About Hello Spring Special!
Hello Spring Special - Shrimping Eco Tour (June through August)
An interactive exploration of Tiger Basin, our guests will be coached on the operation of an Otter Trawl shrimp net. 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. Amelia Island is surrounded by wilderness - it is in this setting that Amelia River Cruises will offer our Shrimping Eco Tour. The summer months are most productive and our waters team with life. We may witness the annual arrival of our summer guests. This is the time of year that our local dolphins are giving birth and we are visited by the manatees that migrate from the springs in central Florida into the salt water to mate and give birth. Sea turtles also visit and nest on our sandy shores. An abundance of shore birds are always seen wading along the shore and feeding. Today we understand more about this critical habitat than ever. We hope that sharing this knowledge with our visitors will help to protect and sustain the viability of this environment for all of the creatures that surround this incredibly fascinating part of our world.
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