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About Kayak Amelia
Explore the natural side of the Amelia Island / Jacksonville area with guided ecotours on kayaks and paddle boards. Or create your own adventure and rental kayaks from our location in Talbot Island State Park.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's an adventure. It's a workout. It's a unique, up close and personal view of nature. It's hearing the sound of peace, just minutes away from the noise of human population. In just 2 hours, I found a complete recharge with Kayak Amelia. My tour...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Kayak A, Owner at Kayak Amelia, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words. It is so important for our mental health to slow down, put down the phone and just 'be' in nature. Really, studies have shown it lowers blood pressure, pulse and cortisol levels. I'm so glad you had a great...More

Reviewed August 21, 2019 via mobile

Great experience. Our group so enjoyed our ecotour through the salt marshes. Rachel, our guide, kept it relaxed but interesting for all. Would highly recommend. My teenager is hooked and is ready to paddle again!

Date of experience: August 2019
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Kayak A, Owner at Kayak Amelia, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2019

If we can get a teenager hooked, I consider that a win! They are the toughest to please sometimes. I think more of them have fun but just won't admit it. So glad you came kayaking with us. Thanks for the review.

Reviewed August 20, 2019

A friend and I rented a tandem kayak from CJ and took a non-guided tour of the marsh. It was an excellent afternoon highlighted by us running amuck and being stranded on a mud flat!! We were not paying close attention to the tide and...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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CJ H, Owner at Kayak Amelia, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2019

Glad you guys had a thrilling experience! We love seeing Roseate Spoonbills, our native pink bird. We are always here to help at Kayak Amelia. Feel free to visit our web site kayakamelia.com or drop us a line at 904-251-0016 to sign up for one...More

Reviewed August 4, 2019

Our guides were deeply knowledgeable about the history and ecology of the area, and were also good teachers of basic kayaking skills. The trip was peaceful and beautiful, and we saw a lot of birds, including a kingfisher, ospreys, egrets, and herons. Experiencing the area...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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JodyKA, Owner at Kayak Amelia, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2019

I'm so glad you got to experience our beautiful 'backyard'. Even after 22 years I still find that paddling the creeks here a different adventure every time. Going with a local guide makes the trip even better because there are many things visitors miss going...More

Reviewed August 2, 2019 via mobile

Could not have had a better family kayak experience! Nine of us starting age 4 to adults. Thanks to our fantastic guide Rachel and booking manager CJ. This was a HUGE hit for all of us. Highly recommended!

Date of experience: July 2019
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Jody H, Owner at Kayak Amelia, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2019

Awww this makes me smile. There's nothing better than to have the whole family making memories out in nature. I'm so glad we could help you have fun together.

Reviewed July 29, 2019 via mobile

They had a special excursion where you kayak to a beach & a yoga instructor gave very calming yoga class. It was absolutely beautiful to gaze at the water, clouds & Osprey. The guides were excellent! It was a windy day & one of the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Kayak A, Owner at Kayak Amelia, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2019

I'm so glad you enjoyed the Kayak yoga trip. There is something extra relaxing about doing yoga on the beach. Since this one was so popular we will be scheduling more. Follow us on Facebook or sign up for the newsletter to find out more....More

Reviewed July 29, 2019

If you haven't done this your missing out on a great experience ! Paddle to and from a pristine beach. Practice a multi level Yoga class with an awsome local Yoga Teacher. Friendly and Helpful Staff . A pure Blast of FUN Namaste Michael

Date of experience: July 2019
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Kayak A, Owner at Kayak Amelia, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2019

Thanks for the kind words. Due to the overwhelming response for this trip, Deb wants to schedule more. Hope to see you again soon - Jody

Reviewed July 15, 2019

It is very recommendable and enjoyable for a whole family. Lots of information and very friendly staff.

Date of experience: July 2019
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JulesRupp, Guest Relations Manager at Kayak Amelia, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2019

Thank you Monica for this 5 star review! And thank you for making memories outdoors with your family <3

Reviewed July 13, 2019

My husband and I LOVED this excursion. Excellent instruction. We were able to get on the water quickly, everyone could paddle at their own speed, and really enjoy their time on the water. The sandbars were much cooler than expected and I found the best...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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JulesRupp, Guest Relations Manager at Kayak Amelia, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2019

So glad to hear this! Those sand bars can be hit or miss due to our crazy tidal flux. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed yourselves and that you received some nature souvenirs! Come back and see us again. All the best! -...More

Reviewed July 7, 2019

I took my 11 year boy on the 3 hour kayak tour. It was a great tour with knowledgeable guides. The paddling was great going with the current. I would highly recommend Kayak Amelia for any skill level kayaker.

Date of experience: July 2019
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JulesRupp, Guest Relations Manager at Kayak Amelia, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2019

Thank YOU! For immersing the kids in nature, for making memories here with us in the park and for this awesome review. Our guides are very passionate at what they do and we appreciate every kind word. We look forward to your next adventure.

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Sightsee63649355127
April 19, 2019|
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Response from Kayak A | Property representative |
Most of the walk in on a paved road. After that it's hard packed sand with some ruts and bumps. The paved part should be fine for a wheelchair. Just FYI this weekend is the last of the Firefly tours for this season.
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Elizabeth E
April 10, 2019|
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Response from Kayak A | Property representative |
The first hatch out in the spring is huge, thousands of fireflies. They are around all summer but not in those huge numbers. That's why we only do the tours in the spring.
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DebLeigh9
April 3, 2018|
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Response from Kayak A | Property representative |
The fireflies are here in these huge numbers for about 3 weeks. It started April 1. In past years we occasionally have seen them start to fizzle at 2.5 weeks.
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