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Activities & Attractions

Photography

Capture your vacation experience with the professional photography of Jensen Bell!

Throughout my life I have been a student of photography; whether it was being part of our family pictures or being a subject for my mother experimenting with her camera. Reflecting, it is crystal clear that I experienced years of photography education that was ingrained in me by witnessing my mother pose the family in the best light and composition. It was through these experiences that I developed the skill needed to artistically capture life with the click of the camera’s shutter. After being mentored by my mother Pam Bell; and after shooting venues that include family beach sessions, infant sessions, senior sessions, and formal weddings; I have found what I love to do……capture time and light within a creative composition. -Jensen Bell
jensenbellphotography.com

Shopping

Amelia Island has plenty of shopping locally and in its surrounding areas. Historic Downtown has many shops ranging from Antiques, Island Apparel to Boutiques. There is also shopping located in the Ritz, Palmetto Walk and The Spa & Shops of Amelia Island Plantation. A quick trip over the bridge and there are even more options. If you are interested in a wider variety there is the St. John’s Town Center and River City for plenty of shops and many options for additional dining. Please see all that Amelia has to offer.

Local News

Amelia Now
Amelia Now is a free quarterly magazine for visitors and residents of Amelia Island, Florida.
www.amelianow.com
(904) 583-3216

Amelia Islander Magazine
A guide to local events and dining.
www.ameliaislander.com

Amelia Island
Rich in history and natural beauty, northeast Florida’s Amelia Island invites you to reconnect with the thingsthat matter most and create moments that stay with you for life.
www.ameliaisland.com

The Chamber
For a guide to everything Amelia Island from local business to local news.
www.islandchamber.com

Golf

Fernandina Beach Municipal Golf Club
This is an amazing public course. Driving range, practice putting green, a stocked pro shop and a clubhouse with food and a full bar are available for use.
www.fernandinabeachgolfclub.com
(904) 310-3175.

Omni Amelia Island Plantation Golf
72 championship wholes spread out over four 18-hole golf courses.
www.aipfl.com
(904) 261-6161.

Golf Club of Amelia Island
Located in the Summer Beach Resort adjacent to the Ritz-Carlton featuring 18-hole course
www.golfclubofamelia.com
(904) 277-8015.

The Golf Club at North Hampton
Located off island this 18-hole course was designed by Arnold Palmer and offers great challenges for golfers of all ages. This course was rated the No. 7 best course to play in Florida by “Golfweek” magazine.
www.hamptongolfclubs.com
(904) 548-0000.

Amelia River
Known for its incredibly smooth TifEagle greens, manicured fairways and challenging pin positions, Amelia River is one of the most prestigious courses in all of North Florida.
www.golfameliariver.com
(904) 491-8500

Outdoor Activities

Miniature Golf
Island Falls Adventure Golf
(904) 261-7881

Main Beach Putt-Putt
(904) 277-4443

Stay N’ Country Ranch
Horseback riding on the beach or a trail ride through 100 Acres to see the local wildlife! One hour guided tours on the unspoiled beaches of Amelia Island.
www.stayncountryranch.net
(904) 322-9739

Kayak Amelia
Learn about Amelia Island and its ecosystem while you paddle through local marshes and creeks. Explore our island on one of the many guided tours – Segway, Kayak, Canoe or Paddle Boards. Providing equipment and instruction it’s a great activity for all ages.
www.kayakamelia.com
(904) 251-0016.

Fort Clinch State Park
Located on the North End of Amelia Island, Fort Clinch State Park has so much to offer. Fort Clinch is one of the most well-preserved 19th century forts in the country. Although no battles were fought here, it was garrisoned during both the Civil and Spanish-American wars. Daily tours with period reenactments depicting garrison life bring the fort to life for visitors. Sunbathing, swimming, and beachcombing are popular activities at the beach. Anglers can fish from the pier or take advantage of excellent surf fishing. Hikers and bicyclists can enjoy a six-mile trail through the park. Self-guided nature trails provide opportunities to learn about and observe native plants and wildlife. A full-facility campground and a youth camping area provide overnight accommodations.
www.floridastateparks.org/fortclinch/
(904) 277-7274

Egan’s Creek Greenway
A protected area of over 300 acres that runs north to south along Egan’s Creek, the Greenway was opened for public use in the summer of 2000 as an undeveloped park for passive recreational use.

Its grass-covered roads serve as a network of trails that are suitable for walking and bicycling, and its environment exhibits a variety of natural wildlife and vegetation. Local wildlife, such as alligators, snakes, bobcats, and many birds, may be enjoyed from a distance. Benches and interpretive displays are located throughout the Greenway, and restrooms are available at the Nature Pavilion, located at the Greenway entrance behind the Atlantic Recreation Center on Atlantic Avenue. For more info go to their facebook page.

Public Parks
We have many local parks for the kids to enjoy – Atlantic Park, Central Park, Egan’s Creek, Skate Park, Hickory Street, Main Beach, MLK, Jr., North Beach, Seaside and Sunrise Park. We even have Prate’s Playground which is Handicap Accessible. Please visit: http://www.fbfl.us/index.aspx?NID=298 to find a complete list of what each park has to offer.

