If you want to chill out on the lazy river or paddle some fast water, check out these tours... we have an excursion designed with you in mind. Whether you're a Photographer, Nature Lover or just want to go hang outside, we'll help you create Your Orlando Kayak Tour! Looking for some fun for the wedding party or just quiet time away, kayak 101 instructions or here on holiday feel free to call us at 352-589-7899 or email either way.

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Rock Springs Run
This spring run is crystal clear and home to many types of plants, animals, fish and wading birds. You might even see raccoon, turtles, alligators and more. The river meanders through blooming water lilies, beautiful Moss covered Oak Trees and wide open savannas. 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)
Check availability for this awesome kayak tour

Emerald Cut 

Paddle to the top and the river shoots you through the gap back to the bottom. This run takes you on some of Central Florida's fastest water and screams excitement & fun to the experienced paddler. 45 minutes outside Orlando, this is an awesome 2-3 or 4-5 hour tour.

Level of Difficulty: Previous Experience Necessary
Extreme Emerald Cut I $64.00 (2-3 hours) Check availability on the Emerald Cut I kayak tour here
Extreme Emerald Cut II $94.00 (4-5 hours) Check for Emerald Cut II kayaking here

St. Johns River and Blue Springs 

This historic river, once the highway for commerce, is now a paradise for wildlife. As you paddle over the clear waters of Blue Springs, it's like kayaking in an aquarium. Little Blue, Great Blue and Tri-colored Herons, Bald Eagles, Osprey, Wood Storks, Limpkins, Anhingas, Egrets, Alligators, Turtles, Garfish, Bass and many more species thrive here and call this place home.  Just North of Orlando this is a relaxing 2-3 or 4-5 hour tour.

Level of Difficulty: No Experience Necessary
St Johns River I $64.00 (2-3 hours) Click here to book the St Johns I guided kayak tour
St Johns River II $94.00 (4-5 hours) Click here to book the St Johns II tour 

Manatee Tour 

Winter in Florida is a magical time. The Manatee comes inland to bask in the 72 degree waters of Florida's beautiful springs and to watch them frolic in their natural habitat is breathtaking. If you have never experienced this gentle creature, now is the time! This is an incredible 2-3 or 4-5 hour Orlando Kayak Tour.

Level of Difficulty: No Experience Necessary
Winter Manatee I $64.00 (2-3 hours)
Winter Manatee II $94.00 (4-5 hours)
Check availability for kayaking with the Manatees

Blackwater Lake 

These weathered trees tell many stories about the history of this land. Paddle through an enchanted blackwater forest to a beautiful lake rimmed with Cypress trees that are hundreds maybe even thousands of years old.  Less than an hour North of Orlando, this is a 2-3 hour treat.

Level of Difficulty: Previous Experience Necessary
Extreme Blackwater Lake I $64.00 (2-3 hours)
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Wekiva River 

The Great Egret, American Bittern, Woodpeckers and Herons as well as many other waterfowl flourish on this river. The Ivory-billed Woodpecker at one time called this home. Three springs pour into this pristine river and the shallow waters create a fantastic environment for many different species of plants, fish and other wildlife. Sanford is located just outside of Orlando and we are able to do a 2-3 or 4-5 hour tour here.

Level of Difficulty: No Experience Necessary
Wekiva River I $64.00 (2-3 hours) Click to check Wekiva River kayaking
Wekiva River II $94.00 (4-5 hours) Click to check out tours of Wekiva II

Silver River 

Silver Springs, the second largest spring in Florida, creates the Silver River. Some twists and turns of this river can reach depths of 35 ft or more and it’s so clear that you can see the eel-grass flowing with the current on the bottom. Exceptionally scenic! 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; alligators, turtles, 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 for the full run it's an exhilarating 6-7 hour paddling trip.

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 children age 5 and above and all of our tours are booked by reservation.
The prices listed here are per person.

