Accessible Travel

Welcome to your secret island paradise! Amelia Island is committed to create a welcoming and accessible environment for all to enjoy.

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Inclusive Amelia

Enjoy the comfort, style and service of accommodations that place you moments from the beach or in the heart of the historic downtown. Explore the island’s enchanted rivers, marshes and greenways, and embrace the wonders of nature. And when thoughts turn to dining, indulge in the various flavors served alfresco under a brilliant sky.

Build your own accessible itinerary from our suggestions below and have fun planning your next escape!

Accessible Florida Family Holidays

Looking for accessible beaches? Interested in autism-friendly attractions and outdoor experiences your kids can enjoy, whatever their abilities? Turns out The Sunshine State is limitless when it comes to family holiday fun.

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Charming and Accessible

Meet the Twardowski’s, who shared their experience on Amelia Island and ADA-friendly businesses for great travel ideas and accessible possibilities!

Explore Tropical Mayberry
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Wonders Within Reach

Amelia Island is a big destination for Spina bifida families, thanks to Gerti Motavalli’s Spinal Stimulation Clinic, so wheelchair accessible Amelia Island options for families are important! Find out from a Super Mom how to navigate a trip to Amelia Island with kids!

Explore Here
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Sample Itinerary

Nothing tops an expert to guide you through a new adventure. With so much to see and do, even the most seasoned traveler can be overwhelmed. Check out this wheelchair accessible travel writer’s itinerary for inspiration but beware – she’s a mover and a shaker!

Get Inspired
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Island Hopper

Nassau County Council on Aging (NCCOA), which operates Nassau TRANSIT, relaunches the Island Hopper public transportation service on Saturdays – anywhere and everywhere on Amelia Island. All Nassau TRANSIT operators and vehicles, including the Island Hopper, are credentials to federal and state requirements and are wheelchair accessible. For more information, contact Nassau TRANSIT at 904-261-0700.

Hours of operation: Saturdays – 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Fare: $2/person

Wheelchair accessible: Yes

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Nassau Express Select

The Nassau Express Select service is a partnership between the Jacksonville Transportation Authority and Nassau County Council on Aging. This executive-style commuter service between Nassau County and downtown Jacksonville comes equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi and USB charging ports. With two morning trips and three afternoon trips per weekday, Nassau Express Select offers comfortable, convenient, affordable transportation to downtown Jacksonville’s museums, theaters, restaurants, and world-class medical facilities.

Hours of operation: Monday – Friday: 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM


$3 – one-way pass
$5 – one-day pass
$90 – 31-day pass

Wheelchair accessible: Yes

boats in downtown district

Ztrip Book a Ride

The Ztrip mission is to use mobility to enhance the lives of customers, driver partners and employees including wheelchair accessible vehicles and drivers that are trained on how to load and service those in the community with disabilities. We have wheelchair accessible vehicles and drivers that are trained on how to load and service those in the community with disabilities.

Hours of operation: On-demand

Fare: Varies

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Accessible Things to See & Do

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Bike-Scoot-or-Yak Rentals

Duets, Trikes, Surreys, Tag-a-Longs, and Beach Wheelchairs

boy in wheelchair at Fort Clinch

Fort Clinch State Park

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Ye Old Fishing Charters

Go deep sea or inshore fishing on this roll-on charter boat and experienced Captain

miniature golf

Heron’s Cove Adventure Golf

Play 18 holes of ADA accessible miniature golf

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Egans Creek Park

Enjoy nature trails, pavilions and a popular backwater fishing spot, with ADA bathrooms and parking

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Amelia Island Museum of History

Go back in time at our fully accessible facility including audio guided exhibits

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Amelia River Cruises

Enjoy the popular, fully-ramped, sightseeing charter boat cruises

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Simmons Road Park

Explore the island’s newest park featuring 1/4 mile of paved ADA accessible paths, pavilions, picnic tables, bathrooms and parking

Contact Us

Amelia Island prides itself on our continuing effort to create a welcoming and accessible environment for visitors with disabilities.

We want everyone to make memories here so please feel free to share any pictures of your visit by emailing us at info@ameliaisland.com, calling us at (904) 277-4369 or tagging #AmeliaIsland on your social media. Do you have an inspiring or challenging story to tell that would uplift us or encourage us to do better? We want those, too!

We care about you. We are interested in you. We want to make Amelia Island the place you and your family want to visit for generations to come.

Digital Accessibility

Amelia Island is also committed to ensuring digital accessibility to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability.  As part of these efforts, we are actively working to improve the user experience for everyone, and in doing so, adhere to pertinent accessibility standards and guidelines.

We welcome your feedback on the accessibility and functionality of our website and of our island. If you would like to report any accessibility suggestions or problems, or if you would like to request accessibility-related assistance, please contact us at info@ameliaisland.com or at (904) 277-4369.