The tour guides at St. Augustine Bike Rentals reveal the secrets of the city where Ponce de Leon landed more than 500 years ago. As they lead groups by bike or segway, they expound local lore while unveiling the quaint and quiet streets that harken back to the city's early days. These eco-friendly transports also facilitate journeys to sites such as The Fort—formally known as the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument––the Colonial Spanish Quarter, and the Fountain of Youth Discovery Park. The Bridge of Lions leads voyagers to a beautiful beach where cruiser-style bikes can roam in their natural habitat. In addition to tours, the staff also rents out its vessels a la carte for self-guided trips.
Paradise Power Sports sailing-savvy team deploys patrons onto New Smyrna Beach's waterways atop boat and jet-ski rentals. Aquatic adventurers can board 18-foot bay scouts, 14-foot flat boats, and 16-foot speed boats, or Yamaha and Sea-Doo jet skis, and skim through the causeways past green wetlands and out onto the Atlantic. Vessels such as the 25-foot Sea Fox—equipped with fish-finder technology and GPS—are ideal for fishing excursions, while the 18-foot Sweetwater Pontoon and 24-foot Fisher Pontoon provide slower-paced aquatic recreation. Patrons can embark on trips solo or under the guidance of experienced captains, many of who are fluent in tuna.
With help from a staff of paddleboarders, surfers, environmental scientists, and a dog named Dillon, 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, Y.B. Green's General Store, which carries eco-friendly gifts such as beeswax candles, carved bone necklaces, and clay-dyed clothing.
High-profile destinations often cite their high ratings on TripAdvisor, which named e2ride bike tours Jacksonville’s No. 1 attraction. In this case, that ranking also speaks to the beauty of the city itself. On the company's easy-going bike tours, visitors hop on the back of Trek 7200 bicycles, pedaling their way on breezy adventures through some of Jacksonville's most scenic neighborhoods. These include Olde-Mandarin, where magnolia trees and orange groves cast dappled shadows on stately architecture. Other tours take riders through some of Jacksonville's coziest neighborhoods; on rides through Springfield, riders traverse quiet streets and quaint commercial areas that members of the tight-knit community call home.
Take on some of the roughest back country trails on one of their stellar mountain bikes.
At Open Road Bicycles, you won't have to worry about forgetting where you parked. There are plenty of parking spaces nearby for you to choose from.
Store your bike safely at one of the main bike racks near Open Road Bicycles.
No need to ditch your furry friend when visiting Zencog — dogs are welcome there.
In need of a mountain bike? Take to the hills after you get one here.
If preferred, patrons can leave their vehicles in a nearby lot, though space is available on the street as well.