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The Shrimping Eco Tour

Date: August 06, 2016

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Venue: Amelia River Cruises

Address: One North Front Street Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034

Age Range: All Ages

Cost: Varies

10:00 am, Thursday, Friday & Saturday An interactive exploration of the St. Marys River Basin, our guests will be coached on the operation of an Otter Trawl shrimp net. Historically developed in Fernandina, this net is similar to the nets used by the commercial shrimp industry today. Deploying and retrieving the net is part of the hands-on experience. The catch will then be displayed in an on-board aquarium and each of the creatures will be identified and released back into the wild. We continue to explore the backwaters and tidal creeks that make up this estuary before returning to historic Fernandina Beach. 2 hour cruise Adults $27 – Children $17 Plus 7% FL sales tax
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About Amelia Island

Located just off the coast of northeast Florida, Amelia Island is easy to reach, but hard to forget. With 13 miles of beautiful beaches, abundant native wildlife, and pristine waters, this barrier island has long been a beloved destination for visitors and residents alike.