Island Summer with Dad
Still refining your plans for Father's Day? Amelia Island offers an exceptional experience for every style of dad.
Still refining your plans for Father's Day? It's not too late. Tell Dad, Grandpa, or another special man in your life that you're taking him to Amelia Island this summer. There's an exceptional experience here for every style of dad:
For the dad that likes to live on the edge, head over to Skydive Amelia
where a one-hour tandem parachute jump from 10,000 feet will provide unparalleled aerial views of our marshes and beaches like you've never seen before. If you want the closest experience possible to your childhood dream of flying, Hang Glide USA
has been providing powered hang gliding lessons since 2010. Florida Adventure Sports
will show off two famous coastlines from above when you hang glide with them across the Florida/Georgia state line. Both Hang Glide USA and Florida Adventure Sports provide lessons with an FAA Certified flight instructor and Skydivers are harnessed to a certified U.S.P.A Tandem Instructor.
The cool dad will Hang 5 or 10 when he learns to surf or perfect his skills. Surf Asylum
and Amelia Surf Company
both offer individual lessons and instruction for all levels. They provide a high level of coaching that prepares students to become independent surfers and will have them catching waves in no time. He'll be stoked.
The sportsy dad will get in the Swing of Amelia Island on one of our 99 holes of stunning, world class golf. Omni Amelia Island Plantation
boasts 36 championship holes, each course recognized as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. The Golf Club of Amelia Island
features an 18-hole championship course located next to The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. Designed by Mark McCumber and Gene Littler, the course takes full advantage of the natural terrain offering spectacular views. The 27-hole Fernandina Beach Golf Club
is considered one of the finest public courses in the Southeast. Amelia River
is an 18-hole, 6,823-yard Tom Jackson design in which ball control and accuracy are the keys to a great round.
The thirsty dad may want to go on the Mixology Tour from Amelia Island Tasting Tours
. Stroll Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach and stop at four watering holes. You'll meet the fun and creative people behind the bars and hear about the art and craft of mixing cocktails while finding out about each bar's history. You'll also enjoy a tasting of a specially prepared craft cocktail at each stop. Tours are Fridays and Saturdays, rain or shine, $39/person.
The salty dad will want to step away from the sandy beaches of Amelia and enjoy the island's liquid assets. Lucky for him, we have lots to choose from. For a peaceful and picturesque aquatic adventure, visit Amelia River Cruises and Charters
, or take a privately chartered sunset cruise with Windward Sailing
. Those looking for a fishing adventure in the open sea can charter a boat from one of the island's many charter boat companies
for the opportunity to land red bass, trout, flounder, tarpon, and more. Amelia Boat Rentals
provides boat rentals great for fishing, cruising or sightseeing as well as non-guided waverunner rentals.
The Zen dad will love to paddle to a front-row seat of one of nature's most spectacular sights. Come face to face with egrets, herons and maybe even a dolphin, manatee or sea turtle with the fine folks at Kayak Amelia
, Adventures Up the Creek
, Amelia Adventures & Kayak
, Amelia Island Kayak Excursions
, Family Kayak Tours of Amelia
, and Big Canoe Fun
. These vendors allow their guests to tour various aspects of Amelia Island’s inland waters, including the tranquil salt marsh of Talbot Island State Parks, Timucuan Preserve and Egan’s Creek. Offering a variety of options for any experience level, guests can also find a number of additional excursions available.
Foodie dad will love it here. With more than 70 distinctive restaurants
from which to choose, Amelia Island surrounds and satisfies visitors with a surprising variety of enticing dining options. The little barrier island is home to an eclectic and authentic mix of cuisine, ranging from the freshest Florida seafood, to authentic Italian and Spanish specialties. Choose from waterfront seafood hangouts, fine dining restaurants presided over by extraordinary chefs, or the quiet intimacy of a bistro. Amelia Island’s menu of restaurants provides a satisfying selection of dining encounters that will have dad wanting more.
Find a great place to stay
on Amelia Island and make memories with that special guy in your life.