Sunrise Tour Pictures

A chance encounter with a local photographer just before a sunrise tour produced some really great pictures!

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As the sun rises over the Atlantic Ocean, the waters of Gould’s Inet reflect myriad colors.

A few weeks ago, I led a group of people on a sunrise tour at Gould’s Inlet. Coincidentally, photographer Tim Rude of Brand Fiercely was there too. His gear was set up for taking pictures of the sunrise and whatever wildlife there was to photograph. On a whim, I asked him if he’d mind taking a few pictures of me and my group, and Tim graciously agreed. We exchanged contact information, and then we both continued with our morning plans. A few days later, he sent me some of the photos he took.

Of all the excursion options Kingfisher Paddleventures offers, our sunrise tour options are arguably my favorite! Although it can be tough for me to wake up so early, the reward is immeasurable. No other time of day is quite as peaceful with quite the same feel. I honestly think a dawn kayaking trip is the perfect to start to the day! 

Sunrise Tour Information

If you choose to join us for a kayak or paddleboard sunrise tour, then you have a good chance of seeing some of the area’s abundant wildlife before the day’s heat gets too intense. Many of the birds, fish, and even dolphins are actively feeding in the early morning, which means they’re moving about in plain sight. Some of the animals we see include roseate spoonbills, osprey, mink, horseshoe crabs, blue crabs, dolphins, manatee, terrapin, ghost crabs, egrets, herons, tarpon, and black skimmers.

All of our sunrise tours launch during the pre-dawn twilight, approximately half an hour before the sun comes up. Consequently, the start time for our tours moves throughout the year. Please feel free to call us if you have any questions.

About Photographer Tim Rude

If you like Tim’s pictures of our sunrise tour, you can see more of his photography at brandfiercely.com. Tim is very knowledgeable about the Golden Isles and has taken many beautiful pictures of the area, its wildlife, and its people. Consequently, we feel sure you’ll like his work as much as we do!

Father’s Day 2018 – Dads Paddle Free

Check out our Father’s Day 2018 promotion!

Dads paddle free Father’s Day 2018!

fathers day 2018 Looking for the perfect gift for your dad? Then take advantage of this Father’s Day 2018 promotion and give him an experience that will create memories you both cherish for years to come! Our paddleboard and kayak tours are unique experiences that any nature lover or outdoor enthusiast will enjoy. Check out our complete product line and choose the excursion that most interests you or your mom. Then book online and use the promo code DAD get your dad’s tour for FREE. Each father must be accompanied by at least one paying customer, and your tour must take place June 15-17, 2018. You can apply this promotion to any tour on St. Simons Island, Jekyll Island, Sea Island, Brunswick, or the Satilla River. However, this promotion cannot be applied to rentals. fathers day 2018 promotion fathers day 2018 give the gift of an experience As always, you are welcome to call or text me at 912-230-4323 or email me at norm@kfpaddle.com for clarification of any product description, promotion, etc. Wishing you all the a great start to the summer! -nl

Mother’s Day 2018 Promotion: Moms Paddle Free!

Check out our Mother’s Day 2018 promotion!

Moms paddle free Mother’s Day 2018!

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Looking for the perfect gift for your mom? Then take advantage of this Mother’s Day 2018 promotion and give her an experience that will create memories you both cherish for years to come! Our paddleboard and kayak tours are unique experiences that any nature lover or outdoor enthusiast will enjoy. Check out our complete product line and choose the excursion that most interests you or your mom. Then book online and use the promo code “MOM” without the quotes to get your mom’s tour for FREE. Each mother must be accompanied by at least one paying customer, and your tour must take place May 11-13, 2018.

You can apply this promotion to any tour on St. Simons Island, Jekyll Island, Sea Island, Brunswick, or the Satilla River. However, this promotion cannot be applied to rentals.

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Also, in an effort to encourage people to book online, we are offering another promotion for every customer that makes their own reservation. When you book online, you can enter a second promo code – “online” – and your entire reservation will be discounted an additional 2%. This blog post is the only place we are currently advertising our online booking promotion for the moment. We will roll out a larger campaign later in the month.

As always, you are welcome to call or text me at 912-230-4323 or email me at norm@kfpaddle.com for clarification of any product description, promotion, etc.

One final note: Kingfisher will be closed May 6-9. We’ll re-open on May 10, and then we’ll remain open for the rest of the season.

Wishing you all the a great start to May!

-nl

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Come Help Us With The Litter Clean Up!

Please come help us with the litter clean up this evening at Massengale Park on St. Simons Island! Kingfisher Paddleventures is partnered with Keep Golden Isles Beautiful to help with litter clean-up efforts in the aftermath of Frat Beach activities.

 

We will be at Massengale Park from 5:00 to 7:00 PM to collect litter left behind by the crowds on Frat beach today.

Huge crowds came to our beaches today in advance of the annual Georgia-Florida football game in Jacksonville, FL on Saturday. In past years, the crowds have surged into the thousands, with most participants being students from UGA who have come to the island as part of a weekend-long celebration of the rivalry between the Bulldogs and the Gators.

As with any large crowd, the Frat Beach partiers always leave litter in their wake. Unfortunately, the fact that they’re leaving that litter on a beach where the tides easily wash the trash into the ocean, time is of the essence. We need collect and dispose of the litter as quickly as possible in order to help keep the beach and marshes clean and safe for both wildlife and people.

Kingfisher Paddleventures invites you to come help us with the litter clean up this evening. As a company that makes its money off paddleboard and kayak tours of the island, we are eager to make sure that the beaches and parking lots are clean following today’s events.