Cumberland Island Dungeness Ruins Kayak Tour

 Minimum Age: 12  Intermediate Level Complimentary Photography Included

$150 /Person + $15 Nat. Park Fee

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Mon–Sun 7am–9pm ET


Sea Kayaking


$150 /Person
$15 / Person National Park fee paid directly to park day of tour.


Dungeness Ruins on The Cumberland Island National Seashore

Tour Length

5 hours

Skill Level


Paddlers could expect wind and current.

Minimum Age


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    • Manatee, Dolphin, Birds, Wild horses, Fiddler Crabs, Pelicans
    • Fort Clinch
    • Sea Shells and Surface Fossils
    • White Sandy Beach
    • Coastal Harbor Crossing
    • Tidal Marsh Paddle
    • Dungeness Ruins
    • Cumberland Island National Seashore


    Our Cumberland Island – Dungeness Ruins Kayak Tour is an awesome adventure. The largest of Georgia’s Golden Isles, Cumberland Island is really just a stone’s throw from Amelia Island, a short paddle across the channel that connects the bay and river with the open water of the Atlantic Ocean.

    From Fort Clinch State Park, good currents across the Cumberland Sound provide an excellent and rewarding intermediate kayak experience, abounding with dolphins, seagulls, terns, and skimmers. Fort Clinch is a 19th century coastal fortress that served as the base of Union operations during the Civil War, and a view of the fort from a kayak provides historic understanding of the importance of this fortification.

    Your arrival at the Dungeness Ruins is a magical experience. The island features pristine beaches, dunes, marshes, and wildlife, including their famed wild horses, descendants of horses left there by the Spanish in the 1700s. This 17-mile island is home to undeveloped maritime forests and plenty of wildlife. From your kayak and upon arrival to the Dungeness Ruins, paddlers can expect to witness an abundance of shorebirds, along with sea turtles, wild turkeys, and perhaps an armadillo or two!

    Tour Schedule

    Departure Times

    Tour meeting times are determined by high tide cycles which change daily. When booking online you will see meeting times for the day you choose.

    Meeting Location

    432 South 8th Street, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

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    Frequently asked questions about this tour.

    What is the Booking/Cancellation Policy?

    When you book your Dungeness Ruins Kayak Tour we reserve your parties spot on the tour and do not let others book it. A $15/person deposit is taken and your reservation request is reviewed to make sure everything is in order for you to have the best experience possible. Upon confirmation you will be charged the balance of the tour and will receive a confirmation email with tour details.

    Cancellations can be made up to 48 hours of your tour for a refund minus the deposit. We are not equipped to accept same day cancellations or no shows. Cancellations within 48 hours and no shows are responsible for full tour amount. If the tour is cancelled due to weather you will receive a full refund.

    All tour cancellations need to be made by phone at 904-500-8687. We can not accept cancellations through email or text to ensure we do not miss any guest updates.

    What happens when we cancel a tour due to weather?
    Full refund for tours cancelled due to weather. We always have an eye on the weather and will be in touch if it will affect your tour. Our coastal Florida weather is very isolated and forecasts are not very accurate until just hours ahead. If your tour will be impacted by the weather we will be in touch with updates. We will ask if there is another day you would like to tour with us, if not, you will receive a full refund.
    Where do we meet for Dungeness Ruins Kayak Tour?

    We meet at Amelia Adventures’ Shop at 432 South 8th Street Fernandina Beach, FL 32034.
    Your party will check in, complete waivers and have an opportunity to fill water bottles or use the restroom. From here you will transport yourself 2 miles from our shop to the waterway where your guide will have the equipment prepared for your orientation. A car is necessary. If using a ride service simply let us know you have a driver waiting and we get you in and out in a flash 🙂

    What happens after we book a tour?
    We get to work preparing for your adventure and you receive two emails. First a receipt and once your booking is confirmed (meaning you are good to go) you will receive a second confirmation email with meeting address and other important details about your tour. Be sure to read your confirmation email for all tour information including meeting time and location.
    The Cumberland Island Kayak Tour is of our most popular tours yet it is also one of our “biggest experiences”. To arrive at Cumberland Island we launch from Amelia Island and paddle across an ocean inlet separating the two islands. It is an exposed waterway and susceptible to coastal weather and daily paddling conditions can vary greatly. It is important for paddlers on this tour have previous kayaking experience and feel comfortable and confident paddling ocean waters. If you have a beginner guest in your group then partner them with a stronger paddler in a tandem kayak. If you or members of your party are not confident paddling to Cumberland Island then we recommend either our Lofton Creek or Egan’s Creek guided kayak tours.
    What is the youngest or oldest age for Dungeness Ruins Kayak Tour?

    12 years old minimum. There is not a max age. For Cumberland Island Kayak Tour we recommend kayakers to be at least 16 years of age to paddle own single kayak. For children 15 and below we recommend pairing them in a tandem with an adult or other confident paddler. Any single guest should have prior kayaking experience and feel comfortable and confident paddling ocean waters.

    Can we rearrange the type of kayaks we ordered once we are at the waterway?
    No. We prepare the day before for your tour and will be arriving with a preloaded trailer at the waterway. We load exactly the gear we need for the tour and will have only what was ordered. If boat type, count, or participant number needs to be updated please do so by calling 904-500-8687 at least 2 hours before meeting time.
    What do we wear for Dungeness Ruins Kayak Tour?

    Wear comfortable clothes for the days weather, for being on the water, and that may get a little wet. Some type of water shoe is best but if you only have sneakers, that is fine too. Once to Cumberland Island we have a beach landing where you can expect your feet to get wet landing and launching.

    Do we need to be early?
    The meet time for all of our tours is the exact time we would like to see you. If you want to be a little early that is fine but we may still be preparing for your arrival up until the meet time.
    Do you have Single or Tandem Kayaks?
    Both single or tandem (2 person) kayaks are available for your tour. If you have beginner kayakers in your group we recommend pairing them in a tandem with a confident paddler. We recommend a tandem kayak for kids under 15.

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