Take a Relaxing Ferry Ride to Beautiful Cumberland Island
Cumberland Island is only accessible by boat and is located just seven miles east of St. Marys. Our short 45-minute ferry ride makes for a scenic and pleasant form of transportation to the island. Our concession-operated passenger ferry departs from downtown St. Marys throughout the day and provides round-trip transportation services to Cumberland Island year-round. Cumberland Island Ferry offers ferry services near Jacksonville, St. Mary’s, Fernandina, and Fernandina Beach.
Due to the Coronavirus, ferry services to the island have been suspended until further notice.
The National Park Service has decided to suspend the ferry transportation to the island until further notice to help curb the spread of the virus. This also includes private charters through the ferry service. If your reservation fell between March 18th, 2020 and May 30th, 2020 your refunds have been sent back to you and should show up on the card you used to purchase within the next few business days. Please check the Cumberland Island National Seashore website as well as the Cumberland Island Facebook page as they will post regular updates. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause to your trip. The reservation office is currently closed at this time and will not be answering the phone.
Your journey begins in St. Marys, Georgia. Board the ferry bound for Cumberland Island for an unforgettable day of island activities. At the end of the day, enjoy a fast ferry service back to St. Marys.
- 45 Minutes Each Way Duration 45 Minutes Each Way
- Departure, Ages Departure Return Trip Ages Return Trip
Find Your Adventure
Cumberland Island is home to pristine maritime forests, undeveloped beaches and wide marshes that whisper the stories of both man and nature. Georgia’s largest and southernmost barrier island offers a rustic getaway with over 50 miles of trails and roads, as well as 18 miles of undeveloped beaches. You may find yourself hiking, biking, camping, and beachcombing after disembarking from the ferry.
About the Cumberland Region
Your journey begins in St Marys, Georgia. Here, you board the ferry bound for Cumberland Island National Seashore, visit our museum and Visitor Center and learn about the history and unique nature of the area.
St. Marys offers lodging, dining, and attractions within our National Historic District, and beyond that, offers a treasured visit. Adventure, history, nature, and fun await you on the Georgia coast.
Preserved and protected for future generations, Cumberland Island National Seashore includes a designated wilderness area, historic sites, cultural ruins, undeveloped beaches, critical habitat and nesting areas, as well as numerous plant and animal communities.
Interpretive and educational programs are available to teach you compelling stories of the many people who have shaped and been shaped by Cumberland Island. Take time to plan your visit and enjoy the vast experiences that Cumberland Island and the surrounding region have to offer.