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Adventure in Marineland, FL

Wonderful experience. Our guide was very thorough and knowledgeable. Starting with the safety... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Judy w
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Gainesville, Florida
Kayak Tour

There were 4 of us who signed up fort the kayak eco tour. Esteban was our guide and he was great... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Ripple Effect Ecotours, St. Augustine's most ethical and sustainable ecotour company, is a dedicated environmental outfitter offering eco-educational kayaking and vegetable oil-powered boat tours that explore the most remote and natural waterways surrounding St. Augustine, FL. Get way off the beaten path and explore the far reaches of the 73,000+ acre GTM Research Reserve, most of which is only accessible by kayak or with our highly specialized and sustainable eco-explorer boat. Ripple Effect fosters unique partnerships with the Friends of the GTM Research Reserve, the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience and the Marineland Dolphin Adventure. Proceeds from the ecotours benefit the education, stewardship, and conservation initiatives of our non-profit partners. Have a relaxing and educational time on the water and help support a great cause. All you need to do is make a reservation and Ripple Effect will take care of the rest!
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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101 Tolstoy Ln, St. Augustine, FL 32080-8633
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Reviewed yesterday

Wonderful experience. Our guide was very thorough and knowledgeable. Starting with the safety briefing and continuing through the morning tour of the estuaries west of the inland waterway we were enthralled by the nature and the way our guide made us aware of our surroundings....More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

There were 4 of us who signed up fort the kayak eco tour. Esteban was our guide and he was great, very attentive and knowledgeable. We saw a dolphin, lots of birds, incl. the rare wood storm and a pink shoebill, and crabs. Thanks also...More

Thank Katja C
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Ripple_Effect_Kayak, Manager at Ripple Effect Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We appreciate the review and your group, a wonderful day on the water surrounded by nature. Thank you....

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on the sunset tour with my 15 year old daughter and 13 year old son. We all really enjoyed it. Brandon was wonderful. He is very safety conscious. He is also great with kids and really made our tour fantastic. It was beautiful...More

Thank Alexa G
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Ripple_Effect_Kayak, Manager at Ripple Effect Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Sunset kayaking ecotours provide a unique perspective in the marsh with guided exploration. Kids, families, friends and neighbors will all enjoy to include the best equipment and most professional guides. Have a great summer, Eric

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The kayak trip was so much fun!!! It is an absolutely beautiful area and Brandon and his crew are fantastic!! We learned lots of new things about the animals and plants and the reserve itself while enjoying the beautiful area. Worth every penny. So glad...More

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Ripple_Effect_Kayak, Manager at Ripple Effect Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

The Research Reserve (GTM NERR) is an amazing place for life to enjoy. We can all do our part to help keep it beautiful and we appreciate your support. Our Kayaking Ecotour is a great outdoor adventure for all skill levels. Have a great summer,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend! We had a great tour with Brandon who went above and beyond to make our eco tour a comfortable, informative and fun trip. We learned about the GTM research reserve, and we saw dolphins, egrets, brown pelicans, a spotted eagle ray, a manatee...More

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Ripple_Effect_Kayak, Manager at Ripple Effect Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Above and Beyond is what you will always enjoy with Ripple Effect EcoTours. Summer is ready and we have new equipment ready to go. Thanks for the feedback and have a great summer, Eric

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Highly recommend! Took the crew out for Mother’s Day and had a great time. The instruction in the beginning was short, concise, fun and to the point. Brandon and Mike were excellent and incredibly informative. Brandon is very passionate about his role in educating the...More

Thank Randy M
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Ripple_Effect_Kayak, Manager at Ripple Effect Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Your welcome! Conservation, education, stewardship and fun is our focus with an amazing experience that we are happy to know you enjoyed. The estuary is a special place where the "river meets the sea" and life blooms. Have a great summer, Eric

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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Went with a friends family and EXTREMELY happy I did! One of the best kayak tours. Our guide Brandon was knowledgeable about the wildlife, ecosystems, history and area in general. He kept things fun throughout the 2 hour tour, while still imparting tons of knowledge!...More

Thank Audra G
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Ripple_Effect_Kayak, Manager at Ripple Effect Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018

All skill levels, all individuals and all levels of interests can enjoy our ecotours. We appreciate your feedback and confirmation of each guided ecotours' outstanding experience with this amazing outdoor adventure. Thank you, Eric

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Reviewed 6 May 2018

We just love taking friends on tours with these guys! Brandon was our guide this trip, and not only is he hilarious, but he is very knowledgeable about the wildlife and botany as well! The kayaks have rudders, making them so easy to steer -...More

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Ripple_Effect_Kayak, Manager at Ripple Effect Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

We love the feedback and enjoyment. Thanks for your response and happy to know you were able to find the equipment easy to steer. We do provide the best equipment in the business for an authentic experience as well as a great outdoor adventure. Our...More

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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

Outstanding kayak trip. Brandon has tons of interesting information to share! We took friends on this trip and they also loved it. We have now done the morning and the sunset tour, both enjoyable. It was great to learn different things about the area on...More

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Ripple_Effect_Kayak, Manager at Ripple Effect Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2018

Outstanding response and we appreciate your return with review. Each adventure is unique either by route, weather and/or wildlife. We can cater to your needs and create an opportunity for everyone to get outdoors while enjoying this educational journey through the estuary. Have a great...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2018

Was wonderful. My family loved the kayak and boat tour. We went there on spring break. You can really tell that Brandon and Leif enjoy what they do and are knowledgeable. We saw lots of wildlife including lots of dolphins. Would highly recommend the tour....More

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Ripple_Effect_Kayak, Manager at Ripple Effect Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Thank you for recommending us and families have a great time learning while being outdoors. Have a great summer, Eric

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