Amelia Island is home to a number of marinas, including the public marina in downtown Fernandina Beach. The marina offers public docking, a small supply store and a marine welcome center. It is adjacent to the restaurants, boutiques and bookstores of historic downtown Fernandina Beach.
In addition to the marinas, the city offers one sailing school, Windward Sailing, www.windwardsailing.com, which offers classes, private lessons and chartered sailing trips. Rentals are available for visitors with sailing certifications. Windward is located in the historic district of Fernandina Beach.
While visitors can set sail on the river and in the ocean, most people gravitate to Cumberland Sound on the north end of Amelia Island. In Cumberland Sound, sailors are as likely to see a Trident submarine, as they are the wild horse on Cumberland. On the south side of the sound is Fort Clinch.