Getting Around Amelia Island

July 24, 2020
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Getting around Amelia Island is easy. Some modes of transportation are conventional and some, not so much. Some will take you from path to pavement and some will take you from air to sea. Whether it’s by bike, boat, horse, car, parachute or on foot, we have many choices to “steer” you in the right direction. 


Whether you’re an avid cyclist or prefer a leisurely-paced bike ride, Amelia Island is home to enough trails and paths to give you a change of scenery each day. Egans Creek Greenway trail is a special ride to view nature at its finest, and the Amelia Island Trail system allows you to bike over 5 miles from Peters Point Beachfront Park all the way to Amelia Island State Park on the island's south end. Pedal power not for you? Try an electric bike or scooter and explore the island in style. One of these fine rental stores will be happy to help you with all your two-wheeler needs! Bike Amelia; Amelia Island Adventure Rentals (scooters), or Roadshark Scooters,


Viewing the island by water is highly recommended. After all, we're surrounded by it. Amelia River Cruises offers a variety of cruises along the rivers and salt marshes of Amelia Island complete with a storytelling captain and live local musicians on board (live music not on all cruises). The Amelia Island Marina, located at the foot of the Shave Bridge, is home to Amelia Boat Rentals, offering a variety of boats, gear and accessories for a great family day on the water; and Backwater Cat Adventures for an adrenaline-pumping good time on board their Craigcat two-seater boats that drive like a go-kart on the water. Slow things down a bit, relax and feel the wind in your sails as Windward Sailing provides unforgettable memories on the water. 


This self-balacing two-wheeled scooter has been around for a few years and Amelia Wheels at Omni Amelia Island Resort is the place to find them. If you're a guest of the Omni, be sure to take advantage of this fun way to see all the resort has to offer. Kayak Amelia also offers guided Segway tours of Talbot Island State Park, just one island over. 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!


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. 


There's no better way to feel one with mother nature than on the top of a surf board. If you want to see the ocean and beach up close and personal and look really cool while you're doing it, rent a board or take a lesson from Surf Asylum. These pros will have you hanging ten and looking gnarly in no time. On the other hand, if you still wanna look cool but don't want to hit the waves, take a guided tour on an electric skateboard from Amelia Island Board Rentals. This unique tour starts with a quick lesson and then takes you to some of the best points of interest on the island. 


Many a bucket list item is to ride a horse on the beach. Get ready to check that one off your list. Amelia Island horseback tours are well-known and are always listed as one of the top things to do while visiting the island. Take an unforgettable ride along the beautiful Atlantic shoreline on a horse that has been personalized to the level of the rider. Call Amelia Island Horseback Riding, Kelly Seahorse Ranch, or Happy Trails Walking Horses and saddle up for a tour of the beach like you've only dreamed about. Giddy up!


Walking is the most widespread mode of movement and lucky for you, this island was made for walkin'. Fort Clinch State Park, Egan's Creek Greenway Trails, shopping in historic downtown Fernandina Beach, or combing the beach for shells will have you getting all your steps in and enjoying some awesome scenery while you're at it. If you would rather walk/run and learn all about our island's history, try one of our fabulous walking or running tours with the Amelia Island Museum of HistoryFernandina By Foot Walking Tours, or Peg Leg Running Tours


There's nothing better than a day paddling on the water and exploring the back waters and creeks of Amelia Island. Lucky for you, we have many kayak excursions to choose from. Pick one and get paddling. It's great fun for the whole family! Kayak Amelia, Amelia Island Kayak Excursions, Amelia Island Paddle Surf Company (SUP), Amelia Island Adventures & Kayak, Amelia Island Adventures, Adventures Up the Creek (kayak & canoe), and Big Canoe Fun (canoe) If you'd rather pedal than paddle, check out Amelia River Cycle for a totally new and relaxing way to experience nature on the Amelia River. It's like riding a bike on the water!


None of the above sound appealing? Then go old school... by car. If you're here without your own wheels and would like to rent a car or would like to have someone else do the driving for you, we have a full list of car services to get you from place to place. 

Visit Amelia Island and discover your favorite way to get around. 



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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.