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Address: 13030 Heckscher Dr, Amelia Island, FL 32226-2537
Phone Number: +1 904-251-0016
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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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Perfect way to spend an afternoon

Exceeded expectations in every way; equipment is first rate; guides are friendly, relaxed and knowledgeable; location is stunning.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
stujord
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Fleming Island, Florida

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Fleming Island, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Exceeded expectations in every way; equipment is first rate; guides are friendly, relaxed and knowledgeable; location is stunning.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first time kayaking. Our guide, Buddy, made us feel safe and in good hands. The sights were amazing. I would definitely recommend Buddy and kayak amelia.

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Music City, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I have been visiting Amelia Island regularly for many years, but haven't taken the time to do the kayak trip with Kayak Amelia, despite our inn keepers telling us how great they are. Why didn't we listen and try this earlier? Cris was our guide for the Marsh Tour, leaving from the main KA headquarters. We were... More 

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

We are so happy that you came out and had a blast! And thank YOU for taking the time to leave such a nice review for Cris and our small business. It really means a lot to us and we look forward to seeing you and your beautiful family on the next vacation to the area. Thanks again and have... More 

Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

To celebrate my 40th birthday we thought it would be fun to spend the day with Kayak Amelia paddling around our beautiful marshlands. Hurricane Matthew had just hit the weekend prior and despite the setbacks they experienced as a result, Jody and her staff were open, welcoming, and very responsive to our calls to assure us everything was a "go."... More 

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

Thank you so much Jennifer for leaving us this excellent review. Your kind words mean so much to us as a small business. And hey, 40 is the new 20! And kayaking keeps you younger.... ok that's not true. But if you ask the staff around here, it is totally true! We can't wait to see you next time! Thanks... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

My husband and I were booked on the 2 hour Segway tour of Kingsley Planation on Wednesday 10/19. We received a friendly reminder of tour reservation on Monday 10/17. When we arrived at our tour on Wednesday we found out that due to damage from Hurricane Matthew the Kingsley Planation was closed and that there was a large increase of... More 

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

We are sorry that our tour did not meet your expectations. The hurricane was a force out of our control, just like the bugs out here in the state park. We tried to give everyone the option to opt out of the trip due to the plantation closure with no cancellation fee. We appreciate that you had already driven out... More 

Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

My friend took me to Amelia Island to Kayak Amelia for my birthday this month. I have never kayaked before. It was so much fun. We did a three hour Eco-tour in single person kayaks with three other kayakers and the tour guide. They gave us a quick lesson on how to paddle correctly and sit us in the kayaks... More 

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

Thank you thank you for the love! We are so glad that you had a great time despite our unpredictable Florida weather. Now that you've learned all the moves, you should come out and enjoy a rental! The rentals require no reservation and we set you up for success with a trail map and tips. Feel free to call ahead... More 

Amelia Island, Florida
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Had a great kayaking adventure yesterday with Mike and Buddy... They were both awesome guides and were very knowledgeable about kayaking and the waterways as well as Amelia Island and the Jacksonville area in general. Both of them had lots of tips and great stories to share! The extra high tide allowed them to take us places that usually aren’t... More 

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

And we can't wait to see you! I swear that Mike has those trails written down on his arm because he's the only one who can get all the way back there. It's like backcountry kayaking! Thank you so much for leaving us this nice review and for the compliments. We look forward to seeing you out here in the... More 

Palm Bay, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

We had a great time on the 2 hour Segway tour of Ft. George Island. The off-road Segways are a blast and easy to master with the orientation provided by Nick and Buddy. The trail had some extra obstacles due to the recent visit from hurricane Matthew, but Nick cleared the trail ahead of us. Nick narrated the tour using... More 

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

Nick is like an encyclopedia of Fort George Island and just when you thought you've heard it all, he comes out with something new! We are in the process of becoming Florida Master Naturalists and every time we take a new class, Nick gains even more knowledge. Thank you for being good sports about the "obstacles" on the trail. And... More 

Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

I took my almost 3 year old out on a tandem kayak. The tour group was small that day. Just us and two single kayaks with the guide. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable and we had a good time. I'm very thankful to the office staff for being flexible with their cancellation policy as our reservation size had to... More 

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Hoover, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

Our first ever Segway adventure and it was a blast. Once we mastered balancing and speed, we were comfortable seeing the sights. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable and shared interesting stories of the old plantation. We saw lots of birds, including wild peacocks, and huge burrowing turtles. Fun for all ages!

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