I have been kayaking for several years now...and I love it! There is something about being on the water as the sun is rising that is eternally peaceful. You sit so close to the water that you feel a part of it. And the only sounds you hear are the rhythmic stroke of your oar breaking the surface of the water and the gentle breeze blowing through the salt marsh. So, you can imagine how excited I was when I learned that Omni Amelia Island Plantation offered guided kayaking tours from Walker's Landing - a scenic outlook on the west side of property. I decided to take a group of friends on one of the tours and hopefully impart my passion for kayaking on Amelia Island to them. Since no one except me wanted to get up for the early morning tour, we decided to try the sunset kayak tour. The staff at the oceanfront resort made it super easy. When we arrived at our launching point, they had brand new kayaks, paddles, life jackets and cold bottles of water waiting for us. After a quick lesson on how to kayak, they had us in the water and on our way! I must admit kayaking with a group is different from venturing out on my own. The peace and solitude is replaced with shared excitement and a sense of adventure. As we made our way through the winding creek, we chatted and giggled (some learned to go straight quicker than others!). Our guide from the Nature Center at Amelia Island Plantation told us about different animals we saw and shared stories of past adventures. After a leisurely and beautiful hour and a half tour, we were safely back to the dock. It was the perfect amount of time for an evening outing. If you like being on the water surrounded by natural beauty, I highly recommend a guided kayak tour with the team from Amelia Island Plantation!