There are around five different cruises to choose from. The Cumberland Island Tour lasts for 2.5 hours and runs seven days a week at 10 a.m. I had made reservations on-line before our trip, because I did not want to miss it.
When we visited, it was around late July and it was extremely hot that weekend. They do have some shade on the boat, but make sure you have water. They also provide water for sale too.
Once everyone had arrived for the tour, our Captain and Crew talked with us. They were very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. They also had a great sense of humor. This is a narrated tour.
As we headed out to the ocean, we passed some historic homes, boats and Fort Clinch.
|View of Fort Clinch from the Ocean|
Here is the best I could do.
Do you see the horse? He is right in the middle (the brown object). This is why I selected this tour. My sister and I have never seen wild horses before.
Here are some more.
And here is a Mom with her kid.
And here are some more near the trees.
Cumberland Island looked so pretty. I would like to visit there one day, but they warned us that there are a lot of ticks there. Be careful. Remember the horses are wild, so do not try to touch them. They can really hurt you!
To get to the island, you would take a Ferry Boat. Here is a link to the National Park's website for more information.
On the way back we passed by a Shrimp Boat.
And this used to be an old orphanage.
Amelia River Cruises and Charters was located right across the street from the Hampton Inn that we stayed at. Arrive a little early to pick your seat.
We really enjoyed our cruise. I saw a lot of new things and learned a lot about the history of the area. My sister and I would definitely take another River Cruise next time we visit.
Remember to bring your camera, sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses.
Then you can sit back and enjoy!