Fishing & Sailing at Amelia Island Plantation

Sailboat at sunset

Fishing

Amelia Island Plantation's Red Maple Lake and Aury Island contain a variety of brim, bass and catfish. A license is not required to fish these private freshwater ponds while practicing a catch and release policy.  Walker's Landing and some of the brackish water lagoons off the marsh feature tarpon, redfish, trout, flounder and many more.  A Florida fishing license is required to fish these areas. Please visit myFWC to buy a license. The Nature Center does not issue licenses.

 

Off property fishing charters are available through third party vendors giving anglers the opportunity for striking game fish such as kingfish, cobia, barracuda, amberjack and bonito on several man made and natural reefs offshore. Drift fishing these reefs also produces black sea bass, snapper and grouper.  For more information on fishing trips and charters off-property, please call Amelia Angler Outfitters at (904) 261-2870

Nature Center Fishing Pole Rentals

Closed and Open Freshwater Reels - $20 for 24-hour rental, includes 1 bag bait shrimp

Additional 1/2lb bag of frozen shrimp is available for purchase.

For more information regarding on-property fishing contact the nature center at 904-321-5082 or extension 5082 on property.

Sailing

Sailing enthusiasts and sightseeing seekers can make their way to the seaport of downtown Fernandina Beach where they can rent sailboats by the hour or for the day, join a sailing school or sign up for team-building activities all year long!

Let us assist you in making arrangements with sailing companies, including Voyager Ventures, featuring sunset cruises on an authentic replica of an 1840s schooner, or the award-winning Windward Sailing School. Amelia Angler offers fishing charters as well as sailing charters on Amelia River and around beautiful Cumberland Sound, and Amelia River Cruises and Charters features tours of the scenic Amelia Island waterways, with day and evening sunset cruises available.

For more information on fishing trips and charters off-property, please call Amelia Angler Outfitters at (904) 261-2870