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Choose from many different Kayak Tours in Central Florida


From the Novice to the Experienced Paddler, to the Birder or serious Photographer, we can accommodate all. Whether you are looking for corporate team building, a homeschooler's field trip or kayaking 101 instructions, our staff will be happy to custom design your kayak experience or you can choose from these tours we have put together below. Please don't hesitate to call us at 352-589-7899 or email us at Jenny@kayakcentralflorida.com when you are ready to take a trip on Florida's wonderful waterways! 

To book a tour online or learn more about us, visit our website www.kayakcentralflorida.com


Scroll down to see some of our adventures!
St. Johns River
This historic river was once the highway for commerce in Central Florida bringing goods to the area by paddle wheel boat. Learn More

Rock Springs Run 
This river meanders through enchanted forests as well as wide open savannas. The water is crystal clear and being close to Orlando also makes this a favorite. Learn More

Extreme Emerald Cut This run takes you on some of Central Florida's fastest water. This narrow river screams excitement and fun to the experienced paddler. Learn More

Wekiva River
Three springs pour into this pristine river. These shallow waters create a fantastic environment for many different species of plants, fish and other wildlife. Learn More

Silver River 
Exceptionally scenic! Some twists and turns of this river can reach depths of over 25ft and it’s so clear that you can see the bottom! You’ll have a chance to see lots of wildlife and maybe even a monkey or 12. Learn More

Extreme Blackwater Lake Paddle through a blackwater swamp to the lake rimmed with these beautifully weathered trees. Learn More

Photographers Tour
This is a tour for the serious photographer or videographer. We have the ability to access some of the most pristine waterways early in the morning when photo taking is at it's best. You paddle very little if at all, let the guide take you to the wildlife and you take the photographs! Learn More

Birding Tours
The Central Florida area is well known for it's diverse population of birds, it's a birding hotspot! There are many springs and rivers that flow through the region and create sanctuaries that are stopping points for the migratory birds. Bring your binoculars, it's a beautiful sight! Learn More

Team Building Tours
From corporate focus groups, small businesses brainstorming to home schools bringing your group together outside the walls is the perfect way to build comradery. Doing that in the great outdoors with Mother Nature is what we specialize in. Remember looking forward to that field trip? It's time to take another one! We'll create an awesome kayak tour for you that is all about the flora and fauna of Central Florida. Learn More 

Winter Manatee Tour (Nov - Mar only) Winter in Florida is a magical time. If you've ever had a visit with a Manatee, it's something you'll never forget! Learn More

We have packages for ages 5 and above and all of our tours are booked by reservation. Learn More

To prepare for your excursion, here is a quick checklist of items you will need to bring:
1. Your lunch (depending upon trip time and duration)
2. Non-alcoholic beverages
3. Sun block
4. Proper water attire & a change of clothes is always a good thing to have...just in case
5. Water shoes (old sneakers will do just fine as well)
6. Sun glasses


Also, it's always good to dress in layers. That is a great way to maximize your comfort. During the warmer months, you might want to bring an extra set of clothes with you and a towel. That way you are prepared if you decide to cool off in the water.
Your guide will provide:
A cooler with ice packs to store your lunch and beverages, a first aid kit, drinking water, the kayaks, paddles, PFD (life jackets), narration and education of Florida's diverse flora and fauna, some peace & quiet on the water and a great time!


Restrictions: There are no alcoholic beverages allowed on our tours, there is plenty of time for that afterwards.

Relax and enjoy Florida’s Natural settings… your body and brain will thank you!
Check out our videos including those created by G2 Photos Glenn Gardner, Steven Chan & John Bria at this link

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The Aussie's Rock Springs Run June 25, 2014







Leanne and the Aussie crew paddled Rock Springs Run today and we got to hear the Male Gator rumble. Like a Lion's roar, it's an unforgettable sound. The Pickerel Weed, Spider Lilies, Spatterdock, Elderberry and Water Hemlock are all in bloom now and the Limpkins and Great Egrets came out to visit with us. The run is crystal clear and the water a welcome 72 degrees. It was a great day to be on the river and a great group with which to share it!

Paddling in Eustis May 17, 2014
















As we started up Blackwater Creek, all was calm. We could hear the Carolina Wrens, Pileated Woodpeckers and Northern Parulas singing as we went along. When we got to Lake Norris we soon realized that the adventure was about to begin. The wind was howling from the Northeast and the waves were rolling high. We decided to trek on and let the games begin. This group did great! We headed over to the old homestead as the waves rocked our yaks back and forth, up and down. When we got to the picnic spot everyone was grinning. We walked up and had our snacks by the old barn, went into the pasture to see what we might find there and then got back in our boats. It might have been my imagination but I think the waves were higher coming back ;-). Once we reached the creek, all was calm again and as we drifted downstream a Limpkin and Brown Water Snake were seen along the way. WOW, these guys are real troopers and we were happy to have them with us!  

Kayaking with Kenny on the last day of April 2014













Out on the St Johns River there is lots to be seen. The Great Blue Herons were the bird of the day and there are several just out of the nest hanging out with their parents. Great Egrets, Little Blue Herons, Snowy Egrets, White Ibis, Moorhens, Black and Turkey Vultures were out playing today too. Up in the Spring Run we were greeted by an unexpected Manatee, that was a nice find. There were hundreds of Long-nose Garfish, Silver Mullet, Tilapia, Carp, Tarpon, Catfish and Spotted Gar just under our kayaks. As we headed back to the boat launch, the 2 Bald Eagles watched over us while we paddled by. It was a beautiful way to cap off the month of April.

The treasures of Blackwater Creek April 8th, 2014







Overcast skies and a little rain couldn't keep 2 Minnesotans and 1 Florida Boy out of the black water swamp today. The flat water made for some really nice reflections. The new green Cypress needles and wet knees of these giant old trees really stood out too. At one point it looked like "Indian Summer" the way the sun was peeking through. We did get to see Florida's Limpkin and they are always a treat. There were several Ospreys flying and sounding off while others were building or sitting on their nests. The Spatterdock Water Lily, Pickerel Weed  and Duck Potato are all in bloom sending yellow, purple and shades of white along Lake Norris. As we paddled back into the creek we spotted the planter of fern that Mother Nature made and the rains let up for us. Life is good when you get to spend the day with a couple of your adventure buddies!

Kayaking near Sanford, FL on the Wild and Scenic Wekiva River

 







March 18th, 2014 was a close to perfect day on the river. Pure sunshine brought out a lot of wildlife. There were Turtles and Gators basking in the Sun, Anhingas warming themselves in the solar rays. There were Great Blue and Little Blue Herons, Osprey, Tri-colored Herons, Snowy Egrets, Moorhens, Mottled Ducks and even a Limpkin out playing. The Blue Flag Iris is in full bloom now and everything is going Spring crazy! We were honored to have Tim join in and Richard, Kay and Family join us again. Life is good!