Lofton Creek Kayak Tour

 Recommended for All Ages  Beginner Level Complimentary Photography Included

$60 /Person

 904-500-8687     

Mon–Sun 7am–9pm ET


River Kayaking




Lofton Creek

Tour Length

2 hours

Skill Level


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    • Calm Fresh Water Tidal River
    • Perfect for first time paddlers and children
    • Black water
    • Protected from coastal weather
    • Intimate nature experience
    • Reptiles and Birds
    • Flowers and plants



    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 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 pickerelweed 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 nature. 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!

    Tour Schedule

    Departure Times

    Lofton Creek Kayak Tours typically launch at 9am for morning tours and the calm nature of Lofton Creek allows for flexible afternoon scheduling.

    Meeting Location

    Melton Nelson Boat Ramp, Yulee, FL 32097


    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.

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    Frequently asked questions about this tour.

    What is the Booking/Cancellation Policy?

    When you book your Lofton Creek Kayak Tour we reserve your parties spot on the tour and do not let others 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?
    Full refund for tours cancelled due to weather. We always have an eye on the weather and will be in touch if it will affect your tour. Our coastal Florida weather is very isolated and forecasts are not very accurate until just hours ahead. If your tour will be impacted by the weather we will be in touch with updates. We will ask if there is another day you would like to tour with us, if not, you will receive a full refund.
    Where do we meet for Lofton Creek Kayak Tour?
    We meet at the Lofton Creek Waterway at the Melton Nelson Boat ramp at 463540 S.R. 200, Yulee, FL 32097. The best GPS address to use is Melton Nelson Boat Ramp, Yulee, FL 32097.
    What happens after we book a tour?
    We get to work preparing for your adventure and you receive two emails. First a receipt and once your booking is confirmed (meaning you are good to go) you will receive a second confirmation email with meeting address and other important details about your tour. Be sure to read your confirmation email for all tour information including meeting time and location.
    What is the youngest or oldest age for Lofton Creek Kayak Tour?
    It is up to the parents discretion as to how long their young child will be comfortable. Two years old is about the youngest we have taken on the Lofton Creek Kayak Tour. There is not a max age. For Lofton 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?
    No. We prepare the day before for your tour and will be arriving with a preloaded trailer at the waterway. We load exactly the gear we need for the tour and will have only what was ordered. If boat type, count, or participant number needs to be updated please do so by calling 904-500-8687 at least 2 hours before meeting time.
    What do we wear for Lofton 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 Lofton 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?
    The meet time for all of our tours is the exact time we would like to see you. If you want to be a little early that is fine but we may still be preparing for your arrival up until the meet time.
    Do you have Single or Tandem Kayaks?
    Both single or tandem (2 person) kayaks are available for your tour. If you have beginner kayakers in your group we recommend pairing them in a tandem with a confident paddler. We recommend a tandem kayak for kids under 15.

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