10 BEST TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITIES IN JACKSONVILLE

Soak up the east-coast sun at this bustling waterfront metropolis.

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Jacksonville is a bustling metropolis that occupies the northeastern corner of the state of Florida. Serving as a major deepwater port and thriving economic hub, the city is always alive with activity. 

With fair weather year-round, Jacksonville is a great location to host your next team-building retreat. Whether you're looking for indoor, all-weather activities or something more adventurous, this city has it all. In the following list, we’ve compiled some of our favourite team-building activities in Jacksonville to give you some ideas for your event. 

There’s no end of inspiration to be found from artistic glasswork courses to a serene kayaking adventure on the St Augustine waterways. So, grab a pen and paper and prepare to take notes.

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Explore the waterways on a pedal-powered boat

  • Experience the city from a unique perspective.
  • Bring your own drinks and snakes and prepare to break free of the everyday grind 
  • The perfect way to give back and show appreciation to your employees.
  • The pedal-powered boats can fit up to 32 passengers.
  • Enjoy a relaxing two-hour excursion on the water.
  • The onboard captains ensure everybody is kept safe and enjoys themselves.

Sample the local cuisine with a guided food tour

  • Learn about Jacksonville’s rich history and the many notable chefs.
  • Enjoy the natural harmony of food and culture as you explore the city with passionate local guides.
  • These unique tours combine historical facts, local culture, and culinary insight into a unique 3-hour experience. 
  • Explore the city, eating artisans’ delicious foods while learning about the neighbourhoods from real locals.
  • The knowledgeable guides ensure you visit only the best restaurants.
  • Each stop offers a unique culinary experience.

Test teamwork skills at the escape room

  • Locked in a room, your team members must work together to escape.
  • Everyone must use their varied skills to decipher clues and complete challenges hidden throughout the room.
  • Teams quickly realize that flexibility and open-mindedness are essential for success.
  • Take on challenges in a variety of themed rooms including Sherlock Holmes Library and The Great Escape Room.
  • The friendly staff go out of their way to provide an enjoyable experience.

Soak up the fun at the watersports centre

  • Choose from a range of paddleboards and kayaks.
  • Paddled down to Pittsburg Creek on a stunning two-hour voyage.
  • Expect friendly service and a light-hearted atmosphere.
  • All available equipment is maintained to the highest standard.
  • Learn to kayak on a safe, beginner-friendly stretch of river.

Learn new techniques at the art studio

  • Transform unfinished wood into beautiful, personalized works of art.
  • Instructor-guided classes make crafting fun and easy.
  • Create a piece of art you will love and cherish forever!
  • Experiment with a wide variety of materials to create your masterpiece.
  • On-site instructors are there to assist when needed.
  • The possibilities of what you can create are endless!

Race against your colleagues on the go-kart track

  • The “Le Mans” track gives you unlimited racing on one of the two indoor tracks and private access to the spectator area.
  • Rent the full facility and race with up to 20 drivers at a time.
  • Get exclusive use of the spectator area, lobby, party room and conference room.
  • Race around the track in top-of-the-range, high-speed karts that reach up to 50mph.
  • The on-site staff make safety their number one priority.
  • Every driver is supplied with a DOT-approved helmet.

Create a masterpiece at the glassworks studio

  • Excellent teachers help you get amazing results regardless of your skill level.
  • Arrangements can be made to bring your own drinks and snacks.
  • After completing your work you must leave it to cool overnight before collecting the next day.
  • Participants are advised to wear long trousers and long-sleeve tops to protect from the radiating heat.
  • The friendly and helpful staff do a great job of explaining the various techniques.

Take on your colleagues at paintball

  • All packages include picnic tables, markers, safety masks, unlimited field access and 500 rounds of paintballs. 
  • Your action-packed session lasts up to 2.5 hours.
  • The kind and helpful staff ensure your safety while providing a fun experience.
  • Participants must wear long trousers to protect their legs.
  • All equipment is well-maintained and of professional quality.

Learn to SUP on the St. Augustine waterways

  • Explore beautiful waterways that provide magnificent views of wildlife in natural settings.
  • Experience a breathtaking paddle in the beautiful St Augustine area.
  • Tours last for approximately two hours.
  • Instructors are available to assist and offer instructions.
  • Expect kind and professional staff members.

Learn the coveted art of axe-throwing

  • Spend 1 to 1.5 hours learning, practising and then finally squaring off toe to toe in a group tournament.
  • By the end of the tournament, an axe-throwing champion is crowned.
  • Experienced and highly-trained staff are in the throwing arena at all times. 
  • Staff monitor your throws for safety and guide you through the entire process.
  • Instructors are pleasant and courteous.
  • Participants are welcome to bring their own drinks.

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You can book these team building activities exclusively as a part of our retreat package.

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