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Don't want to paddle with the masses? Book "Your" kayak tour here! We're all about experiencing the wildlife and we only paddle in small groups. Your tour will be led by our Lead Guide Kenny Boyd and all are rated "Excellent' on TripAdvisor. From the Novice to the experienced Paddler, to the Birder or serious Photographer, we've got you covered. Whether you are looking for a nature lover's wildlife adventure, family fun, a lazy day on the water or kayak 101 instructions, we are happy to help you customize your kayaking expedition. Our guided kayak tours are centrally located near Orlando, Daytona Beach, Ocala, The Villages and Mt Dora, FL. 

Ready to experience the extra ordinary??  
Call us at 352-589-7899, email us or check out the tours below and book online! 

Dora Canal Kayak Tour


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 

For the Dora Canal kayaking tour Click Here to book online


St Johns River/Blue Springs Run Kayaking Tours 

Celebrating Nancy's birthday kayaking on the Wekiva River








Today we celebrated Nancy’s birthday on the Wekiva River. Gliding under the Spanish Moss and numerous Air Plants we set off for a big adventure. First thing 3 Sandhill Cranes gave us a low fly-by and the Little Blue Heron was the bird of the day. We must have seen 12 different ones. Great Blue Herons and Green Herons, Great Egrets, Anhingas, Pied-billed Grebes, Moorhens, Red-shouldered Hawks, Ospreys and Bald Eagles were just some of the flying wonders we encountered. There were many sunning Red-bellied and Yellow River Cooter Turtles out and a few Alligators too. It was a beautiful 80 degree, sunny Florida day and being on the river is always a great way to celebrate!

Kayaking with the Florida Manatees














We had a gorgeous day on the St Johns River. Manatees coming and going in and out of Blue Springs feeding on Water Lettuce and other aquatic vegetation. A Limpkin, not far from our kayaks, watched as we paddled by while Great and Little Blue Herons were out looking for mates. Up by the springs we had a few close Manatee encounters, they are such gentle creatures. Look but don't touch... that’s the rules of Mother Nature. Out around the swamps a Snowy Egret was perched on a Manatee’s back feeding off the Minnows the Manatee was kicking up. The cohesive relationships of the wildlife is a wondrous thing. We saw a few Gators and the 2 Bald Eagles watching over us was certainly a majestic sight. It was another awesome day on the river!

Paddling the Dora Canal November 30, 2016





Glenn and Laura joined me on the early morning Dora Canal tour and we were met by the Fall season. The Red Maple leaves were raining down on us as we paddled downstream. The birds are starting to build their nests and don their breeding plumage. Three Great Blue Herons were striking a pose for their mates and the Great Egrets and Anhingas are sitting on nests high in the tops of the Cypress Trees. The Kingfishers and Pied-billed Grebes are now down for the Winter. The old Elfin River is truly an enchanted place to paddle.

Our day kayaking the mighty St Johns River








Iain and Linda brought their cousins from the UK to paddle the St Johns River with us this morning. One celebrating her birthday was the Princess of the day! A flock of Wild Turkeys flew across the river one at a time coming very close to us. In the springs a large Manatee was spotted resting on the bottom. Long-nosed Gar, a living fossil, one of the North America’s oldest were just under our kayaks and we could see them through the clear waters of the spring run. A few Gators were sunning in the Water Lettuce along with several Turtles. In the swamps there were 2 Pileated Woodpeckers playing hide and seek with each other while the White Ibis, Anhingas, Little and Great Blue Herons, Green Herons and Great Egrets all came out to greet us as well. It was a great day to be on the river and a good time was had by all!

Video of the Wild Turkeys flying right over our heads!