Talbot Island Kayak Tour

 Minimum Age: 8  Intermediate Level Complimentary Photography Included

$85 /Person

 904-500-8687      [email protected]

Mon–Sun 7am–9pm ET

Activity

Sea Kayaking

Price:

$85 /Person

+ $2 State park parking charge

Destination

Talbot Island

Tour Length

3 1/2 hours

Skill Level

Intermediate

Minimum Age

8

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    Highlights

    • Coastal Kayak Tour
    • Big and Little Talbot Island
    • Simpson Creek
    • Coastal Birds
    • Boneyard Beach – Known for Sun Bleached Driftwood Trees
    • Blackrock Beach
    • Bird Island – Talbot bird preserve
    • Talbot Island wildlife
    • Trip is timed with the tides for ease of paddling

     

    Overview

    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 through 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!

    Tour SchedulE

    Departure Times

    Tour meeting times are determined by tide cycles which change daily. When booking online you will see meeting times for the day you choose.

    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 Reviews

    FAQs

    Frequently asked questions about this tour.

    What is the Booking/Cancellation Policy?

    When you book your Talbot Island 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 Talbot Island Kayak Tour?

    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.

    Best address for GPS is Sawpit Boat Ramp Residence Ct, Jacksonville, FL 32226. 

    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 Talbot Isalnd Kayak Tour?

    Five years old minimum. There is not a max age. For Talbot Island Kayak Tour 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 Talbot Island Kayak Tour?

    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. Once to Big Talbot Island we have a beach landing where you can expect your feet to get wet landing and launching.

    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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