The Official Website of Amelia Island, FL

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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We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.

- T.S. Elliot

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Amelia Island Outdoor Adventure, Nature Tours, Charters and Island Excursions

Amelia Island Kayak Excursions
Amelia Island Kayak Excursions

Where Kayaking Fun Begins!

The Bullington family welcomes you to Amelia Island Kayak Excursions. We are a family owned/operated kayaking business located in Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island, in Nassau County, Florida. Our main goal is to help you create a memorable and enjoyable experience while exploring the scenic inland waters of our area.

It was only natural that our business came to be, as it is the result of years of outdoor adventures we have enjoyed as a family. Our love for people and the great outdoors is derived from our belief in God, the Creator of this beautiful world, and we believe we are to be responsible stewards of all that He has given us. It is our desire to share our passion for kayaking with you.

For your enjoyment, we offer guided kayak tours through local inland waterways and salt marshes, as well as Cumberland National Seashore, the St. Marys River, the Okefenokee Swamp, and the Suwannee River. The most popular tours are our local 2-hour paddles on inland waterways, salt marshes, and the Amelia River. Included in our popular tour lineup are trips to nearby Tiger Island and Cumberland Island. We invite you to join us for one of our tours to enjoy the various aquatic vegetation, birds, and wildlife that nature has to offer in our area.

We love to see people experience for the first time how effortless kayaking can be. Time seems to stand still while being out on the water. We provide great guides, quality kayaks, Hobie Mirage kayaks, paddles, and Class III Personal Flotation Devices. Whether you choose our shorter or longer tours, we want to help you leave with a "boatload" of wonderful and lasting memories.

We are Amelia Island Kayak Excursions – where kayaking fun begins.

Check out our website for more information. We look forward to paddling with you soon!

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.

Discover This
Natural and cultural tours of North Florida. A certified Ecoheritage Tourism Provider. 904.261.1053

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.

Fernandina Beach Parks & Recreation
2500 Atlantic Avenue
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Phone: 904-277-7350

With many cultural and leisure activities, community groups, and an excellent golf course and marina, we offer something for the entire family. We invite you to visit and see for yourself!

Fort George Island Cultural State Park
12157 Heckscher Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32226
Phone: 904-251-2320

Fort George Island Cultural State Park lies approximately 16 miles east of downtown Jacksonville on S.R. A1A, or three miles south of Little Talbot Island State Park.

Hiking coordinated through McArthur YMCA
1915 Citrona Drive
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Phone: 904-261-1080

The YMCA offers many programs and classes for youth and adults. Stop by for their flyer, or call for more information.

Little Talbot State Park
12157 Heckscher Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32226
Phone: 904-251-2320

With more than five miles of beautiful, white sandy beaches, Little Talbot Island is one of the few remaining undeveloped barrier islands in Northeast Florida. Maritime forests, desert-like dunes, and undisturbed salt marshes on the western side of the island allow for hours of nature study and relaxation. The diverse habitats in the park host a wealth of wildlife for viewing including river otters, marsh rabbits, bobcats, and a variety of native and migratory birds.

Scuba Station, Inc.
1008 Atlantic Avenue
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Phone: 904-321-1770

Scuba Classes, Equipment Repairs and Rentals and Dive Club.

The Anglers Mark
Amelia Island
Amelia Island, FL 32034
Phone: 904-557-1027

Come experience the backcountry waters of Amelia Island while fishing with Captain Lawrence Piper on The Anglers Mark. We'll troll the oyster beds and marsh grass while casting for Redfish, Seatrout, Flounder, Drum, Shark and Sheepshead. There's a good chance you will see porpoise, manatee's, sea otters and osprey while fishing or sightseeing. Captain Piper will do his very best to provide professional service to make your visit a memorable experience. Get away from it all and let's go fishing!

Nature Center - Amelia Island Plantation
6800 First Coast Highway
Amelia Island, FL 32034
Phone: 904-261-6161

Including bike, segway and kayak tours discovering birds, turtles, edible plants, night creatures and crabs. Several tours are designed for children and include educational crafts about the featured topic. The Nature Center is open to the public.

Fort Clinch Nature Walk
2601 Atlantic Avenue
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Phone: 904-277-7274

Free with park admission of $5.00 per vehicle. Every Saturday, weather permitting. This is a guided nature walk around Willow Pond trail, which winds through a coastal maritime hammock down to fresh water ponds. Through an informative presentation, visitors will discover a wide variety of native plants and animals.

Kayak Amelia
13030 Heckscher Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32226
Phone: 904-251-0016 or 888-30-KAYAK

Take a guided kayaking tour and experience Amelia Island's natural side. Come face to face with heron, egrets and many other species. Explore tranquil inland marshes and creeks by kayak. Guided trips include instruction and equipment, no experience necessary.

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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