Kayaking in Palm Valley


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  • Action Kayak Adventures
    On father-son fishing trips, Bart Swab’s dad taught him not only how to cast his line but also how to treat the aquatic ecosystem surrounding him with respect. Now a licensed and insured guide, Swab helps other fisherman appreciate the open water’s beauty, helming kayak trips through Florida’s pristine saltwater marshes. After arming prospective kayakers with safety tips and familiarizing them with their fishing equipment, Swab guides lead paddlers into the water. They maintain a 3-inch draft that allows students in kayaks to sneak up on fish without having to glue sequins to their skin to look like scales. Kayakers can also gaze through binoculars at the diverse fauna roaming the area’s shores. Trips range from a half day to a full day, and for a more structured route, participants can opt for destination trips to seasonal hot spots, where they can search out fish such as black drum, sheepshead, and tarpon.
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    505 Guana River Road
    Ponte Vedra Beach, FL US
  • Kayak Amelia
    Kayak Amelia's self-described tree huggers, nature lovers, and beach bums pass on their passion for protecting local ecosystems to their patrons. During their kayak tours, groups paddle through intracoastal waterways, passing nature preserves and bird sanctuaries while tallying the manatees, eagles, and dolphins they see along the way. Guides also schedule stops for a swim and a snack of house-made cookies.
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    13030 Heckscher Dr.
    Jacksonville, FL US
  • All Wet Sports
    Situated near the flourishing wildlife of Big Pottsburg Creek, All Wet Sports stocks an arsenal of boards, boats, and apparel for careening across both land and sea. Kayaks, surfboards, and skateboards line the shop’s walls for purchase or rent, and more challenging activities such as windsurfing, kiteboarding, wakeboarding, and standup paddleboarding are made understandable for eager adventurers by a crew of deft instructors. On their chosen mode of transport, customers venture into the placid waters of Big Pottsburg Creek, teeming with such inhabitants as ospreys, manatees, and unemployed Disney characters.
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    8550 Beach Blvd.
    Jacksonville, FL US
  • First Coast Outfitters
    First Coast Outfitters' ACA certified instructors aren't just passionate about paddling, but their surroundings as well. As fervent naturalists, they share their enthusiasm with guests during tours through the Pellicer Creek Aquatic Preserve, Fort George River, and other local waterways. Cast a line from the kayak during fishing trips, or head out on excursions suited for the whole family, including angsty teenage mutant ninja turtles.
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    901 Gulf Line Drive
    Jacksonville, FL US
  • Nautical Escapes Outfitters
    Enjoy a true vacation experience when you let Jacksonville's Nautical Escapes Outfitters plan your trip for you. Nautical Escapes Outfitters is located in a prime location surrounded by various parking options. Discover your next big adventure when you call up Nautical Escapes Outfitters in Jacksonville.
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    9743 Saye Ct
    Jacksonville, FL US
  • St. Augustine Kayak Company
    The goal of the knowledgeable guides at White Ibis Tours is to get you out on the water, no matter the season. Their signature pontoon tours and kayak trips are designed to highlight the area’s unique ecology and sites, including the Bridge of Lions, the Castillo de San Marcos, and Shell Mound Bluff. For those who wish to map out their own journeys, the business rents sit-on-top and sit-inside kayaks in both tandem and single models.
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    220 Nix Boat Yard Rd.
    St. Augustine, FL US

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