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Camping by Kayak

Posted: Dec 07 in Kayaking Blog by

Once you’ve been on your fair share of kayak tours in and around Jacksonville, you may be itching to immerse yourself in the great outdoors. Paddling day trips are a blast, but kayaking in Florida is the perfect way to reconnect with Mother Nature—our state and our northern neighbor Georgia are full of excellent parks just waiting to be explored by water. [Read more]

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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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Sea Kayaking Safety Equipment

Posted: May 04 in Kayaking Blog by

When you’re first learning how to kayak, knowing how to stay safe on the open ocean is of the utmost importance. Wind and waves can pose serious risks in sea kayaking and if unprepared, capsizing can spell trouble. Navigational equipment is important to avoid getting lost in the open water and receiving proper training in a kayaking course is your best bet in staying safe. [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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Kayaking Lofton Creek

Posted: Nov 25 in Kayaking Blog by

While kayaking is an exciting sport that can leave you feeling breathless after an exhilarating trip, it is also a great way to relax and experience nature in an entirely new way. One of the best places to go for such a relaxing run is the Lofton Creek in Yulee, Florida. This trip is one [...]

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Kayaking the Washington Oaks Gardens

Posted: Oct 26 in Kayaking Blog by

If you are looking for an exciting kayaking adventure for the entire family, then look no further than the Washington Oaks Gardens. The Washington Oaks Gardens is a beautiful place to visit that really puts you in touch directly with nature. While there are many different events and activities that take place at the Gardens, [...]

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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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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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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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