Egan’s Creek Kayak Tour
Recommended for All Ages Beginner Level Complimentary Photography Included
Mon–Sun 7am–9pm ET
2 1/2 hours
WITH ANY QUESTIONS
- Tidal Marsh
- Provides protection from coastal weather
- Timed to ride each way with the tidal current
- Amelia Island Light House
- Birds, Alligator, Fiddler Crabs
- Turtles, occasional Manatee & Dolphin
- Fort Clinch State Park
Our Egan’s Creek Kayak Tour is in an estuary of the Amelia River; its waterway and the Egans Creek Greenway occupy 300 acres of protected wetlands in central Amelia Island. A favorite kayaking spot, the Egans Creek Kayak Tour engages paddlers in a true tidal marsh experience rich in marine life, featuring aquatic grasses, sedges, other native plants, animals, birds, and reptiles. A tidal marsh is a place where fresh water and sea water meet, its environment is driven by coastal tides. This means a nice helpful current for paddlers, and also a breathtaking experience for those interested in wildlife viewing.
Where salt water vegetation flourishes, so do fiddler crabs, snails, and small fish, all providing food for wading birds such as herons, egrets, wood storks, and the extraordinary roseate spoonbill, a pink wading species with a spoon-shaped bill that allows it to sift through mud while feeding. Participants can expect to see many varieties of birds and wildlife as we paddle through the marshlands explore the paddle trails next the Fort Clinch State Park.
The Egan’s Creek Kayak Tour will take you past the Amelia Island Lighthouse, the state’s oldest, built in 1838 during the Territorial period, even before Florida was a state. It is the only lighthouse in Florida that has survived without any major rebuilding, a beacon that guided ships safely to the port of Fernandina along the Amelia River. It is considered one of Amelia Island’s most visible and beloved historic sites.
Quick update: as of Jan 1st the kayak launch for Our egan’s creek guided kayak tour was shut down. Our new route extends the trip a little bit as we launch from our new location. Just a heads up for guests who have paddled this tour before.
Frequently asked questions about this tour.
What is the Booking/Cancellation Policy?
When you book your Egan’s Creek Kayak Tour we reserve your parties spot on the tour and do not allow others to book it. A $15/person deposit is taken and your reservation request is reviewed to make sure everything is in order for you to have the best experience possible. Upon confirmation you will be charged the balance of the tour and will receive a confirmation email with tour details.
Cancellations can be made up to 48 hours of your tour for a refund minus the deposit. We are not equipped to accept same day cancellations or no shows. Cancellations within 48 hours and no shows are responsible for full tour amount. If the tour is cancelled due to weather you will receive a full refund.
All tour cancellations need to be made by phone at 904-500-8687. We can not accept cancellations through email or text to ensure we do not miss any guest updates.
What happens when we cancel a tour due to weather?
Where do we meet for egan's Creek Kayak Tour?
We meet at Amelia Adventures’ Shop at 432 South 8th Street Fernandina Beach, FL 32034.
Your party will check in, complete waivers and have an opportunity to fill water bottles or use the restroom. From here you will transport yourself 2 miles from our shop to the waterway where your guide will have the equipment prepared for your orientation. A car is necessary. If using a ride service simply let us know you have a driver waiting and we get you in and out in a flash 🙂
What happens after we book a tour?
What is the youngest or oldest age for Egan's Creek Kayak Tour?
It is up to the parents discretion as to how long their young child will be comfortable. 4 years old is about the youngest we have taken on the Egan’s Creek Kayak Tour. There is not a max age. For Egan’s Creek we recommend kayakers to be at least 15 years of age to paddle their own single kayak. For children 14 and below we recommend pairing them in a tandem with an adult or other confident paddler.
Can we rearrange the type of kayaks we ordered once we are at the waterway?
What do we wear for Egans Creek Kayak Tour kayaking?
Wear comfortable clothes for the day’s weather, for being on the water, and that may get a little wet. Some type of water shoe is best but if you only have sneakers, that is fine too. Our Egan’s Creek tour is launched from a cement boat ramp where you can step into kayak with minimal water contact.
Do we need to be early?
Do you have Single or Tandem Kayaks?
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