Exploring Northeast Florida's Big Talbot Island State Park

On Amelia Island, your whole gang can enjoy a fun outing with Kayak Amelia on their three-hour kayaking tour. 

The tour explores a quietly beautiful salt marsh, the most productive ecosystem on the entire planet, brimming with wildlife like manatees, dolphin, mullet, birds and turtles. A professional naturalist guides the tour, sharing the local history as well as a wealth of fascinating information about the ecosystem.

The tour includes a stop on a sandbar, where you can enjoy a swim and refuel with giant cookies.

The tours are beginner-friendly, and you float with the current, so Ma Nature's doing a fair share of the work. Your duties include relaxing and soaking up the sun and the sights.

 More ways to enjoy Kayak Amelia: 

Spin the Trails

Traverse the flat trails through Talbot and Fort Clinch State Parks and Guana Reserve on a Bicycle Eco-tour.  Learn about the uplands habitat and its inhabitants, which include raccoons, armadillos, deer, hawks and owls.

Go with the Flow

Rent a canoe or kayak and explore the tranquil, tidal creeks of Talbot Island State Park. Between paddling, refresh with a swim or a picnic on one of the park’s abundant, sandy beaches.


Whip up a customized eco-teambuilding learning program with Kayak Amelia’s expert staff. You can combine kayaking, biking or hiking to get the perfect fit for your business or group, which is a vastly better way to bond than sitting in a conference room.

Stand up and paddle

Try this popular sport and wangle a wicked workout with a unique view of the water and shores on a Stand-Up Paddleboard Tour.  After a short lesson, you'll be off exploring.


The gift shop is packed with earth friendly gifts like organic cotton, hemp and bamboo clothing, healthy snacks and waterproof cameras. You can even find beautiful, hand-crafted cards that are created from (sterilized) elephant dung and rice.

Kids Rule

Kayak Amelia offers a Kids Summer Camp for kids eight to 14 years old. Adventures with the kayak/nature camp include exploring new exciting locations within the Timucuan Preserve – like hiking the Talbot Islands, kayaking to Kingsley Plantation and SUP boarding at Huguenot Park.