Stand Up Paddleboarding at Omni Amelia Island Plantation
There’s something mesmerizing about paddling your way along the still waters of the tidal creeks at Amelia Island Plantation. As your paddle dips into the water, slowly gliding past the swaying marsh grass, you view a bird coming into roost or watch a dolphin splash in the Intracoastal Waterway. Kayaking in Walker’s Creek with the Nature Center has been a favorite activity for guests and locals for many years but this year we are now offering a new way to explore the marsh waters – stand up paddleboarding!
Stand up paddleboarding is the newest adventure tour available at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort. Venture out with our staff naturalists to explore the marsh creeks standing up on 10 or 11 foot boards. The guided excursions are geared towards all skill levels and include an introductory paddle lesson before you paddle into Walker’s Creek. You’ll have a chance to see birds, manatees, dolphins, otter and many other native critters! Our SUP (stand up paddleboarding) tours are unique in that it allows you to try paddleboarding without the waves of the ocean and combines it with a naturalist excursion. Plus it’s a great overall workout too!
“As a naturalist at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Nature Center I have grown accustom to teaching our guests at every turn. The day we got our new paddleboards we found a new way to teach,” said naturalist Levi Welling. “Not only are we teaching ecology but we are teaching a growing outdoor sport and a new way to explore nature at its finest. We are eager to get our guests excited about SUP!”
The stand up paddleboarding tours, Paddleboarding Adventures, will be offered through the Nature Center every week for those 13 years or older for $65 per person. Tours last about 1.5 hours and registered guests may meet at Walker’s Landing. Times vary according to the tides so contact the Nature Center for a schedule and to register for a spot as space is limited!
See you on the water!