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 slight 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 exotic birds, along with alligators, otters, turtles, snakes, and along the shoreline, perhaps a raccoon or bobcat.
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.
- Tour meeting times are determined by high tide cycles and change daily. When booking online you will be asked if you prefer a morning or afternoon adventure and we will do our best to accommodate your request. You will receive a phone call to say hello, learn about your group and update your meeting time.
Egan’s Creek Kayak Tour Meeting Location:
1620 N 14th St, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Egan's Creek Kayak Tour Meeting Spot
Here’s the spot. It is on the right just before the 14th Egan’s Creek bridge. There is a bait and tackle shop called “Leaders & Sinkers” on the right. We will meet you at the boat ramp.