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Kayaking Tours

Nature lovers, outdoor enthusiasts and shutterbugs will find much to appreciate on Florida’s Historic Coast. Get an up-close view of dolphins, wildlife and birds while exploring the water.

With miles of protected water, and current and tidal flow to help in any direction, paddlers will find St. Augustine to be a kayak-friendly destination.

 

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Kayak Adventures

 

WED 5:30 - 7:30 P.M.

Kayak Marineland Sunset Birding Ecotour

Enjoy the Ripple Effect- a natural twilight exploration and birding adventure on Matanzas River. Our kayaks provide space for your equipment and add to this relaxing, comprehensive trip through one of the prettiest landscapes in coastal Florida only accessible by kayak! Potential to view lots of great birds when paddling including Black- crowned Night Herons, Northern Harriers, Owls and Clapper Rails in the marsh as the sunsets.

Meeting Location: Ripple Effect Ecotours, 101 Tolstoy Lane

Price: $60

Difficulty Level: Beginner to Intermediate 

Min/Max No. People: 2/12

THURS 9 - 11:30 A.M.

Mid Tide Pellicer Flats Birding by Kayak

Surrounded by the most unique and protected birding paradise in North East Florida, the Pellicer Flats. A mile- wide tidal lagoon system drains completely at low tide. Rich in shore birds, the only way to access this ecological gem is via kayak. Species of interest found here include: Bald Eagles, Northern Harriers, Great Horned Owl, Osprey, Whimbrels, Black Bellied Plovers, Semipalmated Plovers, Piping Plovers, Wilson’s Plovers, Spotted Sandpipers, Willets, Dunlin, Sandpipers, Yellow Legs, Roseate Spoonbills, Seaside Sparrows, Terns, Red Knots and many other species.

Meeting Location: Ripple Effect Ecotours, 101 Tolstoy Lane

Price: $60

Difficulty Level: Beginner to Intermediate 

Min/Max No. People: 4/12

THURS 6 - 8 P.M.

Kayak Marineland Sunset Birding Ecotour

Enjoy the Ripple Effect- a natural twilight exploration and birding adventure on Matanzas River. Our kayaks provide space for your equipment and add to this relaxing, comprehensive trip through one of the prettiest landscapes in coastal Florida only accessible by kayak! Potential to view lots of great birds when paddling including Black- crowned Night Herons, Northern Harriers, Owls and Clapper Rails in the marsh as the sunsets.

Meeting Location: Ripple Effect Ecotours, 101 Tolstoy Lane

Price: $60

Difficulty Level: Beginner to Intermediate 

Min/Max No. People: 2/12

FRI 12 - 2:30 P.M.

High Tide Pellicer Flats Kayak Ecotour

Enjoy the Ripple Effect Ecotour on the Pellicer flats and experience the unique coastal communities adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean. Local shorebirds find their home within these beautiful salt marsh habitats. The upland tree canopies also provide shelter for migratory birds going north for the summer. Bald Eagles, Northern Harriers, Great Horned Owl, Osprey, Roseate Spoonbills, Whimbrels, Black Bellied Plovers, Semipalmated Plovers, Spotted Sandpipers, Willets, Dunlin, Sandpipers, Yellow Legs, Seaside Sparrows, Terns, and many other species.

Meeting Location: Ripple Effect Ecotours, 101 Tolstoy Lane

Price: $60

Difficulty Level: Beginner to Intermediate 

Min/Max No. People: 2/12

FRI 6 - 8 P.M.

Marineland Sunset Kayak Tour

Witness a “real” Florida sunset from the best seat in the house. Our glowing “firefly” kayaks light the way through a maze of winding tidal creeks. Potential to view lots of great birds when paddling including Black- crowned Night Herons, Northern Harriers, Owls and Clapper Rails in the marsh as the sunsets.

Meeting Location: Ripple Effect Ecotours, 101 Tolstoy Lane

Price: $60

Difficulty Level: Beginner to Intermediate 

Min/Max No. People: 2/12

SAT 9 - 11:30 A.M.

Low Tide Pellicer Flats Birding by Kayak

Changing tides with rich biodiversity make this paddle a unique photo surprise. Birding opportunities include: Bald Eagles, Northern Harriers, Great Horned Owl, Osprey, Roseate Spoonbills, Whimbrels, Black Bellied Plovers, Semipalmated Plovers, Piping Plovers, Wilson’s Plovers, Spotted Sandpipers, Willets, Dunlin, Sandpipers, Yellow Legs, Seaside Sparrows, Terns, Red Knots and many other species.

Meeting Location: Ripple Effect Ecotours, 101 Tolstoy Lane

Price: $60

Difficulty Level: Beginner to Intermediate 

Min/Max No. People: 2/12

SAT 6 - 8 P.M.

Marineland Sunset Kayak Tour

Enjoy the Ripple Effect- a natural twilight exploration and birding adventure on Matanzas River. Our glowing “firefly” kayaks light the way and add to this relaxing comprehensive trip through one of the prettiest landscapes in coastal Florida only accessible by kayak! Potential to view lots of great birds when paddling including Black- crowned Night Herons, Northern Harriers, Owls and Clapper Rails in the marsh as the sunsets.

Meeting Location: Ripple Effect Ecotours, 101 Tolstoy Lane

Price: $60

Difficulty Level: Beginner to Intermediate 

Min/Max No. People: 2/12

SUN 10 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.

Mid Tide Pellicer Flats Birding by Kayak

Surrounded by the most unique and protected birding paradise in North East Florida, the Pellicer Flats. A mile- wide tidal lagoon system drains completely at low tide. Rich in shore birds, the only way to access this ecological gem is via kayak. Species of interest found here include: Bald Eagles, Northern Harriers, Great Horned Owl, Osprey, Whimbrels, Black Bellied Plovers, Semipalmated Plovers, Piping Plovers, Wilson’s Plovers, Spotted Sandpipers, Willets, Dunlin, Sandpipers, Yellow Legs, Roseate Spoonbills, Seaside Sparrows, Terns, Red Knots and many other species.

Meeting Location: Ripple Effect Ecotours, 101 Tolstoy Lane

Price: $60

Difficulty Level: Beginner to Intermediate 

Min/Max No. People: 4/12