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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.

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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!

Great tour through an undisturbed Florida estuary

"Great tour. Adam was an excellent guide. He gave a good amount of information - not too much and not too little. He tailored the trip to our interests. The kayaks were in very good condition. The route was beautiful. We were lucky to see several roseate spoonbills. We also saw several dolphins, one of which surfaced very near our boat. We highly recommend this tour. A+++++"

– ManateeMan, Tripadvisor
Really enjoyable tour

"Really great kayak eco tour. The kayaks had rudders which made it easy to turn in our double kayak. Our guide, Adam, was personable and very knowledgeable about the wildlife and the area. We saw dolphins, herons, egrets, crabs, and oysters. Very reasonable price too! Plus you get a free ticket to Marineland included with the tour."

– Brooke M, Tripadvisor
Excellent

"This kayak tour was perfect for mine and my sisters families. We were a group of 12 ranging in ages from 10-70 years old. We took the sunset tour. Lexie and Steven were awesome guides! We all felt so comfortable in the water and they taught us so much! We couldn’t have asked for better guides! We also took advantage of the included admission to the Marineland Dolphin Adventure and saw a great dolphin show up close and personal. Thank you Ripple Effect Ecotours you made our vacation one to remember! Read less"

– Holtfamily9, Tripadvisor
Fun & Informative

"We had a great time on the sunset kayak tour with Adam! Driving in on A1A it seems impossible that you can be so quickly immersed in the serene estuary...but you can! The bustling sounds of Flagler beach faded away as Adam expertly shepherded us across the intercoastal and into quiet waters. We learned a lot, saw some wildlife, and got a bit of a workout as well. Thoroughly enjoyed by ages 10-35."

– Marybeth F., Tripadvisor
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