Fees & Reservations
Reservations are recommended for the ferry, camping, and the Lands and Legacies van tour. Reservations can be made up to six months in advance. Due to visitation limits those seeking last minute walk-in reservations may be put on stand-by or be turned away.
Visitors must check in 30 minutes before departure at the Cumberland Island Visitor Center or the reservation will be canceled.
Visitors get to Cumberland Island aboard one of the Cumberland Island Ferry boats. Information including contacting the reservation line can be found here.
School groups must make reservations in advance of their trip. Tour operators which charge a fee to bring students to Cumberland Island above and beyond the ferry fee must have a Commercial Use Authorization (CUA) permit. Please call Ranger Liz Yee at 912-882-4336 x 253 to discuss the details of a CUA.
School and educational groups may qualify for a fee waiver. To see if your group qualifies, download the fee waiver form.
The ferry to Cumberland Island National Seashore is operated by a concession. The concession sets the sailing schedule, refund policy, and policy for items which can be taken aboard the vessel. More information about schedules, rates, and policies can be found here
Did You Know?
Each summer Cumberland Island National Seashore participates in the Youth Conservation Corps program. This program is designed to promote environmental awareness and management of our natural resources. The participants are selected from local high school students between the ages of 15 and 18. More...