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FERNANDINA BEACH, FLORIDA

Kayaking At Amelia Island and Into the Okefenokee Swamp

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Program #8510RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Itinerary for Apr 6 — Apr 11, 2014

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Type: Hotel

Description: Located in the historic district of Amelia Island, overlooking the intracoastal waterway. Within walking distance of restaurants and historic sites.Just 25 miles north of Jacksonville International Airport. Located in a quaint, historic maritime town. The hotel design reflects historic context. Within walking distance of 25 restaurants. Nature in all its unexpected glory—total tranquility or more fun than you’ve ever imagined!

Contact info:
19 South 2nd Street
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 USA
phone: 904-491-4911
web: hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/florida/hampton-inn-and-suites-amelia-island-historic-harbor-front-AISHSHX/index.html

Room amenities: Beautifully appointed guest rooms. All rooms have a King or Queen beds, hairdryer, alarm clock, HBO and cable TV, voice mail and multi-line speaker phones.

Facility amenities: Gift shop, laundry facilities, upper deck pool, exercise facility, free high-speed internet access, and deluxe breakfast bar.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call hotel for cost update.
Participants are responsible for making own reservations for any additional nights.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, April 06 - Registration/Lecture-Kayak Orientation and Safety
Afternoon: Participants may pick up nametag and schedule for the week anytime between 4:00 - 5:00 PM. Orientation begins at 5:30 PM in the hotel conference room.

Dinner: Catered meal at hotel.

Evening: Lecture: Kayak Orientation

Lodging: Hampton Inn & Suites

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Located in the historic district of Amelia Island, overlooking the intracoastal waterway. Within walking distance of restaurants and historic sites.Just 25 miles north of Jacksonville International Airport. Located in a quaint, historic maritime town. The hotel design reflects historic context. Within walking distance of 25 restaurants. Nature in all its unexpected glory—total tranquility or more fun than you’ve ever imagined!

Contact info:
19 South 2nd Street
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 USA
phone: 904-491-4911
web: hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/florida/hampton-inn-and-suites-amelia-island-historic-harbor-front-AISHSHX/index.html

Room amenities: Beautifully appointed guest rooms. All rooms have a King or Queen beds, hairdryer, alarm clock, HBO and cable TV, voice mail and multi-line speaker phones.

Facility amenities: Gift shop, laundry facilities, upper deck pool, exercise facility, free high-speed internet access, and deluxe breakfast bar.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call hotel for cost update.
Participants are responsible for making own reservations for any additional nights.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, April 07 - Paddle Salt Water Creeks Timucuan Preserve/Picnic...
Paddle Salt Water Creeks Timucuan Preserve/Picnic lunch/Salt Marsh Ecology

Breakfast: Located at hotel

Morning: Paddle through the salt water creeks of the Timucuan Preserve. Learn about the plants and critters that thrive in this challenging salt water environment. Topics discussed include sea island morphology, effect of humans on nature and nature on humans, lives of critters from fiddler crabs to right whales.

Lunch: Picnic lunch on kayaking trip

Afternoon: Continuation of the kayaking trip.

Dinner: Dinner at hotel.

Evening: Presentation on Salt Marsh Ecology.

Lodging: Hampton Inn & Suites

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Located in the historic district of Amelia Island, overlooking the intracoastal waterway. Within walking distance of restaurants and historic sites.Just 25 miles north of Jacksonville International Airport. Located in a quaint, historic maritime town. The hotel design reflects historic context. Within walking distance of 25 restaurants. Nature in all its unexpected glory—total tranquility or more fun than you’ve ever imagined!

Contact info:
19 South 2nd Street
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 USA
phone: 904-491-4911
web: hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/florida/hampton-inn-and-suites-amelia-island-historic-harbor-front-AISHSHX/index.html

Room amenities: Beautifully appointed guest rooms. All rooms have a King or Queen beds, hairdryer, alarm clock, HBO and cable TV, voice mail and multi-line speaker phones.

