Amelia Island boasts a range of water sporting and leisure activities for those seeking discovery and exploration during their vacation. While planning for your Amelia Island kayak tour or boating excursion, be sure to check out our Amelia Island vacation rentals to find the perfect place to stay during your vacation!
One of the best ways to experience Amelia Island is from the water! Book one of the many kayak, private boat, and paddleboard tours offered in locations like Amelia River, Egan’s Creek, Talbot Island, Cumberland Island, or Lofton Creek. In the summertime, vacationing families can sign their kids aged 9-12 up for an Amelia Island Adventure Camp, which includes kayaking, paddleboarding, and a boat nature tour in search of eagles, manatees, dolphins, sea turtles, and more!
Kayak Amelia is the official outfitter in Big and Little Talbot Islands’ State Parks, offering guided kayak and paddleboard nature tours and rentals, and instruction. Journey through protected, “wild” lands perfect for wildlife viewing and just get away from it all. Learn about these fragile ecosystems and the stories of the critters that live there.
Departing from the Fernandina Harbor Marina, family-owned Amelia River Cruises offers 1 to 2.5-hour narrated historic sightseeing tours, eco tours and sunset cruises around Amelia Island’s waterways and even to Cumberland Island.
Amelia Island Kayak Excursions (AIKE) is a local family owned and operated, multi-award-winning business offering professionally guided kayak tours/rentals, Hobie Mirage® Kayaks, SUP’s, private motorboat tours, hiking/nature walks, and teen/kids camps for Amelia Island, Cumberland Island, and the surrounding areas. Their team accommodates individual families as well as small and large groups. AIKE has a passion for the outdoors and cares about people, and it is the company's goal to help guests have an authentic, fun and informative experience as they explore the natural setting of the area. All experience levels are welcome and there are family friendly options. After each guided kayak tour, AIKE gifts all participants a complimentary digital photo album.
Follow That Dream Sailing offers sunset and sightseeing luxury catamaran cruises around Fernandina Beach, Amelia and Cumberland Islands, and overnight cruises to and around St. Mary's, Saint Simon's Island, Jekyll Island, Jacksonville, and St. Augustine.
Come experience a unique hydro bike adventure that departs from the marina in the historic downtown of Fernandina Beach! Hydro bikes give you the real biking experience but with the river at your feet. They are easy to ride and safe for ages 10 and up. The Hydrobike Tandem is a two bike boat allowing both riders to pedal and drive together.
Thinking about a fishing, sightseeing or sailing charter? Be sure to consider Amelia Angler Outfitters, owned and operated by the father-and-son team Terry and David Lacoss. As one of the most successful father/son fishing teams in the United States, these avid sportsmen are out on the water leading charters more than 200 days per year. Terry Lacoss joined the IGFA representatives with several bass, kingfish and redfish titles to his name and he dedicates time to a working group of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and as a member of the Coastal Conservation Association. His expertise and passion for sport and game fish conservation makes him one of the top experts to book for a charter.
AC Charters, also known as Quit Wishin' Let’s Go Fishin!, is owned and operated by Capt. Allen Mills. Native to Amelia Island, Mills has ties to Fernandina Beach's historic shrimping industry and began charter fishing in 1983 out of the Fernandina Harbour Marina. His company has three boats to chose from and can carry up to six anglers on each. They fish the backwaters of Amelia Island and Cumberland Island for trout, reds and tarpon. Charters also go off shore for some of the best sport fishing in northeast Florida, reeling in tarpon, sailfish, kingfish and more aboard The Wahoo and The Wahoo ll. All participants need to bring is drinks and food. Capt. Mills and his team supply fishing licenses, fishing gear and a cooler with ice.
Come fish the beautiful backwaters of Amelia Island with Capt. Lawrence Piper on the Angler's Mark. Use light tackle spinning gear to target Redfish, Seatrout, Flounder and more in the rivers, creeks and marshes that surround Amelia Island. All bait, tackle, rods, reels, fishing licenses provided. Kids, novices and the more experienced are welcome!
Backwater Cat Adventure is an exciting boating adventure where guests get to drive their own 2-man boat while a guide is in the lead boat. Explore about 30 miles of waterways going by Fort Clinch, looking for dolphin, manatee and sea birds. Stop on Cumberland Island for about 30 minutes to try and see the wild horses up close! Must be 18 to drive and there is a weight limit of 300 lbs per person. Tours depart from the Fernandina Marina!
Who's ready to go sailing? The beautiful waterways of Fernandina Beach are calling! Take them to Cumberland Island and the Atlantic Ocean, or sail from Jacksonville with a certified captain. Guests can choose their location and time. For those dreaming of sailing their own boats one day, there is also the company's sailing school, previously ranked in the top five sailing schools nationwide.