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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...more
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101 Tolstoy Ln, St. Augustine, FL 32080-8633
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great time with Mike. Top notch equipment. Not only was scenery beautiful but Mike did a great job filling us in on history, wildlife and plants. Clean restrooms. Waterproof bags offered. Even sunscreen. Ticket included admission to Marineland. Would highly recommend. Great value.Thanks to Mike...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Ripple E, Manager at Ripple Effect Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Great times on the water with the best equipment and guides. Our goal is to keep it real and provide you a great outdoor adventure. Thank you, Eric

Reviewed January 1, 2019

We were looking at kayak rentals in the area and this company had the least expensive. But then we saw the guided tours for a few dollars more and thought, why not?! The grandparents went on the sunset motor boat ride and saw dolphins! We...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Ripple E, Manager at Ripple Effect Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2019

That is Fancy and we appreciate your review. Guides stay active year round to include changes in the system and accurate knowledge about the ecology. We offer kayaking or ecoboat options and always maintain our focus on your safety and satisfaction. Happy New Year, Eric

Reviewed December 26, 2018 via mobile

Today we took a motorboat (biodiesel fueled) tour with Ripple Effect guide Brandon. The coastal waterway is stunning; the 4pm tour offers perfect light for photography, and the small boat (seats 6 + guide) helped us feel free to ask questions, linger a bit longer...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Ripple E, Manager at Ripple Effect Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded December 27, 2018

Happy Holidays and thank you. Yes the "motor boat" that is jet propulsion and no propeller, runs on alternative fuel. The National Estuarine Research Reserve is a very large area that has opportunity for boat and kayak. Each ecotour is unique and "Guided by Nature"....More

Reviewed November 15, 2018

I wanted to thank Brandon for a great tour this week. We try and kayak locally when we are on vacation and were lucky enough to schedule a day trip. Brandon was extremely informative about the area and we had a relaxed enjoyable trip. I...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Ripple E, Manager at Ripple Effect Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded November 16, 2018

Thank you for your recommendation and we appreciate the feedback. All skill levels, adventure enthusiasts, nature lovers, recreational and or professional paddlers can find a great outdoor experience on their vacation with Ripple Effect Ecotours. We paddle year round. Enjoy, Eric

Reviewed October 29, 2018

A small group of us (four) joined Captain Rob for an early Sunday morning boat ride up and down the ICW (intercostal waterway or Matanzas River) near Marineland, FL in the "Ripple Effect II", a biodiesel jet boat (no external props to damage the sea...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Ripple E, Manager at Ripple Effect Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

Great to hear and we appreciate the feedback. Our boat ecotour is an alternative for those who do not want to paddle. The uniqueness of the boat adds to the experience and the adventure. Bottlenose Dolphins can be seen from the legal limit, as they...More

Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

We had an excellent time this morning. Our tour guide, Esteban, was excellent, very knowledgeable about the area. It was a lot of fun for both our 17 year old and our 7 year old. We had a great time.More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Ripple E, Manager at Ripple Effect Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2018

Nice to know your morning was delightful and your family had an excellent time on the water. Cherish the outdoor adventure and the memories will last a lifetime. Our tours are available year round and each day brings a new smile. Thank you and enjoy,...More

Reviewed October 13, 2018

My husband and I just returned from our two-hour kayak tour with Mike. We had a simply amazing time, despite only the two of us being signed up they held the tour. What a treat! Our guide Mike was very personable and engaging sharing a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Ripple E, Manager at Ripple Effect Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2018

Very nice and appreciated. Sunsets are beautiful and fall is here! Our guided kayak ecotours only need two people to go and that can make for an amazing adventure on the water. The estuary is a special place and we are available year round. Have...More

Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

We took a sunset kayak tour for our family of 5 - kids ages 17, 12,11 and it was worth every penny. This is one of the best bargains in the area. The two hour sunset tour included admission to Marineland - but even without...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Ripple E, Manager at Ripple Effect Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2018

A guide makes all the difference for this area. We have a very diverse area with an amazing estuary that is located directly behind us for convenience to get lost in the maze of nature. We love your review and we agree 100% to include...More

Reviewed September 25, 2018

Esteban was a knowledgeable and personal guide. The sunset tour during high tide was awesome. The only thing I would mention is that I wished my husband and I would have had our own kayak. For ecological preservation reasons the tour requires tandem kayaks (and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Ripple E, Manager at Ripple Effect Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2018

Thank you for your feedback and happy to know you had an awesome time. Our Kayak Tandems are visible on the website and our transparency is written into our emails as well as ethical pursuit of true ecotourism. Our equipment is the best in the...More

Reviewed September 24, 2018

We had a great tour guide who was so interesting and a wealth of information! The kayaks were comfortable and easy to navigate!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Ripple E, Manager at Ripple Effect Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2018

Excellent...thank you and we appreciate your review. Nice and simple with a mix of nature to delight the soul. Have a great fall, Eric

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