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Day Trips

Great Boat Rides

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IMG_0546If your looking for a day on the water you will find two wonderful choices from the inter-coastal waterway in Jacksonville. Just head to the north and you will end up in Fernandina and to the south is St Augustine both are about an hour by boat (around 30 miles). In either location you can dock at the municipal dock and spend the afternoon enjoying these historic cities. Please use charts of GPS to aid in the navigation.

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

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By Water 30.398425, -81.645242



Local Information: The Zoo is free if you arrive by boat. Please note the water approaching the boat dock can be shallow at times. Please check the tides and plan your visit accordingly.

Escape to the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens for the only walking safari in Northeast Florida. Discover the earth's wildlife through interactive and educational experiences. A true family adventure, the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is growing and changing daily and is dedicated to the consistently improving. Beginning in 2004 with Range of the Jaguar and continuing with Giraffe Overlook and Savanna Blooms garden, the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is quickly becoming a world-class establishment. The Zoo has something for everyone with over 1,500 rare and exotic animals and 1,000 varieties of plants. Whether you are a visitor to Florida's First Coast or a lifetime resident, we invite you to experience the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens through interactions with people, wildlife and the environment.

Jacksonville Landing

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2 Independent Dr. W
Jacksonville Florida 32202
By Water 30.324299, -81.660091

The Jacksonville Landing is the heart of Jacksonville. Located Downtown on the St. Johns River, The Jacksonville Landing is the place to shop, browse, snack, dine, enjoy, and just be a part of the excitement that is Jacksonville. From North Florida and around the United States, millions of people enjoy The Jacksonville Landing's festive mix of shops, restaurants and eateries and its hundreds of entertainment events annually. The Jacksonville Landing has strong local support with 55,000 Downtown office workers and more than 1,000,000 residents in the surrounding area. The Jacksonville Landing is also one of the best visitor attractions in the city.
From full-service restaurants to our large indoor Food Court, any palate is sure to be pleased. What’s even better? No matter what Dining location you choose, the St. Johns River always provides a gorgeous view!
Take home something more than just great memories. The Landing has many inviting shops to enjoy whether you’re looking for name-brands or local retailers that capture the true flavor of the area.
The Landing hosts more than 300 events each year and is home to some of Jacksonville’s hottest nightclubs. There’s always something going on at The Jacksonville Landing!