Specializing in Amelia Island Tours!


In the summer of 2000, Kevin McCarthy along with his wife, Cecilia, created Amelia River Cruises & Charters in Fernandina.

Time spent on the water has been part of this family for generations. Cecilia Bennett McCarthy’s family arrived on these shores nine generations ago. They would include British Officers, Lighthouse keepers on both sides of her family, harbor pilots, oysterman and, most recently, pioneering in the Shrimp Industry.

Kevin is descended from those Gloucester Fisherman who for generations have sailed the North Atlantic harvesting seafood. Amelia River Cruises today has become a fixture on the waterfront offering narrated History/Nature Sightseeing tours that feature Amelia Island, Florida and Cumberland Island, Georgia.

Capt. Kevin is a renowned tour narrator, entertaining passengers with his endless accounts of history and nature, mixed in with colorful tales about local people and personal connections to the island.

Captain Kevin McCarthy
Amelia River Excursions
1 North Front Street
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Phone: 904-261-9972

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