Meet Our Guides
Donnie has been an avid outdoorsman his entire life. He is very knowledgeable about the wildlife and ecosystems in the area. He enjoys kayaking, hunting, boating, fishing, and anything outdoors. He loves meeting new people and sharing his favorite parts of Florida. And he is super good at telling bad "Dad jokes"!
Tour Guide & Owner
Kerri takes great pride in Amelia Island Adventures, and enjoys sharing her piece of what she calls 'the real Florida' with everyone. She is currently working on her Master Naturalist certification with the University of Florida, and takes every opportunity to learn more about the different ecosystems and how to preserve them for generations to come. She has fallen in love with Amelia, and also has an intense obsession with manatees. She absolutely loves to collaborate with other businesses in the area to make your Amelia Island Adventure even that much more fun. Your adventure begins here!
Louis is originally from Elmira NY, and served in the Navy for 20 years. He's been retired now for 20 years and loves spending his leisure time kayaking and canoeing. He was active in the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts for over 40 years, taking many troops on kayaking adventures. He is extremely familiar with both the north Florida and south Georgia tributaries and loves being on the water as much as possible, whether it's a few hours of paddling or multiple day trips.
James "Barney" Barnhart
Barney is originally from the mountains of Pennsylvania. He is retired from the Navy after serving for 20 years. He works with the Boy Scouts and loves the outdoors. He enjoys hunting, camping, fishing, canoeing, fly fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling, gardening, just about anything outdoors that keeps him active! He has kayaked the intercoastal waterway and the Suwanee River on week-long trips and enjoys getting out in nature.