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Kayak Amelia

13030 Heckscher Dr, Amelia Island, FL 32226-2537
+1 904-251-0016
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1st Time Segway Tour - Great experience

I had a wonderful time taking the 2 hour Segway tour with Buddy on 12/3/2017. This was my first... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
wkdorr
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Walkersville, Maryland
First time with Kayak Amelia

We loved our marsh tour with Buddy on a beautiful Fall afternoon. From the start of his... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
4camp
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Johns Creek, Georgia
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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

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank donwalkerwalkerd2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here while camping nearby with another adult friend and 17 year old and a 10 year old. We rented the tandem kayak... doubleseaters... we got two of them. They came with life jackets as well. We went out on rather windy day / high...More

Thank FBOOTH6
Reviewed 6 September 2017

It was our first time paddleboarding and Jules was phenomenal! Not only is she knowlegeable about the whole process, but she was extremely encouraging and patient with us. Our dear friend Julie, who is local, arranged for our personal 3 hour tour and lesson with...More

Thank Diane D
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Our SUP instructor Jules was fantastic. Not only is she experienced and knowledgeable, but she has a great personality. She made everyone feel comfortable on the water and she has a genuine love of the environment and its many creatures. It was a wonderful experience....More

Thank Melanie S
Reviewed 3 September 2017

I had out of town guests and their only request was a SUP lesson. Unfortunately, the visit was very brief and there were no lessons planned during the visit. Luckily, the wonderful staff at the office downtown went the extra mile and offered a private...More

Thank Julie L
Reviewed 28 August 2017

My husband and I had never been kayaking. Buddy, our tour guide was outstanding. Very patient, explained what to do, how to do it and all the safety information. This trip was well worth the money. We had a terrific time, learned all kinds of...More

Thank Linda S
Jules R, Guest Relations Manager at Kayak Amelia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2017

Thank you Linda! We love to hear that you had a great time and love even more that you took the time to leave us a nice review! Such a kind gesture for our small business. And that Buddy, he really is such an incredible...More

Reviewed 15 August 2017

I actually took the guided 2 hour Segway tour and visited a southern cotton plantation and loved every minute. If you like being outside in the nature you will love this adventure. I also rented a kayak and that too was a great time. No...More

Thank annechiappone
Jules R, Guest Relations Manager at Kayak Amelia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2017

Sorry for our scary bi-polar Florida Weather but it sounds like you did an incredible job making the best of it. We really appreciate you coming out and supporting our small business and for taking the time to leave us such a nice review. It...More

Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Awesome time. Great guides and the cookies are the best. The information about wildlife was very interesting

Thank wildalbert
Jules R, Guest Relations Manager at Kayak Amelia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2017

Thanks for the nice review and we are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your tour! We hope to see you on your next adventure in the Florida State Parks.

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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
13 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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