Orlando is an awesome place to kayak. Within an hours drive of Disney, Sea World, Universal and the other attractions there are several spring fed runs, rivers, creeks & lakes well worth exploring. Central Florida Nature Adventures, LLC at 352-589-7899 would be honored to introduce you to these special treasures that Florida has to offer. We are located just North of Orlando, NW of Tampa, East of Daytona near the town of Mt Dora, FL.
A kayak trip on Florida's "first" highway January 2, 2014
The St Johns River was one of Florida's first highways with steam powered paddle wheel boats bringing commerce to the Central Florida area. As Jonathan, Donna, Sean and I began our trip we got to see 2 Purple Gallinules and then an American Bittern took off nearby. The Snowy, Great and Cattle Egrets, Moorhens, Little and Great Blue Herons were packing in the chow as the cold front approaches. The Anhingas are in abundance and it's evident they are looking for mates. The Manatees were coming in and out of the spring run, while the Cormorants were fishing & playing but the Bald Eagle is still the sentinel of the river! The Red-shouldered Hawks are making a racket pairing up too and they are always fun to watch. Snake Creek shared more jewels with us, a Brown Water Snake sunning in the Milkweed, a few young Alligators and several Turtles along the way. Heading back, we had a southwest wind that blew us to the take out point and that always makes for a nice ride ;-).