All reservations are handled by the authorized concession for Cumberland Island National Seashore. Reservations can be made on line at www.cumberlandislandferry.com, by phone and by fax. The reservation office handles reservations for the ferry, camping, and the Lands and Legacies tour.
As this reservation office is operated by a concession, National Park Service staff can not access reservation information and does not have access to individual reservations or daily availability for camping, lands and legacies tours or daily ferry openings.
The reservation office is located in downtown St. Marys in the blue building on the waterfront; just look for the big sign that says "Lang's Seafood" Phones and walk up reservations are open Monday-Friday from 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., and they can be reached by calling toll free 877-860-6787.
The reservation office also accepts reservation requests by fax. You can fill out the fax form which will be processed Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. This form will only be processed by fax and can not be emailed. E-mail confirmations are not possible at this time.
If you have never made a trip to Cumberland Island before, please read our Frequently Asked Questions or call our visitor center, to talk to a ranger about the island, 912-882-4336 x. 254. Our friends at the St. Marys welcome center can help with questions about the greater St. Marys area, 866-868-2199 or www.stmaryswelcome.com. You can also find more about Southeast Georgia at exploregeorgia.org
Ferry check in is required 30 minutes prior to departure or the reservation will be canceled with no refund. Check in takes place upstairs in the Cumberland Island National Seashore Visitor Center.
The ferry boat schedule is as follows:
Spring/Summer/Fall (March 1st to November 30th)
The ferry departs St. Marys at 9:00 a.m. and 11:45 a.m., and departs from Cumberland Island at 10:15 a.m. and 4:45 p.m.
Spring/Summer (March 1 to August 31)
There is also a 2:45 p.m. departure from the island.
Winter (December 1st to February 28th)
The ferry departs St. Marys at 9:00 a.m. and 11:45 a.m., and departs from Cumberland Island at 10:15 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. Thursday-Monday.
Contact the Reservation Office
P.O. Box 7230
St. Marys, GA 31558
Reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made up to six months in advance. However, in the event that ferry reservations are unavailable, visitors are welcome to arrive at the mainland Visitor Center, check-in and be put on a stand-by list. Private charters are also available through the reservation office.
No pets or bicycles will be permitted on the ferry.
Ferry Cancellations and Refunds
Refunds for a paid reservation may be made up to 14 days prior to sailing. However, a cancellation fee of 16% per ticket will be made. Refunds are not made within 13 days of sailing. All sailings are subject to the vessel Captain's discretion, including mechanical problems with the vessel, severe weather and/or heavy seas. A full refund will be made when sailings are canceled by the Captain. Rain and cloudy conditions will not cancel sailings and no refunds will be made. All cancellations and refunds must be requested in writing by either mail or fax. There will be no transfer reservations.
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...