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About Ripple Effect Ecotours
Ripple Effect Ecotours, St. Augustine's most ethical and sustainable ecotour company, is a dedicated environmental outfitter offering eco-educational kayaking and vegetable oil-powered boat tours that explore the most remote and natural waterways surrounding St. Augustine, FL. Get way off the beaten path and explore the far reaches of the 73,000+ acre GTM Research Reserve, most of which is only accessible by kayak or with our highly specialized and sustainable eco-explorer boat. Ripple Effect fosters unique partnerships with the Friends of the GTM Research Reserve, the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience and the Marineland Dolphin Adventure. Proceeds from the ecotours benefit the education, stewardship, and conservation initiatives of our non-profit partners. Have a relaxing and educational time on the water and help support a great cause. All you need to do is make a reservation and Ripple Effect will take care of the rest!
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Passenger512425 wrote a review Sep 2020
Holly Springs, Georgia12 contributions
Guide was incredible knowledgeable about the ecosystem and area’s history. Fantastic trip and will definitely do again.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Ripple E, Manager at Ripple Effect Ecotours
Responded Sep 28, 2020
Professional and knowledgeable ecotour in one of the most beautiful estuarine ecosystems on the east coast. We appreciate your review and look forward to seeing you again. Thank you and take care, EZ
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VacaMaster101 wrote a review Sep 2020
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Our tour guide Kaitlyn was awesome. She knew everything about the area and all the wildlife within. We saw some awesome sights and a beautiful romantic sunset. We also learned a ton. I highly recommend this tour. KAYAKING TIP #1 : TIP THE TOUR GUIDE. Always tip your guides as most of their income comes from tips. Some people didn't and that was disappointing. Totally worth it.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from Ripple E, Manager at Ripple Effect Ecotours
Responded Sep 15, 2020
A "beautiful romantic sunset" is "highly recommended" and we appreciate the recommendation. An educational eco adventure while floating on planet earth creates an extra special experience with an extra special guide. In memory of 9-11 and gratitude, EZ
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tropicalmama1973 wrote a review Sep 2020
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania2 contributions7 helpful votes
Wonderful kayak tour led by Kaitlyn! Ask for her! So knowledgeable about ALL of the animals and whole ecosystem in the area. Learned so much not only about the environment but also about GTM and Marineland. She was so friendly and guided us through the most beautiful areas. It was Labor Day weekend so busy on the river but she made sure our large party was kept together and safe. A beautiful way to spend a summer evening !
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Ripple E, Manager at Ripple Effect Ecotours
Responded Sep 8, 2020
Great to hear about your experience. We love the GTM NERR and we know how to find the secret spots! Thank you for joining us and have a great fall. Take Care, EZ
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tanya D wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Kaitlyn was a great guide. Very nice and informative. We went out in really low tide so we didn’t get to see any dolphins or turtles, but we saw lots of birds and oysters. We got to see the sun set and the kayaks lit up as the night fall. Very beautiful and relaxing.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Ripple E, Manager at Ripple Effect Ecotours
Responded Mar 27, 2020
Thank you for your kind words. We love this area and we love all of you. We are following the CDC and Federal government guidelines during this pandemic. We hope you are safe and well. We look forward to your return and we will provide updates for our return when everyone is safe. Take care, EZ
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Robin L wrote a review Mar 2020
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I would highly reccommend this tour in St. Augustine It was beautiful and informational Kaitlyn was our tour guide with tons of information as you proceed along the river on this 2 hour adventure She is great Ask for her The sunset is amazing and if youre lucky you will see pelicans or dolphins
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Ripple E, Manager at Ripple Effect Ecotours
Responded Mar 27, 2020
Thank you for your kind words. We love this area and we love all of you. We are following the CDC and Federal government guidelines during this pandemic. We hope you are safe and well. We look forward to your return and we will provide updates for our return when everyone is safe. Take care, EZ
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