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"I am so happy that we went on a guided kayak tour than visit the theme parks in Orlando. My team from India got to experience the trip of a lifetime." - Ghanshyam Dayal..."



Ghanshyam Dayal

Adventure Kayak Florida

500 Wonderwood Dr
Jacksonville, FL 32233

(904) 404-6177

info@adventurekayakflorida.com


Half-Day Tours

2-3 hour guided kayak tours in Jacksonville, Florida




Adventure Kayak Florida's half day guided tours are 2-3 hours in duration and are offered at several locations around Jacksonville.  These short tours are a great way to be introduced to kayaking.  Just book your tour online and then meet us at the launch site on the day of your reservation.  On the day of your tour, your river guide will give you a brief lesson on the basics of kayaking.  Assistance will be given when entering and exiting your kayak, and once on the water your guide will fine tune your paddling technique as needed.


Along your tour, your river guide will point out the variety of wading birds and birds of prey that you will see.  History of the local area and creeks will be discussed, as well as plenty of stories of fun river adventures.

You can expect frequent breaks to take pictures, have a drink or snack, and stretch your legs.  The pace will be relaxed so you don't have to worry about tiring out or being left behind.  

Our primary goal is to be safe and HAVE FUN! 

2-3 hour guided kayak tours in Jacksonville, Florida

Adventure Kayak Florida's half day guided tours are 2-3 hours in duration and are offered at several locations around Jacksonville.  These short tours are a great way to be introduced to kayaking.  Just book your tour online and then meet us at the launch site on the day of your reservation.  On the day of your tour, your river guide will give you a brief lesson on the basics of kayaking.  Assistance will be given when entering and exiting your kayak, and once on the water your guide will fine tune your paddling technique as needed.

Along your tour, your river guide will point out the variety of wading birds and birds of prey that you will see.  History of the local area and creeks will be discussed, as well as plenty of stories of fun river adventures.

You can expect frequent breaks to take pictures, have a drink or snack, and stretch your legs.  The pace will be relaxed so you don't have to worry about tiring out or being left behind.  Our primary goal is to be safe and HAVE FUN! 

The following tours are offered...
Julington Creek Half-Day Tour | Check Availability »

Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 2-3 hours
Price: $59.00 / Person

By far one of the cleanest waterways in Jacksonville, the pristine Julington Creek winds its way west from near I95 south of town to the St. John's River. Book your sunrise paddle on Julington Creek today to experience a deer crossing or see a hungry river otter looking for some breakfast.

The tree canopy along Julington Creek offers plenty of shade and protection from the wind, making this a great tour for all ages.


Cedar and Ortega Rivers Half-Day Tour | Check Availability »
Close to Downtown and Westside, Jacksonville, Fl
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 2-3 hours
Price: $59.00 / Person

The most urban of our guided river tours, the Cedar River joins the Ortega River close to downtown Jacksonville. This tour is characterized by modest and exuberant waterfront homes and boat docks, views of the Ortega boat yard, plenty of sunshine, and close encounters with the American Bald Eagle.

Note: This is an easy paddle for beginners, but due to motorboat traffic this tour is not suitable for small children paddling their own kayak.


Thomas Creek Preserve Half-Day Tour | Check Availability »
Close to Airport, Northside, Jacksonville, Fl
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 2-3 hours
Price: $59.00 / Person

Miles and miles of clean water, abundant wildlife, and almost no trace of man characterize this beautiful tributary of the Nassau River, located just minutes from the Jacksonville International Airport.

This "out-and-back" guided tour takes you upstream through the tree canopy of the Thomas Creek Preserve. Get your cameras ready for the occasional alligator and many wading birds that you will encounter on this beautiful half-day adventure.


Dutton Island Half-Day Tour | Check Availability »
Close to Beaches, Intracoastal, Jacksonville, Fl
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 2-3 hours
Price: $59.00 / Person

Tour the pristine salt marsh ecosystem around the Dutton Island Preserve, located near Atlantic Beach, Fl on the intracoastal waterway. This area is exceptional for wildlife viewing by kayak and by land, as the preserve has 3 miles of hiking trails through pine flatwoods and live oak hammocks.

Plenty of sunshine, a cool seabreeze, picnic tables and hiking trails make this a wonderful destination for a day outdoors with friends and family.


Intracoastal Marsh Half-Day Tour | Check Availability »
Close to Beaches, Intracoastal, Jacksonville, Fl
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 2-3 hours
Price: $59.00 / Person

Gorgeous sunsets await you in the late afternoon on this guided tour through the intracoastal marsh between the Beach Blvd and JTB (Hwy 202) bridges. This half-day tour departs as the rising tide fills the marsh with salt water, opening up navigable channels for kayakers to explore, and marine life to find food.

Along with the usual wading birds, manatee and porpoise are often seen in the intracoastal waterway on your way into the marsh.