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Address: Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034
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+1 904-999-4919
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Up The Creek offers a diverse selection of kayak nature tours and specialty...

Up The Creek offers a diverse selection of kayak nature tours and specialty trips to many of coastal Georgia and Florida's most scenic waterways. We offer kayak tours in the Cumberland Island-St. Marys Georgia area, along with kayaking the Amelia Island-Jacksonville Florida waterways. Kayak with your group to some of the area's most interesting and scenic places. Cumberland Island National Seashore, Crooked River State Park, Big Talbot Island State Park and the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens are just a few of the fun and unique destinations to choose from. With the most experienced and professional guide staff in the region, we guarantee you'll have a great experience and create memories that will last a lifetime. We offer many half-day trips, and full-day trips, along with a variety of kayak lessons/instruction scheduled throughout the year. If your schedule doesn't match ours don't worry, we can make special arrangements for you or your group. Established in 1997. Jennifer and Pete Koerner opened Up The Creek Xpeditions in 1997 because they wanted to share their love of paddling -- and the history and natural beauty of the area -- with guests and visitors to the coast. Starting with just a few kayaks and the help of family and friends, we quickly grew until we had over a hundred kayaks in our tour and rental fleet.

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Great Tour of Lofton Creek

My wife and I spent an informative morning with Pete on Lofton Creek. Pete is well versed on the wildlife and environment of that area. We would choose them agin when we are in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Hanover, Pennsylvania
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Hanover, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I spent an informative morning with Pete on Lofton Creek. Pete is well versed on the wildlife and environment of that area. We would choose them agin when we are in the area.

Thank kwissler115
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Reviewed September 21, 2016

Awesome adventure on Lofton Creek and best of all, we got to see three baby gators 🐊! Pete, co-owner, was knowledgable and explained a lot about the history of the area.

Thank Steven M
Tallahassee, Florida
1 review
Reviewed September 4, 2016

Great trip. I highly recommend the trip to Cumberland. Mark the owner and our guide, made the trip eay and safe. His knowledge of the water and the area made it even better. Hard to find a guide that is so customer friendly and provides great service. Oh yeah he also takes great pictures and provides them free. Most people... More 

Thank 771jescott
Jacksonville, Florida
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Reviewed July 8, 2016

This was a fantastic activity for our group. Our group's ages ranged from 9 years old to 74 years old. Each one of us had a great time. Jen & Pete are excellent to work with. I called about noon on the day we wanted to kayak and they were able to accommodate us. In addition, Pete gave good restaurant... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
Reviewed June 12, 2016

Lofton Creek was beautiful! Pete and Jennifer were knowledgeable guides as well as great company! This was my first time kayaking and I'm hooked thanks to them. We will be back again and again.

Thank Ashley T
Jacksonville, Florida
1 review
Reviewed May 6, 2016

My family of 5 had a great time kayaking for the first time. Pete was excellent and very knowledgeable about everything from the plants to the animals and the tides. We learned so much and had a great memorable time.

Thank JeannieCapellan
Clearwater, Florida
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Reviewed April 27, 2016

We launched from A1A onto Lofton Creek which was serene, shady, and out of the wind. Tides do not affect this creek as they might at Egan Creek. Our guide provided lots of information and snacks and water. Great trip

Thank Jane W
Yulee, Florida
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Reviewed April 25, 2016

We had a lot of fun during our Kayak tour on Lofton Creek. It was our family's first time kayaking. Lofton Creek is the perfect spot for beginners. The Creek was calm and beautiful. Our guide was Pete and he was amazing. Very knowledgable about kayaking and the the area. We will definitely be going on another tour with Up... More 

Thank aprilmontooth
Leavenworth, Kansas
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Reviewed April 5, 2016

Pete was our very knowledgeable, patient guide for this 2 hour trip down this beautiful creek. I called late on a Sunday evening and they accommodated us for the next day! It is such a serene place to enjoy nature----wish I had taken my camera as the mirror reflection off the water was spectacular!

Thank jbchocolate
Jacksonville, Florida
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Reviewed March 27, 2016

This is my second time paddling with Up the Creek Xpeditions. This second time I wanted to take my sister, her boyfriend and my nephew. Pete and Jen were so patient with us. My sister had many reservations about taking my 4 year old nephew out it waters where alligator sightings were a possibility. Ultimately they had a great time... More 

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