Cumberland Island Kayak Tour
Minimum Age: 12 Intermediate Level Complimentary Photography Included
Mon–Sun 7am–9pm ET
Paddlers could expect wind and current depending on weather conditions.
WITH ANY QUESTIONS
- Wild Horses, dolphins, manatees, coastal birds and more.
- Sea shells and surface fossils
- White sandy beach
- Coastal harbor crossing
- Historic National Seashore
- Time on Cumberland Island to relax, play and explore.
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.
Tour meeting times are determined by high and low tide cycles which change daily. When booking online you see meeting times for the day you choose. This tour is weather dependant.
- Low Tide Cumberland Island Tour is timed to work with the tide, both directions. We spend more time on the beach shelling, walking and looking for wild horses.
- High Tide Cumberland Tour is one of our more rigorous paddles and best suited to those who have paddled before and are up for the challenge. The payoff is the opportunity to kayak the southern estuary where the chances are higher to paddle by the wild horses.
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Leave No Trace
We at Amelia Adventures are proud to practice Leave No Trace outdoor ethics.
This means that we encourage and teach our guests to take only photos and leave only footprints. But Leave No Trace is much more than that – it is a lifestyle that instills values and respect for our environment and our world.
We respect our local wildlife and ask that our guests enjoy observing animals, reptiles, and birds in their natural habitat, but always let them be, as nature intended.