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The Paddling Center at Shingle Creek

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Kissimmee, FL, USA
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About The Paddling Center at Shingle Creek
Shingle Creek is headwaters of the Everglades and was recently rated one of the top paddling trails in Florida. We rent single kayaks, 2-person (tandem) kayaks, canoes, and stand-up paddle boards. We also have guided eco-tours available. The natural setting surrounding our rustic-themed Paddling Center facility gives you a true feel of the rustic Florida landscape which includes adjacent hiking and biking trails. Picnic tables are onsite making this a great family or group event location. Our trained staff is friendly and provides new and novice paddlers the basic paddling skills to enjoy the exceptional natural beauty that is Shingle Creek. Special Programs available include Team Building Events and Education Programs for 6th Grade and up. A fun and hands-on way to learn!
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2-Hour Cypress Forest Guided Kayak Tour

Just outside Orlando you’ll find Shingle Creek, the headwaters to the Florida Everglades. The quiet waters beneath a forest of cypress trees are the perfect spot to kayak, even if it’s your first time. This guided tour will take you through the habitat of Floridian wildlife, including spoonbills, hawks, frogs, egret…even alligators.
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2 hours
from $64.95

Manatee Encounter - Kayaking Tour at Blue Springs State Park

Just like humans, manatees love to spend the winter in Florida. On this guided tour, you have the chance to kayak through waters where manatees are known to congregate in the winter, near Blue Springs State Park. You’ll also get up close to a lot of other Florida wildlife, like bald eagles and osprey, river otters, turtles, maybe even a ‘gator or two.
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3 hours 30 minutes
from $78.80

Florida Wildlife Guided Kayak Tour - Blue Spring State Park, Orange City, FL

3+ hour eco-tour to experience Florida Wildlife in its natural habitat.
  Our trip will begin with a short paddle to the actual spring to see/learn about Florida's acquifer and how more than 1 million gallons of fresh water come from below each day.

We will then take a short adventure over to Snakes Creek, an area known for the gathering wildlife and pure natural beauty. Large wading birds, Osprey, Bald Eagles, River Otters, Gators, Turtles and more are just a few of the treasures we may see along the way. It's nature, every tour is a new and fresh experience!
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3 hours 30 minutes
from $78.80
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j. marcus S wrote a review Feb 24
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Alex the guide was fantastic. He LOVES what he does and it shows. This was the best tour of this type I have ever taken. He knew about the environment the trees, plants animals. We saw amazing wildlife that we would have missed on our own. A must do and when I am back in this area I will go again!!
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Date of experience: February 2021
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melissaaholmes08 wrote a review Feb 22
Lewiston, Maine1 contribution
My family if 5 had an amazing time kayaking with some awesome tour guides. We saw manatees, birds, turtles and gators. They were very knowledgeable, friendly and kind. This is a MUST DO experience.
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orca722 wrote a review Feb 20
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So much fun; tour guide Ray was excellent and knowledgeable. Great trip to do solo or with kids. Highly recommend
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jwdhoss1219 wrote a review Feb 20
Houlton, Maine1 contribution
Excellent service and wonderful tour guide. Very knowledgeable and engaging! Highly recommend for anyone looking for a relaxing escape from the crowds at many of the local attractions. A hidden natural treasure in an otherwise urban setting!
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kylebogner wrote a review Feb 18
Muskegon, Michigan1 contribution
We went to a couple theme parks and had one day left to fill with something. We’re so glad we picked The Paddling Center. The kids got to hold a snake at the end and Alex was a wealth of information about the area. Highly recommend!
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