Cumberland Island Kayak Tour
COVID Update: Cumberland Island National Seashore has closed tours to the island until further notice.
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Our Cumberland Island Kayak Tour is a favorite amongst paddlers, young and old alike. 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 on Cumberland Island National Seashore 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 beach, paddlers can expect to witness an abundance of shorebirds, along with sea turtles, wild turkeys, and perhaps an armadillo or two!
You’ll have plenty of time to walk the white, sandy beach, searching for shells, shark teeth, and fossils, while enjoying the beauty and allure of this captivating island paradise on your Cumberland Island Kayak Tour.
Cumberland Island Kayak Tour Details:
- Manatee, Dolphin, Birds, Wild horses, Fiddler Crabs, Pelicans.
- Fort Clinch
- Sea Shells and Surface Fossils
- White Sandy Beach
- Coastal Harbor Crossing
- Intermediate Paddle skills. Paddlers could expect wind and current.
- Historic National Seashore
- Meeting address: 432 South 8th Street Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
- Give yourself 3 hours. Tour is about about 2 hours paddle time and 1hour to enjoy your time beachcombing or looking for the wild horses on Cumberland Island.
- Low Tide Cumberland Island Tour is timmed to work with the tide. This tour is weather dependant.
- High Tide Cumberland Tour is one of our more rigorous paddles and best suited to those who have paddle before and are up for the challange.
- Complementary Photography
- Tour meeting times are determined by high and low tide cycles and change daily. When booking online you see meeting times for the day you choose.
You may call 904-500-TOUR with any questions.
Cumberland Island Kayak Tour Meeting Location:
432 South 8th Street Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Cumberland Kayak Tour Meeting Spot
A Cumberland Island Adventure – Sharks Teeth, Wild Horses and a Submarine!
My wife and I had an experience of a lifetime with Amelia Adventures. Thomas is a super guide and a professional photographer so we also so we also got great pictures that we could not have taken ourselves. The tide was timed perfectly for a fun paddle across St. Mary’s inlet to Cumberland Island. After we came ashore on the island, a nuclear submarine was escorted out to open ocean through the same inlet we had just paddled across. Not something one gets to see every day! We found sharks teeth on the beach and were able to follow hoof prints to find one of the bands of wild ponies and view from a distance. The paddle back across the inlet was just as much fun, and this adventure was the most memorable part of our visit to Amelia Island. Thank you, Thomas and staff!
I was lucky enough to go on the Cumberland Island kayak tour yesterday and highly recommend it! It’s a great and unique way to experience the beauty of the northern point of Amelia Island, cross state lines while on the water and see a wide variety of wildlife including birds, fish, sharks, crabs, manatee and wild horses. Plus Catherine and Thomas are the perfect guides—full of knowledge, expertise and warmth.
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