Directions & Maps

Directions to Ripple Effect Ecotour headquarters and launch points for our kayak ecotours.

Marineland

Our headquarters are in the Town of Marineland Marina, directly across Highway A1A from the Marineland Dolphin Adventure which is 18 miles south of St. Augustine and 8 miles north of Palm Coast. The address is 101 Tolstoy Lane, St. Augustine, FL 32080.

**GPS and other devices may mix-up the address if they have not been recently updated.

Please be at the launch point 15 minutes prior to the scheduled tour time.

When driving south on I-95, take exit 305 to Crescent Beach and then south on A1A for 7 miles. Once you've entered the Town of Marineland, look for the signs on the right for the Town of Marineland Marina and Ripple Effect Ecotours. These are directly across from the main entrance to the Marineland Dolphin Adventure. Turn right at our signs and drive 200 yards back toward the Intracoastal Waterway. You will see the Ripple Effect Ecotours' office on the north (right) side of the marina at the dockmaster's office.

When driving north on I-95, take exit 289 to the toll plaza and then north on A1A for 8 miles to the Town of Marineland. Look for the signs on the left for the Town of Marineland Marina and Ripple Effect Ecotours. These are directly across from the main entrance to Marineland Dolphin Adventure. Turn left at our signs and drive 200 yards back toward the Intracoastal Waterway. You will see the Ripple Effect Ecotours' office on the north (right) side of the marina at the dockmaster's office.

GTM NERR (Guana River)

The Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve's Environmental Education Center is located at 505 Guana River Road, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32080. The Center entrance is just off Highway A1A next to the "Exxon" gas station. Look for the sign for the GTM-NERR.

Driving south on A1A from the Jacksonville Beaches and Ponte Vedra, the entrance is 10 miles south of Micklers Road. Turn right into the GTM NERR entrance on Guana River Road. (The ocean will be on your left).

Driving north from St. Augustine on A1A, the entrance is 7 miles north of the Vilano Bridge. Turn left into the GTM NERR entrance on Guana River Road. (The ocean will be on your right).

Kayaks launch from the dam behind the Environmental Education Center. Take your first left on Guana River Road toward the Center. Park at the Center and walk down the sidewalk on the north end of the building. This will bring you to the dam which is where you will find us. If you want to park at the dam, there is a $3.00 charge. You'll then drive under the arm gate on Guana River Road to park at the dam. Please be at the launch point 15 minutes prior to the scheduled tour time.

**Note for Sunset Tours at Guana: The Environmental Education Center closes at 4pm. All sunset tour participants will have to pay $3.00 per vehicle to park at the dam.

GTM NERR (Guana River 6-Mile Landing)

6-Mile Landing Kayak Tours depart from the 6-Mile Landing Boat Ramp which is just off A1A, 6 miles north of the Environmental Education Center in the GTM Research Reserve. The entrance is just south of the North Beach Parking Lot at the north end of the Reserve. Look for the boat ramp sign. Please be at the launch point 15 minutes prior to the scheduled tour time.

Faver-Dykes State Park

Faver-Dykes State Park is located at 1000 Faver-Dykes Road, St. Augustine, FL 32086. The park is about 15 miles south of St. Augustine directly off of US 1.

From I-95 north or south take exit 298 which is US 1. Go north on US 1 for 300 yards and turn right on Faver-Dykes Road. (If you are coming from US 1 South, you'll turn left on Faver-Dykes Road.)

There is a small sign for the park. Watch for the sign and turn onto Faver-Dykes Road in between the two fruit stand/gas stations. The park entrance is 1.5 miles from US 1 on Faver-Dykes Road. The price for the tour includes your admission to the park, so just drive in and follow the signs to the boat ramp. Please be there 15 minutes prior to the scheduled tour time.

Anastasia State Park

All tours for Anastasia State Park launch from the St. Augustine Lighthouse Park, just across the street from the St. Augustine Lighthouse. The Lighthouse Park address is 442 Ocean Vista Avenue, St. Augustine, FL 32080.

Driving south on A1A from Jacksonville or St. Augustine, go over the Bridge of Lions following Anastasia Blvd. (A1A) and turn left on Red Cox Drive which is just across the street from the St. Augustine Alligator Farm. There is a fire station and a skate park on Red Cox Drive. ( Driving north on A1A from Crescent Beach, cross S.R. 312 and pass the Surf Station on your right. Turn right on Red Cox Drive) Once you are on Red Cox Drive, look for a small sign for the Lighthouse Museum. Turn right at the Lighthouse. We will be on the beach in between the boat ramp and the fishing pier. Please be there 15 minutes prior to your scheduled tour time.

**Please do not park at the Yacht Club. There is plenty of parking at the Lighthouse Park, and restrooms are available.

Florida Agricultural Museum - West Pellicer Creek

The Florida Agricultural Museum is located at 7900 Old Kings Road, Palm Coast, FL 32137. The museum entrance is on Old Kings Road just east of the intersection of Highway US 1 and Old Kings Road in northern Flagler County. The museum is conveniently located 1 mile south on US 1 from exit 298 on I-95 or 15 miles south of St. Augustine on US 1. From St. Augustine, take US 1 15 miles south, pass under I-95 and watch for a small sign that says Princess Place Preserve. Take a left on Old Kings Road, and then take your first left into the Florida Agricultural Museum. Meet at the barns where your adventure begins with a wagon ride down to the remote sections of the Pellicer Creek! Please be there 15 minutes prior to your scheduled tour time.

Deep Creek Conservation Area

The launch for Deep Creek is on the east side of State Road 207 just past the intersection of State Road 206.

From St. Augustine: Head west out of St. Augustine on S.R. 207 for about 12 miles. Look for S.R. 206 on the left. Go across the bridge over Deep Creek and make a u-turn heading back east across the same bridge. Take a right on the little dirt road just before you get back to 206 and you will run right into the kayak launch under the bridge. There are no restroom facilities here so make any necessary stops on the way to the kayak tour. Please be at the kayak launch 15 minutes prior to tour time.

From Jacksonville: Take the S.R. 207 exit off of I-95 South. Go right heading west on 207 for 10 miles. Watch for S.R. 206 entering on the left. Go across the bridge over Deep Creek and make a u-turn heading back east across the same bridge. Take a right on the little dirt road just before you get back to 206 and you will run right into the kayak launch under the bridge. There are no restroom facilities here so make any necessary stops on the way to the kayak tour. Please be at the kayak launch 15 minutes prior to tour time.

Washington Oaks Gardens State Park

Washington Oaks is about 20 miles south of St. Augustine on A1A just 2 miles past Marineland. The address for the park is 6400 N. Oceanshore Blvd. Palm Coast, FL 32137.

The park is very well marked with signs when approaching from the north or south. Turn west into the park entrance and look for the parking lot that says "For the Gardens". After parking, walk back across the road that you came in on and follow the pedestrian footpath "To the Gardens". This path will bring you about 100 yards past the visitor's center which is where you will find us. The price for the tour includes your admission into the park. Please be at the launch point 15 minutes prior to the scheduled tour time.

 

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Ripple Effect Ecotours
Town of Marineland Marina
101 Tolstoy Lane
St Augustine, Florida
Tel: 904-347-1565
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