Kayaking at the GTM Reserve between St. Augustine and Jacksonville
Encompassing 74,000 acres, the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve (GTM Research Reserve) is one of the largest estuaries in the country and is dedicated to preserving natural resources and educating the public. An onsite center features exhibits, aquariums, classrooms and labs. Walk the boardwalks to sight nesting bald eagles or rent a kayak with Ripple Effect to get close to dolphins and manatees. Park admission from $2.