Channel Features


The facility is situated on the Amelia River about 4.5 miles from the Atlantic Ocean. 


Latitude 30 degrees 41 minutes N; Longitude 81 degrees 28 minutes W. This channel allows for quick access to and from the ocean...only 45 minutes from dockside to the open ocean!



Approach: 47 FT MLW
Channel Width: 400 FT
Channel Depth: 36 FT MLW Salt Water
Depth Alongside: 36 FT MLW Salt Water

Tides: 6 FT Average
Dock Height: 12 FT Above Low Water
Berthing Space: 1,200 Linear FT of wharf to accommodate 2 medium ships
Apron Width: 70 to 115 FT
Turning Basin: 1,600 FT North & South; 900 FT East & West

Port Director

Christopher T. Ragucci

(904) 990-1400 (o)

(917) 836-2880 (c)

Christopher Ragucci

Port Operations

Office: (904) 990-1400

General Contact

Office: (904) 491-7422
Fax: (904) 432-0229

Find us

OHPA of Nassau County
86130 License Road, Suite 9
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

Mission Statement

The “Ocean Highway and Port Authority was created in 1941 and authorized to carry out public purposes to benefit to the citizens of the County of Nassau and the State of Florida.”

(Ch. 21418,S12.Sp. Acts 1941)

Fiscal year runs from

October 1 - September 30.


Ocean Highway and Port Authority was established in 1941 by the Florida Legislature. Read our charter here.

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