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“Second time, still awesome!”

Ripple Effect Ecotours
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Owner description: 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!
Reviewed May 16, 2013

This was our second time going on a guided tour with this company, and our guide (Matt) was awesome. We had a great time! We spotted dolphins, several bald eagles at their nest, went searching for manatees, and learned a lot about the estuary. I couldn't recommend this more highly!

Thank Jesse G
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Reviewed May 11, 2013

We were driving through Marineland, saw the sign for kayak hire, and stopped on the spur of the moment. Am so glad we did as we were able to hire a tandem canoe at a very reasonable price. We were given basic instruction, and advice on where to go. Very enjoyable trip and we saw loads of wildlife. Highly recommended.

Thank ostan14
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Matt, our tour guide, was educated, knowledgeable and helpful. We learned so much from this trip, I almost felt like I should be taking notes! He helped us see so much that we would have missed and taught us a lot about the environment and ecology of the area. Probably the best tour ever!

Thank grk1234
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Reviewed May 1, 2013

My father took me on this tour and we had Matt as our warm, affable, and knowledgeable guide. While we only saw a bald eagle from afar, the nesting site was fantastic and we watched dolphins feeding and playing! Matt pointed out countless wildlife along the way... this is a very unique habitat! I highly recommend this tour and request Matt as your guide! :)

Thank KatKnapp4
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Reviewed April 29, 2013

I had always wanted to explore the waterways in this area on the inter coastal side and this was a wonderful introduction. Our guide was super informative which enabled us to thoroughly enjoy the true beauty and history of the environment we were experiencing. We are a family of 4 and had our personal tour for the evening as we were the only group signed up. Our guide was super effective in communicating at both the kid and adult level so it stayed fun and interesting for all. The fish jumping all around our kayaks while the sun was setting in the background of the bald eagles nest was absolutely gorgeous. Highly recommended! We all enjoyed every bit of it, and it is something we will remember forever. Thanks!

Thank S E
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