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.

Ripple Effect Is Proud to Be Partnered With:

Rated #4 of 64 Boat Tours & Water Activities in St. Augustine!

Girl in front of wing mural Fabulous

"Brandon was great and had interesting facts about literally everything! He was very instructional and made sure we were enjoying/comfortable the entire time! Plus I love that the money we paid went towards helping that area. Enjoyed being a part of it and already planning my next trip!"

– Christa Anne, TripAdvisor
Girl on horseback Extremely happy

"Went with a friends family and EXTREMELY happy I did! One of the best kayak tours. Our guide Brandon was knowledgeable about the wildlife, ecosystems, history and area in general. He kept things fun throughout the 2 hour tour, while still imparting tons of knowledge! Highly recommend for all skill levels of kayakers!!!"

– Audra Grant, TripAdvisor
Couple at dinner Great Memory

"Took the whole family during spring break. Beautiful tour, lots of wildlife and Brandon and Leif were great helping with the kids and the kayak. They were very knowledgeable as well. Definitely made a great memory. The boat tour was great as well. We saw lots of wild dolphins and a lot of other wildlife. I definitely would recommend the tour to others."

– Khristine Tate, TripAdvisor
Woman smiling Outstanding

"Outstanding kayak trip. Brandon has tons of interesting information to share! We took friends on this trip and they also loved it. We have now done the morning and the sunset tour, both enjoyable. It was great to learn different things about the area on both tours. Can’t wait to go again next year!"

– Jayne Sullivan Brundin, TripAdvisor