Egan’s Creek Kayak Tour
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 and sedges and 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.
Egan’s Creek Kayak Tour Details:
- Tidal Marsh
- Provides protection from coastal weather
- Timed to ride each way with the tidal current
- Amelia Island Light House
- Birds, alligators, Fiddler Crabs
- Birds, Turtles, Birds, occasional Manatee & Dolphin.
- Complementary Photography
- Tour meeting times are determined by high tide cycles and change daily. When booking online you can see the meeting time for the day you choose.
You may call 904-500-TOUR with any questions.
Egan’s Creek Kayak Tour Meeting Location:
432 South 8th Street Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Egan's Creek Kayak Tour Meeting Spot
Awesome Trip on Egan’s Creek!
Today I went on an awesome kayak trip with Catherine the owner of Amelia Adventures .
She was very knowledgeable, friendly And supplied us with very good equipment and an excellent route that works well with the tides to make the trip more enjoyable.
My friend and I really appreciated that their company is family owned and they take pride in what they do and offer a large variety of trips and will work with you and your group to make it work with your schedule and the tides. I highly recommend this company and the Egan’s Creek trip was a wonderful way to spend the day. It’s considered a birding trip and it did not disappoint. We saw a large variety of different birds! The trip took approximately 2 1/2 hours and was worth every cent.Jordana M.
Egan’s Creek Kayak Tour
My niece and I had a wonderful experience with Amelia Adventures. I was a first time kayaker, while my niece is experienced, but our guide did a wonderful job of engaging us both in the experience. We saw lots of birds and wildlife. We also received all the photos from our trip. I highly recommend this group and would book with them again.Beth H.