Amelia Island Kayak Excursions

Amelia Island Kayak Excursions

Amelia Island Kayak Excursions
5
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
An award-winning local family-owned/operated business offering professionally guided kayak tours/rentals, Hobie Mirage® Kayaks & SUP’s, and private motor boat tours for Amelia Island and the surrounding areas. Kayak tours range from black water wooded environments, salt marsh estuaries, and intracoastal waterways, to Cumberland Island National Seashore, the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, and the Suwannee River. It is our goal to have a fun and informative experience as you explore the natural settings of our area. Regardless of experience, our guides are there to help you "get off the beaten path" and make great memories. We are Amelia Island Kayak Excursions, where kayaking fun begins! Let's Go Kayaking! Open Daily.
Fernandina Beach, Florida
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Travelers' Choice
2022

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Tours and Tickets by Amelia Island Kayak Excursions
2–3 hours
Free cancellation
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Recommended by 99% of travelers
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$60.00
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5.0
1,119 reviews
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Robyn M
1 contribution
Jun 2022
LOFTON CREEK TOUR: The day started raining, but the Tour Guides were willing(and actually encouraged) us to wait out the weather, knowing it's Florida and it will change in 45 minutes...After the skies cleared, we were able to fully enjoy the trip. We had 3 kayaks for our family of 4, (2 singles and a Tandem). My wife and daughter did great and stayed with the group. My 12 Y.O son was not as "good" at paddling as others and so we lagged behind quite a bit. On the outbound part of the trip, one of our guides, Matthew, made sure to stay back with us and offer my son encouragement and helpful tips, and even towed him for a while until the turn around spot when he noticed he was getting tired. On the return, the other guide, Mark, stayed back with us and provided encouragement as well as sharing some of the stories that he had shared with the lead group on the outbound portion. These guys made sure that we all were given a great experience, and were always pleasant. Will definitely be back for another trip, although my 12 Y.O. may decline.. :) .
Written June 19, 2022
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Thank you for taking the time to share with others about your experience with us. We love what we do, and we are glad you and your family enjoyed your time with us. It is special to us to see family's enjoying time together while out on our tours, and we appreciate your choosing this family business to be a part of your family's day. It would be a pleasure to have you join us again. Happy Kayaking!
Written June 22, 2022
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Cari L
3 contributions
Jan 2022
My family of 5 went on the guided Lofton River kayak tour and had such a wonderful time. The guides were very knowledgeable, patient and helpful. My kids are 13, 11 and 8 and they did such a great job making them feel comfortable. This trip was super family friendly and we will definitely do it again the next time we are in the area.
Written January 27, 2022
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It is special to us to see families enjoying time together while out on the water with us! We are glad you had a wonderful time, and we appreciate your choosing AIKE to be a part of your day. It would be a pleasure to have you join us again. Happy Kayaking!
Written January 30, 2022
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Anne B
11 contributions
Jul 2022
A very pleasant & educational experience. Our guides were knowledgeable and fun and kept us entertained with information about the creek (Lofton Creek) and the area. Good for all ages and experiences. We had a mixed group of experienced and novice kayakers both young and old.
Written July 15, 2022
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We are glad you all had a fun time with us on the water, and we appreciate your choosing AIKE to be a part of your day. Happy Kayaking!
Written July 21, 2022
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Samantha S
2 contributions
Sep 2021
My dad and I chose Amelia Island Kayak Excursions to paddle out to Cumberland Island to see wild horses. It was better than expected! Our guide, Aaron, was really knowledgeable about the safety, navigation, and history of the area. The paddle was smooth, fun, and interesting. In the end, we got to see a wild horse grazing!

