The Cumberland Sound Ferry connects Amelia Island, Florida to St. Mary's, Georgia, and offers something for everyone. History buffs, naturalists and even Locals will find out many things about our community that you never knew before. This one is well worth the trip!
Willie Sweat and Kevin McCarthy speak with SearchAmelia about the Cumberland Sound Ferry Service that travels in between Amelia Island, Florida, and St. Mary’s, Georgia, and the Amelia River Cruises that tour the inner banks of Cumberland Island.
Both of these trips are informational and educational and these two men know the history of Fernandina Beach and the St. Mary’s River. Whether you are interested in current commerce along our shores such as the Port of Fernandina, the paper mills or the shrimping industry or you are more interested in the history of the area including Pirates, smugglers, the War of 1812, and Fort Clinch, you won’t be disappointed.
If nature is more to your liking, you’ll be interested to hear that this Ferry Service is the final connecting leg of the 3000 mile East Coast Greenway that runs from the tip of Maine to Key West, Florida, along the east coast of America. The pet-friendly ferry is even equipped with bicycle racks for your journey between these two coastal communities. Abundant in wild life you may see dolphin playing beside the boat or wild horses on the shores of Cumberland Island.
It is no surprise The Cumberland Sound Ferry was nominated for the Phoenix Award, an honor of recognition given to the men and women who use innovative solutions for revitalization projects.