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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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Lysajsilver wrote a review Today
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Perfect introduction to kayaking in a very natural area which was only a short drive from the theme parks. Our guide Joshua was friendly, relaxed and informative. Answered every question about the area, wildlife, birds and gators and helped us when we ended up paddling backwards! We loved being in the creek which felt like a world away from the crowded bustle of a theme park. Also loved our first kayaking experience. A big thank you to the team at he paddling centre.
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Copncat wrote a review Aug 10
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I was looking for something to fill a few hours on a free day we had during our vacation. Booked this tour for 3 people (the three in our group that like to keep busy and not just sit by the pool). It was a great way to spend the morning. It wasn't too long of a trip, had interesting scenery and was an easy paddle even for the older person in our group with a prior shoulder surgery issue. Our guide Josh was great, offering us lots of interesting facts about the ecosystem we were in and just general conversation along the way. As far as the trip, its just a leisurely float/paddle with the current downstream, then you turn around and work a little(but not much) and paddle your way back to the start. Nice relaxing trip.
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Rtmm22674 wrote a review Aug 5
Hebburn, United Kingdom9 contributions2 helpful votes
We booked eco kayak tour. We are mam, dad and daughters (18 & 15) Our guide was Alex. From start to finish this was an excellent experience. Worth every penny. Alex was knowledgeable and informative. Wildlife was great. Pity we didn’t see any alligators but I guess that’s the luck of the drawer. Would definitely do it again.
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Date of experience: August 2022
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DARLENE M wrote a review Aug 5
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Ray was our guide, he was extremely knowledgeable about the eco system and area history. I highly recommend this outfitter, tour and operator!
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Joyce L wrote a review Aug 2
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That was coming from my 9-year-old when I asked him if he could describe the tour in one word. Our guide was Joshua, who was personable, knowledgeable, and had a great sense of humor. My son loves all things flora and fauna and Joshua was so patient and thoughtful when answering his many questions. Hands down, the best tour guide during the several nature tours we took while staying in the Orlando area. The supporting team was also very friendly and made sure our entire group was cared for.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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