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Shrimping Eco Tour
6/10/2023 10:30:00 AM
Amelia River Cruises and Charters
1 North Front Street, Suite 3 Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034
6/10/2023 12:30:00 PM
Date: June 10, 2023
Time: 10:30 AM
- 12:30 PM
Venue: Amelia River Cruises and Charters
Address: 1 North Front Street, Suite 3 Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034
Age Range: All Ages
Cost: Adults $30, Children $20
An interactive exploration of Tiger Basin, the Shrimping Eco Tour coaches our guests 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 and part of the reason Fernandina Beach is known as the “Birthplace of the Modern Shrimping Industry”.
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 by an on-board Marine Biologist, 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.