Amelia River CruiseVacationers come to Amelia Island for a variety of reasons, one of which is the abundance of natural beauty. Amelia Island is tucked in on the west coast by the slow moving Amelia River. With the launch location at the Fernandina Beach Harbor, Amelia River Cruises is a great way to experience this beauty. The experience offers views of salt marshes, wilderness beaches, and historic river banks, including beautiful views of Fort Clinch State Park. Dolphins, sea turtles, manatees, egrets, herons, spoonbills, and osprey can be seen as you glide along the waters of Amelia River and Cumberland Sound. Enjoy an Eco Tour that includes the operation of the Otter Trawl shrimp net. The naturalist on board will put the catch in an aquarium, discuss the different types of creatures, and then release them back into the wild! Amelia River Cruises also offer family sunset cruises, as well as the Twilight cruise, with live music from local entertainers and a fun party atmosphere for those looking for an alternative to the downtown night life experience. Come stay with us at Residence Inn Amelia Island and experience the beauty of our gorgeous Amelia Island!