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Kayak Amelia

Address: Amelia Island, FL 32034
Phone Number: +1 904-251-0016
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Ranked #5 of 53 Activities in Amelia Island
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Kayaking
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Owner description: Explore the natural side of the Amelia Island / Jacksonville area with guided ecotours on kayaks, Segways and paddle boards. Or create your own adventure and rental kayaks from our location in Talbot Island State Park.
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Durham, North Carolina, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The day was beautiful, the current in our favor and the group small. Chris is a knowledgeable and skillful guide who kept an eye on us and gave clear guidance as needed. Because the group was small and we made good time, we took a couple of brief detours into interesting areas for good paddling and wild life encounters. We... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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14 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Renting a kayak and getting out on the water couldn't have been simpler. We took a double and a single and went with the current each way. Clear setup and guidance at the start. Good to get there early. Great light for photography and plenty of birdlife. Nice to see a bald eagle overhead, or wash along the banks with... More

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

Seeing as you are from Cape Town, your satisfaction of our Florida wildlife is totally awesome! The bald eagles have really been pulling out all the stops lately and we are so glad you got to experience them. Doing the "low tide turnaround" is really the simplest way to do a KA rental. And it's always nice to throw a... More

Jacksonville, Florida, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

First time riding Segways (wife and myself) and in a wooded, scenic, and historic environment. Instructor (tour guide) - Nick, is very patient and instructs well. Very friendly and Personable and safety conscious. Fun and pleasant to be with. He is very knowledgeable on a variety of subjects; history, plant life, animals, natives, insects, bugs, butterflies, Spanish, European involvement of... More

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

And we hope you do! It is pretty neat to see the same island from the water and learn how different the eco systems can be from land to sea. And if you loved Nick, you could request him as your guide to kayak as well! He has become a dual employee and a true asset to our small business.... More

Los Angeles, California
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188 reviews 188 reviews
94 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Last Saturday 10/11 we joined a great group of kayakers to paddle over to Kingsley Plantation. Our guides Chris and Nick were great. Chris knew the sea and animal life and Nick filled us in with deep knowledge of the area. The plantation is another story to be reviewed. There were adults and a couple of kids. It was an... More

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

The dynamic duo that is Cris and Nick is really an experience all it's own! These guys completed their Master Naturalist Class together and their camaraderie shows! And isn't the plantation just breath taking? To think that it has stood so close to the salt marsh for over 200 years and is still in such great shape is amazing! And... More

Jacksonville, Florida, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

My wife and I took the Segway tour, and had a fantastic time. Riding a Segway was a lot of fun. Donna was an excellent guide. We saw gopher turtles and banana spiders and of course lots of birds. We learned a lot about the area and just had a wonderful time exploring.

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

Well Happy Anniversary! And thank you for taking the time to leave a nice review for our small business. Donna's ever-growing knowledge of the trails and the eco system is truly inspiring. We take no greater pleasure than to be able to teach the locals something they may have never known about the area! And to have you guys be... More

Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

My husband and I are were extremely satisfied with our kayak trip today. Cris (our guide) awesome, knowledgeable, funny and patient. We could have easily stayed in bed this morning but we said let's just do go and we were smiling ear to ear all day glad we decided to go. You will see beautiful nature, have complete peaceful moments... More

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

And we are SO GLAD you got out bed too! Hahaha! Between Ray's baking skills and Cris' contagious laughter, we really have an amazing crew! And no, no, THANK YOU for leaving this awesome review. It is really the locals who we rely on for our small business to thrive like it has. Without you, we are nothing! See you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

Moonlight meditation tour was lovely. Definitely a do over. Staff was great. Kayak adventure was just right. Not too difficult but challenging. Beautiful sunset and moonrisd.

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

This review really makes our hearts smile. This tour is very special for our staff and guests alike and it sounds like you really got all those good vibes! And the Moonrise on this particular evening was truly a show stopper! Stick by your word and we'll see you next month! :) More

denver
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Wonderful people, special time. Beautiful evening with nice group of people...very professional and fun! Thanks for such a memorable time.

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

This is really a special paddle for our staff. As I'm sure you noticed, a few of our staff members always tag along on this trip just to clear our minds. Deb has such a relaxing vibe about her and CJ's enthusiasm for everything nature has to offer is totally contagious. We are so happy to hear that you found... More

Matthews, NC
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014 via mobile

We took the three hour kayak ecotour. Jax friends told us of this great outfit while we were at Amelia Island for a week. KA takes care of everything for you except the paddling itself. Kayak and safety instructions precede launching on an easy one way paddle WITH the flow of the incoming tide. HINT: for couples with one of... More

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

Thank you for taking time to share your experience! And we are very happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour. Our guides really try to get all the safety and protocol out of the way quickly and efficiently because the FUN stuff is really why you're here! We hope you enjoyed your stay on the island and thank you... More

Perth, Western Australia
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110 reviews 110 reviews
52 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Took the segway trip around Kingsley plantation with Donna and had a ball.The time just flew by it was so interesting and so much fun. Ideal for all ages as mum is 81 and managed just fine. highly recommend.

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

81 going on 31! You guys were an amazing group and it only makes our jobs easier. And with an office like ours, it's hard to not impress! Donna has been with us for almost a year now and has proven to be luxury we didn't know we were missing. Now that's she's here, we're never letting her go! Thank... More

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