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Looking for an epic guided kayak tour near Orlando? Book online or call 352-589-7899 and Central Florida Nature Adventures, llc will make it happen for you!  

Kayaking near Orlando is absolutely incredible. Rated "Excellent" on Trip Advisor with tours on 7 different rivers we offer a variety of guided kayak trips close to the Orlando area. 

Whether you're a beginner or an adventurous soul, into birding, nature, photography or just having a safe, relaxing time on the water... scroll on to choose your adventure, 
call us at 352-589-7899 or email us.  


St. Johns River and Blue Springs Run 
Several springs and tributaries join the St Johns to create estuaries for fish of all kinds. As you paddle over the clear waters of Blue Springs, you can see the fish and turtles swimming under your kayak. The Bald Eagles, Osprey, Herons, Wood Storks, Limpkins, Anhingas, Egrets, Cormorants, Alligators, Turtles, Garfish, Bass and many more species thrive here and call this place home. Just up I-4 from Orlando makes this tour a favorite! It's a relaxing 2-3 or 4-5 hour tour. If you are visiting during the Winter check out the Winter Manatee Tour!
Level of Difficulty: No Experience Necessary 
St Johns River I $64.00 (2-3 hours) Check Availability for St Johns I Kayak Tour 

St Johns River II $94.00 (4-5 hours) Check Availability for St Johns II Kayak Tour

Winter Manatee Tour 
Here during Winter? This awesome tour is available in the Winter months when the Manatees are present in the spring run. If you have never experienced this gentle giant now is the time! Just north of Orlando, this is an incredible 2-3 or 4-5 hour tour.
Level of Difficulty: No Experience Necessary 
Manatee Excursion I $64.00 (2-3 hours)
Manatee Excursion II $94.00 (4-5 hours)


Blackwater Lake 
Paddle through an enchanted 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. Less than an hour from Orlando, Blackwater Lake is a 2-3 hour treat.
Level of Difficulty: Previous Experience Necessary 
Extreme Blackwater Lake I $64.00 (2-3 hours)

Rock Springs Run 
This river meanders through live oak hammocks as well as wide open savannas. The water is crystal clear and home to many types of fish, wading birds and other wildlife. See the turtles sunning on the logs and watch the Great Egret fishing for a meal. 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 great 2-3 hour tour.
Level of Difficulty: Some Experience Necessary
Rock Springs Run I $64.00 (2-3 hours)

Extreme Emerald Cut 
This fun run takes you on some of Central Florida's fastest water. Paddle upstream to the top and let the river push you back down to the bottom. For the experienced paddler this narrow river screams excitement. The longer 4-5 hour trip is a combo tour of Rock Springs Run and the fast waters of Emerald Cut. Along with some wildlife viewing this is an awesome 2-3 or 4-5 hour Orlando Kayaking Tour!
Level of Difficulty: Previous Experience Necessary
Extreme Emerald Cut I $64.00 (2-3 hours) Check Availability for kayaking Emerald Cut I 
Extreme Emerald Cut II $94.00 (4-5 hours) 
Check Availability for kayaking Emerald Cut II

Wekiva River (Sanford, FL) 
These shallow waters create a fantastic environment for many different species of plants, fish and other wildlife. This Orlando kayaking tour is right off of I-4 and we are able to do a 2-3 hour tour or a 4-5 hour tour here.
Level of Difficulty: No Experience Necessary 
Wekiva River I $64.00 (2-3 hours) Check Availability for Wekiva I Kayaking Tours
Wekiva River II $94.00 (4-5 hours) 
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Silver River (Silver Springs, FL) 
Silver Springs which creates the Silver River is the second largest spring in Florida and it's absolutely beautiful! You will tune your paddling skills going upstream but the trip back is 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. If you are staying near Orlando and want to experience one of the most pristine rivers in Central Florida this is an unforgettable 4-5 hour tour or go for the full day, it's an extraordinary 6-7 hour paddle.
Level of Difficulty: Must be In Good Shape or you will be when you’re done ;-)
Silver River I $94.00 (4-5 hours)

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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.

