Eggscellent B&B Breakfast and Amelia River Cruise {Amelia Island, FL}

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Though we wanted to spend the majority of our time relaxing, we wanted to do a couple touristy things while we were in Amelia Island. The boar tour was high on our list (in addition to the bus tour and carriage ride).

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{This is one of my favorite photos from the trip, and I snapped it on our boat tour. I love the way the old buildings contrast with the new boats and how with the masts reach into the bright blue sky}

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But first, we started the day with another delicious and filling breakfast at our B&B, Hoyt House. Hellooooo, sticky bun!

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I ordered what became my usual – the fried eggs with potatoes (this time with shredded potatoes and Canadian bacon).

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Hubby opted for the breakfast sandwich.

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We headed through downtown to the pier where the boat tours depart. We thought we were running late, but we just made it on time. We took the 10:30am Cumberland Island tour with Amelia River Cruises.

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See the pink birds? They’re not flamingos. They’re Roseate spoonbills, and apparently they aren’t often here on the island, so it was cool we got to see them.

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Dolphin sighting! We saw a few on our trip.

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{Our historian and presenter – she shared lots of interesting facts and stories on our trip}

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{Our captain – had a lot of info to share, too!}

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90′s kids, do you recognize this house? It’s Pippi Longstocking’s house! I was a big fan of her as a kid. I even dressed up as Pippi for Halloween one year!

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The white line in the water is where different bodies of water meet.

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One of the best parts of the boat tour – pets are allowed!

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{The famous wild horses}

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Bailey loved the boat tour.

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Do you see what I see on this boat? It’s a mini garden. Very smart!

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Bailey made friends with a little girl on the boat and showed off some tricks. What a ham!

I took a lot more photos, but there are only so many that fit well in a blog post. I tried to share the best ones! We had a great time on the boat tour and definitely recommend it if you’re ever visiting in Amelia Island. You’ll learn a lot, see some great scenery, and enjoy the fresh air as you cruise down the water.

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There was a restaurant right where our boat returned, so we went ahead and ate there – Brett’s Waterway Café.

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We wanted to enjoy some views of the water a bit longer.

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Hubby got the soup and salad.

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I ordered the grilled salmon, which came with green beans and a rice pilaf. I wanted something light (but not a salad), and this hit the spot. I ordered the sauce on the side and ended up not really needing it. The fish was flavorful enough on its own.

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And with lunch done, we headed back through downtown on the way to the B&B.

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Comments

  1. Michelle says

    Goes without saying– the food photos are fantastic, but I love LOVE the Bailey photos! Thanks for sharing.

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