our tour was cancelled, so we rented a tandem kayak and paddled around on our own. the scenery was beautiful and we saw a bunch of turtles along the way. It was very peaceful and relaxing - a perfect antidote to the theme parks!
Tours and Tickets by The Paddling Center at Shingle Creek
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.
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.
3 hours 30 minutes