How Can the Amelia Island Guides Association Help?

Are you planning a family getaway? Considering the beautiful beach fronts of Florida? Look no further than Amelia Island. Located less than an hour drive from Jacksonville, the island offers a wide variety of marine activities that the whole family will be sure to enjoy. The Amelia Island Guides Association is available to assist your family plans its outdoor activities. From fishing charters to kayaking adventures, there’s plenty to do!

Kid holding a fish he caught on Amelia Island


Are you an avid seafood lover or simply someone who enjoys the thrill of the catch? Amelia Island Guides Association provides both inshore and offshore fishing charters. Offshore charter boat operators will take you to the deeper waters of the Atlantic – to the jetties or all the way to the Gulf Stream – in search of that big game fish on your bucket list, or you can drop a rig to the bottom for a variety of reef fish! Catches on offshore Amelia Island charters may include anything from Wahoo and Mahi Mahi to Red Snappers and King Mackerel.

Alternatively, you may prefer to fish the inland waters of Amelia Island for redfish, sea trout, flounder, and sheepshead. With heavier gear, you can target big bull redfish, black drum, and a shark! Amelia Island Guides Association provides contact information for numerous highly skilled offshore boat operators. You can even book a fun trip and experience Amelia Island party boat fishing! Email or call them now and make your dream fishing excursion a reality!


Interested in wildlife? Consider a kayak tour with the Bullington family. Their business is family owned and operated and has been rated #1 on Trip Advisor for 4 ½ consecutive years. On one of their tours, you’ll get a unique look at aquatic vegetation, birds, and wildlife, perhaps even catching a glimpse of dolphins, rosette spoonbills, or the wild horses of Cumberland Island.
Tours have the option of kayaking through local inland waterways, saltwater marshes, coastal waterways, Cumberland Island National Seashore, Okefenokee Swamp, and the St. Marys and Suwannee Rivers. Two-hour tours on Florida’s black water creeks, saltwater marshes, and the Amelia River are among the most popular tours. Guided tours are offered year-round for all experience levels and can accommodate families as well as small or large groups. So don’t hesitate – contact the Bullington family now for this incredible experience!

Amelia River Excursions

Amelia River Cruises offers five distinct cruises in addition to private charters. The Cumberland Island Tour and Beach Creek Tour operate 7 days a week, giving passengers an extensive and rich history of Amelia and Cumberland Islands. The Adult Twilight BYOB Cruise is a sunset cruise exclusively for adults. Bring your own beverage and take in the splendor of a Florida sunset while listening to some of the area’s finest local musicians. A Family-Friendly Sunset tour is also available and offers an abbreviated history of the area. A two-hour Shrimping Eco Tour provides an interactive exploration of Tiger Basin where guests will be coached on the deploying and retrieving of an Otter Trawl fishing net. All catches will be identified and released. This tour takes place during the months of May and June, the perfect season to catch a glimpse of sea turtles and breeding dolphins and manatees, which migrate from the springs of central Florida. Don’t hesitate to book a river excursion with Amelia River Cruises! Reservations are recommended in advance.

Sunset over Amelia Island with two people in the water on a catamaran

Backwater Adventure

Ever driven a catamaran? They’re as fun as they look! Embark on a two-hour tour while your guide leads you to the tip of Amelia Island and over to Cumberland Island to catch a glimpse of wild horses, deer, turkeys, and castle ruins. Anyone 5 and up are welcome for the adventure, but drivers must be at least 18 years old with a valid drivers’ license to sit behind the steering wheel.

With so many options, the family will never be bored! Be sure to consult the Amelia Island Guides Association to find the right guide for your trip. After a long day on the water, your rental will be the perfect place to unwind. For more information about our Amelia Island vacation rentals, contact us today!