Guana River Sunset- GTM NERR with glowing "Firefly" Kayaks
Come and experience the Ripple Effect - a natural exploration of the pristine waters of the Guana River in an extraordinary ambient twilight setting of the sun over the Guana River. Bald Eagles and many other estuary dependent species salute the sunset over the Guana River on this two-hour exploration of the GTM Research Reserve. The stability of our tandem touring kayaks make the perfect viewing platform to relax, reflect and enjoy these wonders of nature. Enjoy a serene sensation only attainable in a kayak. No experience required. This is Real Florida nature from a unique perspective.
Cost: $55 per person includes all kayaking equipment.
Who: Appropriate for ages 6 and up.
Duration: 2 hours
Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve Guana River Dam 450 Guana River Road, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
Kayaks launch from the dam at the GTM NERR. The Entrance is next to the “Gate” gas station on A1A and there is a sign for the GTM NERR. Take Guana River Road straight to the dam entrance that has the arm gate to enter and you will need to pay 3 dollars to enter. Restrooms are available at the dam. Parking is available at the dam and we will see you there. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled tour time.
Located south of Jacksonville Beaches and north of down town St. Augustine, this location has convenient access along A1A.
Driving south from Jacksonville beaches and Ponte Vedra on A1A the entrance is 10 miles from Micklers Road. Turn right into the GTM NERR entrance, the ocean will be on your left. Take Guana River Road, entrance road, straight to the the dam entrance.
Driving north from down town St. Augustine on A1A the entrance is 7 miles from Vilano Bridge. Turn left into the GTM NERR entrance, the ocean will be on your right. Take Guana River Road, entrance road, straight to the dam entrance.
Note: Participants will have to pay $3 per vehicle for parking on the dam for the sunset tours! Also, the Environmental Education Center closes at 4 pm, please plan accordingly if you wish to visit during operating hours.