Choose From These Kayak Tours!
Paddle with the Manatees, relax in the Springs, kayak the swamps of Blackwater Lake or run the fast waters of Emerald Cut...

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. 

Here during the Winter? The spring run is closed for the Manatees so you'll want to 
Book the Winter Manatee tour below. 

Level of Difficulty: No Experience Necessary 
St Johns River I $64.00 (2-3 hours) 
Click here to book your St Johns I tour
St Johns River II $94.00 (4-5 hours) 
Click here to book your St Johns II tour

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)

 Spruce Creek 
Spruce Creek is located 15 minutes from Daytona Beach and paddling here is like taking a step back in history. This is a slow moving, time to chill, no experience necessary kind of river and it's the Summertime refuge for the Manatees. The ancient Cypress Trees coated in Spanish Moss and tall Cabbage Palms are reminiscent of old Florida. See the Red-bellied Turtles basking in the sun and Great Egrets fishing as you paddle toward the saltwater marsh and tall banks of the Indian Mound. This 2-3 hour kayak trip on Spruce Creek is a great way to kick off your day!
Level of Difficulty: No Experience Necessary 
Spruce Creek $64.00 (2-3 hours)
Tap here to book your Spruce Creek kayaking excursion 

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)

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)

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) 
Click here to kayak the Emerald Cut I tour
Extreme Emerald Cut II $94.00 (4-5 hours) 

Click here to take a tour of Emerald Cut II

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) 
Click here for the Wekiva River I tour
Wekiva River II $94.00 (4-5 hours) 
Click here for the longer tour of the Wekiva River

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)
Click here to kayak the beautiful Silver River tour
All of our Daytona Beach area guided kayak 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.


Anonymous said...

My family have just returned from Orlando and we did a great kayaking trip through Central Florida Kayak Tours. Kenny and Jenny Boyd run this business and couldn't be more friendly or helpful.
The Salter Family, England

George and Robbin Ramsey said...

Hi Jenny and Kenny,
Thank you so much for the photos. We had a wonderful time on our trip on the Silver River on January 26. We are first-time paddlers and are now hooked! Who says you can't teach old dogs new tricks? Kenny, you were such a wonderful guide and so knowledgeable of the river and all it's inhabitants. We will look forward to our next trip (hopefully soon) with you to see more of the beauty of Florida!!!
Thanks again,
George and Robbin Ramsey

Steve Evans said...

We all had a great time on our kayak tour yesterday. The weather was great and Kenny did a wonderful job of pointing out the many birds, fish and plants along the way.

Steve Evans

The Boyd's said...

Bruno Posted:
“Uma experiência incrível”
Reviewed May 5, 2014

Devo confessar que eu tinha algum receio em andar de caiaque, primeiro, porque pensava que poderia cair na água, e também pela possibilidade de me deparar com jacarés ou ariranhas. Esta primeira impressão foi logo desfeita. Andar de caiaque foi uma ótima experiência. Estou até pensando em comprar um. Fui com minha mãe e irmã e todos curtimos muito. Os guias, Kenny e Randall são muito atenciosos e o caiaque é muito seguro e fácil de guiar - mesmo nós não tendo nenhuma experiência prévia. A vista é maravilhosa e o passeio é extremamente relaxante. Recomendo muito!
Visited April 2014

The Boyd's said...

Matt and Elizabeth posted:

“Amazing and upclose experience.”
Kenny was very knowledgeable and courteous throughout the entire trip. Would definitely recommend this to everyone! Bug spray, towels, water, coolers, and waterproof bags are provided! Amazing and up close experience.

The Boyd's said...

Jerry Posted:

Kenny was a GREAT guide and really knowledgable! The whole kayaking experience was fun and easy. Dry bags, life jackets, coolers with cold waters were provided and the tandem kayaks made it easy for a grown up and child team to navigate the waters. We all had a great time looking at all the wildlife. So many great birds: barred owl, wood stork, pilliated woodpecker, limpkins, purple gallinules, little blue herons, white ibises and of course, alligators and turtles. We're so glad we found out about you and will highly recommend you to anyone visiting Daytona. Thanks for a fantastic trip! All the Best, Jerry, Tami, Nicole and Jason

The Boyd's said...

Sjoerd and Christine posted:
Hi Jen and Kenny,

We loved the kayak tour, so thanks to Kenny for leading us around.