Construction is completed on the ferry dock adjacent to the Cumberland Island National Seashore Visitor Center in Saint Marys, GA. Ferry operation to and from the dock has resumed. The ferry will no longer be located two blocks east of the visitor center at the end of St. Marys Street.
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.
New Safety Regulations
Due to the Corona Virus every guest will be required to wear a face covering for the duration of the ferry ride, since a six-foot distance between guests cannot be maintained at all times. Those who do not comply will be asked to leave the ferry. Guests are required to wear a face covering to enter the Visitor Center and only one person from each party may go inside to pick up tickets. The Lands and Legacies Tour is operating again, please call us for more information. The safety of our passengers is paramount to us, therefore we have created a plan to keep our employees and guests safe as they travel.
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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.
- Departure, Ages Departure Return Trip Ages Return Trip
- 45 Minutes Each Way Duration 45 Minutes Each Way
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.
Guests Rave About This "Scenic and Enjoyable" Ferry Ride
Refunds for a paid reservation must be requested no later than 10 days prior to sailing; a cancellation fee of 20% per ticket will be deducted from the refund. Cancellations within 10 days of sailing may not be refunded, however, one transfer can be made per customer up to 24-hours prior to the cancelled sailing date. Transfers for a future sailing date must be within six months from the date of request for transfer. A transfer date must be known when changing tickets. Once a booking has been transferred, it cannot be transferred again and a refund will not be issued if date is cancelled by the customer. Sailings are subject to the vessel Captain’s discretion, including regular scheduled ferries and/or charters. Rarely are sailings cancelled for reasons other than mechanical problems with the vessel, severe weather and/or heavy seas. Should this occur a full refund will be made when sailings are cancelled by the Captain. All cancellations and refunds must be requested in writing by email to [email protected] For all requests and questions received by email, please allow 24 hours for a response or 48 hours during weekends and holidays when we are not operational. Reservations may be made up to 6 months in advance.