Boating & Water Fun in Jacksonville
Jacksonville’s seven bridges expand across the St. Johns River and Intracoastal Waterway. There is water everywhere! With so much water surrounding the area, there is sure to be a water activity for you to jump in to!
Explore the Salt Marsh.
Quiet creeks and salt marsh ebb and flow through out the 46,000-acre Timucuan Ecological and Historic PreserveIn this vast wetland lays a community teaming with unique birds, plants and wildlife. Much of the salt marsh can only be navigated by kayak. Kayak Amelia at Long Island Outfitters offers guided kayak/nature tours, as well as canoe and kayak rentals. There are nine canoe/kayak launch points in Jacksonville
Many of Jacksonville’s festivals and celebrations take place Downtown. Fireworks are often shot from the Main Street and Acosta Bridges featuring Jacksonville’s signature waterfalls of fireworks. For a front row seat to see it all, dock your boat at Metropolitan Park Marina This marina has 78 boat slips that accommodate boats up to 80 feet LOA. The marina is also walking distance to EverBank Field , where the Jacksonville Jaguars roar and college football match-ups energize the crowd. JaxParks maintains more than 21 boat ramps in the area. River City Brewing Company , also located Downtown, offers boat slips, tasty menu and live entertainment on their river deck.
Supply the desire to fish and let Backwater Fishing Adventures supply the equipment and expertise. Specializing in light tackle and fly fishing, Captain Dave Borries has over 20 years experience navigating the waterways of Northeast Florida. The Nassau Sound Fishing Bridge provides fishermen access to one of the best fishing areas in Northeast Florida. The mile-long fishing bridge spans Nassau Sound. Entrance to the fishing bridge is through the entrance to Amelia Island State Park. Whiting, jack, drum and tarpon are some of the many species that can be caught from the bridge. Off the coast of Jacksonville, the list of saltwater sportfish to be caught includes dolphin, bonito, tuna, sea bass, wahoo, cobia and barracuda - just to name a few. Reel in a big one at the favorite spot of local anglers, the Mayport Jetties, located at the mouth of the St. Johns River and the Atlantic Ocean. There, join Capt. Dave Sipler Sportfishing for a day of inshore and offshore fishing, finding the hot spots for catching redfish, speckled trout and flounder. Cast a line at the Jacksonville Beach Fishing Pier overlooking the ocean. And that’s just the tip of the hook when it comes to fishing in Northeast Florida.
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