Tag Archives: Black Creek Outfitters

On The River: Raising a Ruckus for the St. Johns

  Every Saturday under the shade of the , the Riverside Arts Market brings thousands of people to our downtown waterfront for local produce, fresh food, artisan crafts, live music and entertainment. While the St. Johns River is a beautiful backdrop for all of these exciting weekend activities, the river itself is seldom used. The 200 ft. boat dock may get one or two visitors. The Water Taxi doesn’t stop here. Kayakers or swimmers aren’t usually seen passing by the waterfront amphitheater. Fishing isn’t allowed. The river isn’t as healthy as it could be. Algae blooms are so common now …

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fun on the water

With such an abundance of great ways to get on the water, how will you decide? The First Coast is fortunate to have highly qualified, accessible and independent recreational guides to help the novice to the expert have fun on Florida Waters. Whether you want to challenge yourself or just relax, here are some great places to get started. Self-Propelled All Wet Sports is located next to the Beach Blvd. Boat Ramp, right smack in the middle of Jacksonville. Owner Andy Fraden says that All Wet Sports is unique, “because of this magnificent creek…Big Pottsburg Creek will show you herons …

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