Nothing beats a few hours on the water with the sails full of fresh ocean breeze. Sail past historic Fort Clinch Park and Cumberland Island on your way to the open ocean. Captain Tony of Windward Sailing (904-261-9125) can take you sailing for 3-hour tours, full day tours or anything in between. Discounted lodging at the Addison can also be coordinated with Windward’s sailing school schedules. Your innkeepers can make all the arrangements for a great day out on the water.
Kayak Amelia (904-251-0016) guided tours are planned to go with the current and begin with a short instruction on land. You will then paddle to a sandbar for a snack and swim in warm weather. Then paddle to the take out location. Along the way the guides describe the salt marsh eco-system, critters and local history.
Amelia Island offers great fishing charters whether you are looking for the quiet rivers and tidal creeks of in-land fishing or the excitement of deep-water fishing. Fish the surrounding waters of Amelia, Cumberland and Talbot Islands with Captain Lawrence Piper (904-557-1027). Fish the oyster beds for flounder or sheepshead and experience the thrill of trout exploding on a top water lure. If the open water is calling you can go fishing with Captain Allen (904-261-9481) in his 32’ Topaz, the Wahoo II and fish for King Mackerel, Barracuda and Cobia. As Captain Allen says “Quit wishin’ and lets go fishin’!
The full range of fishing charters that are available can be found on www.AmeliaAnglers.com. Fishing charters will set you up with all required fishing licenses, bait and tackle. If you want to go off on your own and explore the fishing opportunities offered by the local piers and jetties then Amelia Anglers is the shop for you. Located right downtown, just a short walk from the Addison, Amelia Anglers can provide licenses, bait and lures. They even rent rods and reels.