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Ripple Effect Ecotours

Guided Boat and Kayak Eco Tours in St. Augustine and Marineland, Florida


St. Augustine’s Premier Environmental Outfitter

Ripple Effect Ecotours

Guided Boat and Kayak Eco Tours in St. Augustine and Marineland, Florida


St. Augustine’s Premier Environmental Outfitter

Ripple Effect Ecotours

Guided Boat and Kayak Eco Tours in St. Augustine and Marineland, Florida


St. Augustine’s Premier Environmental Outfitter

Welcome to Ripple Effect Ecotours


Ripple Effect offers a variety of real Florida experiences, including kayaking and boating ecotours and fishing along Florida’s beautiful waterways and wildlife rich landscapes.

Here’s your chance to get away from the hustle and bustle of the Oldest City! Whether you’re a longtime resident of Florida or a visitor to the state: imagine yourself drifting through the coastal estuary surrounded by sand dunes, salt marsh grasses, birds of all kinds, dolphins, and manatees, with plenty of oxygen to fuel your imagination and spark your curiosity. Ripple Effect offers a variety of real Florida experiences including kayaking and boating ecotours along Florida’s most beautiful waterways and wildlife rich landscapes.

Our Favorite Experiences


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Take a guided kayak tour led by a professional kayak/naturalist guide and paddle the backwaters of the 74,000 acres that make up the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve (GTM-NERR). Leave behind the trolley trains and building-filled skylines and experience Old Florida the way our ancestors did. Our partnerships with the finest environmental education organizations in the area enable us to create a one-of-a-kind outdoor adventure for you.

No prior kayaking experience is necessary, making our trips perfect for first-time paddlers, age 6 and up. We also offer kayak rentals, enabling you to create your own special adventure, or join us to discover the unique experience of a kayak fishing tour! If paddling isn’t your style, enjoy the ride and the educational experience of an eco-explorer boat tour on Ripple Effect One, the only vegetable powered eco tour boat in Northeast Florida.

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Rated #5 of 133 Outdoor Activities in St. Augustine!

Must Do! Nice Kayak Adventure and Scenery.

"My husband and I loved this adventure. Our guide (Jamison?) was very patient, kind and so very informative. We enjoyed seeing the oyster beds. The highlight was the White Pelicans. Huge! The twists and turns of the backwater was great fun. Highly recommend."

– lorp365, Tripadvisor
Kayak Tour Of The Estuary

"Our family of 3 toured with Ripple Effect today - it was wonderful. Harrison and Jessie were our guides, and it was a super fun and very educational paddle through the area. We got there about 15 min before our tour - and things went super smooth and easy. Well run operation! And thanks to Lexi in the office who helped us with a last min reservation change. Wonderful day - thank you to the whole crew!"

– ScubaJimAtl, Tripadvisor
Kayak Tour

"Guide was incredible knowledgeable about the ecosystem and area’s history. Fantastic trip and will definitely do again."

– Passenger512425, Tripadvisor
Best Kayak Tour in Town

"Our tour guide Kaitlyn was awesome. She knew everything about the area and all the wildlife within. We saw some awesome sights and a beautiful romantic sunset. We also learned a ton. I highly recommend this tour."

– VacaMaster101, Tripadvisor