When visiting St. Augustine, a really great activity to enjoy is kayaking and/or standup paddle boarding. The waters of this area offer some of the best kayak tours in the state of Florida. You will enjoy scenic charm of St. Augustine, which is home to plenty of wildlife. During your adventures, you may come upon dolphins, sea turtles, manatees, eagles, herons, and much more. Just imagine the thrill of paddling alongside a dolphin or other such sea creature. Whether you enjoy salt water or fresh water, you can find it in St. Augustine!
There are several areas and companies that offer the best adventures including:
- Kayak St. Augustine – This tour company offers tours, rentals, and lessons. The mission of this company is to foster awareness of the beauty and importance of St. Augustine’s natural environments. Tour options include everything from beginner friendly outings for all ages to historic eco tours. Enjoy a wildlife adventure or a backwater kayak outing. The company also offers stand up paddleboard lessons and gorgeous sunrise tours.
- Ripple Effect Tours – Offering both guide boat and kayak eco-tours throughout the St. Augustine and Marineland areas, Ripple Effect Tours has many options. Experiences offered by this company including fishing, boating, kayaking, and eco tours. The tours are led by professional guides and can take you through some of the 77,000 acres that are part of the Guano Tolomato Matanzas Nation Estuarine Research Reserve. Through partnerships with environmental education organizations, you can experience one-of-a-kind outdoor adventures. Check on the Eco-Explore boat tour upon Ripple Effect One — the only vegetable powered tour boat in Northeastern Florida. You can also rent a kayak and take out on your own or as part of a fishing tour.
- White Ibis Tours – A small group tour company offering everything from kayak rentals to guided tours and even pontoon boat tours. Kayaks offered include solo and tandem styles. There are introductory courses and classes to make beginners right at home, as well as trips and tours for experienced kayakers. Trips include tours past the Lighthouse and through Anastasia State Park, along with history tours and “Paddle and Dine” trips.
Don’t Miss Anything in St. Augustine
There are many other unspoiled and spectacular areas you can explore on kayaks. At The Ocean Gallery, we are happy to help you find somewhere you and your group can enjoy. We can get you in touch with tour companies or rental companies that will suit your needs! Contact us today for more information!