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“Excellent Guided kayak trip with Jody”

St. Augustine ECO Tours
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Owner description: Explore St. Augustine! St. Augustine ECO Tours offers guided Kayak, Catamaran & Boat tours of the beautiful marshes & waterways surrounding St. Augustine, Florida. Join our passionate naturalists on an excursion of your choice. The dolphin & nature boat tour is the most popular and covers the most distance. Listen to dolphins with underwater microphones and get the best photos of your trip. Kayak, Boat & Catamaran sailing trips available daily by reservation. Let’s GO!
Reviewed May 15, 2014

We went out on the tandem kayaking trip with Jody as guide and had a splendid time! After a few instructions about using the tandem with rudders (first time for that for us) we got right to paddling. There were four tandem kayaks, so one person got to paddle in the kayak with the guide. You don't have to sign up with someone to do the tandem. Paddling in the inlet area was awesome- somewhat relaxing with the current and somewhat challenging against the current. The best part was paddling right where the dolphins were playing! We had time to sit and watch them and did not have to rush off. The whole trip was a great balance of communing with nature, getting some upper body exercise, and learning a few things about the St. Augustine Eco system.

1  Thank Anne L
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Reviewed May 8, 2014

This was well worth out time. Our guide Adam was very knowledgeable. I requested that we see Manatees and since there are only about 3000 in all of Florida, that was a tall order. He came thru with a pair about a mile from our take off point. They only surface their snout, but it was well worth our ride.
We saw dolphins eating as well as an informative discussion on a clam bed area. Seeing the area from the water gave us a more well rounded feel of the area.

Thank otisokansascity
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SAETPgm_Mgr, Front Office Manager at St. Augustine ECO Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2014

“Enjoyed getting out on the water”

Wow! This sounds like it was an awesome trip. Seeing manatees are rare even for us and we always love being able to show you guys what you are most interested in. Manatees usually only surface once every 15 minutes when resting to breathe. Dolphins are also a fun sighting in this area. Thank you so much for the feedback and don’t forget about the return customer discount of $5 off per person!

Cheers!
Robin

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Reviewed May 5, 2014

Zach led our group of 6 on a bird watching eco-tour along the intracoastal waterway that was quite interesting. He was well versed in the local natural environment and the history of the area. A most gracious tour guide, he answered all our questions knowledgeably and gave interesting tidbits, as well. Ecotours offers several types of outings and this one was perfect for us! I highly recommend this company.

Thank CharlotteFlorida
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SAETPgm_Mgr, Front Office Manager at St. Augustine ECO Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2014

We are so glad you had an amazing time on the water. Some of the birds here are so special and exciting to see. There is always something new every time we get on the water and many of the birds here stay for only a short time. We are so excited you found the trip you were looking for with us! We really appreciate your feedback. Thank you so much for the 5 star rating!

Cheers!
Robin

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Reviewed April 30, 2014

We had the dolphin tour with Adam in the small research boat.
My mother was a bit worried at first about sea sickness but the ride was very smooth and she was not sick at all.
We saw a lot of dolphins, and Adam was very knowledgeable about the area and the wildlife. It really felt like a private tour and so much better than the commercial tours where you are 40 people on a boat...
The lady who took my reservation was very nice and answered all my questions.

I definitely recommend booking with them.

2  Thank Shaida51
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Reviewed April 24, 2014

We took the dolphin and nature tour with Adam as our guide. The whole trip was relaxed, and Adam was very knowledgeable about the wildlife, vegetation, and naturalistic history of Florida.He was very casual, not scripted at all. We had many questions and he took the time to answer them all. He was a skillful pilot, giving us a dry, smooth as possible ride. The young lady who took our reservations let us know what to expect and was quite friendly. I would highly recommend this company for a boat tour!

1  Thank Micki R
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