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First time kayaking - now addicted!

I’d always been fearful of trying kayaking, worried that my arms wouldn’t be strong enough to stay... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JimandMarty
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Neptune Beach, Florida
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Highly Recommended!

Thank you for such a wonderful experience! My family and I have done both the group tour and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
jmg0042
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Explore the natural side of the Amelia Island / Jacksonville area with guided ecotours on kayaks, Segways and paddle boards. Or create your own adventure and rental kayaks from our location in Talbot Island State Park.
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  • Poor1%
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13030 Heckscher Dr, Amelia Island, FL 32226-2537
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’d always been fearful of trying kayaking, worried that my arms wouldn’t be strong enough to stay up with the group. The reviews I read on Trip Advisor on Kayak Amelia made me comfortable that if I had any problems, the tour guides would take...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thank you for such a wonderful experience! My family and I have done both the group tour and private tour with Cris. He was a wonderful guide and was very knowledgeable. He went above and beyond to make sure everyone was comfortable and having a...More

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Jules R, Guest Relations Manager at Kayak Amelia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Oh my Goodness! Where do I start... well we want to say thank you. Thank you for coming out and supporting us as a small business. Thank you for coming out again and again to the Florida Sate Parks to enjoy mother nature as a...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had the opportunity to take a tour with Chris on the Segways. We had an absolutely wonderful time plus the advantage of seeing nature in the Raw. Chris was very informative and a pleasure to ride with. I can only hope...More

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Jules R, Guest Relations Manager at Kayak Amelia, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

THANK YOU! For taking the time to drive out and enjoy us in the Florida State Parks. We are so blessed to share this incredible preserve with wonderful folks like yourself. And yes, Chris' enthusiasm is totally contagious. He is one of our more "seasoned"...More

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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Thank you for the fantastic Mothers Day gift! Superb instructors, beautiful scenery and perfect way to celebrate when I could not be with my son. Thank you again for the outstanding kayak trip.More

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Jules R, Guest Relations Manager at Kayak Amelia, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you ! For coming out and enjoying the peace that is the park. We were so excited to share mother's day with so many moms. When we first planned this promotion we thought "Wonder how many moms will come out without their kids?" And...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

We launched our paddleboards from here. The staff was wonderful. Very informative about the tides and route information. Beautiful salt marsh area. Get there early. The parking lot fills up.More

Thank Joanna S
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Jules R, Guest Relations Manager at Kayak Amelia, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Joanna for your kind words! It really means a lot to us and our business. And Thank you for the advice! Yes People! Come Early! The last rental goes out at 3:30 and the early bird gets the worm (and the parking spots)....More

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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

We highly recommend these kayaking trips. We have been on more than a dozen in the last 20 years, from just couples to kids in tandem kayaks through their teens and as a family we all have a great time. The guides are so knowledgeable...More

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Jules R, Guest Relations Manager at Kayak Amelia, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2018

You guys! You are the BEST! Thank you for supporting us through all these years and for bringing your daughter to share real experiences in the outdoors. It was such a pleasure meeting you guys on Egan's creek and thanks for letting me (and my...More

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Reviewed 23 April 2018

It was such a neat experience. My 6 year old daughter got to see fireflies up close and in person for the first time. Our guide, CJ, was wonderful and funny and provided a lovely time. Can't believe this was the first time I've heard...More

Thank Jean A
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Jules R, Guest Relations Manager at Kayak Amelia, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2018

Thank you Jean... For coming out to the parks, for bringing your daughter, for opting outside to have real experiences! We love everything you are saying in this review and it means so much to CJ and our whole crew. Fireflies are one of CJ's...More

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Reviewed 21 April 2018

We enjoyed the Firefly Walk that Kayak Amelia puts on for about 4 weeks in the Spring. Waiting until dark, walking in the wooded area, and watching the fireflies (lightning bugs, as we called them where I grew up) in quantities I haven't seen since...More

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Jules R, Guest Relations Manager at Kayak Amelia, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2018

We love the title of your review "takes you back to childhood" because as a staff, that's how we feel! And being able to share that nostalgia is too good for words. Thank you so much for coming out and hiking down memory lane with...More

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Reviewed 20 April 2018

Had an awesome time on the Firefly Stroll with Kayak Amelia! The tour guides, CJ and Buddy, were fun and very knowledgeable, and it was great to share in their excitement as throughout our unique experience finding fireflies in mid-April. The staff were great, the...More

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Jules R, Guest Relations Manager at Kayak Amelia, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this sweet review. The fireflies are really the most exciting tours for our staff. As you saw, it is hard to hide our excitement and eagerness to share this natural light show especially because it...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

If you happen to be in the area during the short, 3 weeks of Firefly season, don't miss taking the firefly stroll! The experience of seeing thousands of these insects lighting up the forest was truly special and worth the trip. Although this is an...More

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Jules R, Guest Relations Manager at Kayak Amelia, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2018

Thank you for this awesome review and for your recommendations. The sunset/firefly trips were how we originally started sharing these incredible bugs with the public. We just started offering the walking tours a few years ago so that we could accommodate EVERYONE. Thanks again for...More

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DebLeigh9
3 April 2018|
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Response from Kayak A | Property representative |
The fireflies are here in these huge numbers for about 3 weeks. It started April 1. In past years we occasionally have seen them start to fizzle at 2.5 weeks.
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cchesser
12 May 2017|
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Response from Jules R | Property representative |
I'm so sorry. The bugs are gone. They are only here for 3 weeks and then they're done until next year.
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Maggie A
14 April 2016|
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Response from Jody H | Property representative |
Our kayak office is 6 miles south of the Plantation on A1A in Talbot Island State Park. You can launch from our location, we're open 9am-5pm everyday and the launch fee is $1pp. If you stop in the office we can go over a map... More
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