From the Novice to the Experienced Paddler, to the Birder or serious Photographer, we've got you covered. Whether you are looking for corporate team building, a school field trip, family reunion 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. All of our tours are centrally located near Orlando, Daytona Beach, Ocala, The Villages and Mt Dora, FL. Feel free to call us at 352-589-7899 or email us at when you are ready to take a kayaking trip on Florida's beautiful waterways! 

From St Augustine to paddling the St Johns River December 2, 2014

Mike's friends Chris and Malcolm came over from Norway and paddling with the Manatees was on the list of things to do. Blue Springs which flows into the St Johns River in Orange City is a Winter haven for them this time of year and it's the coolest thing to have them come right up to your kayak like a gentle giant. Back in Snake Creek the marsh is still flooded which creates great opportunities to paddle within the trees. We got to see 4 Alligators sitting up on a clump of Water Pennywort sunning themselves and the Great Blue and Little Blue Herons were out playing as well as the Anhingas and Cormorants. The Great Egrets and Snowy Egrets were bumping around catching minnows while the Turtles were sunning on the logs. This is the epitome of Central Florida and it was a great day to be paddling with friends.    

With ponchos donned... a paddling adventure! 10th of November 2014


It wasn't sprinkling when we started out but that changed shortly after the launch. With Nigel and Deirdre from the UK and Preston and Tirzah from WA a little wetness wasn't going to spoil their day. Rain? What rain, lets go on an adventure! We paddled around the island and there were several birds out feeding. Some of our migratory friends are down now and we got to see the Little Blue Herons, Great Egrets, Cattle Egrets, Anhingas, Cormorants, Red-shouldered Hawks and a Harrier. As we headed toward the springs we saw a few Manatees and then had an encounter at the mouth of the spring run. With ponchos donned, we paddled toward Snake Creek and back into the flooded swamps of the St Johns River we stopped for our picnic lunch. These guys have now been classified as CFNA Troopers! This is the stuff memories are made of ;-)!

Kayaking near Daytona Beach October 2014

Near Daytona Beach, Florida there are several excellent kayaking opportunities. Just a few miles outside Daytona you can paddle with the Manatees, kayak the swamps of Blackwater Lake, relax on the Wekiva River or run the fast waters of Emerald Cut. Don't want to be stuck with 30 other paddlers clanging and banging down the river then this is the tour for you. With Central Florida Nature Adventures, llc 352-589-7899 or jenny@kayakcentralflorida you'll experience the back waters that Daytona has to offer with Native Floridians. This is where we grew up playing and we can't wait to help you Discover Florida's Wildlife! This is a sneak peek of Blackwater Lake. Some of the oldest Cypress Trees in Central Florida exist here and the vegetation that surrounds this area is simply breathtaking!  

Kayak Paddling near Ocala September 27, 2014

Coming from all over the world our customers are absolutely awesome people, real Troopers I must say. No matter what... the threat of rain, sleet, wind or wasn't going to keep us off the river today! The wildlife felt the same way. We got to paddle with the Double Crested Cormorants, White Ibis were rooting around and Little Blue Herons in all 3 phases, blue, white and spotted ;-). The Green Herons were out and about as were the Kingfishers and Moorhens. The logs were lined with Red and Yellow-bellied Turtles and the Cardinal Flower, Milkweed and Spadderdock are all in bloom. There are lots of Apple Snail Eggs this year which is a good sign and the Gators sunning on the logs made for a nice cap to the journey back. There is never  dull moment on the Silver River,  it's just great entertainment!