5 Unique Jacksonville Father’s Day Gifts

Congaree and Penn Goat Farm

We’re here to help you live up to that promise you made to yourself last year (and the year before that) to never buy the Father figure in your life another tie or Home Depot gift card for Father’s Day. We’ve handpicked five thoughtful and adventurous Jacksonville-area Father’s Day Gifts for every type of Dad you know.

Learn to Fly at Herlong Airport

Adventurous Poppas who left Top Gun: Maverick with a twinkle in their eye can take to the skies in a Cessna personal aircraft, accompanied by a FAA-certified Flight Instructor, as they man the controls while soaring through the skies over Jacksonville. In just about an hour, he’ll be briefed and taking off in a small airplane where he can perform a handful of basic maneuvers. 9300 Normandy Blvd, Jacksonville, FL; virginexperiencegifts.com

Guided Kayak Tours from Kayak Amelia

The Kayak rental service at Big Talbot Island State Park also offers a variety of guided kayak tours that cater to many interests and skill levels. From Stand Up Paddleboarding to sunset tours, you’ll be able to select the perfect option for any water-loving Dad. For maximum sightseeing/relaxation time, we recommend the BarHop Nassau Sound tour, a comprehensive four hour excursion that rides the currents out and back in through the salt marsh creeks of the area, with a stop near Nassau Sound’s iconic boneyard beach. 13030 Heckscher Dr Jacksonville FL; kayakamelia.com // @kayakamelia

Jax Ale Trail adventure

Nearly two dozen local breweries make up the Jacksonville Ale Trail, any beer-loving father figure would be thrilled to hit the trail and check out a craft brewhouse (or two or three). Fill the #JaxAleTrail Passport with stamps from enough participating breweries and you have the chance to collect free gear and a special secret prize! Award winning breweries like Engine 15 Brewing Co. and Veterans United Craft Brewery are staples of the trail, with new additions coming all the time. Various locations; visitjacksonville.com

Goat Hike at Congaree and Penn

Combine the refreshing thrills of hiking with the back-to-nature charm of a farm visit at the community-oriented farm and restaurant Conagree and Penn with their Goat Hike guided tour. An intimate, far-ranging walk around the 350 acre farm accompanied by a knowledgable tour guide will give your whole family the chance to explore this beautiful farm and interact their their personable Nubian & Saanen goats.11830 Old Kings Rd, Jacksonville, FL; congareeandpenn.com // @congareeandpenn

Jacksonville Sharks indoor football game

Is the Dad in your life barely hanging on until the NFL returns in September? Give him a hit of early football action with a trip to a Jacksonville Sharks Arena Football game. The NAL combines the thrills and brutal combat of classic football with the scrappy underdog charm of non-Big Four professional sports, all for the way less than the cost of Jaguars tickets. Regular season games run through the end of July, so act fast while the good seats are still available! 300 A Philip Randolph Blvd, Jacksonville, FL;  jaxsharks.com // @jaxsharks

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