Lofton Creek Kayak Tour

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Our Lofton Creek Kayak Tour is a calm, blackwater channel that meanders through the forested wetlands of Yulee, Florida. A primordial waterway, Lofton Creek features transparent, acidic water that is dark in color, created by the tannins which leach into the water as vegetation decays. Replete with bald cypress, sweet gum, and rare flowers like pickerel weed and wild azaleas, this unique ecosystem is reminiscent of an old south bayou – brackish water teeming with unique plants, animals, and reptiles. Native Americans most likely fished these waters and cultivated the land for thousands of years before the Spanish, French, and English arrived in the mid-16th century.

The Lofton Creek Kayak Tour is perfect for paddlers of any level, including children and beginners. It’s an intimate nature experience in which participants can expect to get up close and personal with turtles, alligators, snakes, otters, and occasionally, manatees. The terrestrial nature of the forest attracts pileated woodpeckers, red shoulder hawks, and the curious anhinga, sometimes referred to as the “water turkey.” The protected makeup of Lofton Creek means paddling here is “weather resistant” to tumultuous coastal conditions. A south-bound paddle on Lofton Creek provides picturesque marsh views, whereas a north-bound paddle is a more remote, forested experience. The Lofton Creek Kayak Tour is a guaranteed good time for everyone in your group!

Lofton Creek Kayak Tour Details:

  • Calm Fresh Water tidal river
  • Perfect for first time
  • paddlers and children
  • Black water
  • Protected from coastal weather
  • Intimate Nature experience
  • Alligators, Turtles, Birds, Snakes.
  • Flowers and plants
  • Complementary Photography
  • Meeting address: 463540 Florida 200, Yulee, Florida 32097-3302
  • $55/person
  • Lofton Creek Kayak Tours typically launch at 9am for morning tours and the calm nature of Lofton Creek allows for flexible afternoon scheduling by calling 904-500-TOUR.
  • You may call 904-500-TOUR with any questions.  

Lofton Creek Kayak Tour Meeting Location:

Melton Nelson Boat Ramp, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034


463540 Florida 200, Yulee, Florida 32097-3302

GPS will often send you just over the creek so just keep an eye out for Melton Nelson Boat Ramp signs

Lofton Creek Kayak Tour Meeting Spot

Here’s the spot. It is the “Melton Nelson Boat Ramp.” From Amelia Island it is on your left just before Lofton creek. From Jacksonville and I-95 it is on your right just after Lofton creek.

First Time Kayaking!

I recently moved to Fernandina Beach and have never been kayaking before. I was invited by a friend to go out one morning. I was nervous going out but Catherine made me feel at ease. Her instructions were clear and off we went. Her knowledge of the area and the wildlife was excellent. I would definitely recommend Amelia Adventures and I’m looking forward to my next trip.

Margaret Charles

Trip Advisor

Private Boat Tour

Excellent tour! Catherine was able to accommodate a time that worked for our family with small kids. Beautiful ride. Thomas is very laid back and kind. Shared some of the history of the island and didn’t mind that our kids were loud and distracted. He also let them drive the boat which was sooo fun! We saw several wild horses and 3-5 dolphins as close as about 2-3 feet away from our boat! Super fun!

Alina Elperin

Trip Advisor

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