The water on Lofton Creek is often referred to as black water, tea, or coffee – as are most fresh water creeks and rivers located in Florida and South Georgia.
Blackwater occurs when tannic acid from decaying plants is released into the water. The result is water with a “mirrored” appearance, which reflects the scenery and enhances the natural beauty of the streams.
Lofton Creek has become one of our most popular tours. Just minutes from Amelia Island, this tour is an easy and relaxing 2-hour paddle.
A guided tour on this tidal creek offers opportunities to see wildlife, majestic cypress trees, flowers, and more. It’s an excellent choice for anyone, but especially those who may not have a lot of time.