Whether you’re a history buff, foodie, or adventurer, Amelia Island tours offer the best way to get to know our area! From trolley rides and kayak excursions to hang gliding thrills and spooky ghost stories, you’re bound to find a tour that lines up with your interests. Experienced local guides ensure that you get the most out of your experience.
Continue reading to learn more about the different types of tours from which you can choose. For more information regarding the best things to do on the island, you should request a free copy of our Vacation Guide.
7 of the Best Amelia Island Tours
Editor’s Note 2021: Be sure to check with individual tour companies and their websites to ensure they are open and running tours before making your plans. Some companies may have reduced hours, canceled tours, or smaller groups and offerings due to COVID-19.
1. Trolley Tours
Sit comfortably on a trolley and listen as an experienced guide delves into the rich history of Amelia Island. The trolley tours lead you through the historic downtown Fernandina Beach area and give you an excellent overview of the area.
2. Kayak, Boat, and Cruise Tours
Kayak excursions, Backwater Cat Adventures, and dinner cruises. Oh, my! There are so many wonderful boat tours that will get you out on the water. Some of our favorite experiences and outfitters include:
- Backwater Cat Adventure
- Kayak Amelia
- Amelia River Cruises
- Shrimping Eco Tour
- & so much more.
Read the boat tour blog for more detailed information!
3. Historic Walking Tours
The Amelia Island Museum of History offers various walking tours that cater to a wide range of interests! Learn more about specific eras such as the Gilded Age, dive into architectural studies, and more.
Read the historic attractions blog for more insight on Amelia Island history.
4. Downtown Tasting Tours
Food, beverages, laughs, and history collide when you experience Amelia Island Downtown Tasting Tours! These tours are a total blast. If you’re someone who only says “yes” to events with food, then this tour is for you.
5. Segway Tours
If you’ve always wanted to know what it’s like to ride on a segway, then consider a segway tour through Amelia’s Wheels! Don’t worry; an experienced coach will teach you how to ride. Then, you can roll around and enjoy the beautiful creek and marshside views of Amelia.
6. Tours in the Sky
For a truly one-of-a-kind experience, opt for a tour in the sky! Soar among the clouds and take in the stunning views of the island from a birds-eye perspective.
Read the skydiving blog for more information about what to expect.
7. Ghost Tours
With a history steeped in piracy, it’s no surprise that Amelia Island is home to some of the most fascinating ghost tales! Consider a ghost tour if you’re seeking a scare.
Stay in Historic Accommodations at The Fairbanks House
Have you ever stayed in a historic mansion before? Now is your chance! After a busy day experiencing the best tours on Amelia Island, return to your elegant accommodations at The Fairbanks House. Each room, suite, and cottage has its own story to tell and features unique furnishings, comfortable bedding, and beautiful decorations. Enjoy top-tier amenities, delicious breakfast, and outstanding service. Browse our available lodging and book your stay today.