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Sailing has long played an active role in Amelia's economic and recreational life. Explorers, tall ships plying their trade, pirates trying to seize it and blockade runners taking advantage of hard times, all found the waters of Cumberland Sound and Fernandina’s deep water port favorable. Old wrecks and ballast stones are still visible along the Amelia River shoreline. Active sailing charter fleets operate out of Amelia Island's three marinas. Private charters can be employed for everything from a romantic sunset sail for two, to a full-tilt sail on a 100-foot schooner for parties up to 49. Their crews are knowledgeable on the history and natural features of the area and are especially adept at locating friendly dolphin.


Camping »

Today's campers have a range of comforts available to them, whether their shelter is a tent or a recreational vehicle or an under-the-open-sky-and-stars event. Learn more »


Fishing »

Recreational fishing has conventions, rules, licensing restrictions and laws that limit the way in which fish may be caught, so be aware of Florida and Georgia laws when baiting your hook. Learn more »


Hiking »

The health benefits of different types of hiking are confirmed, and Amelia Island and the surrounding area provides a number of beautiful hiking experiences. Learn more »


Picnicking »

Enjoy the many places to picnic on and around Amelia Island. Learn more »


Sailing »

Sailing around Amelia Island offers untold hours of viewing nature and the beauty that surrounds the island and its island neighbors. Learn more »

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Drive Time:

  • Jacksonville 45 min
  • St Augustine 1 hr 30 min
  • Savannah 2 hrs
  • Orlando 3 hrs
  • Tampa 4 hrs
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