State Parks 
Amelia Island State Recreation Area is located at the south end of the island. The park contains 200 acres of untouched beaches, salt marsh and forest. For more information, call (904) 251-2320 -Big Talbot and Little Talbot Island State Parks are located just south of Amelia Island on A1A. Big Talbot offers the perfect vantage for overlooking the bluffs, enjoying a picnic, strolling the beach for treasures or taking pictures. Little Talbot offers natural sand dunes and undisturbed salt marshes provide hours of back to nature relaxation.

Amelia River Cruises
Amelia River Cruises offers a lovely historically narrated sightseeing cruise. From Fernandina’s Historic waterfront to the breathtaking views of wild horses on Cumberland Island, Georgia, the fascinating stories of Amelia and Cumberland will enrich your coastal experience with intrigue and wonder.
Come aboard for an inspiring cruise experience that takes you along salt marshes, wilderness beaches, and historic riverbanks. Dolphins, sea turtles, manatees, egrets, herons, spoonbills, and osprey meld with shrimp boats, luxury yachts and even a Civil War era fort along the way – all professionally narrated local history and nature experts.
www.ameliarivercruises.com
(904) 261-9125

Windward Sailing
The sailing here is outstanding all year long! Whether you want to learn how to sail or just enjoy some relaxing time on the water with family and friends, Windward Sailing makes it fun and easy.?Please explore our website and let Windward Sailing launch your adventures on the water.
www.windwardsailing.com
(904) 327-3265

Amelia Island Museum
We are the first spoken history museum in the state of Florida. We continue our story-telling tradition with a variety of tours that cater to many interests and age levels. Walking Tours and Docent-Led Museum Tours are scheduled regularly. Alternate tour times may be arranged for groups of four or more by contacting our Tour Coordinator.
www.ameliamuseum.org
(904) 261-7378

Amelia Island Vacation Rentals
For your entire beach needs…Boogie Boards, Surf Boards, Paddle Boards, Kayaks, Chairs and Umbrellas. Let us take care of all of your beach needs. We will set up and take down your chairs and umbrellas every day. Just come ready to sit and relax.
(904) 891-5687

GCW Rentals
Rent early and often with our FREE delivery and pick up service.
www.gcwrental.com
(912) 434-4601

Old Town Carriage Company
Take a leisurely carriage ride on Amelia Island as you learn the history and see the landmarks in our 50-block downtown district which is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.
www.ameliacarriagetours.com
(904) 277-1555

Fishing

Before you go fishing, be informed and know the Florida fishing laws. For more information, you can visit the Florida Wildlife Commission website.
www.myfwc.com

Fish Amelia
Captain David – Amelia Island Native with over 35 years of fishing and nature tour experience. Will spend your time fishing not catching bait. For those not interested in fishing as long as their party, there is a large foredeck and a hard-top cover perfect for photography and sun-bathing.
www.fishamelia.com
(904) 753-3535

Pirates Punch Charters
The premier luxury fishing charter in Northeast Florida. With two boats in the fleet – Pirate’s Punch and Punch Cup – offer a variety of customizable fishing charters for every clients needs. We take the hassle out of fishing and allow you to have an unforgettable experience on the beautiful waters of Amelia Island.
www.piratespunchcharters.com/index.html
(904) 753-2266

AC Charters
Captain Allen – With over 38 years of fishing experience from Fernandina Beach to Mexico to the Bahamas Captain Allen can take you from the Backcountry or open blue water. All types of excursion.
www.accharters.net
(904) 261-2870.

Amelia Angler
Director Terry LaCoss – The Amelia Angler can schedule fishing and sailing charters for 2 to 40 people. Along with group charters to Cumberland Island and the “Dungeness” Ruins, catered cocktail cruises and family fishing fun there is something for everyone. www.ameliaangler.com
(904) 321-5090.

Captain Russell Tharin & Janet Tharin
Amelia Island light tackle charter fishing guide and tour services. Capt. Russell and Janet are full-time professional guides that have a passion for guiding in the Florida outdoors all year round. We specialize in redfish and spotted sea trout fishing in the back country flats inshore and near shore of Amelia Island, Florida They offer charters, lessons and ECO tours.
www.flyfishingameliaisland.com
(904) 491-4799

Spa

The Spa at Amelia Island Plantation
Our mission is to provide unsurpassed spa and salon services using the highest quality natural skin and earth friendly products to ensure our commitment to our guests and the environment. Spa services include relaxing massages, body treatments, facials and a full service salon.
Spa at Amelia Island Plantation
(877) 843-7722

The Spa at Ritz-Carlton
At this luxurious Amelia Island spa, the pace is set by the rocking of waves, the ebb and flow of tidal marshes and the rhythmic croaking of tree frogs. Here time heals, replenishes and refreshes. Cares and distractions melt away in the ocean breeze as guests float weightlessly in hammocks or unwind in luxurious relaxation lounges. In this tranquil atmosphere, guests at this Amelia Island resort and spa connect with what’s elemental – in themselves, in each other and in their seaside surroundings.
Spa at the Ritz Carlton
(904) 277-1100

 

Tours

Amelia Island Transportation and Trolleys
Amelia Island Trolleys is a historical tour of downtown Fernandina and much more. Each tour is about 1 and a half hours long.
www.ameliaislandtrolleys.com
(904) 753-4486

 

History

Amelia Island Lighthouse
Oldest, existing and active lighthouse in the state of Florida dating back to 1838. Tours are offered the first and third Wednesday of every month. The property is open every Saturday from 11am – 2pm for viewing only. Contact the City of Fernandina Beach Recreation Department for more information, (904) 277-7350.

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