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Ripple Effect Ecotours

241 reviews
St. Augustine, FL, USA
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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Reviewed December 4, 2012

My husband and I took a guided kayak tour and were amazed at the variety of birds we saw along the trip. Our guide Danny, was so informed and unlike touristy outfits, gave us real information in a way we could understand. Not only did...More

Date of experience: December 2012
Reviewed November 13, 2012

Driving up the coast this fall, my wife and I made a stop at Ripple Effect to rent a couple kayaks. Right from the time we entered Chris was very welcoming and friendly. He was very excited to show us the facility as well as...More

Date of experience: November 2012
Thank Dan W
Ripple_Effect_Kayak, Manager at Ripple Effect Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2013

Cool, we are happy to know you had a great time on this very unique boat ecotour with no propeller that reduces the risk of harm to marine life and is powered by an alternative fuel. Let's do it again and we look forward to...More

Reviewed October 22, 2012

My girlfriend and I did a Ripple Effect tour out of their Marineland location. We have been been on several other "ecotours" and this one is the real deal. Danny was our guide and he was very knowledgeable and pointed out many things we would...More

Date of experience: October 2012
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Reviewed October 18, 2012

Our kayak tour with Ripple Effect Ecotours was both fun AND educational. Our guides were highly knowledgeable, friendly, professional and safety oriented. This was a perfect environment for learning about nature while paddling along or drifting in tranquility. We learned about estuaries and how we...More

Date of experience: October 2012
Thank Laura B
Reviewed August 27, 2012

We went on the guided tour from Marineland with Brandon & Danny as a work retreat. It was fabulous....great way to relieve stress and reconnect with your coworkers. Thank you for an enjoyable and entertaining day! Some of our staff are now interested in taking...More

Date of experience: August 2012
Thank Pam W
Reviewed August 25, 2012

Our family just returned from a beautiful sunset tour of the GTMNERR estuary, which left from the Marineland marina. Plenty of parking and very nice and clean bathrooms. Our guide, Alex, prepared us well for our kayaking adventure with a thorough briefing before we settled...More

Date of experience: August 2012
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Ripple_Effect_Kayak, Owner at Ripple Effect Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2012

Thanks for the kind words and we are glad that you enjoyed the Ripple Effect!

Reviewed July 10, 2012

We went kayaking Saturday night, 7:30-9:30pm, with six other friends of ours on the EcoTour in the Guana and it was one of the best canoe/kayak trips we've ever been on. It helped that it was a perfect night, breezes, gorgeous sunset, lots of florida...More

Date of experience: July 2012
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Reviewed July 2, 2012

Headed out on a Saturday night Kayak excursion not knowing what to expect. WOW what a great evening! The scenery, the peacefulness, the beauty of nature, watching Dolphins swim nearby, the sunset. Can you tell we had a great time! Have never been kayaking before...More

Date of experience: June 2012
Thank Kenneth J
Reviewed April 21, 2012

We set out somewhat early in the morning from the Marineland location on a self guided trip, the water was so calm and the weather was perfect. We saw dolphins, lots of birds, and a sea turtle. There were several beaches to stop for a...More

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Reviewed September 16, 2011

We went on a night time kayaking tour. It lasted about 2 1/2 hours. Our guide was very knowledgeable and we had a great time. There were just 2 couples and the guide that evening, but they usually have more. So we probably received extra...More

Date of experience: September 2011
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