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.
Entrance and ammenity Fees:
Cumberland Island charges a entrance fee which is separate from the concession ferry fee. This fee is not paid when you reserve your passage on the Cumberland Queen Ferry and must be paid at the time of check in. The entrance fee is good for seven days. The fee may be waived if a visitor is a holder of a Federal Lands Recreation Pass.
Adults (over age 15) $4.00
Additional Fees for camping and interpretive programs. These fees are not paid when you reserve your space when booking passage on the Cumberland Queen Ferry and must be paid at the time of check in:
Camping: Sea Camp $4.00 per person per night. Backcountry and Wilderness $2.00 per person per night
Lands and Legacy Tours: $15.00 for adults, $12.00 for seniors (62 and over) and children (up to and including age 15)
Passage aboard the Cumberland queen ferry is $20.00 for adults, $18.00 for seniors (65 and over) and $14.00 for children (12 years and under).
The Cumberland Queen Company also charters boats for private trips including school groups to Cumberland Island. Please contact the reservation office for current rates, 877-860-6787.
The Cumberland Queen also rents bikes on Cumberland Island when the boat is in port at Sea Camp. Bike rentals are first come first serve and are beach cruzer type bikes. Cost: $16.00 per day trip, $20.00 if keeping bike over night.
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?
Cumberland Island’s human history spans nearly 4000 years and features time periods including early native peoples, the Colonial expansion, the Plantation Era, the Gilded Age and finally its designation as a National Seashore.