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Shrimping Eco Tour

9/7/2019 10:00:00 AM
Amelia River Cruises & Charters
1 North Front Street Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034
9/7/2019 12:00:00 PM

Date: September 07, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Venue: Amelia River Cruises & Charters

Address: 1 North Front Street Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034

Age Range: All Ages

Cost: Adults $27 Children $17

Contact: Melanie Brubaker | info@ameliarivercruises.com | 904 261 6161

An interactive exploration of Tiger 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.
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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.