Talbot Island State park, in northeast Jacksonville, 4 miles south of Amelia Island
About This Deal
- Duration of rental: full day (four hours or more)
- What’s included: rental and map
- What to bring: shorts or bathing suit, hat, sunscreen, water, dry clothes for the ride home, something on the feet that can get wet
Need To Know
About Kayak Amelia
With help from a staff of paddleboarders, kayakers, environmental scientists, and a dog named Bayleigh & Duncan, Kayak Amelia founders Jody and Ray Hetchka combine their love for outdoor sports with environmental conservation. Ray, a certified naturalist and self-described tree hugger, peppers guided kayak, bicycle, and paddleboard eco tours with facts on flora, fauna, and all the best smells circulating throughout the island's delicate ecosystem. In addition to guided tours, Kayak Amelia teaches paddleboard and kayak lessons, and leads fishing trips and overnight kayak excursions. Guests can sign up for tours, or rent equipment for the day, at Kayak Amelia's storefront, Kayak Amelia Outpost, which carries eco-friendly gifts such as beeswax candles, carved bone necklaces, and clay-dyed clothing.