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Testimonials

"Dear Dennis,

On behalf of our team, I wish to thank you for supporting our Saltwater Fishing Clinic by providing youth the opportunity to kayak! We truly couldn't have asked for a better way to end our week.

As you saw during our last day of the Clinic, youth and parents alike had a..."



Natalia Hernandez, Centennial Volunteer Ambassador Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve

Adventure Kayak Florida

500 Wonderwood Dr
Jacksonville, FL 32233

(904) 404-6177

info@adventurekayakflorida.com


Meet Your Guides

Dennis Thompson, Owner & Lead Guide




Dennis Thompson, lead river guide and owner of Adventure Kayak Florida, LLC, is a life-long resident of Jacksonville, Florida. He has been exploring the tributaries of the St. John’s River by kayak for over 13 years, led numerous day and overnight camping trips, holds an American Canoe Association (ACA) Level 2 Coastal Kayak Instructor certification
 with an Adaptive Paddling endorsement, and maintains Red Cross Certified Adult CPR/AED. 


This past May, Dennis completed a 16-day 310 mile paddle along the entire length of the St. John’s River. Dennis has a passion for introducing children and adults to the outdoors through kayaking and wilderness camping experiences.

By day, he is an Information Technology Director for Acosta Sales & Marketing, a North American sales and marketing firm of 35,000 employees located in Jacksonville. Most importantly, Dennis is a father to a wonderful teenage daughter and future river guide.

Claire Thompson, Assistant River Guide



Claire Thompson accompanies her Dad as an assistant river guide.  Claire has been kayaking since about six years old when her Dad would tow her up the Ichetucknee Spring run, and subsequently cut her lose to paddle back.  

As assistant river guide, Claire helps to keep an extra eye on the group and is especially good at helping others learn to paddle.

By day (weekday that is), Claire is a Junior in high school and is an accomplished trumpet player in the band.


Jonathan Thompson, Instructor


Jonathan Thompson joins the team as an ACA Level 2 Certified Kayaking Instructor.  Jonathan teaches the Quickstart to Kayaking and Introduction to Kayaking classes at Adventure Kayak Florida.  Jonathan's love of the outdoors, calm personality, and enduring patience make him a excellent instructor for students of all ages.

In addition to teaching, Jonathan leads groups on guided kayak tours and runs the kayak rental concession at the "Yak Shack" on Hanna Park's 60 acre fresh water lake.


Dennis Thompson, Owner & Lead Guide

Dennis Thompson, lead river guide and owner of Adventure Kayak Florida, LLC, is a life-long resident of Jacksonville, Florida. He has been exploring the tributaries of the St. John’s River by kayak for over 13 years, led numerous day and overnight camping trips, holds an American Canoe Association (ACA) Level 2 Coastal Kayak Instructor certification with an Adaptive Paddling endorsement, and maintains Red Cross Certified Adult CPR/AED.

This past May, Dennis completed a 16-day 310 mile paddle along the entire length of the St. John’s River. Dennis has a passion for introducing children and adults to the outdoors through kayaking and wilderness camping experiences.

By day, he is an Information Technology Director for Acosta Sales & Marketing, a North American sales and marketing firm of 35,000 employees located in Jacksonville. Most importantly, Dennis is a father to a wonderful teenage daughter and future river guide.


Claire Thompson, Assistant River Guide


Claire Thompson accompanies her Dad as an assistant river guide.  Claire has been kayaking since about six years old when her Dad would tow her up the Ichetucknee Spring run, and subsequently cut her lose to paddle back.  

As assistant river guide, Claire helps to keep an extra eye on the group and is especially good at helping others learn to paddle.

By day (weekday that is), Claire is a Junior in high school and is an accomplished trumpet player in the band.

Jonathan Thompson, Instructor


Jonathan Thompson joins the team as an ACA Level 2 Certified Kayaking Instructor.  Jonathan teaches the Quickstart to Kayaking and Introduction to Kayaking classes at Adventure Kayak Florida.  Jonathan's love of the outdoors, calm personality, and enduring patience make him a excellent instructor for students of all ages.

In addition to teaching, Jonathan leads groups on guided kayak tours and runs the kayak rental concession at the "Yak Shack" on Hanna Park's 60 acre fresh water lake.