“Hooked On Hobie® – A New Way To Kayak”

Amelia Island Kayak Excursions now offers the Hobie Mirage® kayaks as an addition to their kayak fleet!

Now guests can pedal or paddle on guided kayak tours through scenic waterways with opportunities for wildlife sightings. A “new” way to kayak Amelia Island and Cumberland Island. Single and tandem (two-person) kayaks available. Please call us at 904.557.5307 to schedule your tour!

“Hooked On Hobie® – A New Way To Kayak”

Hobie Mirage Kayak on Egan's Creek

Hobie Mirage

Cumberland Island

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A Day Paddling With Amelia Island Kayak Excursions! Let’s Go Kayaking! Call 904.557.5307 for reservations.

Gift of Kayaking!

We have Gift Certificates Available! Guests can get “off the beaten path” on one of our guided kayak tours. They can explore local inland waterways, Cumberland Island National Seashore, the Okefenokee Swamp, and the St. Marys and Suwannee Rivers. Have fun paddling Florida’s black water, estuaries, marshes, and intracoastal waterways.

Just call us at 904.557.5307, and know that you have your holiday shopping covered in an awesome way!

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EXTRA! EXTRA! Happy Anniversary Amelia Island Kayak Excursions!

EXTRA! EXTRA! Amelia Island Kayak Excursions celebrates its 3rd Anniversary paddling the beautiful waters of NE Florida!

From the United States and 16+ countries, guests have included awesome families, NFL players, NFL coaches, mystery novel authors, foreign ambassadors, missionaries, civic clubs, and corporate groups, to name a few. They have helped us rank #1 in 6 categories on TripAdvisor for 3 consecutive years! During this time, our guests have ranged from little ones to 93 years of age!

Above all else, we are thankful for God’s faithfulness in giving us the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people while exploring His beautiful creation! Thank you for choosing Amelia Island Kayak Excursions – Where Kayaking Fun Begins! We invite you to check out pics from our most recent tours.

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Parade Fun 2015

Here we are participating for the first time in the Pirate Parade for the 52nd Annual Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival, Amelia Island, Florida. We took 2nd Place in the Commercial Division, and had so much fun! Click here for Photos and Video.

Pirate Parade 2015

A Wonderful Life

Amelia Island Kayak Excursions

What can be better than a vocation of doing what you love? It’s what many only dream about. I have been an adventurer at heart all of my life. I have had several vocations in which I’ve done well, but I am now living my dream.

Most of my life has been spent in the great outdoors. My “university” has been time spent studying animals, birds, trees, etc. It is like I have finally graduated, got my degree, and landed a great “job”! Continuing education makes life exciting, too, and when guests ask me what I did before starting our kayaking business, I reply that I have been “practicing for 58 years” for such a time as this. It sounds like a joke, but I am completely serious.
I think that one of my greatest joys is meeting people from different places and all walks of life. I love to learn as much as they are willing to share about what they do, and about what is important to them. I can truthfully say that I now have friends from all over the United States and from many parts of the world.
2014 has been quite an exciting year for us at Amelia Island Kayak Excursions. It is hard to believe that our business is now in its second year! In this New Year, we are looking forward to many more adventures on the water, and especially in making new friends along the way.
We invite you to read more about us on TripAdvisor at http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g34218-d4461192-Reviews-Amelia_Island_Kayak_Excursions-Fernandina_Beach_Amelia_Island_Florida.html, for current reviews and ranking, on www.facebook.com/ameliaislandkayakexcursions, for photos of our guests on our paddles, and of course here at www.ameliaislandkayak.com.
We sincerely want our family to meet your family, and we would be delighted to be a part of your visit to our area. We hope to have the opportunity to help make special memories of a wonderful life for you.

Amelia Island Kayak Excursions – where kayaking fun begins.

Kayak Therapy

Kayaking in the Rain

It has been said that being near water is therapeutic. I can attest that it is both refreshing and relaxing. Now, add paddling on the water in a kayak, and you have a recipe for a great way to regain focus, reduce stress, and get great exercise all at the same time!
Recently I guided a young couple on one of our two-hour creek tours. We chatted for a few minutes, but for most of the time, we paddled in silence. The rhythmic motion of the paddles, combined with the scenery along the creek, was exactly what my guests were hoping for.
So here’s a tip: Consider kayaking for one of the best ways to get “off the beaten path”, where one can find refreshment, relaxation, and exercise all rolled up in one package! It’s a great choice of recreation for all ages – it’s therapy!

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Those who think they can only be happy when the sun is shining have never kayaked in the rain!

The Amelia River Extended Tour

The Amelia RiverDon’t miss this tour! Come paddle with us on the scenic Amelia River!  In response to requests for a tour that is longer than our 2-hour Amelia River paddle, but not an all-day excursion, we are now offering a 3 ½ hour guided tour!  Paddlers will experience local, scenic waterways, stop off on nearby islands, and paddle through areas off of the main channel, to get a close up view that most people rarely see! So, imagine viewing the flora and fauna of the Amelia River where even dolphins are often seen.

We’ll complete this tour by arriving at the Fernandina Beach marina, where you have the opportunity to explore our beautiful historic downtown area.

Cost for this extended tour is $100 per person. Please call us at 904.557.5307, to reserve your kayak, and we’ll have the current necessary departure time for your tour.  Not recommended for ages 12 and under.

Check This Out!

Wow! Talk about being at the right place at the right time! On a recent Amelia River paddle, not only did we see a pod of dolphins, but as we were returning from our tour, we saw the SpaceX Satellite launch from Cape Canaveral. Not sure if it gets better than this, but we’re on the lookout!

SpaceX Commercial Satellite Launch

Kayaking News

Lofton Creek Paddlers

Having Fun on Lofton Creek

Here at Amelia Island Kayak Excursions, we continue to find new ways to have fun! Kayaking is proving to be a doable activity with our guests from 2 years old to 93 years young! Whether we are paddling with couples, families, or groups, we are having a blast sharing the first-time kayaking experience with so many! Seasoned kayakers have joined in on our fun, as well.
This recreational “adventure” that was just a hobby for me, has now become a wonderful and exciting business! There are two things that I dearly love – meeting people and kayaking. Now, I get to enjoy both!
With its cooler weather, the month of October turned out to be our busiest month so far. Now, we are into November, and our tours continue. There’s nothing more invigorating than being out on the water on a cool morning, and seeing the mist rise in the early morning sunlight. This makes getting up early worth the effort! No worries if you aren’t an “early bird”! Our late morning, afternoon, or sunset paddles are available for you.
An exciting addition to our excursions has been the Sunset Tour. We often see curious dolphins swimming nearby, and watch birds flying to their evening roosts. Now, add a beautiful sunset while paddling the Amelia River, and you have an unforgettable experience! I invite you to click on our website’s Facebook link, to see pictures of guests on our Sunset Tour, as well as the other tours we offer.
In closing, I want to thank everyone who has come and paddled with us. We truly appreciate you. And, for those of you who are thinking about kayaking, I encourage you to put us on your “to do” list. We would love to be a part of your visit to our area. Let’s go KAYAKING!