Canoeing around Amelia Island is a beautiful and enjoyable outdoor activity that allows even greater enjoyment of nature. Both canoes and kayaks are utilized by residents and visitors alike, from Boy Scouts to families, nature professionals to the everyday enthusiast. Canoeing, like its sister activity kayaking, offers boaters the ability to take in what Amelia has to offer at the slower and more peaceful pace of the island itself.
Amelia Island Plantation’s Nature Center, www.omniameliaislandplantation.com, and Kayak Amelia, www.kayakamelia.com, both offer guided tours. Kayak Amelia will assist boaters with their own boat and launching. Both operations are open to the public and offer views of the west and south of the island unequalled in other locales. With tours of the Intracoastal Waterway to the salt marshes, from the Amelia River to Big Talbot Island, both groups offer expert focus on nature and its places on Amelia Island.