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

Evening Kayak

"My husband and I were new to kayaking and had a great time on this tour. Our tour guide was fantastic (kind, patient, educational,etc.) and the setting and view was beautiful!Thank you so much!"

– NatashaJFT, TripAdvisor
Great trip!

"Leif and Mitch were great guides. Both my boys really enjoyed the trip. Got to see lots of wildlife and ecosystems. Highly recommended! A+"

– Dana B, TripAdvisor
Very enjoyable kayak tour

"Took the marineland kayak tour. Daniel was very knowledgeable & informative for new kayakers. Would recommend."

– yarghn25, TripAdvisor
Wonderful and Educational Kayak Tour

"Our group of four throughly enjoyed a 2.5 hour tour on and around the Inter-coastal water way. Our guide Brian was very knowledgeable of the plants, animals and birds of the area. The two person kayaks are super easy to navigate. I highly recommend the tour and staff."

– georgefromCT, TripAdvisor