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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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Jacksonville, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This is a great site that is not very busy! We went there on Sunday of Labor Day weekend. We arrived about 10 am. and checked in and got a kayak in no time! The beginning paddle was very peaceful through the marsh. Once we got out into the larger part, there were a lot more boats and jet skis.... More

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

We are so glad you enjoyed the holiday weekend with us! And yes, that amount of boat traffic is not always the norm. We call it Aquapalooza on holiday weekends. But with the slow season on it's way, it's a great opportunity to really get the river to ourselves. The north trail doesn't have a public boat ramp so close... More

Jacksonville
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

First of all, our guide Nick was exceptional. We've been on a few Segway tours, but the radio comm units, combined with the naturalist training that Kayak Amelia has provided its guides, made for a great experience. If you enjoy nature, history and natural history, this tour has it all. We were happy to see an extremely healthy population of... More

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

Thank you so much for this positive review! Although Nick's head is getting a little big for our doorways, good thing his office is outside. ;) We are glad to hear that our resident tortoises put on a good show for you and that the huge banana spiders didn't scare you too much! The Locals are truly our greatest advertisers... More

Atlanta, Georgia
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
16 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

First rental was for the bar hopping tour. Chris and Buddy were excellent. Kayaks needed some minor maintenance. The four tandems on our tour were all missing foot pegs which made things a bit uncomfortable for the person in the back. One of the solo kayaks had a broken back rest which made it very uncomfortable. Guides were helpful. Tour... More

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

Thank you for taking time to give us this feedback and I have to agree that the verbiage for that barhopping tour needs to be reworded. Because we have such a huge tidal range it is hard for us to guarantee or even assume what will be left behind for us to see. Normally, that tour would have hit a... More

Jacksonville, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

A friend and I took the segway tour of the island, and it was a lot of fun. Learning to ride the segway was fun, and our guide was knowledgeable and we really enjoyed learning about the area as well as just having fun on the segway. I would recommend it to.all, both young and old. And, yes, the chocolate... More

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

Thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to review your tour. We dance a fine line between educational and fun and I'm glad it was an enjoyable afternoon for you! Our chocolate chip cookies have been a real crowd pleaser for years but we've been getting a lot more positive feedback lately. We love to make... More

Saint Augustine, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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

Thank you for taking the time to review our small business. As a team, there is no greater let down than to hear that someone wasn't helping. Although it does state on our rental agreement that you are in charge of moving the gear, we completely understand that the boats may feel a bit heavier after a long paddle and... More

Waldwick, New Jersey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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

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

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

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

Sacramento, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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

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