intimate encounters with wildlife. Russell's love of photography will bring you up close and personal with many animals and birds with his photo tours.

EcoMotion Tours, Inc - Island Explorations on Segways
11255 Fort George Road
Jacksonville, FL 32034
Phone: 904-251-9477

In addition to kayaking and horseback riding, Segway® tours are a fun and unique way to explore Nature in the area's beautiful state parks. After learning how easy it is to operate a Segway, you'll ride off-road sandy paths through undeveloped island habitat. See where the birds roost, tortoises dig, and dolphins swim!

Old Towne Carriage Company
Waterfront at Centre Street
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Phone: 904-277-1555

Enjoy a narrated horse drawn carriage ride through Amelia Island's historic district lasting 30 minutes.

Walking Tours of Historic Fernandina Beach
233 South Third Street
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Phone: 904-261-7378

Given by the Amelia Island Museum of History, walking tours take groups up Historic Centre Street and into the Silk Stocking District introducing them to the many great historical figures who influenced the architecture and business on the island. These tours can be modified for children.

Kayak Amelia
13030 Heckscher Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32226
Phone: 904-251-0016

Take a guided kayaking tour and experience Amelia Island's natural side. Come face to face with heron, egrets and many other species.

Windward Sailing School
1010 Atlantic Avenue
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Phone: 904-261-9125

Beautiful beaches, dolphins, sea turtles and manatees are frequently sighted during our courses.



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Getting to Amelia Island
Amelia is only 30 minutes from Jacksonville International Airport. By auto, two bridges connect Amelia Island with the mainland. From I-95, take Fernandina Beach Exit 129, turn east onto A1A and travel 15 miles, cross the Intracoastal Waterway into the heart of Amelia Island.

Visitors traveling from the south may prefer to take A1A north of Jacksonville to the Mayport auto ferry which crosses the St. Johns River, or take A1A farther north to J. Turner Butler Blvd., then north on Hwy 115 over the Dames Point Bridge. Both options continue on A1A north over Big and Little Talbot Island onto Amelia.

Amelia Island Golf Courses and Country Clubs
Golfing on Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach is a splendid pleasure, with natural surroundings, oceanfront golf courses and pristine golf resorts that challenge skilled golfers and reward those lucky enough to experience all the wonderful golfing that Amelia has to offer. Public and Private courses abound as well as Golf Lessons and Instruction from the Pros.

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