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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, corporate team building, home school 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. Welcome to our blog!

St. Johns River
This historic river was once the highway for commerce in Central Florida bringing goods to the area by paddle wheel boat. Learn More
Rock Springs Run 
This river meanders through enchanted forests as well as wide open savannas. The water is crystal clear and being close to Orlando also makes this a favorite. Learn More
Extreme Emerald Cut 
This run takes you on some of Central Florida's fastest water. This narrow river screams excitement and fun to the experienced paddler. Learn More
Wekiva River
Three springs pour into this pristine river. These shallow waters create a fantastic environment for many different species of plants, fish and other wildlife. Learn More
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! You’ll have a chance to see lots of wildlife and maybe even a monkey or 12. Learn More
Extreme Blackwater Lake 
Paddle through a blackwater swamp to the lake rimmed with these beautifully weathered trees. Learn More
Photographers Tour
We have the ability to access some of the most pristine waterways early in the morning when photo taking is at it's best. Learn More
Birding Tours
The Central Florida area is well known for it's diverse population of birds, it's a birding hot spot! There are many beautiful springs and rivers that flow through this area...bring your binoculars, it's a beautiful sight! Learn More
Team Building Tours
From corporate focus groups, small businesses brainstorming to school outings, bringing your group together outside the walls is the perfect way to build comradery. Doing that in the great outdoors with Mother Nature adds the perfect twist. Remember looking forward to that field trip? It's time to take another one!  Learn More 
Winter Manatee Tour (Nov - Mar only) Winter in Florida is a magical time. If you've ever had a visit with a Manatee, it's something you'll never forget! Learn More

Central Florida Nature Adventures, LLC call us at 352-589-7899 or email 

We also offer a vacation rental home, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 4 & a few more.  Close to Disney, Daytona, the Ocala National Forest and Mt Dora. The home offers a beautiful natural setting. Ask us about reservations, we'll be happy to accommodate you.

Kayaking Blue Springs in Orange City, FL July 12, 2014

We started our St Johns River tour with a treat. There were 3 Manatees rolling in the water right close to us. Up they came for a quick breath then down with their tales disappearing into the dark water. The Great Blue Herons and Ospreys were out fishing and an Anhinga was sitting on a branch drying his wings. Up in Blue Springs another Manatee gave us a few more passes. The Long-nosed Gar, Mullet, Tilapia, Catfish and Bream could all be seen in the clear 72 degree water. Spanish Moss, Bartram's Air Plant and Quill-leaf all grow like crazy in this tropical oasis that is the spring run. We even found some Resurrection Fern with Butterfly Orchids blooming on the old Oak Tree. It was a wonderful day to discover Florida's wildlife.  

Kayaking near Disney June 9, 2014

As we drifted downstream on the Wekiva we got to see a lot of wildlife. There were Red and Yellow-bellied Turtles, young and old Gators, Great Blue, Little Blue and Tri-colored Herons, White Ibis, Ospreys, Anhingas and a little red Cardinal. The Wild Turkeys were sounding off in the swamps and we found a place in the river with white sand bottom to get out and take a dip. That cool water sure felt good! On the way back we met this baby Alligator with a Damsel Fly hitching a ride on his was a great day to be on the river!

Kayaking near Winter Park, FL May 15, 2014

Ominous clouds were on the horizon but we trekked on and made it! As we headed up to the Spring Run the tea colored water gave way to the crystal clear and we saw tons of Long-nosed Garfish just below our kayaks. A sunning Turtle and 3 ft Gator were laying on a log just below the Live Oaks that are covered with Air Plants, Quill-leaf, Resurrection Fern and Spanish Moss. We had an encounter with a lone Manatee hanging out in the Spring and that was a cool sight. As we started back toward the island the southerly winds helped us get there. Around the island, there were lots of Great Blue Herons, young and old, out feeding and a few still in their nests. We also got to see some Great Egrets, Snowy Egrets, a Sandhill Crane flyby and a Purple Gallinule. At the end of the tour, I said goodbye to my paddling friends, loaded the kayaks and as I got in the truck, the sky opened up and poured was great timing and a great morning!

First swim tour of the year, Rock Springs Run April 25, 2014

We hit Rock Springs Run at 9:30 with a nice 1 hour drift downstream. There were lots of fish bedding on the river bottom and with the clear waters you could see Red-bellied Sunfish, Bass and Tilapia. There were Turtles out sunning and a few small Gators too. We got to see the Limpkins with their youngens, stopped in the flats and found Freshwater Mussels, Clams and Apple Snails. We paddled back up to the swimming hole and some even took a cool dip in the rough ain't it? ;-).

Yaking on the St Johns River April 3, 2014

Don't get all excited, it's Root Beer

We started out today with lots of sun and a nice warm breeze from the South. As we made our way around the island we found a big mat of floating vegetation had blocked the way...No Problem!!! We all got a good run at it and muscled our way through. We headed out towards the swamp and found 4 Great Blue Herons sitting on their nests. The Little Blue Herons in the white phase are running around and the adults in the blue phase are getting their bright blue bill...we call that their Ode de Toilet or breeding plumage. 3 Bald Eagles did a little dog fight 500 feet over our heads and there were lots of Turtles and Gators out sunning. We had a moment with one that we accidentally spooked off the bank and he pushed a huge wave our is always an adventure on the river!