Amelia River Cruises 7 Charters

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Duos sip on brought-along beverages & sway to live music while 59-foot open-deck boat cruises down picturesque Cumberland Sound at sunset

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$27 for a BYOB Twilight Cruise for Two ($54 Value)

Pairs enjoy open-air views of the sunset as the USCG-certified captain steers a 59-foot catamaran down the picturesque Cumberland Sound. Guests over 21 can sip on alcoholic beverages brought along while enjoying music from local entertainers onboard. Tours depart 90 minutes before sunset and last two hours.

Amelia River Cruises

Captain Kevin and Cecilia McCarthy have always been fond of the sea. Born and raised in the port town of Gloucester, Massachusetts, Kevin sojourned south in 1968 before meeting his wife Cecilia, whose family had arrived on the marshy shores of Fernandina nine generations ago. After Kevin worked as a building contractor for nearly 30 years, he and Cecilia opted to embrace their shared love for being on the water, and founded Amelia River Cruises in the summer of 2000. Twelve years later, their fleet is three U.S. Coast Guard–inspected boats strong, and each cruises steadily along myriad tours of Cumberland Island, Beach Creek, and the shores of Amelia Island. History buffs rejoice in narrated jaunts down the Intracoastal Waterway that lead to the Kingsley Plantation—whose 1797 establishment makes it the oldest surviving plantation house in Florida—before traveling to the historic Fort Caroline National Memorial, one of the first permanent settlements in North America. Two-hour eco tours journey through state parks and aquatic preserves, where hands-on shrimping experiences let guests identify their captured creatures before asking them the current exchange rate of a sand dollar and releasing them back into the wild. The local and surrounding ecosystem, with diverse wildlife that appears most prominently during the summer months, boasts playful pods of dolphins, an abundance of shore birds, and sea turtles who visit to nest on nearby island shores.

Customer Reviews

Had a great time!
D C. · October 10, 2012
Amelia river cruises is amazing! I would recommend to anyone! The captain and his wife are so sweet and the live band they have on board is amazing. I had them announce our anniversary and they played Eric Clayton's you look wonderful tonight. Turned out to be a very romantic night along with the beautiful sunset all thanks to Amelia river cruises.
Amelia M. · October 7, 2012
Great people!! Fun time
Steph B. · October 7, 2012

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