Call us at 352-589-7899 or email us


Discovering the Wildlife of the St Johns River and Blue Springs

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Central Florida Nature Adventures, llc

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Central Florida Nature Adventures, llc

Central Florida Nature Adventures, llc

Central Florida Nature Adventures, llc

Central Florida Nature Adventures, llc

Central Florida Nature Adventures, llc

Central Florida Nature Adventures, llc
As we kayaked around the island we could hear the Limpkins calling to each other. I believe the Limpkins were the bird of the day. The White Ibis was rooting around in the river bank, the Great Blue Heron was staring at the St Johns River waiting for a Minnow and the Tri-Colored Herons were dancing in the reeds. The Great Egret behind the Snowy Egret made for a contrasting scene and we got to see a few large Gators. Then the Purple Gallinule showed up! This is about the time I got to thinking “we’re kayaking in the middle of a wildlife odyssey” and the fly-by of the Swallow-tailed Kite put the icing on the cake.

Heading toward the spring run we found a Male Anhinga all decked out with his emerald green eye just hoping a female would show herself. The Button Bush is blooming now and the Giant Apple Snails are laying eggs. In the clear waters of Blue Springs we could see Longnose and Spotted Garfish in great numbers along with Grass Carp, Bass and Bream. The Bald Eagle was preening in the top of the highest Cypress Tree and Ospreys were keeping an eye out for a bite to eat as well. It was a beautiful day to be kayaking on the St Johns River with friends, family and Mother Nature’s jewels.   

Kayak Eustis - The Mysterious Blackwater Lake

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Central Florida Nature Adventures, llc
Central Florida Nature Adventures, llc
Central Florida Nature Adventures, llc
Central Florida Nature Adventures, llc
Central Florida Nature Adventures, llc
Central Florida Nature Adventures, llc
Central Florida Nature Adventures, llc
Central Florida Nature Adventures, llc
Central Florida Nature Adventures, llc
Central Florida Nature Adventures, llc
Central Florida Nature Adventures, llc
Central Florida Nature Adventures, llc
Central Florida Nature Adventures, llc
Central Florida Nature Adventures, llc
Central Florida Nature Adventures, llc
Central Florida Nature Adventures, llc
Central Florida Nature Adventures, llc
Central Florida Nature Adventures, llc
One of the best things about kayaking near Eustis is being able to spend time on the mysterious Blackwater Lake. February and 85 degrees is not the norm here in Central Florida. It's what some might call a false Spring but what comes from the warm temps is a unique overlap of Winter and Spring. Some of the giant Cypress Trees are budding new leaves while others are dormant. Some of the vines are blossoming and the Maple Trees are already sending off their seeds to find new ground. Whatever the case may be kayaking Blackwater Lake is always a truly unique excursion.

Kayaking near Orlando exploring the St Johns River








We started our kayak tour in hopes of seeing as much wildlife as possible including the Manatees. The St Johns River is exactly the place for all of that! We had the pleasure of seeing the baby Limpkins, some Wild Turkeys, White Ibis rooting up the swamp, a few Gators and Turtles were out sunning too. The Manatees were coming and going and then we found a Manatee with a Snowy Egret perched on its back. Mother Nature offers up some of best movies ever made and she has a remarkable way of making us all smile.   

Kayaking near Orlando with the Manatees

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One of the best things about kayaking near Orlando in Winter is we get to kayak with the Manatees. These gentle creatures are so curious they will come right up to you and even push your kayak around. Today saw them in the spring run and then caught up to more Manatees that were feeding on vegetation in the river. We watched a Gator swimming up by the weed line and found Snowy and Great Egrets, Anhingas, Great Blue, Little Blue and Tri-colored Herons, Limpkins and a River Cooter Turtle sunning on a log. What an awesome group to paddle with and a good day to be kayaking near Orlando with the Manatees.