Amelia Island Guided Kayak Tour of Lofton Creek

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Lofton Creek Kayak Tour

From $59.94

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Escape the bustle of the city for the morning—and immerse yourself in Florida’s wealth of wildlife—on this family-friendly kayaking tour of Lofton Creek, just north of Jacksonville. Make your own way to the departure point at Fernandina Beach, take part in a brief introduction, and grab your kayak, paddle, and life vest. Then, take to the water, where you can spot wildlife ranging from otters and turtles—even manatees.
  • This beginner-friendly tour is suited for kids and adults alike
  • Kayaks, paddles, safety gear, and training are provided for your ease
  • Enjoy an accessible dose of Floridian nature and wildlife
  • Go for a relaxing kayaking trip along the bucolic Lofton Creek

What's Included

  • Kayak
  • Life Jacket
  • Paddle
  • Complimentary Photography Included
  • Professional, Fun and Adventurous Kayak Guides

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Melton Nelson Boat Ramp
      Melton Nelson Boat Ramp, Florida 32034, USA

      Melton Nelson Boat Ramp, Yulee, FL 32097 or 463540 S.R. 200, Yulee, FL 32097 GPS can send you just over the creek so just keep an eye out for Melton Nelson Boat Ramp signs.

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Yulee (Pass By)

    Lofton Creek

    2 hours 15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
    Operated by Amelia Adventures

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    Featured review
    Awesome tour guides were great we saw a few gators which was awesome. I would recommend using the tour


    251 reviews
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    Family adventure
    Candace_M, Sep 2023
    Must do adventure with your family including preschool/elementary age children. Our Tour Guide Madeline was outstanding. We have never kayaked before and she taught skills to make the adventure memorable.
    Great time excellent...
    Melissa_N, Aug 2023
    Great time excellent guides!!!! Nice and beautiful experience with nature. Can't wait to have another short getaway!
    Safe, enjoyable and enriching
    Irina_O, Apr 2023
    I am in my late fifties, and it was my first kayaking experience ever. I really wanted to try it, and all previous reviews convinced me that it would be safe and pleasant. Indeed it was. It was nice to receive few reminders and clear guidelines. The place was very easy to find. Our guids, Madeline and Emerson, were super friendly. Everyone was fitted into the life jackets, then we received instruction how to use the paddle. Entry into and exit from the kayak gave me (and others) no trouble at all - our guids helped us quickly and efficiently. Kayaking itself was amazing. Madeline guided us all very well. She spoke about plants and animals of the creek, the origins and quality of water, the history of bridges. We made few stops to rest, snack and take pictures. Emerson was keeping his eye on and conversing with those in the back of the group. Overall, it felt safe and enjoyable. The waters are pretty calm in that creek, but it felt like a nice exercise after two hours of paddling. But I got a blister on my right thumb. Hence, word of advice - take a bandaid with you. I did, and it came handy. My first kayaking experience was wonderful. Thank you, Madeline and Emerson!
    Perfect activity, not too...
    Robert_D, Mar 2023
    Perfect activity, not too strenuous but fun. A view of Florida not normally seen as a tourist. Rachel was wonderful.
    Family vaca
    Claudia_G, Mar 2023
    It was an amazing experience . I highly recommend it . Will definitely will come back again . The tour was relaxing and the guides were awesome .
    Great family activity awesome guide!
    Kate_G, Mar 2023
    Super friendly tour guide Ali was extremely knowledgeable about all the wildlife and vegetation in the creek and surrounding areas we learned so much and spotted lots of turtles and a few alligators! Great family memory!
    Great time!
    Dave_A, Feb 2023
    Great time! Guides were well informed and we saw an alligator as well. Would suggest for anyone if any age
    Jeff was a very...
    c4rxkp2f9w, Feb 2023
    Jeff was a very knowledgeable tour guide and went above and beyond. We learned a lot about the area. We had a fantastic time!
    A few relaxing & interesting experience!
    Sarah_L, Jan 2023
    We loved our kayaking tour, Allie was so knowledgeable about the ecology of the area - we learned a lot. A relaxing experience, not physically challenging, a very enjoyable day in nature.
    Great experience
    Kevin_K, Dec 2022
    Excellent knowledgeable guide. Fun trip! Very enjoyable waterway with history of flora and fauna. Convenient location.
    Fun Nd relaxing
    Abimelec_G, Apr 2022
    Had a nice relaxing time enjoying nature and easy kayaking with really calm water while also learning a bit of Florida.
    A tour you have to experience!
    Kathleen_G, Jan 2022
    We had a fantastic time!! Will was a wonderful guide! His knowledge of the plant life, birds and the local ecosystem was tremendous!! A must do while visiting the area!
    An enjoyable adventure
    Bonita_B, Jan 2022
    Will and Allie guided us on a challenging yet relaxing kayak trip while educating us about the vegetation and potential wildlife sightings.
    Amazing morning and...
    Kristin_S, Nov 2021
    Amazing morning and fantastic guides. We had a great time! Would highly recommend this tour. The kayaks were very comfortable with cup holders Amd place for the phone
    Hidden Gem in a very busy area
    Michael_C, Sep 2021
    Very relaxing kayak trip. We lucked up and were the only ones on the tour (Monday morning) so we got the "private tour". The creek we paddled was very calm and Will (tour guide) did a great job! Will definitely do again if we return to Amelia Island.
    Great tour
    Levert_F, Jun 2021
    Awesome tour guides were great we saw a few gators which was awesome. I would recommend using the tour
    Erin_M, Jun 2020
    Great trip — saw alligator and turtles. Guide Catherine was very knowledgeable. Lofton was quite busy with other groups.
    Erin_M, Jun 2020
    Great time. Saw turtles and an alligator. Kind of crowded on the creek with several other groups at same time. Would suggest a starting a sunrise kayak trip near the beach!
    Response from Host, Jan 2021
    We appreciate you kayaking Lofton Creek with us! You are right, it can get crowded out there from time to time and that is the reason we are the first to launch at 9 am...Sometimes, people have the same great idea to go kayaking. We have 5 other tours that launch at different locations and all customized to ride current. Let's give one a try next time:) If you want to kayak Lofton Creek again, we can do that too. We can even customize an earlier meet time. Thank you for touring with us and for taking time to leave a nice review. Until next time. -Catherine

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