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Ripple Effect Ecotours

101 Tolstoy Ln, St. Augustine, FL 32080-8633
+1 904-347-1565
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Brandon Mellin-#1

Our family is visiting from The Netherlands, so we decided the best way for them to see and learn... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
489markz
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Amazing!

At first, we were going to just go out on our own. The gentleman on the phone suggested we do the... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2017
Derrick N
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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 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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101 Tolstoy Ln, St. Augustine, FL 32080-8633
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Our family is visiting from The Netherlands, so we decided the best way for them to see and learn about our area would be to take them out on a boat tour of the estuaries and Intracoastal waterway with our local expert, Brandon Mellin!! He...More

Thank 489markz
Ripple_Effect_Kayak, Manager at Ripple Effect Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Great times on the boat with Ripple Effect EcoTours and happy to know your guests enjoyed the adventure. Our local knowledge has been passed on through multiple educational opportunities, scientists and training. We maintain an accurate understanding of the always changing natural world we get...More

Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

At first, we were going to just go out on our own. The gentleman on the phone suggested we do the guided tour and we are SO glad we did! Leaf, our tour guide was phenomenal. He was friendly, knowledgeable, and catered to us. This...More

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Ripple_Effect_Kayak, Manager at Ripple Effect Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2017

Our Guided EcoTours give you the ability to relax and follow the lead of our Professional Master Naturalists. You get the opportunity to learn about the coastal system and importance of conservation for all life. We appreciate your consideration to experience our guided ecotour and...More

Reviewed 7 August 2017

My family and I had a wonderful experience exploring the unique and very important estuary in the St.Augustine area of Florida. Our amazing guide for the sunset tour was Leif. He taught us so much about the our surroundings while we kayaked through both rough...More

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Ripple_Effect_Kayak, Manager at Ripple Effect Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Cool review and glad you were able to experience the full glow of our guided sunset kayak ecotour. We are available year round and provide assistance to include flexibility when making a reservation. Every ecotour is unique with great adventure to get outdoors in a...More

Reviewed 18 July 2017

Great morning kayaking our guide was great lots of info on the area. See the dolphins playing right in front of was was something we didn't expect !More

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Ripple_Effect_Kayak, Manager at Ripple Effect Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2017

Mornings are great and thank you for your review. We have morning and sunset ecotours available year round for your enjoyment and educational adventure. Bottlenose Dolphins are an amazing marina mammal that need our continued protection. We were happy to see them enjoying the morning...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017

Definitely money well spent!! Although a native Floridian, I had never kayaked the serene beauty of the GTM. Using a tandem kayak was a new experience, but made easy by the clear insruction provided beore our adventure began. Safety of the guests, as well as...More

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Ripple_Effect_Kayak, Manager at Ripple Effect Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Thank you for your great and thorough review. We do love this area and the opportunity to share our educated experience and knowledge with you. Our equipment has options that make for a comfortable journey through a very special conservation area. A great adventure for...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017

My wife and I did a tour on 7/9 with Daniel through the Pellicer Creek area. We've done this tour before, but it just doesn't get old. Daniel's knowledge of the wildlife and estuary really made the trip. I have a degree in biology and...More

Thank Charles K
Ripple_Effect_Kayak, Manager at Ripple Effect Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Great to hear your feedback and that you did not find redundancy with each tour. We specialize in guided kayak ecotours with professional master naturalist "Guided by Nature" to ensure you get to see "Real Florida" with all her coastal beauty and estuarine biodiversity. An...More

Reviewed 21 June 2017

My 15 year old son enjoyed this thoroughly. Leif did a good job taking us through the marsh and keeping the group together. One of the tandem kayaks was not up for keeping up, and Leif hooked the kayak to his and towed them. Great...More

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Ripple_Effect_Kayak, Manager at Ripple Effect Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Your recommendation is appreciated and we are grateful for the youth whom will one day inherit the responsibility to provide leadership for continuation of the scientific research and/or manage these amazing conservation areas. The GTM Research Reserve provides the "very informative" knowledge about this amazing...More

Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Great family event and the company is fantastic. We had Leif and he was extremely knowledgeable and a lot of fun! Sunset tour was perfect time for June.More

Thank Parish P
Ripple_Effect_Kayak, Manager at Ripple Effect Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

We humbly agree that fantastic is not an overstatement and at the same time we continue to remain conscience that our training and education to bring you the very best ecotour has no room for complacency. We enjoy family fun in the outdoor sun with...More

Reviewed 14 June 2017

We celebrated my twin daughters 10th birthday with a kayak tour of the Marineland area . Our group consisted of 5 adults and 9 children 8 or 9 years of age. Leif and Dan were our tour guides. They were very informative and worked well...More

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Ripple_Effect_Kayak, Manager at Ripple Effect Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2017

We love birthdays and celebrations to include celebration for the life in this rich biodiverse estuarine ecosystem. We appreciate your review and any skill level is always welcome. Summer is here with our very informative and knowledgeable guides that are ready to include watching the...More

Reviewed 29 May 2017

All-around excellent experience! I booked reservations for my husband and I to go on a sunset kayak tour only 24 hours beforehand online. It was a simple and easy process. It turned out there were no other reservations so we had our very own private...More

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Ripple_Effect_Kayak, Manager at Ripple Effect Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2017

"Look No More...Choose This Kayak Tour" is a great slogan and we would like to add "This Great EcoTour": in a very unique location with fun for everyone. You can learn as much or as little with different routes, distance to paddle and complete isolation...More

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