Jacksonville's Exciting Water Attraction!
That’s right! It’s Kraken CycleBoats we are talking about!
Opening day of our 2019 season in Jacksonville is FRIDAY, APRIL 5th!!
Have you been itching to get out on the St. John's River with your friends or family and enjoy some light pedaling while sipping on some cold beverages?? Well, our Captain and Crew are gearing up the boats to take you and your guests out on an exciting cruise from Metro Park down the river allowing you to take in the incredible sights of downtown Jacksonville, as well as catch a glimpse of the dolphins that cruise the waterways!! Stretch your legs at our halfway stop at River City Brewing Company where you can enjoy one of their incredible craft brews, or a specialty “Kraken” cocktail.
Fun Facts about Jacksonville, Fl:
Filmed in our very own Jacksonville was the 1954 black-and-white horror classic "Creature from the Black Lagoon" which was also one of the first films shot in 3D!
1993 marks the year Jacksonville go their very own NFL team, THE JAGUARS! Jax also hosted the SUPER BOWL in 2005!
The Dames Point Bridge opened in 1989 at a cost of $117 million dollars. It is the second longest concrete cable-stayed bridge in the Western Hemisphere.
Friendship Fountain on the Southbank Riverwalk is one of the city's most recognizable landmarks. The massive self-contained fountain can blast 3500 to 6500 gallons of water 100 feet in the air every minute, while 265 multicolored lights turn the mist into a rainbow-hued spectacle. Completed in 1965, the magnificent water feature is considered one of the largest on earth.
The Jacksonville farmers market, founded in 1938, is Florida’s oldest. More than 20,000 people visit the daily market each week.
During World War II, the now-defunct Jax Brewing Company might have invented the six-pack. Because it couldn't afford to keep selling beer in expensive aluminum cans (steel had been requisitioned for the war effort), it began bottling its brews in glass longnecks and selling them in sacks of six.
The Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) Tour has been headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, a suburb of Jacksonville, since 1979. Every May, the Players Championship tournament takes place at TPC at Sawgrass, a nearby golf course.
In 1953, a restaurant called Insta-Burger opened at 7146 Beach Boulevard. Inside, a special oven called the Insta-Broiler could cook 400 patties an hour. Despite its supercharged output, business dwindled until new owners brought the restaurant and renamed it Burger King.
Engraved onto the Veterans Memorial Wall in downtown Jacksonville are the names of more than 1500 veterans from all six service branches (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine) who lost their lives in the line of duty. Sixty-five feet long, the wall commemorates veterans from every American war since WWI.
Credited with pioneering the southern rock genre, the Allman Brothers Band was formed in this city in 1969. The hugely influential group put on its first live performance at the Jacksonville Armory on March 30 of that year.