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Kayaking at Big Talbot Island

Launch a boat from the north end of the island to fish and tour the salt marsh or rent a kayak and take a guided paddle tour with Kayak Amelia, (888) 30-KAYAK (305-2925). Kayak tours require advanced reservation.

Located between Big Talbot Island and Little Talbot Island, Kayak Amelia is Talbot Islands State Parks' canoe and kayak visitor provider. Kayak Amelia offers everything from canoe and kayak rentals to special focus guided trips. The facility provides local information including maps, safety guidance, and possible routes. Inside the concession, you will find snacks and drinks, restrooms, and souvenirs.

Kayak Amelia offers numerous types of guided paddles including birding paddles, tai-chi paddles, sunset and full moon paddles, as well as special focus paddles. All guided trips include instruction, snack, and interpretation.

Long Island Outfitters is open 9:00 am to 5:00 pm throughout the year, however it is closed on Wednesdays December through February. For additional information, contact Kayak Amelia at (904) 251-0016 or the Talbot Islands Ranger Station at (904) 251-2320.

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Drive Time:

  • Jacksonville 45 min
  • St Augustine 1 hr 30 min
  • Savannah 2 hrs
  • Orlando 3 hrs
  • Tampa 4 hrs
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