Explore natural St. Augustine by kayak with Ripple Effect Ecotours! Join our master naturalist guides for a morning or afternoon kayak trip and paddle through the 76,000+ acres of protected lands that make up the GTM National Estuarine Research Reserve estuary system. Observe native flora and fauna along the way and learn why biodiversity is important for the health of our waterways and coastlines.
Includes free admission into Marineland Dolphin Adventure, across the street
Professional kayak guide service by certified University of Florida Master Naturalist Instructors
Perfect for beginners or advanced kayakers
2-2.5 hour tours, giving plenty of time to explore
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, which is comprised of over 76,000 acres of protected coastal lands, 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, just a short drive away from the hustle and bustle of St. Augustine.
All levels of kayaking experience will find enjoyment in this ecotour and beginners are invited for their first kayaking adventure.
Kayak Marineland Eco-Adventure
Daytime Tour departs 10:00am and Sunset Tour departs at 6:30pm. Open 365 days a year, weather dependent. Please be at the launch point 15 minutes prior to the scheduled tour time. Tour start times vary depending upon season.
Reservations are required. Please call Ripple Effect Ecotours to reconfirm daytime or sunset kayak time. E-Ticket will have details for confirming. Please be at the launch point 15 minutes prior to the scheduled tour time. Our expedition kayaks can hold a combined weight of up to 475 pounds. Tickets are non refundable but schedule changes can be made 48 hours in advance.
2 -2.5 hours
101 Tolstoy Lane, St. Augustine, FL 32080. We are located directly across from Marineland Dolphin Adventure along Highway A1A, which is 18 miles south of downtown St. Augustine and 8 miles north of Palm Coast. Please be at the launch point 15 minutes prior to the scheduled tour time.
Parking available on site.
All levels of kayaking experience will find enjoyment in this ecotour and beginners are invited for their first kayaking adventure. Our daytime kayak tours are suitable for ages 6 and up. Our sunset tours are suitable for ages 10 and up.