Join our master naturalist guides for a morning or afternoon kayak trip and get an intimate glimpse at a pristine estuary.
Eco-Educational Kayak Tours
Experience the best eco-educational kayaking tours in Northeast Florida. Our unique location gives us access to the southern boundary of the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve (GTMNERR) which is over 40,000 acres of pristine coastal habitats.
Kayaking Eco Tours from Marineland
Most of the paddling around St. Augustine and Northeast Florida is relaxed and easy, but there is some white water on the Suwannee River at Big Shoals! The St. Johns River, its springs, and its tributaries have captured the imaginations of explorers, naturalists, and writers for centuries, including William Bartram, John Muir, and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. Salt marshes border barrier islands all along the coast, and wildlife is abundant. The entire region is rich in geological, biological, and archeological history. This makes the area perfect for kayaking, boat tours, and even kayak fishing charters!
One of the most beautiful and biologically diverse areas is found in St. Johns and Flagler counties. More than 40,000 acres of salt marsh, freshwater, upland, and coastal habitat have been preserved in what’s called the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve. Within the reserve are several state and county parks, pristine and undeveloped marshes and creeks, and the Matanzas Inlet, one of the only natural inlets on Florida’s east coast. In this region, the temperate climate of the southeastern U.S. gives way to the subtropical, supporting an amazing mix of plant and animal species. With our deep knowledge and experience in the area, Ripple Effect is your perfect guide for kayaking and exploring all the wonders of nature that this part of Northeast Florida has to offer.