ACCESSIBILE TRAVEL GUIDE

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

Enjoy the comfort, style and service of accommodations that place you steps 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!



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!
 



TRANSPORTATION

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: Service is offered Saturdays from 9:00am to 12:00 noon and from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. For Saturday service only, contact the Island "Hopperator" at 904-832-1218, for on-demand travel from anywhere on the island to anywhere on the island. The fare is only $2 per person. Wheelchair accessible: Yes

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. Learn more about Nassau Express Select and view its route map and schedule here. Hours of operation: Monday through Friday (except holidays) Fares: $3 per one-way trip, $5 one-day pass, $90 31-day pass Wheelchair accessible: Yes

NassauTRANSIT Public Transportation

This cross-county transportation service connects Callahan, Hilliard, Yulee, and Fernandina Beach in Nassau County and Jacksonville’s River City Marketplace and Florida State College at Jacksonville. NassauTRANSIT has eight designated bus stops with scheduled routes. Find a bus stop map and bus schedule here. Hours of operation: Monday through Friday 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. (except on holidays) Fares: $1 each way with no additional charge for transfers Wheelchair accessible: Yes

ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES

PLACES TO STAY

OMNI AMELIA ISLAND RESORT

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Accessibility features include:

Accessible guest rooms with 32" clear width entry
Lowered peephole in guest rooms
Roll-in shower with adjustable height hand held shower head
Toilet and sink are no higher than 34' from the floor
Grab bars near toilet
Visual notification for hotel alarm system, door and phone available
Audible alarm notification
The hotel has a TTY for guest use
Closed caption TV
Accessible business center entrance
Accessible fitness center entrance
Accessible restaurant entrance
Accessible main entrance
Accessible access to front desk and concierge desk
Accessible meeting space
Assistive listening devices for meetings available
Accessible route from public entrance to accessible guest rooms
Accessible route from public entrance to front desk
Accessible route from public entrance to restaurants
Accessible route from public entrance to meeting rooms
Accessible elevators 
Braille elevator
Braille room numbers
Accessible pool area and pool lift
Accessible hot tub area and hot tub lift
Accessible parking space for self-parking available
Accessible vehicles can be accommodated
Service animals allowed for guests with disabilities

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THE RITZ-CARLTON, AMELIA ISLAND

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              Accessibility features include:

Main entrance
Registration desk
Accessible guest rooms have a 32 inch wide opening
Route to accessible guest rooms is accessible
Restaurants and lounges
Meeting spaces
Pool entrances
Spa entrance
Fitness center entrance
Business center entrance
Self-operating lifts or sloped entry
Pathway to registration desk
Service animals allowed for persons with disabilities

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SPRINGHILL SUITES AMELIA ISLAND BY MARRIOTT

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              Accessibility features include:
Accessible Areas with Accessible Routes from Public Entrance
Business Center
Concierge desk
Fitness Center
Pool accessible
Pool pathway
Public entrance alternative
Registration Desk Pathway
Registration desk

Accessible Hotel Features
Accessible Self-parking
Meeting room(s) with assistive listening devices
Self-parking facility, van-accessible spaces
Self-parking, accessible spaces
Service animals are welcome
Elevators

Guest Room Accessibility
Accessible guest rooms with 32” wide doorways
Accessible route from public entrance to accessible guest rooms
Hearing accessible rooms and/or kits
Roll-in shower

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ACCESSIBLE THINGS TO SEE & DO

Contact Us

We welcome you to share your experiences and your feedback on the accessibility of our island or the information found on our website. 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.
 

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.