Eco Tours

30A South Walton southwalton.com modus photo archives 4 of 7 300x257 Eco Tours

Photo: Modus Photography

From the pristine emerald waters of our Gulf of Mexico to rare coastal dune lakes to the beautiful Choctawhatchee Bay and river system, South Walton is one of the most eco-diverse places you’ll ever find.

A great way to explore and learn more about South Walton’s rare coastal dune lakes is by joining Murray Balkcom of WalCo Eco Tours for a kayak or YOLO Board cruise across Western Lake. Murray takes both groups and individuals, explaining local plant and wildlife as you explore.

Guide Karl Renelt has also been introducing people to South Walton’s extraordinary beauty since the 1980s. Karl’s a certified Florida Master Naturalist and is certified for coastal kayaking by the American Canoe Association. His tours include hiking, biking, kayaking and sailing on either the Gulf or the Choctawhatchee Bay.

Or, there’s Jason Stacy at Old Florida Outfitters. He’s a fly fishing pro, and nothing seems to make him happier than watching a student catch his or her first fish. His Orvis-endorsed school is held at WaterColor and offers both 2-day and 1-day options.

30A South Walton eco intercoastal 300x257 Eco Tours

Hiking Along South Walton’s Intercoastal Canal

At Coffeen Nature Preserve, you can also explore 210-acres of protected land that’s rich with odd history. During WWII, the Air Force acquired the land and used it to test JB-2 missiles, eventually launching as many as 600 from Coffeen’s high sandy ridge. Tours are provided by appointment only [phone: 850-622-3700].

If you’re looking for a truly rare educational opportunity, visit Walton County’s extraordinary E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center.

For even more fun outdoor activity ideas, be sure to check out WaltonOutdoors.com.

 

 

More 30A Features:

Easter Activities Along Scenic 30A

Easter Activities Along Scenic 30A

Looks like Easter's gonna be HOPPIN' on 30A (sorry... I couldn't resist). Here's just a small taste of the many Easter-related events coming up this Sunday: --... more

Justin Gaffrey -- Creating Beauty in Blue Mountain Beach

Justin Gaffrey -- Creating Beauty in Blue Mountain Beach

By Shannon J. Winslow-Claunch ​​Justin Gaffrey's art is best described as sculpting with paint. The big, bold colors in three-dimensional spikes literally jut off the canvas,... more

TODAY: 8th Annual Bocce Ball Tournament in Rosemary Beach

TODAY: 8th Annual Bocce Ball Tournament in Rosemary Beach

The 8th Annual Bocce Ball Tournament will get rolling on Saturday, April 19th on the eastern and western greens in Rosemary Beach. Registration will be at the... more

No thumbnail available

Win a Stay at Courtyard by Marriott Sandestin at Grand Boulevard During ArtsQuest!

Click here to enter to win a 2-night stay at the recently renovated Courtyard by Marriott Sandestin at Grand Boulevard near the beautiful beaches of South... more

Let's Help Juno & Jarvis Find 'Forever Homes'

Let's Help Juno & Jarvis Find 'Forever Homes'

From our friends at Alaqua Animal Refuge: Juno and Jarvis are four-month-old Hound/Pointer pups who are so excited to find their forever homes. Juno is... more

Meyer Boarding Co. to Host

Meyer Boarding Co. to Host "Land & Sea Paddle Battle" at Topsail Hill State Park on April 26

Meyer Boarding Co. is hosting the first Land Paddle/SUP Paddle Biathlon at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park featuring rolling hills, picturesque scenery and some really nice pavement on... more

Comment about Eco Tours:

Leave a Reply

*

Text formatting is available via select HTML. <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>