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 Jenniferkayaks@yahoo.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

For the Birder in you, visit http://www.floridabirdwatching.com/


We also offer a vacation rental home 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 4 & a few more. Near Disney, Daytona and Mt Dora. The home offers a beautiful natural setting, centrally located and close to it all. Ask us about reservations, we'll be happy to accommodate you or visit 

Need transportation? We can help, all inclusive round trip transportation charters are available from International Drive and the Disney area.

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. It is now a paradise for wildlife. As one of the few rivers that flows North, several springs and tributaries join in to create estuaries for fish of all kinds. The Bald Eagles, Osprey, Great Blue Herons, Wood Storks, Limpkins, Anhingas, Egrets, Cormorants, Alligators, Turtles and many more species also nest here and call this place home. A relaxing 2-3 hour tour!
Level of Difficulty: No Experience Necessary $60.00

Rock Springs Run 
This river meanders through enchanted forests as well as wide open savannas. The water is crystal clear and home to many types of fish and wading birds. You'll also have a chance to see raccoon, bobcat, turtles etc. There are many places to stop and relax or if you choose to, go for a swim. Being close to Orlando also makes this a favorite. This is a great 2-3 or 4-5 hour trip. Level of Difficulty: No Experience Necessary for the 2-3 hour tour $ 65.00, Previous Experience Necessary for the 4-5 hour tour $95.00.

Extreme Emerald Cut This 2-3hour run takes you on some of Central Florida's fastest water. Paddle upstream to the top and let the river shoot you through the gap back to the bottom. This narrow river screams excitement and fun to the experienced paddler. Level of Difficulty: Previous Experience Necessary $65.00

Wekiva River
Three springs pour into this pristine river. The Great Egret, American Bittern, Woodpeckers, Great Blue Heron, as well as many other Herons and waterfowl flourish on this river. The Ivory-billed Woodpecker at one time called this home. These shallow waters create a fantastic environment for many different species of plants, fish and other wildlife. We are able to do a 2-3 hour tour or a 4-5 hour tour.
Level of Difficulty: No Experience Necessary $60.00 or $90.00 depending on the tour you choose

Lil’ Amazon
Come paddle one of Lake County’s hidden gems. This river lazily takes you back in time. With Emeralda Island Bird Sanctuary to the East and Lake Griffin to the West, it’s a wildlife odyssey!! All forms of wading birds make this area home for the winter. Look close for rarities such as Black Crowned Night Herons, Limpkins, Wood Storks and maybe even a Purple Gallinule, they are all here! Bald Eagles, Red Tailed and Red Shouldered Hawks and Owls of all sorts are often seen as well. If you want to see the other Florida, this is it! This is a great 2-3 or 4-5 hour trip!
Level of Difficulty: No Experience Necessary $60.00 or $90.00

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 at any depth. You will definitely hone your paddling skills going upstream but a first magnitude spring makes the trip back a breeze! You’ll have a chance to see lots of wildlife; otters, wading birds, hawks, owls, raccoons, wild pigs and more. See giant garfish, armored catfish, bowfin and maybe even a monkey or 12. This is a beautiful 4-5 hour tour or a 6-7 hour paddle!
Level of Difficulty: Must be In Good Shape or you will be when you’re done $90.00 or $125.00 depending on the tour you choose.

Extreme Blackwater Lake Paddle through a blackwater forest to a beautiful lake rimmed with Cypress trees that are hundreds maybe even thousands of years old. These weathered trees tell many stories about the history of this land. This is a 2-3 hour treat. Level of Difficulty: Previous Experience Necessary $60.00

Photographers Tour
This is a tour for the serious photographer. We have the ability to access some of the most pristine waterways early in the morning and late in the evening when photo taking is at it's best. So, for the photographer who wants to hire a guide for the day, we offer a package that includes being introduced to the wildlife and waters in our tandem kayak. You paddle very little if at all, let the guide take you to the birds and you take the photographs!
Half day $150.00 or Full day $300.00

Winter Manatee Tour (Nov - Mar only) Winter in Florida is a magical time. The Manatee comes inland to bask in the 72 degree waters of Florida's beautiful springs. If you have never experienced this gentle creature, now is the time! This is a very nice 2-3 hour tour. Level of Difficulty: No Experience Necessary $60.00

We have packages for ages 5 and above and all of our tours are booked by reservation. The prices listed here are per person, just add the tax and we are good to go.

