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Kayaking at the North Guana Outpost

Are you an explorer at heart? Then you’ve come to the right place. Ponce de Leon first laid eyes on this area in 1513, calling it La Florida. And in many ways, The GTM Reserve looks virtually the same as it did 500 years ago.

What better way to experience nature than to slip quietly into it and be surrounded by its stillness and breathtaking beauty. In a kayak, you can find your way through saltwater marsh and mangrove wetlands and come upon a heron up close, or a friendly manatee just inches away from your oar.

Whether you’re an experienced kayaker or a novice, there are many ways to enjoy the natural beauty of Ponte Vedra. And the North Guana Outpost can assist you every step of the way with gear and launch.

“If you’re an explorer, you will always be rewarded.”
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Tips From the Experts

Park at the NGO lot and they will help transfer equipment directly to the launch right next door.

Look
for a yellow house about a quarter mile down the Guana River. There is a sand spit that many herons will relax at much of the day – a great viewing opportunity!

Go
before 11am. You’ll see more wildlife in the cooler parts of the morning, and it makes for an easier time on the water.

Try
the NGO’s full moon paddle to get a truly memorable nighttime experience.

“Every time I’ve kayaked here I’ve discovered something new. Some new bird I’ve never seen before or dolphins just being dolphins, like I’m not there." more

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