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Kayak Amelia

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Address: 13030 Heckscher Drive, Amelia Island, FL 32034
Phone Number: +1 904-251-0016
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Activities: Kayaking
Description: Explore the natural side of the Amelia Island / Jacksonville area with...
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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Segway Fun

My wife and I have been on a Segway a couple of times but never off-road. This was a great experience going through the nature trails of Kingsley Plantation. After a few minutes... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Ralph A
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

My wife and I have been on a Segway a couple of times but never off-road. This was a great experience going through the nature trails of Kingsley Plantation. After a few minutes of us getting used to the different type of Segway in a field, we were off on our journey. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the area... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Our guide Chris made the trip even more enjoyable with his knowledge. My 15 year old grandson was fascinated by what he saw and heard. As you know it's not easy to impress a teen. We will be back next month with more of our grandkids.

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

Let me tell you, as the person who signed you up, we can't wait to meet them! Your grandson was so polite and seeing him so enthusiastic about nature made my weekend! It is so hard nowadays to impress kids who can see all this stuff on National Geographic without ever leaving their couches. It's people like you getting them... More 

Indianola, Mississippi
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Chris was an excellent naturalist kayak guide. He made it a very interesting tour for us. It was our "sister" trip and we had so much fun out there in the marshes! We would definitely do this again (and eat more yummy homemade cookies provided by Kayak Amelia)!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I've been wanting to go canoeing with my family, so I researched where we could do this on an upcoming trip to Jacksonville. When we got there, the tide was low, so along our canoe route, there were many sandbars, so we stopped often to explore the little "islands" and cool off in the water. We ended up at a... More 

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

This review is exactly why we do what we do! Nothing makes us happier than seeing a family away from technology and enjoying the day together outside. (Even if one of you had to do most of the work) I think I speak for our entire staff when I say that people who enjoy time outdoors are generally nicer people!... More 

Jacksonville, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Our first Segway ride, my wife was very concerned she would not be able to ride. After the instructions and practice she rode like a pro. The staff was very knowledgeable and made the whole experience a blast. I was smiling from ear to ear all day.

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

Our lead Kayak Guide always refers to it as: "Feeling like a kid with a handful of new Matchbox cars!" There is something so footloose and fancy free about those machines. Of course our main goal is to give you new knowledge about the history and environment of the area, but our whole staff is very successful at having a... More 

Evanston, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

My husband and I just finished spending 3 fantastic hours kayaking with this outfit. The marshlands, birds and water beauty all brought to more life with our kayaking guide, Chris. I definitely recommend this outfit for your kayaking adventures around the Jax area. Bonus was Ray's homade cookies. Thank you. We'll be back.

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

Our staff Bird Nerd strikes again! Haha Cris has really been sharpening his bird knowledge lately and this only proves that hard work pays off! We are so lucky to have such a passionate employee. As I'm sure you'll agree, he is truly one of kind. As are Ray's famous cookies! We can't wait to see you guys again on... More 

Hilliard, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Instruction was fun and easy. Our guide was knowledgeable and very personable. We didn't see the wildlife I had hoped for (cold cloudy day) but the ride on the Segway was great. Definitely will repeat!

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

Fun and Easy is what we shoot for everyday! We are so blessed to have such a passionate staff and the wealth of knowledge that we all share makes us who we are. We hope you will take another tour during the springtime to get a good look at the flora and fauna that Fort George Island really has to... More 

Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We found the staff very friendly and informative along the whole tour. The instructions for using the Segway were easy to follow. The instructors were very hands on and gave each person personal attention. Overall the whole trip was great!

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

Your first and definitely not your last! We love to get such positive feedback and especially from the locals! We know the instruction part is not the best part of the tour but it is crucial to having a safe, fun ride. It sounds like the guides did a great job making you feel comfortable on the machines and we... More 

Lake Zurich, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

It was a fun and different way to learn about the history and natural environment of Ft. George Island. The tour guide was great. It is a bit pricey, though.

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

Thank you for leaving a review and we are glad you had a good time! Our guides really have a passion for the environment and try to share that passion in an informative way. The natural hammock of Fort George is so incredible and full of life, that it makes the perfect setting for a narrated tour. We do hope... More 

Yulee, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Nick and Chris made our introduction to kayaking both a safe and enjoyable experience. We loved every minute of the four-mile and three-hour kayaking trip. Even though we are in our late 50s and early 60s we found the trip moderately challenging. We highly recommend the experience to families and people of all ages. We look forward to doing it... More 

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

We are so pleased to hear that you had a great time! Our guides really have a knack for making people feel comfortable, even when they are out of their comfort zone. And safety is our MAIN concern! Of course we want to have fun and laugh, but that all starts from being a safe environment. Thank you so much... More 

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