Harborview ramp / Ribault River to Six Mile Creek
The Ribault is not for everyone. The trip is a mellow, easy paddle and the wildlife and flora will amaze you. Some of this waterway is a low income area, Not the 'Disney' experience. Lots of litter, towards the end of the paddle there is a trash 'field' trapped by screeners. Paddling through this is an experience in itself - keep going though, it's worth it.
Along the way you will meet colorful characters, fishermen and residents warning you of the gators. One trip of ours we came across a caped man with a bible in hand preaching to the empty river loudly enough to hear him a bend away. A resident came out her back door to warn us about the large gator, and a man working crab traps from the wrecked hull of an old boat was happy to share his knowledge of the river with us.
As soon as you launch keep an eye out for the critters, gators are timid here but the birding is good and manatees frequent the waters as well. Plenty to see during the entire trip but the prize is after the railroad bridge. This is Six Mile Creek and not many folks get to it. Paddle to the open area and take it all in. Enjoy the cool shade, clean water and quiet.
As with most tidal rivers here it pays to check the tides and time your visit with them. Leaving the ramp about two hours before high water will allow you to follow the current in, have plenty of water to explore Six Mile and follow the water back out.