• Jax has 50 public boat ramps for kayakers and canoers.
    Kayak Eco-Tour

    Tour our waterways in a kayak or canoe.

    Jax has 50 public boat ramps for kayakers and canoers.

  • Many of Jacksonville's most beautiful vistas are only accessible from the water.
    Sunset Kayak Ride

    Soak up the natural beauty on a kayak tour.

    Many of Jacksonville's most beautiful vistas are only accessible from the water.

  • No need to choose, dip your paddle into the Intracoastal waterways.
    Don't Forget Your Paddle

    Freshwater or Saltwater?

    No need to choose, dip your paddle into the Intracoastal waterways.


Kayaking in Jacksonville

Learn about local wildlife or take a romantic moonlight kayak ride.

Much of Northeastern Florida’s untouched ecological wilderness is only accessible by kayak or canoe. With 1,100 miles of navigable water, we have more shoreline than any other city in the nation. We are home to 22 miles of beaches, 40 miles of the Intracoastal Waterway, 50 public boat ramps, and the longest stretch of the St. Johns River in the state of Florida. 

Most locals will tell you the best view of Jacksonville is from the water. Jacksonville offers plenty of secret waterway spots that could only be accessed by kayak or canoe. Take a look at the Greater Jacksonville Paddling Guide for maps and tips on paddling in Jax. 

Some other paddling resources available:

Canoe/Kayak Launches

Paddling Trails

Intracoastal Paddling Guide: ICW between St. Johns County line to SJR 

Timucuan Trail Paddling Guide:  Timucuan Preserve area, including ICW from SJR to Nassau River

Greater Jacksonville Paddling Guide:  main stem of SJR from Julington Creek to Trout River at Jacksonville Zoo

Guided kayak tours offer a variety of options for fitness, ecotourism, romance, fishing, and more. Choose from ocean kayaking, where you can catch a glimpse of dolphins, sea turtles, and diverse bird species. Or glide through the exotic wilderness of Jacksonville’s surrounding creeks, rivers, and marshes on an eco-tour. For a different view of downtown Jax, try an urban kayaking excursion on the St. Johns River with high-rise buildings and bridges as your backdrop.

Kayak Amelia offers a variety of family-friendly guided excursions. On ecotours, an expert will take you safely through creeks and waterways, sharing their vast knowledge of the local ecosystem and area history. Be your own guide, check out The Greater Jacksonville Paddling Guide or be real adventurous on a kayak camping trip with Adventure Kayak Florida!




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