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Orlando: Manatee Discovery Kayak Tour with Lunch

1. Orlando: Manatee Discovery Kayak Tour with Lunch

See manatees in their natural habitat in Blue Spring State Park on a kayaking tour. Explore the rivers and creeks and spot a range of other native species within the lush marshland. Enjoy priority entrance to Blue Spring State Park and experience a fantastic view of the spring and the manatees that are to be found in the area. Paddle to the crystal clear waters of Blue Spring, Orange City by kayak and encounter the many manatees that make the area their home. During the summer months indulge in a refreshing dip in the clear waters of the spring. Glide through the calm creeks and rivers of the park and discover a variety of animals including alligators and turtles who often can be seen sunbathing on the shores. Also, keep a lookout for bird species such as a variety of birds including ospreys, eagles, and kingfishers. Then, after you finish your kayaking adventure, enjoy a picnic lunch in the tranquility of nature.

Kayaking the Econlockhatchee River: Day-Trip From Orlando

2. Kayaking the Econlockhatchee River: Day-Trip From Orlando

You will find the perfect day trip just minutes away from downtown Orlando on the banks of the Econlockhatchee River. This is a great way to escape the noise and development that’s taken over much of wild Florida. Relax in the shade of towering oaks and paddle the many twists and turns that define this lazy river. Come kayak the eight miles through the mysterious, moss covered cypress forest of the Little-Big Econ State Forest. Escaping the uncontrolled growth that dominates Orange and Seminole Counties, this state forest features a widening, lazy river where wildlife abounds. On past tours visitors have encountered bald eagles, red shoulder hawks, heaps of large wading birds, river otters, and, of course, alligators. The high sandy banks shade kayakers with enormous live oaks, pine, palm, and ancient cypress trees. Your catered lunch will be served picnic style at the Boy Scout Bridge on the Florida Trail.

Orlando: Shingle Creek Guided Kayak Tour with Picnic Lunch

3. Orlando: Shingle Creek Guided Kayak Tour with Picnic Lunch

Experience Florida's natural beauty with a guided kayak tour through Shingle Creek. Be picked up in Orlando and transported to Shingle Creek, where you'll have the chance to see local wildlife and enjoy a picnic lunch. Be picked up in Orlando and leave the hustle and bustle of the city for Shingle Creek, one of Central Florida's best-kept secrets. Hop in a kayak and follow your guide down the river and through the ancient cypress forests. See local wildlife, including turtles, birds of prey, and possibly alligators, all in their natural habitat. After your tour, enjoy a picnic lunch along the river before heading back to your pickup location.

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What people are saying about Orlando

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 18 reviews

It was an all-round successful and great day. We saw many wonderful animals and even spotted several alligators just ahead of us. In the end we were very lucky and the manatees were right in front of us. even for our 3 year old daughter it was an exciting experience with Astrid. She explained everything so well during the tour and told everything in both English & German. Astrid even conjured up a small lunch for us. Highly recommend this excursion!

We had the tour with Astrid and the whole experience was a real highlight and highly recommended. Nature in Florida is super exciting and Astrid took a lot of time to explain everything to us and to answer all of our questions. On the tour we saw tons of alligators, two manatees, a bald eagle and many other animals and plants. The atmosphere was super comfortable right from the start and it was a lot of fun. Clear recommendation!

Had an excellent time and Gina our guide was very resourceful and fun. Great change of pace from theme parks and fun for whole family. We went to a different park because of the water but was able to see alligators, manatee and other wildlife.

Astrid was knowledgeable and easy-going. She pointed out and described not only the wildlife, but also the flora and fauna. Astrid definitely enhanced our kayaking experience! Lunch was yummy too!

The tour is highly recommended! We were able to see many turtles, birds and alligators swimming in close proximity to our kayak!