My dad kayaks recreationally just about every day and has done a similar trek out to this very spot twice prior. However, he still appreciated paddling with this group because they knew the proper conditions and route to make this paddle more enjoyable.
Written September 13, 2021
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We are glad you had a great time on the water with us, and it is always a treat to see the Island's wildlife. Our guides enjoy navigating these waterways, and we appreciate your choosing AIKE to be a part of you and your Dad's time on the water! Happy Kayaking!
Written September 20, 2021
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Danielle P
2 contributions
Aug 2022
Mark & Amber were fantastic to work with in coordinating a kayak adventure to explore Amelia Island. Their communication was incredibly clear, they send helpful reminder texts, and the sunrise tour of the Egans Creek was incredibly enjoyable! Mark as a guide was very knowledgeable, entertained our amusement with bird watching and captured many great pictures for us. I'd highly recommend!
Written August 15, 2022
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Thank you for taking the time to share with others about your experience with us, and we appreciate the recommendation as it means a great deal to this family business. We are glad you enjoyed your time on the water with us, and thank you for choosing AIKE to be a part of your time on the water. Happy Kayaking!
Written August 18, 2022
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932amy
Osage Beach, Missouri6 contributions
Jun 2020 • Family
What a wonderful experience! We took kayaks on a guided tour from Amelia Island to Cumberland Island. We were able to see horses on Cumberland Island and had plenty of time to gather unique shells and shark teeth. Mark and his crew took great care of us, monitoring the weather, checking all equipment, and guiding all boats to shore safely. And as a great bonus, the crew took oodles of great photos of all families and uploaded them into individual albums on Facebook within hours.
Written June 25, 2020
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We love what we do, and we are glad that you were able to join our Cumberland Island trip. It is always fun to see the wild horses and finding shark's teeth is the "cherry on the top"! Thank you for taking the time to share with others about your experience with AIKE. Happy Kayaking!
Written July 1, 2020
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OhOneMoreThing
Fernandina Beach, FL84 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
Our excursion was on a busy week at the end of June. Even so, the company was prepared and had multiple support staff and guides to ensure a posits experience.

We toured Loften creek out of Yulee. We went North from the dock. I expected to go South for better views.

The equipment was in good shape including safety vests, however the kayaks didn’t seem to track all that well. I’m no expert.

The beat part is that this company INCLUDES PHOTOS AT NO ADDITIONAL FEE. No wonder they are rated #1 on Trip Advisor in Fernandina beach.

We had one teen who was inexperienced. The guide took the time to instruct proper rowing in the water, and of course, before.
Written July 10, 2021
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May your photos bring back fond memories of your time on the water with us. This area offers so many waterways, and it is special and fun to be able to explore via kayak. Thank you for choosing AIKE to be a part of your day. Happy Kayaking!
Written July 15, 2021
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Alicia P
Toledo, OH7 contributions
Jul 2022 • Friends
I have been coming to Amelia Island for many years and never realized this company existed until a sunset kayak event popped up in my Facebook timeline. I’m so glad it did! My friend and I were treated to a fun adventure! We got to see a sea turtle and several dolphins. The guides were funny and informative…and they brought snacks! :) We had plenty of time to enjoy the sights on the harbor. The sunset that night wasn’t the most amazing one I’ve seen on Amelia, but I will definitely be signing up to do this again!
Written July 20, 2022
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This is such a beautiful area, and to be able to explore it via kayak is special. It is always a treat to see the area's wildlife. We appreciate your taking the time to share with others about your experience with us as your kind words mean a great deal to this family business. It would be fun to have you join us again. Happy Kayaking!
Written July 21, 2022
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Ben Gygax
2 contributions
Jun 2020
I had a fantastic time with Ameliea Island Kayak Excursions! I did the Lofton Creek tour one day and loved it so much that I booked the Egans Creek excursion a couple days later. Both guides I had for each trip were great, as well as the people I talked to on the phone. Very professional and personable, good knowledge of the local flora and fauna, and extremely helpful for some other guests who were less experienced in kayaks, even to the point of towing guests part of the way till they got the hang of it or just to give them a break. Even if you're new to kayaking, don't miss out on exploring the beautiful waterways that Amelia Island has to offer, and AIKE is the way to do it.
Written June 15, 2020
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We appreciate your awesome recommendation, and thank you for choosing AIKE to be a part of your day! Thanks so much for exploring the Amelia Island area with us. Happy Kayaking!
Written June 18, 2020
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Kelsey W
3 contributions
Feb 2021
I did the 4 hour tour around Tiger Island with Mark, the TRUE saltwater cowboy. Mark was very accommodating. He gave me a special feather light paddle, an impressive kayak that was easy to manage, gloves, and a spray skirt so I was as comfortable as possible. Our original plan was to paddle to Cumberland Island, but the fog was too thick to make that journey. So Mark quickly adapted and took us on a tour around Tiger Island and gave a very interesting history lesson along the way. The special touch to this trip was the curated photo album. Much better than my usual poor angled selfies!! Mark and his family are passionate about the outdoors, so he was a joy to spend 4 hours with. I look forward to my next trip with them.
Written February 15, 2021
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WOW, what an awesome picture you painted in describing your time with AIKE. Thank you for taking the time to share with others about your experience with us. We love what we do, and your kind words mean a great deal to this family business. May your pictures bring back fond memories of your time on the water, and it would be a pleasure to have you join us again. Happy Kayaking!
Written February 19, 2021
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