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Touring the Trees at Lofton Creek

Posted: May 14 in Kayaking Blog by

The blackwaters at Lofton Creek wind in and out of trees of all shapes and sizes, lining the water and providing a perfect canopy for a kayaking retreat. The protected hardwoods surrounding Lofton Creek are made up of a variety of tree species, which are really what make this creek special—the way the river winds and narrows is due to fallen trees that are now blocking the water. [Read more]

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Touring Jacksonville’s Historical Plantations

Posted: Mar 08 in Kayaking Blog by

Although the natural sights and sounds of Florida’s waters are spectacular in themselves, there are also beautiful and historical sites where families can both learn and enjoy a relaxing kayak tour. The Kingsley Plantation Historical Tour is known to be one of the most family-friendly and historically intriguing on-water tours in Jacksonville. This slave-era plantation sits on Fort George Island, leaving paddlers a nice hop over to the plantation before setting foot on land. The water here is near crystal clear with its blue-green hue, and the animals in the area are all but shy. In fact, one might think they had paddled into their own little Caribbean. [Read more]

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ACA Jekyll Island and Cumberland Island Exploration Journey

Posted: Feb 29 in Kayaking Blog by

Join the ACA Jekyll Island and Cumberland Island exploration journey!! Days one and two of this event will be based on Jekyll Island. Our first venture will be to the south end of St. Simon Island (from North end of Jekyll) via St Simon Sound. Along the way we will be doing some navigation and ACA / BCU paddling skills challenges. We’ll explore some of the beaches of St. Simon upon landing. [Read more]

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Experience History at Ft. George Island

Posted: Feb 21 in Kayaking Blog by

A North Florida kayaking trip down the Ft. George River is a fantastic and educational trip. Jacksonville tours are a wonderful choice for kayaking during which you can experience nature and history from the salt marsh creeks and turquoise blue waters of Ft. George Island. This adventure is filled with an abundance of wildlife and […]

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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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Serene Splendor: Kayaking Lofton Creek

Posted: Dec 21 in Kayaking Blog by

Has the stress of life made it hard for you to appreciate the small things in life? Are you tense and finding it hard to relax? Take a break from your day to day routine by taking a kayaking trip through Lofton Creek. Lofton Creek is a nice, relaxing creek that is an excellent choice […]

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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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Get Outside in the Fall

Posted: Sep 08 in Blog, Kayaking Blog by

Get Outside Enjoy the fall in Northeast Florida By Rachel Austin Now that the summer is ending, what will you be doing outdoors this fall? With the change of seasons comes a change in the rhythm of outdoor recreational opportunities in our area. We are fortunate to live in an area with so many natural […]

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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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