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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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The Perfect Storm

Our family went back in June and we had the best time! We were able to paddle right up to some dolphins- it was magical! The guides were very down to earth and I loved the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Our family went back in June and we had the best time! We were able to paddle right up to some dolphins- it was magical! The guides were very down to earth and I loved the Facebook album that they uploaded with our pictures (candid and all)!

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The folks at Kayak Amelia were awesome! Imagine for a moment a family showing up with the 72 year old grandma, and three families of children and grandchildren totaling 16 people!! Our guides didn't even flinch, and were so knowledgeable about what we were seeing, and kept all our people entertained the whole trip! We did the Bar Hopping tour,... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We had a great outing on the Segway tour. It was well worth the money. Nick was our guide and he did a great job describing the nature and history of the island. This was our first time on Segways. It is a easy to learn and fun to ride.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

My wife and I used separate kayaks and she was worried about keeping up in the kayak by herself but with the paddling instruction and pace of the tour, we both had a great time. Fun and informative guide. We did the 9-12 tour and the birds were very active. Pay attention to the address on your confirmation email. You... More 

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Gainesville, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Great Bar Hopping tour with Chris, Buddy and Brandt - they were helpful, friendly, and knowledgeable. My girls and I really enjoyed the trip and hope to return. The girls found great shells - that was the goal so we were happy. The paddle is very easy - mostly with the tide. It is fine for kids 10 and up... More 

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

Thank you for leaving this nice review and for the compliments. Anyone who owns their own kayak can tell you, that the loading and unloading is always the hardest part. The tour is great way to not have to do any heavy lifting and a great chance to put a smaller 1st time kayaker in their own boat! It sounds... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

They have a downtown storefront and retail store which was really convenient to book a trip. We had brought our 14 foot inflatable kayaks and they said it was ok to use them. We did about a 3 hour trip with swimming at a beach along the way. It was interesting and the guides were very good and informative. We... More 

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

Thank you for the review! Our gift shop has been downtown for about 5 years now and we feel like it's a good way to let people know about the preserve in general. So many people vista Amelia Island without even knowing the Timucuan Preserve is right there! The inflatables haven't really caught on yet in our area because of... More 

Winter Park, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Had a great time with Mike and Brett. We have been on lots of guided kayaking trips in Florida and this is the first one to take the time to instruct us on paddling and safety techniques. Mike was a very knowledgeable naturalist. The reserve is gorgeous. Great time. Highly recommended.

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

Mike is one of our lead guides and has been for many years now. Brandt is new addition who just moved here from Oklahoma! Both of these guys have such a passion for the environment and whether a local or a "transplant" their knowledge can be quite impressive. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your trip with... More 

Austin, Texas
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This was my very first kayaking experience. The KA team was the right choice. As a senior eager to see how much physicality would be needed for an enjoyable kayak trip, I found they quickly addressed any/all concerns and demonstrated their knowledge of the sport and the area.

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

We truly believe kayaking is fun for all ages and you are only as old as you feel! Sounds like the guys did a great job making you feel comfortable and confident. We hope your hooked like we are and that you do some more paddling with us or ANYWHERE! Thank you for the review and we'll see you next... More 

Jacksonville, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

My 10 yr. old daughter and I did the "bar hopping" trip. It was so much fun! We both enjoyed it very much and our guides were wonderful! There was just enough kayaking, swimming and wildlife to keep her very entertained. Cannot wait to go back!

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

Nothing like a local coming out to play for the day and bringing their kid! Everything we do is really about the kids. This will all be theirs someday and we want to leave them as informed as possible. Thank you for taking the time to leave a nice review and we look forward to paddling you Nole girls again... More 

Jacksonville, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

My son and I wanted to try kayaking and heard from a friend how great Kayak Amelia was. We booked the "Bar Hopping" Tour which is not what you think. It is a tour around some of the sand bars at the Ft. George Inlet. We got to see some of the natural habitat, learn some of the history and... More 

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

You have no idea how many jokes we have had about the bar hopping trips. SO MANY people think it's something it's not! Haha! We love to see what is left behind in the tide pools on the low tide days. Most people prefer to be out when there is more water but then you wouldn't get to see what... More 

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Address: 13030 Heckscher Drive, Amelia Island, FL 32034
Phone Number: +1 904-251-0016
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Amelia Island

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