Choose Your Daytona Beach Kayak Tour!
Paddle with the Manatees, relax on the Wekiva, kayak the swamps of Blackwater Lake or run the fast waters of Emerald Cut. We offer guided kayak tours on several local rivers. Central Florida Nature Adventures, llc 352-589-7899 or email us.

St. Johns River & Blue Springs  

"Its crystal clear water, you can see turtles and fish swimming under your yak." A paradise for wildlife this historic river was once the highway for commerce bringing goods to the Central Florida area by paddle wheel boat. Being close to Daytona Beach makes this tour a favorite! It's a relaxing 2-3 or 4-5 hour tour.
Level of Difficulty: No Experience Necessary 
St Johns River I $64.00 (2-3 hours)
St Johns River II $94.00 (4-5 hours)
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Winter Manatee Tour (Winter Months Only) 
Winter makes Florida a truly magical place and the Manatees come inland to bask in the 72 degree waters of the springs. If you have never experienced this gentle giant now is the time. Just outside of Daytona, this is an incredible 2-3 or 4-5 hour tour.
Level of Difficulty: No Experience Necessary 
Winter Manatee I $64.00 (2-3 hours)
Winter Manatee II $94.00 (4-5 hours)
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Bold Blackwater Lake
Paddle through the enchanted blackwater forest and old Florida swamp to a beautiful lake rimmed with Cypress Trees that are hundreds of years old. Less than an hour from Daytona, Blackwater Lake is a 2-3 hour treat.
Level of Difficulty: Previous Experience Necessary 
Extreme Blackwater Lake I $64.00 (2-3 hours)
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Rock Springs Run Fun
This river meanders through Cabbage Palm forests, Live Oak hammocks as well as wide open savannas. The water is crystal clear and home to many types of fish and wading birds. It's a great place to cool off in the summer. Being close to Daytona makes this an awesome 2-3 hour tour.
Level of Difficulty: Some Experience Necessary
Rock Springs Run I $64.00 (2-3 hours)
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Extreme Emerald Cut 
Kayaking on some of Central Florida's fastest water is a ton of fun! Paddle upstream to the top and let the river shoot you through the gap back to the bottom. Along with some great wildlife viewing, this is an epic 2-3 or 4-5 hour Daytona Beach kayaking tour!
Level of Difficulty: Previous Experience Necessary
Extreme Emerald Cut I $64.00 (2-3 hours)
Extreme Emerald Cut II $94.00 (4-5 hours)
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Wekiva River 
These slow moving waters create a fantastic environment for many different species of plants, birds, fish and other wildlife. If you're looking for a nature filled, lazy river paddling trip this is for you. For this Daytona Beach kayaking tour we are able to make it a 2-3 or 
4-5 hour trip.
Level of Difficulty: No Experience Necessary 
Wekiva River I $64.00 (2-3 hours)
Wekiva River II $94.00 (4-5 hours)
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Silver River 
 Silver Springs which creates the Silver River is boardered by state park and it's exceptionally scenic! You will definitely hone your paddling skills going upstream but as a first magnitude spring it makes the trip back a breeze! You’ll have a chance to see lots of wildlife; otters, wading birds, hawks, owls, raccoons, wild pigs and more. See giant garfish, armored catfish, bowfin and maybe even a monkey or 2. If you are staying near Daytona or the beaches and want to experience one of the most beautiful rivers in Central Florida this is an unforgettable 4-5 hour tour.
Level of Difficulty: Must be In Good Shape or you will be when you’re done ;-)
Silver River I $94.00 (4-5 hours)
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All of our tours are booked by reservation and we can accommodate ages 5 and above.


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This is a watercolor by Donna Rutlin from a photo of her tour in March 2010.

Kayaking the Wild and Scenic Wekiva






We got to see a lot today on the Lower Wekiva. The bright red of the Scarlet Hibiscus in bloom is beautiful. The Great Blue, Green, Tri-colored and Little Blue Herons in the calico and 2nd year blue phases were all out looking for a meal and the Ospreys were fishing too. The Anhingas were sunning, White Ibis rooting around and we saw a Wild Turkey Mom with her 3 chicks. Staying in the shade was the name of the game and made for a great morning on the river.  

A little family fun on Rock Springs Run July 7, 2016







Gerry brought 3 generations of family with him today for a Rock Springs Run trip. 8 kayaks in all we were set for some Central Florida paddling fun. Rock Spring Run is shallow and crystal clear this time of year and the 72 degree water makes for a cool paddle on a hot Summer day. The Green Heron was sitting on a low branch fishing for a snack and we saw a Little Blue Heron in his first year white phase. A young Anhinga let us all paddle right by her just feet away and we found a family of Limpkins looking for snails along the shoreline while the White Ibis were rooting around for grub. The sunning Turtles are always fun to watch and the presence of the Apple Snails let us know the river is a healthy one. We had a nice relaxing swim and swinging from the rope swing made for a great adventure.   

Daytona Beach kayaking at its best! The wildlife of the St Johns River...

Our lead guide Kenny Boyd and a Great Egret of course!

Beautiful Male Cardinal

River Cooter Turtle out sunning

Snowy Egret out fishin

Red-bellied Turtle

Just a baby

Clean-up Crew
Paddling the St Johns River with Jean & Friends... she shared these pics that she took on her tour with us. Thanks Jean, we really appreciate the photos and look forward to seeing you next time!

From The Beaches to paddling Blackwater Lake, life is good!










Blackwater Creek is all green now with new spring leaves and on the lake the Cypress Trees are starting to pop with new greenery too. The Air Plants are in full bloom, their red stalks reaching toward the sun. The Ospreys are nesting right over top of our heads and it’s a beautiful sight to see them work together to build their homes. We saw Little Blue Herons in the white and blue phases, a few White Ibis, two Limpkins showed up and the Great Egret in her breeding plumage is a sight to see. Spring is definitely here and it’s a great time of year to be paddling Blackwater Lake.

Kayaking near Altamonte Springs, FL Jan 2016











Peggy took a second tour with us this week and Rock Springs Run I was the choice of the day. The wildlife was out playing as were we and the Limpkin was the bird of the day. We watched a pair of River Otters swimming around looking for breakfast and several Turtles were out sunning too. We came upon a small Alligator catching some rays, the White Ibis hanging around in the trees and the sun on our faces felt great. The sky was that beautiful “Winter in Florida” blue and it was fantastic being able to blend with the wildlife.