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The only access to the island is via the Cumberland Queen, a reservations-only, 146-passenger ferry based near the National Park Service Information Center at St. Marys. The round-trip ticket price is $17. The $4 entry fee to the Cumberland Island National Seashore applies to all island visitors. There are two Park Service docks at the island's south end: the main ferry dock is the Sea Camp Dock, with a secondary stop at Dungeness Dock farther south.
Ferry bookings are heavy in spring and early summer. Cancellations and no-shows often make last-minute space available, but don't rely on it. You can make reservations up to six months in advance. The ferry operates twice (October–February) or three times (March–September) a day in both directions between St. Marys and Cumberland Island. Note that the ferry does not transport pets, kayaks, or cars.
Getting around the island is solely by foot or bicycle, which can be rented at the Sea Camp dock.
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