TAlbot Island & Black Rock Beach Kayak Tour
COVID Update: Talbot Island State Park has closed tours to the island until further notice.
For Information on Covid Compliant Tour Options please call 904-500-8687.
For the adventurous kayaker, Amelia Adventures recommends our Talbot Island Kayak Tour / Blackrock Beach / Simpson Creek Tour, a true coastal kayaking excursion that takes us across the Nassau Sound, past the shorelines of Big and Little Talbot Islands, Blackrock and Boneyard Beaches, in addition to tidal marsh kayaking past Bird Island though Simpson Creek.
Our Talbot Island Kayak Tour is timed with the tides for ease of paddling. Working with the tides, the paddle is fast, and we cover a large distance in a short amount of time, enabling participants to get the most out of their coastal kayak adventure. Big Talbot Island is best known for its unusual rocky shoreline called Blackrock Beach. The beach features a sweep of dark rocks, saw palmetto on the bluffs, and the bleached bones of live oaks turned to giant driftwood along the shore, also known by locals as Boneyard Beach. This beach is famous for the salt-washed skeletons of trees that once grew near the shore, and is a favorite photography spot.
At Bird Island, you can expect to see a plethora of common and rare species of birds throughout the year, including ospreys, spotted sandpipers, and American oystercatchers, along with a variety of gulls, terns, and plovers. Simpson Creek passes a series of magnificent sand bluffs, 40 to 50 feet high, and provides a remote look at the variations in shorelines along these barrier islands. Talbot Islands, Bird Island, and Simpson Creek provide a premier location for nature study, bird watching, and photography.
Our Talbot Island Kayak Tour is our most diverse and adventurous kayak excursion!
Talbot Island Kayak Tour Details:
- Costal Kayak Tour
- Big and Little Talbot Island
- Simpson Creek
- Boneyard Beach – know for sun bleached driftwood trees
- Black Rock beach
- Bird Island – Talbot bird preserve
- Talbot Island wildlife
- Trip is timed with the tides for ease of paddling
- Complementary Photography
- Meeting Address: Sawpit Creek Boat Ramp on right at base of A1A bridge heading south off of Amelia Island. From Jacksonville Sawpit Boat Ramp is on your left just before leaving Big Talbot Island on A1A bridge north to Amelia Island. State park charges $2 for parking.
- Tour meeting times are determined by high and low tide cycles and change daily.
- When booking online you see your tour meeting time time for the day you choose.
You may call 904-500-TOUR with any questions.
Talbot Island Kayak Tour Meeting Location:
Sawpit Creek Boat Ramp on right at base of A1A bridge heading south off of Amelia Island. From Jacksonville Sawpit Boat Ramp is on your left just before leaving Big Talbot Island on A1A bridge north to Amelia Island.
Residence Ct, Jacksonville, FL 32226, USA
Talbot Island Kayak Tour Meeting Spot
After looking at several options to go kayaking I made the right choice choosing Amelia Adventures for my first kayak experience. I spoke with Thomas when I called to inquire about the various trips. He was great and answered all my questions….he even sent me a text with additional information. I was able to book online for the next morning. Catherine who was our guide was extremely helpful with instructions and provided us with great information about the wildlife and habitat along the way….she even gave us suggestions for dining and other things to do in our trip. Thank you Catherine & Thomas for a great experience!!
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!