Facility amenities: Gift shop, laundry facilities, upper deck pool, exercise facility, free high-speed internet access, and deluxe breakfast bar.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call hotel for cost update.
Participants are responsible for making own reservations for any additional nights.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, April 08 - Kayak Amelia Island/Lunch Out/Kayak Continues/Fol...
Breakfast: Breakfast

Morning: Amelia Island kayaking - The spartina salt marsh is the most productive ecosysten on the planet. 80% of the fin and shellfish we eat spend at least part of their lives here. It's also a great place to work on your kayak basics. This is a fun and easy paddling flat water trip.

Lunch: Lunch along the way on the kayaking trip.

Afternoon: Continuation of Amelia Island kayaking trip.

Dinner: Dinner at hotel.

Evening: Presentation on Folk History.

Lodging: Hampton Inn & Suites

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Located in the historic district of Amelia Island, overlooking the intracoastal waterway. Within walking distance of restaurants and historic sites.Just 25 miles north of Jacksonville International Airport. Located in a quaint, historic maritime town. The hotel design reflects historic context. Within walking distance of 25 restaurants. Nature in all its unexpected glory—total tranquility or more fun than you’ve ever imagined!

Contact info:
19 South 2nd Street
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 USA
phone: 904-491-4911
web: hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/florida/hampton-inn-and-suites-amelia-island-historic-harbor-front-AISHSHX/index.html

Room amenities: Beautifully appointed guest rooms. All rooms have a King or Queen beds, hairdryer, alarm clock, HBO and cable TV, voice mail and multi-line speaker phones.

Facility amenities: Gift shop, laundry facilities, upper deck pool, exercise facility, free high-speed internet access, and deluxe breakfast bar.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call hotel for cost update.
Participants are responsible for making own reservations for any additional nights.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, April 09 - Kayak-Black Water Creek/Free afternoon-Explore Am...
Kayak-Black Water Creek/Free afternoon-Explore Amelia Island/Folk Music

Breakfast: Breakfast

Morning: Explore a black water creek. The dark tannin stained water creates stunning mirror-like reflections of the surrounding trees. Discover the difference between fresh and salt water ecosystems. The highlight of this trip will be paddling up to a 1500 year old bald Cyprus tree.

Lunch: Lunch at hotel

Afternoon: Free afternoon to explore historic Amelia Island.

Dinner: Dinner at hotel.

Evening: Folk Music

Lodging: Hampton Inn & Suites

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Located in the historic district of Amelia Island, overlooking the intracoastal waterway. Within walking distance of restaurants and historic sites.Just 25 miles north of Jacksonville International Airport. Located in a quaint, historic maritime town. The hotel design reflects historic context. Within walking distance of 25 restaurants. Nature in all its unexpected glory—total tranquility or more fun than you’ve ever imagined!

Contact info:
19 South 2nd Street
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 USA
phone: 904-491-4911
web: hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/florida/hampton-inn-and-suites-amelia-island-historic-harbor-front-AISHSHX/index.html

Room amenities: Beautifully appointed guest rooms. All rooms have a King or Queen beds, hairdryer, alarm clock, HBO and cable TV, voice mail and multi-line speaker phones.

Facility amenities: Gift shop, laundry facilities, upper deck pool, exercise facility, free high-speed internet access, and deluxe breakfast bar.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call hotel for cost update.
Participants are responsible for making own reservations for any additional nights.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, April 10 - Okefenokee Swamp Kayak/Evening Social and Farewel...
Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel.

Morning: All day kayaking in the Okefenokee Swamp-The most popular excursions into the swamp are day trips by canoe, kayak, or motor boat. The swamp terrain is flat, there is no fast water and very little dry land. Your paddle will be used every inch of the way as you wind through cypress forests or cross open "prairies" exposed to the sun and wind. Don't worry, much of it is shaded by the moss draped cypress trees and you'll have no trouble paddling as your naturalist talks about the flora and fauna and history of the Okefenokee Swamp on a slow trip into a swamp you won't forget.

Lunch: Picnic lunch at the Okenenokee Swamp.

Afternoon: Continuation of kayaking into the Okefenokee Swamp.

Dinner: Dinner at Hotel

Evening: Social and farewell

Lodging: Hampton Inn & Suites

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, April 11 - Lecture and Wrap-up
Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel.

Morning: Lecture and wrap-up of weeks activities. Check-out by 11:00 am.

Lunch: Check-out by 11:00 am.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
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14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
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