Cumberland Island Information

Cumberland Island is 36,415 acres – 16,850 are marsh, mud flats, and tidal creeks. The island is 17.5 miles long and 3 miles wide. The island is home to sea turtles, abundant shore birds, dune fields, maritime forest, salt marshes, historic structures, wild horses, boar, deer, bobcat and armadillos.

Cumberland Island is 7 miles off the Georgia coast and must be accessed by a ferry which leaves from Saint Mary’s, GA. The ferry is operated by the National Park Service, and can be reached by calling (912) 882 4335 or toll free at (877) 860-6787. You must make reservations on the ferry and the schedule and fees are listed below:


Ferry Fees:

Adults – $20.00
Senior – $18.00 Children – (12 & under)
$14.00 National Park Service
Fee – $4.00 (Subject to Change)

Ferry Schedule:

March 1st – Nov 30th, daily
Leaves St. Mary’s – 9:00 am, and 11:45 am.
Leaves Cumberland – 10:15 am, and 4:45 pm daily. Also, Wed – Sat: 2:45
Winter Schedule:
December 1–February 28, Wed–Sat: 10:15 am, and 4:45 pm

Plum Orchard Tours:

2nd and 4th Sundays of each month. Departs from Saint Mary’s at 12:45 pm and returns at 4:15 pm. cost is $6 per person. Campers may hike to Plum Orchard and meet the ranger there at 1:30 am to start the tour.