Looking for an adventure? Kayaking is an exciting way to experience Amelia Island. Riptide’s rental kayaks are great for traveling through the waterways that surround this beautiful island. Kayaking in the ocean has become extremely popular and our kayaks are perfect for paddling past the break.
Our rental kayaks are sit-on-tops meaning you will not be inside the boat but actually sitting on top of it. This way, in the event you are flipped or get stuck, you are easily able to swim away from the kayak. They are designed with your safety in mind!
Riding solo? Riptide has single kayaks that allows you to paddle alone. Single kayaks are a great way to experience the salty Atlantic with the moderate waves here in Amelia Island. The design is a great size for children and adults alike. Set aside some time because when you get into the water on this craft you are bound to be off shore awhile.
Share your kayaking experience with a friend, loved one, or child. Try a tandem kayak! This kayak has plenty of room for two. Tandem kayaks are designed with a multi channel hull for greater stability and tracking. Two paddles are always better than one!
Every rental kayak comes with the necessary amount of paddles and life jackets for all riders. Life jackets must be worn or stored on the kayak at all times. When facing the wave break in the ocean, make sure to paddle straight over the waves to go out and to come back in.
Reserving your rental kayak can be done over the phone or online. You will select your drop off location and the day you want to set out in the water. Riptide will coordinate with you to set up a time to drop off and pick up the rental equipment. Our staff makes it easy by delivering right to your perfect beach spot. Give us a call if you are done early, otherwise we pick up all kayak rentals around 5PM.
One of the best ways to discover Northeast Florida is by kayak. If you aren’t familiar with the area, a guided kayak tour will be perfect for you! Riptide offers kayak tours in various locations in the Amelia Island area. Our most popular tour is of Simpson Creek which is between the Talbot Islands. It is a breathtaking tour filled with nature and history. Our guides will amaze you with stories from the past as well as educate you on the wildlife that surrounds you. Birds, dolphins, manatees, and alligators are animals often seen on our kayak tours. Kayak tours can be booked over the phone or online. For more details, please visit our Backwater Kayak Tour page on our website.