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Historic Amelia & Secluded Cumberland: Island Adventures in the South

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While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Discover two Southern islands close in proximity but a world apart in character, including a rare two-night overnight on remote Cumberland Island. Begin on Florida’s historic Amelia Island in the Victorian seaport village of Fernandina Beach where you learn about the island as a historical crossroads for native peoples, European explorers and lawless pirates. Then board a ferry to secluded Cumberland Island, Georgia, a National Seashore restricted to no more than 300 visitors per day. Discover 9,800 acres of protected dune fields, forests, marshes and beaches home to wild turtles, turkeys, horses and armadillos. Hear an expert naturalist interpret the island’s sensitive ecosystem and enjoy a special privilege: two nights’ lodgings at the historic Greyfield Inn.


• Discover the rich history and culture of Amelia Island at Fort Clinch and the Victorian Village of Fernandina.
• On the backwaters of Amelia Island, glide along rivers, creeks and marshes during a study cruise in search of dolphins and manatees and learn about island ecology from a naturalist.
• Spend two nights at the Greyfield Inn, owned by the Carnegie family and the only historic inn on Cumberland.

Activity Notes

Walking up to two miles daily on paths, sand dunes and beaches.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, Fla., 3 nights; boat to Cumberland Island, Ga., 2 nights; boat to Fernandina Beach, departure.

Coordinated by Center for Educational Adventure.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
2 Expert-led lectures
4 Field trips
1 Performances


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