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Ripple Effect Ecotours

101 Tolstoy Ln, St. Augustine, FL 32080-8633
+1 904-347-1565
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Eco boat tour

Went on a tour today with Captin JD he was amazing. He took us to the perfect spot to see Florida... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
armydemo
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Kissimmee, Florida
Kayak Tour

My 15 year old son enjoyed this thoroughly. Leif did a good job taking us through the marsh and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
richardjacoby15
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McDonough, Georgia
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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 days ago

Went on a tour today with Captin JD he was amazing. He took us to the perfect spot to see Florida marine wild life and had the knowledge of the animals and history of the area. He was great with my two under 4 year...More

Thank armydemo
Ripple_Effect_Kayak, Manager at Ripple Effect Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review and the Boat EcoTour, which provides a unique perspective of the conservation areas as well as the cultural historical areas. Wildlife loves the boat since there is no propeller to cause harm and it runs on alternative fuel. We look...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Thank richardjacoby15
Ripple_Effect_Kayak, Manager at Ripple Effect Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

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 4 days ago 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 yesterday

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 1 week ago

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

Thank Dugan W
Ripple_Effect_Kayak, Manager at Ripple Effect Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Thollenback
Ripple_Effect_Kayak, Manager at Ripple Effect Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

"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

Reviewed 22 April 2017

My husband and I recently went on this fabulous eco tour with Lief. Lief is a great guide with a wealth of knowledge about the estuaries in this area. It was truly a great experience of what Florida's nature has to offer. As we were...More

Thank pvs11939
Ripple_Effect_Kayak, Manager at Ripple Effect Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2017

We welcome you back and anyone interested in an amazing ecotour. The estuary directly behind our headquarters is one of the best areas to paddle. The health of the system, the biodiversity, extra-large conservation area for wildlife habitats all create an amazing outdoor adventure. We...More

Reviewed 5 April 2017

I recently took a kayak ecotour with 7 twenty-four year olds - and was worried that my old knee would be miserable in a tiny kayak. But I was so happy to discover that Ripple Effect's kayaks are roomy and even have adjustable foot rests,...More

Thank Jenny S
Ripple_Effect_Kayak, Manager at Ripple Effect Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

Great to hear you had a great time in the best equipment to paddle and professional naturalist guides ready to help you explore the area. We are grateful for your review and enjoyment. The adventure is always dynamic and new with nature changing her beauty...More

Reviewed 25 March 2017

Our whole group enjoyed this unique trip! Lief was attentive to safety, eager to share his extensive knowledge about this area, and a 'hands on' teacher. Kayaking gives you the opportunity to see Florida's wildlife in its natural habitat. Highly recommend 'Ripple Effect Tours'!More

Thank brownpelican2017
Ripple_Effect_Kayak, Manager at Ripple Effect Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2017

We love groups, families, friends and all interested in outdoor adventure within a conservation area for wildlife and habitats. We appreciate your review and praise. Ripple Effect Guides are Professional Naturalists whom love the coastal ecology and opportunity to share it with you. Have a...More

Reviewed 9 March 2017

Took a Sunday evening tour in February with guide Brandon. He was interesting, knowledgeable and obviously loves his job and this little section of Northeast Florida. I highly recommend Ripple Effect Ecotours.More

Thank hookem1978
Ripple_Effect_Kayak, Manager at Ripple Effect Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2017

Our passion for the area is tried and true, we believe we owe it to all of you. With years beyond our years to include the 1990's forward we have made this area home to paddle, learn and share. Our ecotours by kayak and boat...More

Reviewed 4 March 2017

Our guide was Leif and he was excellent. Answered all our questions, very knowledgable ! Also helped with getting ourselves and the other kayakers out of tight spots (read: low tide at mud flats ! ) Altogether a very interesting experience and recommend it !...More

Thank cadillac2
Ripple_Effect_Kayak, Manager at Ripple Effect Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2017

Thank you for the review and recommendation. As you stated kayaking does require paddling and we have an alternative with our boat ecotour. Anyone interested has ability to choose either option to explore this amazing coastal ecosystem. We are available to discuss over the phone...More

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