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Ripple Effect Ecotours

101 Tolstoy Ln, St. Augustine, FL 32080-8633
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Outstanding tour!

Outstanding kayak trip. Brandon has tons of interesting information to share! We took friends on... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jayne S
via mobile
Sunset kayak trip and Boat tour

Was wonderful. My family loved the kayak and boat tour. We went there on spring break. You can... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
duncan1462
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Detroit, Michigan
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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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“eco system” (11 reviews)
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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 3 days ago 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

Thank Jayne S
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Ripple_Effect_Kayak, Manager at Ripple Effect Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 5 days ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group of 60+ year olds enjoyed the vegetable oil powered inflatable boat ride between Marineland, FL and the Matanzas Inlet. We saw lots of birds catching fish and preening along the shore including an immature bald eagle, several osprey, at least 2 types of...More

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

Excellent review and greatly appreciated, sounds like we achieved our goals while maintaining the safety of all life. The boat ecotour is a great alternative for groups of six, looking to enjoy a great outdoor adventure with an educational twist of this amazing estuarine ecosystem....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did this last week. We called to see if we could take a four year old and they allowed us to, which we were excited about. We’d been more than 5 years ago but to the guana reserve park and remembered it being really...More

Thank Laura T
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Ripple_Effect_Kayak, Manager at Ripple Effect Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for the review and each experience is unique. We do provide the opportunity to help tow and we are happy to know you safety was never compromised. The boat ecotour is also an option. Have a nice summer, Eric

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this! When we put the lights in the kayaks they glowed. So pretty. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining. Would definitely recommend

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

Our signature sunset kayak ecotour is ready for the warmer nights and beautiful sunsets. Thank you for joining our unique ecotour with an amazing area to paddle. Enjoy, Eric

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was not the typical kayaking outing, and that was good. Educational and fun, Brandon and Mike took us to see a part of the estuarine ecosystem we wouldn't have seen on this vacation otherwise. Our kids (6 and 10) loved it, and we hoped...More

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

We appreciate your experience and each ecotour is unique. Nature continues to thrive and educate us, in return we love to share the adventure. Enjoy, Eric

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Reviewed March 16, 2018

We enjoyed a beautiful guided tour with guide Brandon. A cooler and gusty day but we all felt safe with Brandon at the helm with a true passion for what he does and shares his wealth of information with humor and humility. Very patient making...More

Thank Ka R
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Ripple_Effect_Kayak, Manager at Ripple Effect Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Your safety and enjoyment are our top priorities. The adventure is a great time for all to explore and enjoy the beauty of this amazing estuary. Spring is in full bloom and join us for your next outdoor educational journey through the GTM NERR, aka...More

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Reviewed March 14, 2018 via mobile

Ripple effect went above and beyond to ensure that I and my special needs grandson experienced a safe and amazing 2 hour paddle in the amazingly prestine waters surrounding Marineland! W would highly recommend this eco paddle to everyone that appreciates nature at its base!...More

Thank Ange C
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Ripple_Effect_Kayak, Manager at Ripple Effect Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2018

Excellent and success is a beautiful achievement to include the balance of nature. We welcome all interested in the enjoyment of outdoor adventure with unforgettable experiences. Thank you and enjoy, Eric

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Reviewed March 8, 2018

There were five of us on the tour, mostly seniors.... Our tour operator Brandon was informative, engaging and very sociable. He would give high level information, and was very willing to go into the detail we desired. He is very intuitive to his audience. We...More

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Ripple_Effect_Kayak, Manager at Ripple Effect Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded March 9, 2018

Thank you for the feedback and appreciation. We are all ambassadors/stewards of this amazing estuarine ecosystem. We hope to see you again and we welcome all ages. Enjoy, Eric

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Reviewed January 2, 2018

My daughter and I had so much fun on the sunset tour. Brandon did a great job educating us about the unique ecosystem of the area and and making us feel comfortable on the water. I would highly recommend this tour for people of all...More

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Ripple_Effect_Kayak, Manager at Ripple Effect Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2018

Yes a unique ecosystem in deed with an amazing opportunity to get outdoors to enjoy its beauty and educational value. Thank you for recognizing us and the steps we go through to make sure you enjoy the adventure. We are available year round for any...More

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