Cruise to Jekyll Island with Amelia River Cruises

Amelia River Cruises launch their Discovery Tours with a cruise to historic Jekyll Island.

Cruise to Jekyll Island

Amelia River Cruises

Fernandina Beach, FL – Something new is happening on Amelia Island. Kevin McCarthy, Amelia River Cruises has launched Discovery Tours, a series of river cruises that will explore the waterways of Northern Florida and Southern Georgia.

“There is so much to see and explore, we are eager to share the incredible experience of touring on the water. We now have the boats that can take us up and down the coast. In addition to our day trips we are envisioning trips that will offer overnight opportunities”, shares McCarthy.

Jekyll Island and its elegant hotel is the perfect destination for the first in a series of tours. Once the playground of millionaires, the Jekyll Island Club is a Victorian treasure preserved on one of Georgia’s most beautiful barrier islands. Recognized as a National Historic Landmark in 1978, it has been designated a Historic Hotel of America by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. It once offered a retreat for the nation’s elite in the late 1800s and now offers visitors an escape to the gentle elegance of the Victorian age.

The Jekyll Island Discovery Tour is the first in a series of river trips planned. A trip traveling south with stops at Ribault Club, Kingsley Plantation and Ft. Caroline is under development. McCarthy is considering additional river trips that will travel to White Oak and as far south as St. Augustine.

The Jekyll Island tour will leave Thursday, November 4 at 8AM. The cruise includes lunch at the elegant Jekyll Island Club, and a tour of the hotel or the charming historic “cottages”. A bus will return to Amelia Island at 5:00PM. The $100 or $110 price includes lunch and tour. There are bathrooms on board.

For more information contact Dickie Anderson at dickie.anderson (at) To purchase tickets or be added to Discovery Tours mailing list call 904-262-9972.

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