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

View comments from our customers directly below

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!

Kayaking near Blue Springs, Orange City, FL February 26, 2014






As we started off there was a fine mist on the river. No one seemed to mind though and the birds loved it. Through the oxbow and around the island we had an American Bittern take flight right next to us. There is lots of Spring time action going on. The Great Blue Herons are chasing each other around as are the Red-shouldered Hawks. We got to see the White Ibis, Sandhill Cranes, Wood Storks, Purple Gallinule, Tri-colored and Little Blue Herons, Great and Snowy Egrets, Cormorants and Anhingas. All have some sort of new color variations or fluffy feathers going. We even had a Bald Eagle fly close overhead. The red seeds of the Maple Trees are showing up now and the Ash Trees are shooting new leaves bringing more color to the river. We had a Manatee come up to say "hello" and you could hear the little birds chirping in the woods. For an overcast day, these guys didn't quit....we salute you River Troopers and it was a great day on the water!

Kayaking in Marion County, FL with the Monkeys! 5th of February, 2014












Andy brought his crew over from the UK in search of Monkeys and Alligators on the Silver River. This was their first time kayaking and they took to it likes Ducks to Water. We saw about 6 or so Gators and found the Monkeys about 1/2 way up the run. There were lots of birds out and the Turtles were out sunning too. We got to witness a female Anhinga fixing her lunch. She slung a fish up in the air and swallowed it head first. Then we watched as her throat took on the shape of a sunfish ;-). There were White Ibis, Anhingas, Green, Great Blue and Little Blue Herons about. The Great Egrets, Cormorants, Moorhens, Red-shouldered Hawks and Osprey were out playing too. We had a shower or two but the water was clear and warm and it was a great day to be on the river!

Kayaking with the Manatees January 13, 2014






As we paddled around the island there was absolutely no wind and the river turned to pure glass. We got to see several Purple Gallinule, 3 Great Blue Herons sitting on their nests and the Anhingas, Snowy Egrets, Cormorants, Little Blue Herons & Great Egrets were all out fishing. The Orange Dodder vine throws a splash of color to the river and we witnessed an aerial dog fight between an Osprey with a fish and a young Bald Eagle. The Osprey finally evaded the Eagle and made his get away with fish in claw. We got to see several Manatee on the way over to Snake Creek and the Red-bellied Turtles were out sunning. A Momma Gator was out with her baby on her head ;-)... they were sunning too. The White Ibis in Snake Creek were looking for grub and on the way back to the launch spot, we had more Manatee encounters. With the warm sun at our backs to bring us home, it was a great day to be on the river.

Paddling Rock Springs Run and Emerald Cut Friday the 13th ;-)









Barbara has been with us several times...she calls these trips her mini-vacations ;-) and the past 2 times Ken has joined in...it's always a great time with these two! Friday December 13th, 2013 was no different. Paddling over the 40 ft hole they saw the Big Gator and several River and Common Cooter Turtles that were all sunning together...giving the Gator plenty of room. Past the Green Fly Orchids, that Barbara spotted, the Great Blue Heron, White Ibis, Limpkin and Spider Lilies decorated the river and the Dahoon Holly is "beginning to look a lot like Christmas." On the way up Emerald Cut the Giant Leather Ferns are doing well and once at the top, you get to glide back down which is always a ton of fun. Except for a few paddlers early on, they had the river to themselves! Life is good!!