On The Water Adventures

Private guided nature tours through the creeks and rivers of Amelia and Cumberland Island. Your own private boat with a knowledgeable captain providing you access to the unspoiled beauty of undeveloped areas. We get you amazingly close to dolphins, wild horses, manatees,alligators, birds and a variety of our areas wildlife.

Offering two hour, half-day, and full-day trips aboard a 26′ center console panga boat.

Woman Owned
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August 29, 2023

Morning outing on the intercoastal waterway

Great morning trip out on the water. Captain Carol is a wealth of information (both marine life and the surrounding area), and knew exactly where to go to capture all the action. We saw a variety of birds, sharks and the dolphins came out to play around the boat. Will definitely be back for a longer trip with the family. Thank you Carol for a great experience!

July 27, 2022

30th Anniversary to remember

We booked a tour with Captain Carol for our 30th anniversary for a sunset cruise to see the wild horses on Cumberland Island. It was Awesome!! Can't believe how close we got to the horses... lots of dolphin, a Loggerhead turtle, lots of birds and wildlife. Even a wild hog. Capt. Carol is a natural storyteller and full of knowledge of the wildlife and history of the area. Can't wait to get back on the water with Capt. Carol onThe Shady Lady.

March 17, 2022

Best boat captain. Perfect way to see Cumberland & Amelia Island from the real deal.

Captain Carol was a great find on our vacation. We were fortunate enough to see lots of dolphins, wild horses, a submarine, sea birds and a working shrimp boat. Carol has been residing on the island for years and knows the rich history of Amelia and Cumberland Island. We loved listening to her wealth of knowledge. We also went way up the creek in Cumberland Island, something not possible with a less experienced guide or large boat. Highly recommend!

July 14, 2021

Just book this tour, It's Amazing

We spent a great morning with Captain Carol on her boat. She knows the water ways very well and knows where all the wildlife are typically at during various times of day. She grew up on the water and knows it well. We saw everything we wanted on our tour- dolphins, shrimping in action, alligators, and the wild horses. Our 2 hour tour lasted about 3 hours, which was great. Had such a good time and Carol has great stories and info on all the wildlife. TOTALLY recommend this tour over the big boat tour as it get much closer to wildlife and goes where you want as opposed to a set route.

March 31, 2021

Don’t hesitate - book captain carol.

The reviews are true. Captain Carol is amazing. Super knowledgeable. Knows the land and waters like the back of her hand. Knew all the spots to hit to see all we were hoping to see. Ended the tour with dozens of dolphins swimming all around the boat. The dolphins clearly knew carol. Glad we now do too. Don’t hesitate - book her.