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You deserve a good paddling!

Kayak Amelia is

the OFFICIAL outfitter for

Talbot Islands State Parks

--- sharing nature for 20 years ---

These protected, 'wild' lands are perfect for wildlife viewing and just getting away from it all. We also realize that these fragile ecosystems need to be protected from human encroachment. The best way to accomplish this is to get folks to spend time in the enviroment and learn the stories of the critters that live there.

What you see with your eyes ?,

you will treasure with your heart

Kayak Amelia has all the toys for your outdoor adventure!

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  • Guided kayak ecotour

    Guided Kayak Ecotours

    3 hour tour (no Gilligan jokes, please) adult - $65, child under 12 yr - $55. Includes paddle instruction, kayak, life jacket, naturalist guide, no experience needed.

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  • kayak rentals

    Self-guided Kayak Rentals

    Create your own adventure and rent a canoe or kayak from our base in Talbot Islands State Park. We'll help you plan the best route based on weather and tide. Half day rentals (up to 4 hours) single kayak - $40, two person kayak - $55. No reservations.

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  • paddle boarding


    Stand Up Paddleboard = SUP --- Learn about the latest paddlesport craze and then go off and explore on your own. Intro class - $30, rental - $40, 2 hour tour - $55pp.

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  • SUP yoga

    SUP Yoga

    Where your yoga mat meets the sea......Take your yoga practice outside. One hour class - $30pp

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  • yoga

    Yoga + Kayaking

    Kayak to a secluded beach for a rejuvinating yoga class or mellow out with a Meditation Paddle- $65pp

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  • Segway tours

    Segway Ecotour

    Explore the drier side of the park on miles of oak shaded off road trails. 1hr tour - $60pp, 2hr tour - $80pp. Must be over 13 yr old and under 260lbs.

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  • bike rentals

    Bike rentals

    Over 3 miles of paved trails in the park that connects to another 6 miles on Amelia Island. $7/hour, $20/day

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  • kayak the keys

    February Keys Adventure

    One guest summed it up perfectly ....."A luxury sleepaway camp for adults"

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  • Amazon trip

    Silver River Kayak Day Trip

    All of Florida's spring fed rivers are beautiful for the clear views of the flora and fauna below the surface but Silver River has one thing that makes it extra special....monkeys!

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  • kayak summer camp

    Summer Kids Camp

    Kayaking, paddleboarding, swimming, nature exploration.....Sorry parents, this is a 'kid only' experience....$260/week

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    'Boss lady'

    "When I'm talking to customers, I think about that 'special vacation', the one that we saved for and planned and dreamed about for years, and then remember that each guest has done the same with their vacation. I try to treat each one of them like this is their special vacation."

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    'Barefoot Tree Hugger'

    Barefooted, Bass Playin', Bear Huggin', Beard Wearin'
    "In this age of the burgeoning Eco-Tourism boom in Florida it is vitally important that we protect the natural communities we choose to showcase."

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    'SUP Master Sea'

    PaddleBoarding Eco-Thespian
    ACA Level II Kayak Instructor and Stand Up Paddleboard Instructor.

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    'Customer Service Guru'

    Our personal welcome center. ACA SUP L1, FL Coastal & Uplands Master Naturalist. She is a nature enthusiast who loves camping and her mutt.
    "I can't believe that I get to call this work."

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    'Redneck Engineer'

    ACA Kayak tour leader, FL Coastal & Uplands Master Naturalist, Wilderness 1st Aid and RedNeck Engineer? "The best part is watching the 1st timers transform and fall in love with paddling! That's what makes my job here awesome!"

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    Bronx Beach Bum

    ACA Kayak Tour Leader. When he tells his wife Denise "Good-bye I'm off to work" , she usually replies "Don't tell me you're going to work-You enjoy it too much".

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    History Buff and Segway Extraordinaire

    FL Coastal & Uplands Master Naturalist. "I really love to call this my office!"

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    Lead Yogi

    She brings a playful, creative spirit to her vinyasa style practice and is blessed to be able to share her passion as a teacher. Deb also is the first to bring SUP Yoga here to Amelia Island and encourages all to come play on the floating mat!

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    Camp instructor

    Elementary school teacher and Segway guide. "I am so excited to be a part of the KA family - it truely is a family. We live in such a beautiful place and I love getting to share it with guests from all over the world!"

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    Summer Camp Queen

    Dawn has been our Summer EcoCamp coordinator for the past five years.

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    Keys Yoga Retreat

    A thoroughly relaxing and rejuvenating mini week for beginners and experienced yogis. Sunrise yoga, kayak trips thru mangroves and clear water, Stand up paddleboard yoga and did I mention the awesome sunsets!

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    Bayleigh & Duncan

    Official Greeters

    Our youngest and furriest employees, Bayleigh and Duncan are our mascots, greeters and canine food disposal units. They are Wire haired Pointing Griffons and occupy a special place in our hearts and the hearts of our guests. Bayleigh says 'hello' with a toy in her mouth, hoping you will play. Make sure to say Hi! when you come to visit.

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In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA") and Chapter 760, Part I, Florida Statutes, the "Florida Civil Rights Act ," the Kayak Amelia. is committed to providing accessible facilities, programs and services for all people, including those with disabilities to participate in and enjoy recreational paddlesport opportunities and experiences. To access of complete copy of the Accessibility and Inclusion Policy, or if you have any inquiries or complaints, please call 904-251-0016.

Mission Statement

To create a wake, whose ripples provide our guests with a sense of wonder about the natural world, while minimizing our impact on the daily lives of the non-human neighbors whose home we share.

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