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Amelia River Cruises New Eco-Tours & Twilight Adult-Oriented BYOB Cruises With Live Music

Amelia River Cruises
has expanded its daily tour schedule to include new Eco-Tours and adult-oriented BYOB Twilight/Sunset Cruises. Their three-hour Eco-Tour is led by a marine biologist and features dragging an authentic Otter Trawl or shrimp net, allowing passengers to view the catch and learn of what is found before the catch is released back into the wild. The Twilight BYOB cruise offers a relaxing way to end the day while enjoying your beverage of choice, along with live, local entertainment against the backdrop of northeast Florida's rustically beautiful landscape and spectacular sunsets.

Eco-Tours run Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to noon, and Saturday from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. between Labor Day through Thanksgiving. Eco-Tours then resume in spring 2012. Twilight Cruises will run on Friday and Saturday evenings from Labor Day through Thanksgiving. Twilight Cruises also resume in spring 2012.

Eco-Tours are $25 per person plus sales tax for adults; $15 per person plus sales tax for children ages 12 and under. Twilight Cruises are $29 per person plus sales tax and include two drink specials that can be redeemed at local Fernandina bars with presentation of your Amelia River Cruises ticket the night of your cruise. Food and beverage are allowed aboard both new cruises and people-friendly pets are also welcome.

For more information on either of the new tours, on existing nature and history cruises, Discovery Tours, or to book a private charter, contact Lori Hoerl, director of Marketing, at (904) 321-7372 (cell) or via email at

Amelia River Cruises offers daily narrated historic and wildlife sightseeing tours through the waters of northeast Florida and southeast Georgia. Tours depart from Fernandina Harbor Marina in Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach and are available four times daily March through August and three times daily September through February. Additional public tours include seasonal day-long excursions to unique destinations. Amelia River Cruises is also available for private charters based on availability, offering a unique venue for events including weddings, birthday parties, receptions, company outings and fundraisers.

Amelia River Cruise vessels are U.S. Coast Guard inspected and helmed by U.S. Coast Guard-licensed captains. Two vessels offer 49-passenger capacity and a third can accommodate up to 80 passengers. All vessels are handicap-accessible and pet-friendly with onboard restrooms, shaded canopies and side curtains provided for comfort. Owner, Captain Kevin McCarthy, is a renowned tour narrator, entertaining passengers with his endless accounts of history and nature mixed with colorful tales about local people and personal connections to the area. For more information about Amelia River Cruises or to book a tour, visit or contact Marketing director Lori Hoerl at (904) 321-7372 or

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