The Game Changers article in the July/August 2018 edition of Golden Isles Magazine features Kingfisher Paddleventures owner Norm Leonard, who shared some of his thoughts about kayaking with Golden Isles Magazine editor Bethany Leggett. We’re very excited to share this news with you and couldn’t be more proud of the ecotours we provide to visitors year-round.
You can find the entire magazine online here. It’s well worth your time because each edition is filled with information about activities, restaurants, shops, beaches, and other attractions throughout the Golden Isles. There’s much more to the magazine than the Game Changers column, and we encourage you to check it out!
Kingfisher Paddleventures offers paddleboarding and kayaking adventures in the Golden Isles as the area’s only ecotourism firm owned and operated by a PhD Conservation Biologist and Ecologist. Every outing is different, and our programming is dynamic as we respond to the wants and needs of our customers, the water conditions, the weather, and even the seasons. We take you on the tour YOU want, to the fullest extent possible. So some tours are “eco-light” while others are a full-on crash course in coastal ecology. Every group is different, and we understand that. We also get that you’re on vacation and might not want something that’s “too heavy” while others really enjoy the opportunity to “geek out” about the birds, plants, and ecosystems they see.
Our idea is that people only save what they love, so helping you fall in love with the area is our top priority. If this means that we drift in a tidal creek while your children swim, play, and laugh, then so be it! We promise you’ll have a blast. And we might even join your children (and you?) in the mud or for a quick swim. But we’re prepared to get serious, too, and we’re ready to lead you in a ranging conversation about coastal ecology the likes of which you won’t find anywhere else!
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.
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.
tl;dr – Thanksgiving is a great time to go paddling and bond with friends or family. Call 912-230-4323 to book.
Thanksgiving is one our favorite times of year, and it’s really encouraging to see the Golden Isles bustling with so much activity as families and friends begin to gather for the holiday.
Gatherings and holiday celebrations often mean that people will be searching for activities to fill their days, so we want to remind you that Kingfisher Paddleventures is open. All of our normal tours on St. Simons and Jekyll are available, but we recommend the kayaking tours over the paddleboard tours this time of year. With that said, we’re happy to take you out on paddleboards if that’s what you really want. We enjoy both. And, as always, we welcome all ages and skill levels. Our tours a really great way for your Thanksgiving guests to reconnect and bond.
In addition to the tours, we also have rentals available. All rentals include free delivery and pick-up so you can arrange to meet us anywhere in the Golden Isles. We’ll bring the gear to you, you can go paddle, and then we’ll pick up the gear when you’re done. All you have to do is show up and have some Thanksgiving fun! We do all the work.
Whether you want a guided tour or want to explore on your own, we truly have something for every paddler. So we hope you’ll give us a call and add some adventure to your Thanksgiving break.
The Georgia Governor’s Tourism Conference is meeting on Jekyll Island this week and we’re attending the meeting to learn about and promote ecotourism in Georgia. Please say hello and introduce yourself if you’re at the meeting too. We’d love to meet you!
Kingfisher Paddleventures is working to improve its ecotours and build its repertoire of ecotourism products, both on and off the water. So, in addition to saying hello, please feel free to tell us your suggestions or ask questions about the services that we provide. If you’re not at the tourism conference, we’d still love to hear from you. Tell us what you want!
We want to make ecotourism products that really get you excited! We want you fall in love with the beaches and marshes, and we want to be the ones who help you share that love with everyone else. So, whether you join us on a paddleboard tour or prefer to go kayaking, hopefully our product line will grow to include the things that interest you if it doesn’t already.
It’s our hope that attending and talking to people at the Georgia Governor’s Tourism Conference will help us identify ways to better serve our market on Jekyll and St. Simons islands. We also want to learn more about other ecotourism companies in Georgia – what are they offering, who are their customers, and what do their customers most enjoy? The answers to these questions, in addition to the feedback we solicit from our own customers, will help us build the best product possible.
It’s Memorial Day Weekend, and that means it’s time to remember all those who served. Some gave all, all gave some.
Kingfisher Paddleventures is grateful for your service.
We understand that there are people in this world with bad intentions who wish to harm us or take what we have. Then there are the men and women who serve in our military. Thank you, Veterans, for your service, your sacrifice, and the safety you provide.
The somber, soulful side of Memorial Day is too often dismissed or forgotten, and it’s good to take a moment to slow down and say, “thank you!”
Fortunately, Veterans like to have fun, too! Goodness knows they’ve earned it.
So, we hope you’ll join us out on the water this weekend for a paddle in a kayak or on a paddleboard. It’s not too late to give us a call and plan your adventure. In fact, we have still have a couple of open spots in our schedule, and we’d love the chance to tell a veteran “thank you” in person.
The weather forecast looks great, with plenty of sun and warm breezes! Check out this screenshot of the Weather Underground forecast for the Georgia Coast:
So, please, come on out and enjoy the water! We love to share this beautiful place with visitors and show you all the cool spots. We’re ready for you!
Looking forward to a really great summer! Hopefully you and your family are starting it off in style.