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Kayak Amelia

Amelia Island, FL 32034
904-251-0016
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Ranked #6 of 38 activities in Amelia Island
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Activities: Kayaking
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Saint Augustine, Florida
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Great Scenery ~ Absolutely No Service First of all the location and scenery are amazing. We had planned to take a kayak trip in the area for quite some time. We were a little surprised at the cost….. $102 for the 2 tandem kayaks but figured for the convenience of not having to haul – lift and load our Kayaks... More

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Waldwick, New Jersey
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We signed up for a beginner paddle boarding class for our family and my daughters friend (2 15 yr olds). We had Donna teach us the ropes and show us how to paddle board. She was great and we all loved doing it. We will definitely do it again. She also took great pix of us too. We liked that... More

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Jules R, Guest Relations Manager at Kayak Amelia, responded to this review

You guys were a blast! Despite our sketchy Florida afternoon showers you guys really made the best of the day and for that we thank you! Donna and Nick are newer additions to the KA family and have easily proven to be a perfect fit for us. Donna'a ability to make anyone feel comfortable, land or sea, is truly a... More

Alpharetta, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Had a great time with the guides. Very knowledgable and patient with the beginners. Stopped about 1/2 way and had homeade chocolate chip cookies on the beach. Looking forward to doing it again on our next trip to Amelia.

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Jules R, Guest Relations Manager at Kayak Amelia, responded to this review

We are so glad you had great time and enjoyed our cooking! And thank you for taking the time to leave such kind words. The guides have to be coaxed off that beach sometimes as it is so beautiful. We look forward to your next visit! More

Jacksonville, Florida, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

The people at Kayak Amelia are a really fun group who have a love of Kayaking and the North Florida Ecosystem. After 25 years of living in North Florida I still learned some things today and had a lot of fun doing it. Chris and Buddy are both awesome guides who enjoy teaching people about the area and about kayaking.... More

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Jules R, Guest Relations Manager at Kayak Amelia, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear all of this! Cris has been expanding his knowledge of the area thru some Florida Master Naturalists classes and Buddy's paddling knowledge isn't found in ANY textbook! We have been so lucky to just find these guys. They both literally fell into the office and we are so lucky to have them. We are... More

Collegeville, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

This is a great way to spend a few hours in Amelia. All the reviews on Tripadvisor about Kayak Amelia were spot on. This is the place to go. My 8-year old daughter are novice paddlers and felt perfectly comfortable with the welcoming staff and wonderful guides. From the introduction course about safety and kayak navigation skills to the on... More

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Jules R, Guest Relations Manager at Kayak Amelia, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words matey and for taking time to write such a nice review. We really pride ourselves on being welcoming and informative to ensure you enjoy your time with us is a good one. We try to make our guided tours as beginner-friendly as possible and we ARRRGGH glad (although always shocked) you enjoyed the bad... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

My husband and I had a wonderful time! Making reservations was very easy and they were very accommodating to our vacation schedule. Directions were thorough. Mark was very helpful when we arrived at the site and explained everything thoroughly. The trip overall was relaxing, fun, and we saw some wildlife and beautiful scenery along the way. Highly recommended!!!

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We had a great time kayaking. We rented 6 tandems. We started a little late and kayaked to a small beach. Where we got out and swam for a bit. Friendly staff. No issues. Fun time.

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Jules R, Guest Relations Manager at Kayak Amelia, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your day! Sometimes our tandems can be a hot commodity especially on the weekends and as the day progresses. Also, you'd be surprised how different the beaches look depending on the tides! So what may have seemed like a small beach could look like it's own island on the low tide. Our tidal range... More

Jacksonville, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Our family of five had the pleasure of going on our first canoe/kayak excursion together over Father's Day weekend to Talbot Island State Park. We visited Kayak Amelia to see about going on a canoe/kayak trip and it was our most favorite time of the entire weekend! The staff was helpful and informative and made this worry wart of a... More

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Jules R, Guest Relations Manager at Kayak Amelia, responded to this review

We are so glad you came to visit and had a great adventure! Nothing makes us happier than seeing a family come together and slowing down to enjoy the natural beauty that is all around us. We understand the nervousness that comes with doing a new sport and try to put our safety certifications to good use. Safety is our... More

Atlanta
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Kayak Amelia is a family run Kayak Rental on Talbot Island, FL. If you have never Kayaked in the intercostal marsh put this adventure on your list. Jody and Ray and their smiling staff have all you will need and can help the beginner as well as the accomplished kayakers. They have plenty of single and doubles in both "sit... More

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Jules R, Guest Relations Manager at Kayak Amelia, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words and for recommending us! Jody and Ray are the most deserving business owners I have ever worked for and deserve all that credit you gave them! They encourage us to be passionate about what we do and who we share it with. They have done nothing but pump us full of certifications... More

Yulee, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Just wanted to say thank you for an excellant, relaxing day on the water, with the help of kayak amelia. The staff was friendly, helpful, I have done this the last several years and always had a great time. thank you again..

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Jules R, Guest Relations Manager at Kayak Amelia, responded to this review

No No, THANK YOU! Without the locals we are nothing! You guys keep us growing with your positive reviews and word of mouth. We know that there are other options for kayaking in our area and feel blessed that you choose us again and again. We have a frequent paddlers card that after a few rentals, you can get one... More

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