8 Thrilling Ways to Feel the Wind in Your Hair

August 12, 2022
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There's nothing like a heart pounding, endorphin-laden adrenaline rush. Are you ready to feel your pulse racing? From sky diving to skateboarding, we've rounded up the most exhilirating adventure sports on Amelia Island.


If you wanna hang ten without hitting the waves, take a guided tour on an electric skateboard from AMELIA ISLAND BOARD RENTALS. With the speed controlled by a wireless hand-held throttle remote and by shifting your body weight between the front of the board and rear, this isn't your average skateboard from the 70's. Fat tires and a longer body, allow you to easily cruise the sandy beaches of Amelia Island as well as the road! This unique tour starts with a quick lesson and then takes you to some of the best points of interest on the island. Photo credit: Amelia Island Board Rentals


This self-balancing two-wheeled scooter has been around for a few years and AMELIA WHEELS at Omni Amelia Island Resort is the place to find them. Whether you're a guest of the Omni or not, be sure to take advantage of this fun way to see all the resort has to offer. You don't have to know what you're doing. They have a little training session, several tours to choose from, and off you go! Photo credit: Omni Amelia Island Resort

Electric Powersports

Explore Amelia Island in comfort and style or with an "electric" thrill. At Roadshark Powersports you can rent Phat Scooters, Electric Kick Scooters, Electric Bicycles, or an Electric Golf Cart and see the sites of Amelia Island. Folks have a blast on these rentals and come back time and time again. Rent by the hour, by the day, or even overnight. Helmets and eyewear are provided with every rental. 


The Polaris Slingshot combines the best of a car and the fun of a motorcycle and who doesn't want that? At Amelia Island Slingshot & Golf Cart, you can hit the roadways all around Amelia Island and look super cool doing it. Sitting just five inches off the ground and weighing in at one thousand nine hundred pounds with almost one hundred eighty horsepower, the Slingshot is an incredible driving machine. This, is your ultimate thrill ride! 

Sky Diving or Trike Flying 

Never let it be said that the only way to see all the beauty Amelia Island has to offer is from the ground. To survey our island from the vantage point of a hang glider or parachute takes it to a whole new level. FLORIDA ADVENTURE SPORTS, and SKYDIVE AMELIA ISLAND, located at the Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport, offer folks the thrill of a lifetime from the air. Experience trike flying with an FAA-certified pilot while gliding effortlessly among the clouds at heights of a thousand feet or more. Or, get the rush of a lifetime with a tandem skydive for a view of the beach like you've never seen. Photo credit: Skydive Amelia


For a unique and exciting way to explore nature and marine life on the water, rent a hydro bike from AMELIA RIVER CYCLE and pedal your way around the Amelia river. A HydroBike is the ultimate in human powered watercraft. With little effort you can cruise at 5 miles per hour and the "bike" can easily be ridden in even the windiest and waviest conditions. They are virtually impossible to tip over and they are GREAT fun! Listen to your favorite tunes and pedal away on the water.


There's no better way to feel at one with mother nature than standing atop a surfboard. If you want to see the ocean and beach up close and personal, rent a board or take a lesson from SURF ASYLUM or Amelia Surf Company. These pros will have you hanging ten and looking gnarly in no time. Then again, sometimes surfing isn't all about big waves and ripcurls. Sometimes it's about being slow and methodical on top of a Stand Up Paddleboard and paddling the creeks, rivers, and ocean surrounding Amelia Island. Amelia Island Paddle Surf Company will hook you up and give you memories to last a lifetime.


Make some waves! If you prefer a little more wind in your hair, take the wheel of a speedy, two-seater, custom-designed mini catamaran boat at BACKWATER CAT ADVENTURE. These boats are fast, stable, fun, and most importantly - safe! More often than not, they are compared to riding a go-cart on the water. So if you're looking for a screaming, adenaline-pumping good time, Backwater Cat Adventure is the answer. 

Come to Amelia Island and get your adventure started. We're waiting!

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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.