Jacksonville News

Photo by Member Mark Krancer, Kram Kran Photo

Photo by Member Mark Krancer, Kram Kran Photo


Date ArticleType
1/4/2024 5:00:00 AM Member News


Jacksonville, Fla (January 12, 2024) Come kayak Durbin Creek with board members of the Bartram Trail Society and the Stetson Kennedy Foundation, along with Geotrippin’ Nature Guides to showcase unique, off-the-beaten-path adventures in Northeast Florida. 


Just steps from civilization, everyone can access adventures rich in history and immerse themselves in the primeval wilderness of Florida. Visitors and residents to Florida’s Historic Coast who don’t have the necessary knowledge, skills, or gear to do this on their own can now book guided nature explorations with Florida Master Naturalists and ACA Certified Kayak Instructors. Visit GeoTrippin.com for guided tours or help learning how to explore the wild and rural environments between Jacksonville, St. Augustine, and Palatka, FLA.


Event Title: 

Bartram Trail Press Opportunity: Durbin Creek Segment



Friday, January 12, at 12 PM



Durbin Creek Launch, Next to Publix

4936 Racetrack Road, St. Johns, FL 32259



2 Hours


Tandem kayaks are available by request for a camera person and reporter to go on the tour with us. 

All the press is invited to meet us before or after the tour for interviews.


This date and others are available.


TICKETS: $72 per person

All Durbin Creek Dates: https://fareharbor.com/embeds/book/earthkinship/items/356724/calendar/2023/12/?flow=711231&asn=geotrippin&sheet-uuid=82bc8f1f-1aaf-4a9a-8e41-7d0fe74a5edb&full-items=yes&ref=VCB_EVENT


Full Calendar: https://fareharbor.com/embeds/book/earthkinship/?asn=geotrippin&asn-ref=PRESS_EMAIL&full-items=yes&flow=684626


Event Highlights:

Stetson Kennedy Foundation board member and UF Florida Master Naturalist Instructor, AyoLane Halusky, (earthkinship.us) regularly leads the general public on 2 hour ecotours to learn about the history and ecology of Durbin Creek. This off-the-beaten path environment is surrounded by lush woods, including a few rare ancient cypress trees. Representatives from the Board of the Bartram Trail Society will also be on hand to discuss the role the Bartram Trail plays in local history and its significance to the future of the ecotourism industry and natural resource conservation in our area.


Scenic Waterways:

Discover the natural beauty of St. Johns County as you paddle along one of its most scenic waterways. The Durbin Creek paddle offers breathtaking views and a chance to connect with nature.


Local History: 

Immerse yourself in the rich local history of the area as our experienced guides share fascinating insights into the past, adding depth to your paddling experience.


Flora and Fauna Exploration:

Encounter the diverse flora and fauna that inhabit the floodplain wetlands of the Julington Durbin Creek Preserve. Marvel at the impressive specimens of Bald Cypress trees and witness the unique ecosystems thriving along the creek.


Boat Entry:

Participants will need to enter their boats from the floating dock, approximately one foot above the waterline.


Join us for an unforgettable day of paddling, exploration, and appreciation of the hidden gem that is Durbin Creek. Reserve your spot now and be part of this immersive journey along Bartram's Trail