Choose Your kayak tour... we have several designed with you in mind! From the Novice to the Experienced Paddler, to the Birder or serious Photographer, we've got you covered. All of our tours are led by our Lead Guide Kenny Boyd and rated "Excellent' on TripAdvisor. Whether you are looking for corporate team building, family fun, a lazy day on the water or kayak 101 instructions, we are happy to help you customize your kayaking experience. Our guided kayak tours are centrally located near Orlando, Daytona Beach, Ocala, The Villages and Mt Dora, FL so feel free to call us at 352-589-7899 or email us when you are ready to take an amazing kayak trip on Central Florida's beautiful waterways! 

Dora Canal (Mt Dora, FL) Click HERE to Book Online 

A local icon, old Florida cypress swamp. Blink your eyes and you are in Seminole Indian country. Big trees, lots of birds. The Great Blue, Little Blue, Tri-colored & Night Herons, Great Egret, Osprey, Anhinga and Cormorants all nest in these beautiful tall trees. The sounds of the rookery let us know that Spring has sprung. A great tour for the early riser it's a real nice 2-3 hour getaway from it all!

Level of Difficulty: No Experience Necessary $64.00 

Blue Springs... what a beautiful place to kayak

Nick and his family paddled with us 5 years ago on the Wekiva River and the kids are all grown up now! With kayaking still a favorite pastime off we went in search of Mother Nature’s treasures. Paddling the St Johns River always produces lots of wildlife and today we were blessed. A good sized Gator swam along the shoreline mimicking our speed so we got to watch him for quite a while. The Turtles were out sunning and the Tri-colored Herons, Great and Little Blues, Great Egrets, Anhingas and Ospreys were also out scoping the waterway. Seeing the transition of the tea colored St Johns River water into Blue Springs Run’s crystal clear is amazing and there are schools of fish swimming right under your kayak! James and Bethany had Go Pros and got some nice underwater action shots. Back out on the St Johns we got to see a few Manatees splashing around and that made for a nice day paddling with some old friends!     

A beautiful day to be kayaking the St Johns

Michael and Katherine over from Belgium did the St Johns River tour with us this morning. Working the shade line proved to be the perfect setup. In the spring run with the 72 degree water the fish were abundant. A young Manatee came over for a look at us, what a magical moment. On the St Johns we paddled past the Cypress Swamps and into the backwaters. The Alligator Flag plant makes for giant hedge rows this time of year and the Purple Gallinule that loves to hide there came out to say hello. It was a beautiful day to be on the water!

A great morning spent kayaking near Tavares

The Anhinga was the bird of the day on the Dora Canal this morning. We must have seen 2 dozen of them. The Great Blue, Little Blue, Tri-colored Herons, Snowy Egrets and Great Egrets all made a showing and the bright yellow Prothonotary Warbler was out and about. The Button Bush is in full bloom and there are tons of Apple Snail Eggs being laid. That and the Eel Grass growing on the river’s edge are both signs of a healthy waterway. We could hear a pair of Limpkins sounding off from their new nesting site and we got to have the canal all to ourselves. It was a great morning to be playing outside!  

Another Great Paddling Day on the St Johns River

It was near perfect on the St Johns River today. A nice cool front passed through and the animals were out feeding. There was a young White Ibis sitting in a tree overhead and a young Great Blue Heron out for its first fishing trip. The Ospreys were all about and the clear spring run was full of fish; Longnose Gar, schools of Tilapia, Mullet, Catfish, Bream and giant Grass Carp. We had a few Manatee sightings and one close encounter. A Manatee came over and “nosed” one of the kayaks - cool stuff! The Turtles were out sunning, we got to see a few Gator backs, the sky was clear blue, the Air Plant is in full bloom and it was a great day to be celebrating life!