Fernandina Beach & Amelia River Kayak Tour

 Recommended for All Ages  Beginner/Intermediate Level Complimentary Photography Included

$75 /Person

 904-500-8687      info@AmeliaAdventures.com

Mon–Sun 7am–9pm ET


River Kayaking


$75 /Person


Amelia River

Tour Length

2.5 to 3 hours

Skill Level




    • Manatee, Birds, Dolphin, Fiddler Crabs.
    • Shrimp boat fleet. Birthplace of US shrimping industry
    • Old Town Fernandina
    • Pipi Longstocking House
    • Tiger Island
    • White Sandy Beach
    • Timed to ride the tide both ways



    Our Downtown Fernandina Beach & Amelia River Kayak Tour explores Amelia Island’s rich maritime history and aquatic life. On the Amelia River your kayak tour will provide you with an intimate nature experience. You will be eye level to playful dolphins and gentle manatees as squadrons of brown pelicans glide above the water’s surface. The birthplace of the modern shrimping industry, Fernandina’s harbor is still home to a fleet of shrimp boats, along with sunken sailing vessels.

    As you kayak down the river on the Downtown Fernandina Beach & Amelia River Kayak Tour you will have a good view of Tiger Island. Tiger Island boasts a safe and deserted white sandy beach,  a nice place to pull up a kayak and have a snack while hearing more about the history of this mysterious island.

    The original site of the town of Fernandina Beach, Old Towne, sits at the far north end of Amelia Island, inhabited by the Timucua Indians long before the Europeans made land here.

    Platted by the Spanish in 1811, the Plaza San Carlos is highly visible from the waterway, along with what is known as “The Pippi House” where a movie of the dearly loved story was made back in the 1980s.

    Dophin, manatee, birds and history are what the Fernandina Beach Amelia River Kayak Tour is all about!

    Tour Schedule

    Departure Times

    Tour meeting times are determined by low tide cycles and change daily. When booking online you will see the meeting time 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 Downtown Fernandina Beach & Amelia River 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 Downtown Fernandina Beach & Amelia River 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 .5 miles from our shop to the waterway where your guide will have the equipment prepared for your orientation. A car is necessary.
    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.
    What is the youngest or oldest age for Fernandina Beach & Amelia River Kayak Tour?

    Five years old minimum. There is not a max age. For Fernandina Beach & Amelia River we recommend kayakers to be at least 15 years of age to paddle their own single kayak. For children 14 and below we recommend pairing them in a tandem with an adult or other confident paddler. 

    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 our FERNANDINA BEACH & AMELIA RIVER kayak Tour?
    Wear comfortable clothes for the day’s 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 Tiger 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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