Beyond the busy commercial area, the Jacksonville waterfront is delightful. Tranquil riverside parks and open space line both banks of the river. A variety of dining options and shops are only a block away from the 2-mile-long Northbank Riverwalk. Across the river is the 1.25-mile wooden zigzag boardwalk known as Southbank Riverwalk. A highlight is the Friendship Fountain, a huge, circular fountain with jets of water that shoot as high as 120 feet into the air.
The 110-acre Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is home to over 2,000 animals as well as botanical gardens and a train ride through the park (904-757-4463). Transportation required.
The Waterway Guide Team has gained extensive boating knowledge over the years, and now we are sharing all of the tips, skills and tools we’ve picked up along the way!