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Kayak touring on Blue Springs & celebrating Independence Day

Nothing like a guided kayak tour with Central Florida Nature Adventures, llc to celebrate Independence Day 2017

While on our kayaking tour with Central Florida Nature Adventures Kenny shows us this silly Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron on our kayak tour with Central Florida Nature Adventures

Guided Kayak Tour Near Daytona
Got an early start just after the sun came up, launched our kayaks and found we had the whole river to ourselves. The Little Blue Herons were donned in all 3 phases of color (blue, white and in between) and the Great Blues Herons were out fishing and acting silly. We kayaked right past the Turtles that were sunning next to us and got to see a few Alligators too. A Limpkin showed up to wish us a Happy 4th of July and the Ospreys were on their morning fly by looking for breakfast. In the Spring Run the Garfish, Bass, Mullet and Tilapia were right under our kayaks and plentiful. The Epiphytes - Spanish Moss, Air Plants, Quill Leaf, Resurrection Fern and Butterfly Orchids all looked refreshed from the previous evening’s rain shower. Kayaking the river is always a grand way to celebrate Independence Day!   #KayakingWithKenny

An awesome Friday morning kayak adventure... TGIF

It was just Chandra and I this morning paddling Rock Springs Run. This little slice of the river has got to be one of the prettiest places in Central Florida to kayak. We only saw a couple of other paddlers and then we had the whole place to ourselves. Above us we could hear Red-shouldered Hawks calling each other and a Great Blue Heron lit off in front of us. There were dozens of Yellow and Red-bellied River Turtles sunning and we watched a Limpkin prodding the lilies for its favorite snack, the Apple Snail. The Red Maples and Sweet Gum trees think its Spring already and are popping with new growth. After our lunch break we headed up Emerald Cut. It’s a challenging place to paddle, that’s the fun of it and the view is stunning. Like no other place in Orlando. We slowly made our way around sharp corners and over submerged logs. Once we got to the top we turned around and rode the river back. It’s an absolute hoot and made for an epic day on the river!    

Family Fun kayaking the St Johns River January 2017

Fred and Jane brought their Grandsons out to kayak the St Johns River today and with lots of wildlife awaiting our arrival, we set off on our adventure. The boys ages 10 and 14 took right to paddling the kayaks like they had done it all their lives. We got to see Limpkins, white phase & adult Little Blue Herons, Great Egrets and Great Blue Herons along with Bald Eagles, Anhingas, Cormorants, Glossy and White Ibis. The Turtles were taking advantage of the sunny day and we got to see an Alligator or two. We watched a Snowy Egret ride on top of a Manatee’s back while it was feeding and that was a really cool sight. There were Manatees in the spring run and we saw several out feeding along the weed line of the river. The sky was that beautiful Florida blue and it was a perfect day on the water!  

St Johns River kayaking - A Wildlife Odyssey

Suzanne paddled a birding tour with us yesterday and today Jana joined us too! With the first cold front of the year all the birds are arriving from their northern haunts. The Pied-billed Grebes, Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers, Eastern Phoebes, Bald Eagles, American Bitterns and Kingfishers are all down to enjoy some Florida sunshine. We got to see tons of other birdlife too. Ospreys, Red-shouldered Hawks, Limpkins, Anhingas, Black and Turkey Vultures, Great Blue and Little Blue Herons and Great Egrets just to name a few. The Manatees are back. We got to see 6 of them in the clear spring run and some others that were heading out to feed. Today was a great St Johns River wildlife odyssey.

Kayaking the generous St Johns River

The St Johns River is still running high with a lot of the swamp way back through the trees. In the spring run we found some clear water, Long-nosed Gar, Tilapia, Mullet and Catfish right under our kayaks. The Green Fly Orchid in bloom is growing right next to the Resurrection Fern, Spanish Moss, Quill-leaf and other Air Plants. The Turtles were taking full advantage of the sun and Great Blue Herons were out fishing along the river’s edge. We saw some Little Blue Herons in both their white and blue phase, White Ibis, Cattle Egrets, Anhingas and Cormorants which were also feeding from the generous river. The sky is now that beautiful Fall Florida blue and the old Cabbage Palms make for great Woodpecker condos. What a great day to be out paddling.