1857 survey map of Fernandina Harbor and St. Marys River
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5 Strange (But True) Historical Facts

There’s no place like Amelia Island – here’s proof. Impress the locals on your next visit by knowing these five facts about the history of the island that has been known as “Mocama,” “Isle de Mai,” “Santa Maria,” and was once predicted to become “The New York of the South.” It …

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Fish to Fork Weekend

Omni Amelia Island Plantation is hosting its second annual Fish to Fork culinary weekend  May 1-3, benefitting the James Beard Foundation scholarship program. The event brings together some of the top names in the culinary world to fish the waters of Amelia Island and prepare mouthwatering dishes in a competition-style …

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One of Timoti's Seafood Shak's famous wild-caught shrimp baskets.
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Creative Shrimp Recipes

Every year in April, Amelia Islander Magazine brings out a special recipe issue in celebration of the 52nd Annual Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival, held on Amelia Island on the first weekend in May and commemorating its role as the birthplace of the modern shrimping industry.  Get a taste with these creative twists …

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17 Free and Budget-Friendly Activities

If you follow Amelia Island on Facebook, you’ve seen some of the great ideas that came up recently when travelers planning special spring trips asked for recommendations for activities that were both amazing and affordable.  Here are some of our fans’ picks including unique tours, the best views, restaurant recommendations, …

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Easter Weekend Roundup

Celebrate on Amelia Island with festive fun for the entire family along with dining options for Easter Sunday. Saturday, April 4th Cottontail Tea Party at The Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island 12 pm – 2 pm Join the Easter Bunny and Mad Hatter for stories, afternoon tea, petite sandwiches, sweets and a …

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Concours Week Souvenir Album

Amelia Island is still basking in the afterglow of an amazing Concours weekend: sales at the three collector car auctions smashed records with a total of $101 million, attendance hit an all-time high, and the weather just got better and better, building up to a perfect sunny Sunday. These are …

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Segway Tours (and Special Guests)

Over the years, Kayak Amelia has shown countless visitors the wild side of Amelia Island, both on the water and, since last April, with Segway tours. Whether traveling to Fort George beneath sprawling oaks and giant magnolias, or to Kingsley Plantation, famous for its sea island cotton, the balance of fun …

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Slide Into Spring Music and Craft Beer Festival

Rock, Reggae, Funk, Soul, Bluegrass – and the taste of unique craft beers –  come together to get Spring started on Amelia Island when the Goin’ Coastal Music Series returns the weekend of March 27th.  Headliners include Matisyahu, Railroad Earth, and the Wailers. (Yes, the remaining members of Bob Marley & The …

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Make it a Guys’ Getaway

It’s been a long, hard winter, and you’ve earned an escape:  get the guys together and come to Amelia Island to play.  Whether it’s a golf trip, a reunion of college friends, a bachelor weekend, or just a short break, Amelia Island has everything you need for a great time …

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Charming Amelia Island

by Marieve Herington (Marieve is an actress and singer who  has appeared in recurring roles on ‘How I Met Your Mother’ and ‘Good Luck Charlie.’ She visited Amelia Island as part of a promotional video project to show the Island’s charms to her fellow Canadians.) I fell in love many times …

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