Join Ripple Effect for a unique educational adventure on the Ripple Effect One with our Coast Guard certified captains and Florida Master Naturalist Instructors.
Duration: Two hours and 30 minutes
Includes free admission into the Marineland Dolphin Adventure and professional guide service by certified University of Florida Master Naturalist Instructors! Tour start times vary by season.
Kayaking Eco Tours from Marineland
Experience the best eco-educational kayaking tours in Northeast Florida, made possible by our partnership with Marineland Dolphin Adventure and the University of Florida’s Whitney Lab for Marine Bioscience. This partnership gives us unique access to the southern boundary of the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve, the perfect location for kayaking tours. Don’t miss this opportunity to visit the Atlantic bottlenose dolphins’ natural habitat in the Matanzas River Estuary, then get up close with these amazing mammals at Marineland Dolphin Adventure! You will fall in love with this biologically rich area, often described as “the cornerstone behind the nomination of the Matanzas River as the 25th National Estuarine Research Reserve of the United States.
Join our master naturalist guides for a morning or afternoon kayak trip and get an intimate glimpse at a pristine estuary. Paddle in and out of mangrove tidal creeks as birds fly overhead and fish jump in front of your kayak. Observe native flora and fauna in their local habitats and learn why biodiversity is important for the health of our waterways and coastlines.
All levels of kayaking experience will find enjoyment in this ecotour and beginners are invited for their first kayaking adventure. This tour is suitable for ages 6 and up.
Please keep in mind that tour start times change based on the season.
What to Bring/Wear
Our expedition kayaks are capable of carrying 200 pounds of gear, so bring whatever you may possibly need.
- A big hat
- Bug spray (not usually needed)
- Water shoes
- Appropriate clothing
- A good attitude and a big smile!
See you on the water!