Whether you're a Birder, Photographer, Nature Lover or just want to go play outside, allow us to help you create Your Orlando Kayak Tour! Looking for some fun for the wedding party or just quiet time away, team building, youth group activities or here on holiday...if you want to chill out on the lazy river or paddle some fast water, we have a tour designed with you in mind. Feel free to call us at  352-589-7899 or email either way. Scroll down to see some of our adventures!

St. Johns River/Blue Springs (Orange City, FL)

This historic river once the highway for commerce 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. 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 $59.00 (2-3 hours)
St Johns River II $89.00 (4-5 hours)

Winter Manatee Tour (Nov - Mar Orange City, FL)

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 $59.00 (2-3 hours)
Winter Manatee II $89.00 (4-5 hours)

Extreme Blackwater Lake (Eustis, FL)

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 $59.00 (2-3 hours)

Rock Springs Run (Apopka, FL)

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, alligators etc. This spring run 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)

Extreme Emerald Cut (Apopka, FL)

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 the narrow river 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)
Extreme Emerald Cut II $94.00 (4-5 hours)

Wekiva River (Sanford, FL)

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 $59.00 (2-3 hours)
Wekiva River II $89.00 (4-5 hours)

Silver River (Silver Springs, FL)

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 $89.00 (4-5 hours)
Silver River II $129.00 (6-7 hours)

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Paddling the clear springs of Central Florida just rocks!

Every once in a while a female Manatee will stay in the spring run for the entire year and use the sanctuary as a safe haven. This is one of those years. Today we got to see a baby Manatee that was less than 24 hours old. While his Momma is 13 ft long or so he was only about 2.5 feet long and cute as a bug's ear. The Ospreys, Red-shouldered Hawks and American Coots were out and about today and back in the swamps we saw some Wild Turkeys walking on the newly dried up floor of the island. The big Gator was sitting under the Oak Tree while back in the creek we saw a few smaller ones and several Turtles out sunning. It was a beautiful day to be on the river and once again she blessed us with the jewels of nature!

The last cold snap of the season March 29, 2015

42 degrees last night made for a cool start to the morning and it also brought back a few Manatees. We were blessed to see them and even had a Mother and Baby swim under our kayaks. With it warming up we headed out around Snake Creek and the Barred Owl's chicks are now out of their hidy hole. There are lots of Great Blue Herons flying around and we got to see 1 nest with 4 almost full grown chicks which is a rare sight. Bald Eagles, Purple Gallinule and Limpkins were also a part of our adventure and it was a beautiful Spring day on the river!

Kajakkikopla goes Extreme Emerald Cut @ Apopka, FL, USA

Unforgettable kayaking trip with Central Florida Nature Adventures :)
You can see gators, turtles and many kind of birds out there.
Highly recommend!

Springtime on the St Johns River Feb 6, 2015

It's the first week of February but it's Springtime on the St Johns. All the trees are greening up and some of the birds are sitting on their nests. Today we watched an Osprey perched in a tree eating his lunch while the Red-shouldered Hawks and Anhingas were out looking for mates. It was a little windy at the start but half way through the wind laid down making the water turn to glass. It was great for Manatee viewing and we all got a good look at them as they glided back and forth under our yaks. It's a beautiful time of year to be here... sure beats the heck out of shoveling snow!

From Oregon to paddling the Wekiva River...life is good

January 16th, 2015 was a day to have the river to ourselves. Blue skies, cool breeze and lots of sun had us feeling like a couple of basking Turtles. The Osprey was looking down at us as we paddled by and the Anhingas are now out looking for their mates. The Great Blue and Little Blue Herons, Great and Snowy Egrets and White Ibis were out feeding at the water's edge and we must have seen 100 River Cooter Turtles, all shapes and sizes, out sunning. The Wekiva is truly a Wild and Scenic River!

Family fun... paddling with the Manatees Dec 23, 2014

Today Bonnie brought the crew from CA for a day of paddling on the St Johns River. From 14 to 85 the whole group of 3 families were a real pleasure and a good time was had by all. The Bald Eagle and Barred Owl were the birding highlights of the day and we encountered many other feather friends as well. A few small Gators gave us a good look and the Peninsula Cooters and Red-bellied Turtles were out sunning on the logs. We had Manatee sightings a few feet away from our yaks and there is still lots of color in the Swamps of Snake Creek. The rusty color of the  Bald Cypress, purple Climbing Aster and yellow Primrose are all still lit up and the Alligator Flag is beginning to get it's Winter golden brown. It's always a fun time when you can spend it with family and friends!

Kayaking with the Manatees on the St Johns River December 3, 2014

Today was a day for Family and Friends. With 3 generations on the St Johns River it was a fun time. The Great Blue Herons were chasing each other around sounding off like Teridactiles and the Manatees were passing by us just feet away. The Red-bellied and River Cooter Turtles were out sunning in bunches and we got to see a big Gator hiding behind the Water Hickory branches. There was a smaller 3 foot Gator soaking up some Sun and the Great Egrets, Snowy Egrets and Little Blue Herons were fishing and flying around too. The Cormorants are a comical sight sitting on the barrier for the Manatee Sanctuary, they are the Sentinels of the Spring Run... and Allijo and Hannah gave the best bird calls of the day!