Visitors to Amelia Island often find themselves surrounded by myriad activities, including pristine bodies of water and miles of sandy beaches. From expansive trails and lush greenery to intimate waterways and historic scenes, Amelia Island has many options for fun and stimulation.
Relaxing cruises along the Intracoastal Waterway or a horse-and-carriage tour through historic downtown Fernandina Beach are offered to guests who want to take a break from the Florida coast’s lively festivities. Amelia Island, home of the First Coast of Golf, is a golfing paradise highly favored by pros and novices alike.
No better way to fall in love with the amazing scenery of the island than an outing with Kayak Amelia or Kayak Amelia Island Excursions, where you’ll be able to paddle your way to superclose encounters with the island s wildlife, like egrets, herons, sea turtles, and manatees.
Amelia Island is a small island with lots of historical value, which can be learned by taking advantage of what’s available at the Amelia Island Museum of History, Florida’s first verbal communication museum. Experienced docents can take you back to epochs spanning more than four hundred years, and social life on the island under the rule of eight various governments.
View artifacts rich in local history, with U.S. Navy memorabilia, and miscellaneous weaponry from different historical periods, as well as different pieces such as a Soviet era KGB diver’s suit, an artifact from an expedition to the Titanic, and of course, Spanish treasure. Fernandina Beach visitors can stroll along the historic Centre Street for a relaxing, pleasant walk with a wide variety of shops and restaurants. To experience the beauty of Fernandina Beach s freshwater assets, board a boat tour with Amelia River Cruises and Charters or go for a Jet Ski tour of the Amelia River with Flying Fish Adventures.