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Kayak Amelia

13030 Heckscher Dr, Amelia Island, FL 32226-2537
+1 904-251-0016
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Excellent customer service

We didn't actually get to take either tour, one due to illness and the other due to confusion. When... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Claire V
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Memphis, Tennessee
Biking on Big Talbott Island

Used coaster bikes from Kayak Amelia to go to bike trail north of Kayak Amelia for a 2-hr ride that... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
GeorgeMac4955
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Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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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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  • Very good9%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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13030 Heckscher Dr, Amelia Island, FL 32226-2537
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't actually get to take either tour, one due to illness and the other due to confusion. When I called to ask about the charge on my card, she offered to refund the cancellation fee. We'd love to have gone, but such great customer...More

Thank Claire V
Jules R, Guest Relations Manager at Kayak Amelia, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So sorry it didn't work out but thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We hope you and your girlfriends enjoy your stay on Amelia island and have fantastic adventures! Maybe next time 💜

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Used coaster bikes from Kayak Amelia to go to bike trail north of Kayak Amelia for a 2-hr ride that was super. Very good people at Kayak Amelia.More

Thank GeorgeMac4955
Jules R, Guest Relations Manager at Kayak Amelia, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It takes good people to recognize good people George! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a nice review. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed the trails on big Talbot island. That boneyard beach was always kind...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kayak Amelia is a place where my wife and I go to get outside our normal routine. We've gone on many trips with them - the lightning bug trip, segways through the forest, group kayaking trips and solo adventures. The thing that really makes Kayak...More

Thank BrianErnstMusic
Jules R, Guest Relations Manager at Kayak Amelia, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

The lightning bugs are getting closer! Thank you so much Brian for leaving us this excellent review. It's people like you who keep coming back that are the glue holding us together as a small business. We hope you and your lovely wife continue to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our guide was very informative. The kayaks were in excellent condition . I have done other kayak tours in other locations and this ranks at the top. Hope to do another with them when I return to the area.More

Thank racwlk
Jules R, Guest Relations Manager at Kayak Amelia, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much! This really means alot to our crew and our small business. If you have some kayaking under your belt, maybe we can get you out on a specialty tour. We host a sunrise trip ( if you're an early riser )...More

Reviewed 2 January 2018

I had a lot of fun during this tour! I was with my young son and had a lot of help from the tour guides! They were very friendly and very patient with us. We even got a delicious snack and enjoyed a lot of...More

Thank Jennifer F
Jules R, Guest Relations Manager at Kayak Amelia, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Thank you so much for leaving this sweet review! We LOVE to hear that you came out with your son and tried something new... This is why we do this! So thank you for coming out in the cold, for reviewing us, and for spending...More

Reviewed 1 January 2018

We've kayaked with two different groups: one seemed to value bookings over safety, and then there is Kayak Amelia. I've done a SUP lesson and tour with Jules before and she was awesome, so we booked a kayak tour next. The training was concise yet...More

Thank Julie L
Jules R, Guest Relations Manager at Kayak Amelia, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

THANK YOU JULES! You and Chris are always such a pleasure out here in the park and to see in town. You guys were born to be locals! So happy to have you all as additions to the paddling family and I can't wait to...More

Reviewed 21 December 2017

Enjoyed a fun afternoon with our knowledgeable guides on the bar hopping tour. They shared local history and knowledge of the different birds and environment. We had time to explore the beach and even found a sand dollar! We were able to hold a sea...More

Thank CinK0804
Jules R, Guest Relations Manager at Kayak Amelia, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Sand Dollars, Sea Urchins and COOKIES... That IS a GOOD Day! Thank you so much for joining us and for taking the time to leave us this awesome review. Thanks for recommending us and most important, for making your way out to the park. We...More

Reviewed 4 December 2017

I had a wonderful time taking the 2 hour Segway tour with Buddy on 12/3/2017. This was my first experience with Kayak Amelia and my first time on a Segway. Buddy is very outgoing and friendly. Buddy gave us a quick class on Segway operations...More

Thank wkdorr
Jules R, Guest Relations Manager at Kayak Amelia, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Thank you so much for leaving this 5 star review! Buddy's knowledge about Fort George Island is ever-growing and always amazing. Every time we take a trip with him, he breaks out some new information that no one has ever heard! Kingsley Plantation (IMO) is...More

Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

We loved our marsh tour with Buddy on a beautiful Fall afternoon. From the start of his introduction we felt safe and confident as novice kayakers. We also felt like we had known Buddy all our lives! Very knowledgeable about the sport, the flora and...More

Thank 4camp
Jules R, Guest Relations Manager at Kayak Amelia, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Buddy is the best because he is a great teacher, a passionate guide and an awesome entertainer! Thank you so much for coming out and enjoying our "office" in the Florida State Parks. And Thank YOU so much for taking the time to leave us...More

Reviewed 23 November 2017

I would like to thank Buddy & Russell our guides for a wonderful afternoon and for sharing their local knowledge with our entire group. The trip lasted right at 3 hours with a nice break on the beach with cookies! We all felt safe and...More

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cchesser
13 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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BEG1969
23 September 2015|
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Response from Jody H | Property representative |
The Kayak Amelia tours ride thru the off road trails in Ft George State Park, about 20 minutes south of Amelia Island. Both the one and two hour tours stop at a pretty overlook on he water. We frequently see gopher... More
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