Sit back, relax and let a motor do the work on one of Riptide’s exciting boat tours. We offer a variety of private charter boat tours of Amelia Island, Cumberland Island and many surrounding areas. Where else can you see an 18th century sugar plantation, a herd of wild horses, and have a chance of seeing a submarine next to a pre-Civil War fort all in the same day? Riptide’s local USCG certified captains will show you the diversity of our southern treasure we call Amelia Island on one of our guided boat tours.
Entertainment & Beauty All Around
What makes this barrier island so special is not only the long stretches of beaches but the surrounding intercostal which mazes through Northeast Florida. Our Fort George Boat Tour takes you south of Amelia Island to explore some of the most interesting and scenic areas. Learn about the Ribault Club, The Timucuan Indians, and the Kingsley Plantation. The marshlands you will journey through are inhabited by all sorts of birds, creatures, and vegetation. The captain will fill your ears with stories from the past as well as teach you about the wildlife. The tour is as entertaining as it is beautiful.
Tour Cumberland Island
Have you heard the rumors of wild horses that can be spotted on the beach? If you choose to do the Cumberland Island Boat Tour, our captain will lead you on an adventure to our neighbors north of us in Georgia. The island is known and treasured for its wealth of history and of course the beautiful animals that roam the beaches. Our captain will help you explore the area with tales of wealthy industrialists, revolutionary war heroes, and much more. Dolphins and manatees are playful in this area and can be often seen swimming next to our tours. The majestic horses that live on Cumberland Island run freely on the coastline and can be admired by boat. As the Cumberland Island Boat Tour is our most popular boating tour it guaranteed to wow you.
First Class Experience
Add some refreshments to your boating excursion. Our captain always keeps a cooler of water and ice on board complimentary to you. Otherwise, the tour is completely BYOB. Pop a bottle to celebrate an anniversary or bring the kids some juice boxes. It is completely up to you! Any snacks or beverages are welcome. Feel free to keep them iced down in our cooler. Our boat is stocked with fresh clean towels, a restroom, and other amenities that will give you a first class experience on board.
So, ditch your socks, leave the docks, and set your clocks to island time with a private cruise to explore the coastlines of pristine Fernandina Beach, Fort George, Amelia and Cumberland Islands on a Riptide boat tour.