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Always great!

We’ve been here several times. We always have a good time and get to kayak in beautiful nature. Saw... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Nicolette S
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I saw a manatee!

I moved here to Jax a few years ago from DC, and hadn't seen a wild Manatee yet- until my Dad found... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2018
806carolyna
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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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Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

We’ve been here several times. We always have a good time and get to kayak in beautiful nature. Saw a huge sea turtle this time!

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

What a wonderful gift to get to see one in it's natural environment! This is why we paddle right?! But in all seriousness, thank you for your kind words and for the 5 star review. It means so much to us <3

Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

I moved here to Jax a few years ago from DC, and hadn't seen a wild Manatee yet- until my Dad found Kayak Amelia here on TripAdvisor and convinced my Mom & I that this would be way to find one... wish I could've gotten...More

Thank 806carolyna
Jules R, Guest Relations Manager at Kayak Amelia, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

What an incredible gift! Mother Earth must have thought you deserved it because manatee are rare in the park. We only get them during the heat of the Summer and they are Super RARE....So congratulations! Tandems kayaks are a great idea when battling the tides...More

Reviewed 5 July 2018

Guided tour thru the marsh and a "cookie stop" on a sandbar. Very informative and hightly recomend a tour to learn about the eco system. Easy to paddle and one of the people on our tour even hsd two young children with her.More

Thank Al F
Jules R, Guest Relations Manager at Kayak Amelia, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

Thanks for this sweet review Al! We are so glad to hear that you had an enjoyable and informative paddle in the salt marsh. We dance on a very fine line between "good time" and "educational" and it sounds like your guide nailed it. Our...More

Reviewed 16 June 2018 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

Thank JimandMarty
Jules R, Guest Relations Manager at Kayak Amelia, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

OMG! Thank you so much for such an amazing review! This makes our hearts so full to know that we helped you over your fear and that you enjoyed yourself. We really believe that everyone can paddle and that 80% of it is mental. People...More

Reviewed 5 June 2018

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 5 June 2018

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

Reviewed 20 May 2018 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

Thank John D
Jules R, Guest Relations Manager at Kayak Amelia, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2018

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

Reviewed 15 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

Thank Gigi H
Jules R, Guest Relations Manager at Kayak Amelia, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2018

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

Reviewed 14 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
Jules R, Guest Relations Manager at Kayak Amelia, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2018

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

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 10 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

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
Jules R, Guest Relations Manager at Kayak Amelia, responded to this reviewResponded 10 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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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
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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