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Jacksonville’s Wildest Salt Marsh Tour

Posted: Mar 26 in Blog by

With an array of animals like nowhere else in North Florida, Jacksonville has hidden backwaters that offer a glimpse of what the wild of Florida is really all about. The Dutton Island Preserve Salt Marsh Tour is more than just a kayaking tour. It’s a chance to experience the Atlantic Bottle-Nosed Dolphin in its natural habitat, along with a variety of birds, turtles, and maybe even some manatees. It’s thought to be one of the most coveted Jacksonville tours, and a fantastic kayaking experience. [Read more]

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Kayaking to Kingsley Plantation

Posted: Jan 19 in Kayaking Blog by

Kingsley Plantation on Fort George Island is among the most fascinating Jacksonville tours available. In addition to being surrounded by natural beauty, the plantation is brimming with historical interest, featuring a slavery-era plantation house, a kitchen house, a barn and the ruins of twenty-five slave houses. One of the more exciting and physically active ways […]

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Epic Day on the St. John’s River

Posted: Oct 04 in Blog, Kayaking Blog by

 If any of you reading this post have ever taken a class with me in the past, you know that I often mention the word “efficiency”. It’s probably the last thing you want to hear when your trying to escape the office, or the daily grind of life, and just want to go for a […]

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Kayaking in the Heart of Jacksonville

Posted: Sep 30 in Kayaking Blog by

Eco Tourism in Jacksonville, Residence who are drawn to downtown, People utilizing the St. John’s River for human powered vessels! OH MY! This must be a conspiracy. Funny, how one unintentional act may lead you to a purpose. Last month Joe and I were invited to a Jacksonville Vision meeting, looking at improving paddling access […]

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The Jacksonville Kayaking Meetup Group

Posted: Jul 20 in Blog, Kayaking Blog by

The Jacksonville Kayaking Meetup Group Jacksonville, FL My first experience with the web site www.meetup.com began 3 years ago in Charleston, SC. At the time, I was working for Epic Kayaks, a kayak and paddle manufacturing company, Nature Adventure Outfitters as a kayak guide, and Charleston County Parks and Recreation as a part time kayak […]

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Kayaking Big Talbot Island

Posted: Jun 16 in Kayaking Blog by

Big Talbot Island is one of the most unique parks in Northeast Florida. Due to shore erosion large trees have fallen on to the beach along with black rock(peat) being uncovered. These two features give BTI a unique feel while paddling along its shore. [Read more]

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Discover Kayaking the Guana River GTMNERR

Posted: Jun 16 in Kayaking Blog by

Discover the magic of Guana’s dynamic coastline, thriving estuary, and rich history. Guana River Aquatic Preserve is 2400 acres of coastal wetlands. This is the home of many of Northeast Florida’s coastal birds. On the Guana Birding list there are over 268 species of birds and counting. [Read more]

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Dutton Island Dolphin Exploration

Posted: May 16 in Kayaking Blog by

Dutton Island encompasses 386 acres of marshland and barrier island preserve. It is located west of Atlantic Beach, south of Mayport, and north of Atlantic Blvd. bridge. It boarders the eastern bank of the ICW, nestled in the estuary. Dutton Island offers many activities to its visitors such as: biking, hiking, fishing, kayaking, and canoeing. It is part of the beaches 28 mile canoe and kayak trail. [Read more]

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Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve

Posted: Apr 16 in Kayaking Blog by

Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve (GTMNERR) offers 55,000 to 60,000 acres of coastal land which provides for long term research. The GTM Reserve is separated in the middle by the City of St. Augustine. It stretches approximately 60 miles along the Atlantic Ocean Coastline in St. John’s and Flagler counties. [Read more]

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