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Firefly hike takes you back to childhood

We enjoyed the Firefly Walk that Kayak Amelia puts on for about 4 weeks in the Spring. Waiting... read more

Reviewed today
meech2017
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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
Fun Firefly Stroll!

Had an awesome time on the Firefly Stroll with Kayak Amelia! The tour guides, CJ and Buddy, were... read more

Reviewed yesterday
hoga8620
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Yulee, Florida
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Explore the natural side of the Amelia Island / Jacksonville area with guided ecotours on kayaks, Segways and paddle boards. Or create your own adventure and rental kayaks from our location in Talbot Island State Park.
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13030 Heckscher Dr, Amelia Island, FL 32226-2537
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Reviewed today

We enjoyed the Firefly Walk that Kayak Amelia puts on for about 4 weeks in the Spring. Waiting until dark, walking in the wooded area, and watching the fireflies (lightning bugs, as we called them where I grew up) in quantities I haven't seen since...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Had an awesome time on the Firefly Stroll with Kayak Amelia! The tour guides, CJ and Buddy, were fun and very knowledgeable, and it was great to share in their excitement as throughout our unique experience finding fireflies in mid-April. The staff were great, the...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

If you happen to be in the area during the short, 3 weeks of Firefly season, don't miss taking the firefly stroll! The experience of seeing thousands of these insects lighting up the forest was truly special and worth the trip. Although this is an...More

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Jules R, Guest Relations Manager at Kayak Amelia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for this awesome review and for your recommendations. The sunset/firefly trips were how we originally started sharing these incredible bugs with the public. We just started offering the walking tours a few years ago so that we could accommodate EVERYONE. Thanks again for...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Guide Chris greeted us promptly upon arrival. The wind was terrible and after an hour of paddling he took a group vote of who wanted to give it up due to the conditions. We returned to the dock and were not charged for the hour,...More

Thank Sabrina D
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Jules R, Guest Relations Manager at Kayak Amelia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you Sabrina for this awesome review. Sometimes it can very difficult to gauge the wind without really being out in it but you guys made a mountain out of molehill and that's what really counts. Thanks for the praises and we hope to see...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

My granddaughter wanted to do something different for her birthday. I racked my brain to come up with something. I came across Kayak Amelia site and was thrilled. I contacted the office and I knew I was trying to book the Segway tour at the...More

Thank JYDV
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Jules R, Guest Relations Manager at Kayak Amelia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for this incredible review! It really means a lot to us and to Buddy. His ever-expanding knowledge about the history of Fort George Island is truly impressive and he really loves what he does. I'm so glad you mentioned your age...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on the Silver Spring kayak tour with Chris and Jules. Great way to spend a day with friends and family! Whole family had a great time and saw all kinds of wildlife (birds, manatees, gators, monkeys, etc.). Would not recommend for a first-time paddler;...More

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Jules R, Guest Relations Manager at Kayak Amelia, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Mike, Thank YOU so much for coming out to spend the day with Cris and I. We had such a blast getting to know you and your lovely family. And this review just makes our hearts so full! Thanks again and if you ever...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My family did the Wed night Firefly Stroll. It was beautiful! I am a native and did not know we had so many fireflies in the area! Our guide (sorry but I do not remember their names -- a man and women) were great. My...More

Thank B Starr M
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Jules R, Guest Relations Manager at Kayak Amelia, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

KA now offering cheap babysitting! Now that's a selling point we haven't thought of! But seriously thank you so much for coming out and bringing your curious sons. We love nothing more than kids who take an interest in the things that we LOVE... like...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful time, the forest was FULL of beautiful twinkling fireflies! CJ and another man, whose name I unfortunately forgot, were great tour guides! It was a good length for kids too, our 10 and 7 year olds handled it without meltdowns. Will...More

Thank benandericka
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Jules R, Guest Relations Manager at Kayak Amelia, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for joining us and for bringing the kids! Because of development and light pollution, who knows how much longer these beautiful beetles will be out there. We think it's really important to get the kids to see them while we can....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went on the Firefly walking tour guided by CJ with three generations of family. CJ was very friendly and knowledgeable and the fireflies were fantastic. It has been years since seeing more than a handful of “lightning bugs” at a time. To see hundreds or...More

Thank JohnVance
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Jules R, Guest Relations Manager at Kayak Amelia, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

It's like you met the whole KA crew in a weekend! Thank you so much for coming out to play with us and for bringing your whole family. Nothing makes us happier than seeing people leave their phones behind and engage with the people who...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing to see what I knew as a child as”lightening bugs” by the hundreds in a rare (3 week period) display...light show...nature’s equivalent of Disney.More

Thank Patricia v
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Jules R, Guest Relations Manager at Kayak Amelia, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you Patricia for this 5 star review. The fireflies are such an incredible experience! As a crew, we get SO excited to share these little guys with our guests. Who knew that bugs and naughty mating jokes could be so much fun?!? And personally,...More

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DebLeigh9
3 April 2018|
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Response from Kayak A | Property representative |
The fireflies are here in these huge numbers for about 3 weeks. It started April 1. In past years we occasionally have seen them start to fizzle at 2.5 weeks.
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cchesser
12 May 2017|
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Response from Jules R | Property representative |
I'm so sorry. The bugs are gone. They are only here for 3 weeks and then they're done until next year.
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Maggie A
14 April 2016|
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Response from Jody H | Property representative |
Our kayak office is 6 miles south of the Plantation on A1A in Talbot Island State Park. You can launch from our location, we're open 9am-5pm everyday and the launch fee is $1pp. If you stop in the office we can go over a map... More
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