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Birdwatching here is great any time of year. Choose your tour!

Central Florida Nature Adventures, llc offers packages for nature lovers, bird watchers, wildlife enthusiasts, photographers, paddlers and everyone in between. The corridor between Tampa, Orlando, Merritt Island and Daytona Beach is fantastic for bird watching, we are located directly in the middle and no experience is necessary!
Florida is the migratory path for many birds and we have the ability to get up close and personal with them through our guided kayak birding tours. It's like going on a Christmas Bird Count but we get to do it all year long!
Bring your binoculars, it's a beautiful sight! Our lead guide Kenny is an avid birder with an exceptional eye. Whether you are a beginner or experienced Bird Watcher our kayaks are well suited for the aquatic preserves we travel and these extremely stable vessels are the perfect platform for a relaxing guided birding tour. Come; discover Florida's wildlife and take home memories that will last a lifetime!

Feel free to call us at 352-589-7899 or email us



                    
St. Johns River I or II 
This river which is a paradise for wildlife was once the byway for commerce in Central Florida. Goods and services were brough to the area via the St Johns by Paddle Wheel boats. As one of the few rivers that flows North, several springs and tributaries join in to create estuaries for fish of all kinds. The Bald Eagles, Osprey, Great Blue Herons, Wood Storks, Limpkins, Anhingas, Egrets, Cormorants, Alligators, Turtles and many other species also nest here and call this place home. This is a relaxing 2-3 or 4-5 hour tour!
Level of Difficulty: No Experience Necessary $64.00 or $94.00
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Wekiva River I or II 
Three springs pour into this pristine river. The Great Egret, American Bittern, Least Bittern, Pileated Woodpecker, Swallow-tailed Kite, Tri-colored & Green Heron as well as many other waterfowl flourish on this river. The Ivory-billed Woodpecker at one time called this home. We are able to do a 2-3 hour or 4-5 hour tour here.
Level of Difficulty: No Experience Necessary $64.00 or $94.00 
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Silver River I 
Exceptionally scenic! Silver Springs, the headwaters of the Silver River, is the second largest spring in Florida. Some twists and turns of this river can reach depths of over 25 ft and it’s so clear that you can see the eel-grass swaying on the bottom. You will definitely hone your paddling skills going upstream but a first magnitude spring makes the trip back a breeze! You’ll have a chance to see lots of wildlife; Otters, many of Florida's wading birds, Red-shouldered Hawks, Barred Owls, Yellow-crowned and Black-crowned Night Herons, Anhingas, Cormorants, Raccoons and much more. See giant garfish, armored catfish, bowfin and maybe even a monkey or 12. This is a beautiful 4-5 or 6-7 hour paddle!
Level of Difficulty: Previous Experience Recommended $94.00  
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Winter Manatee Tour I or II 
Winter in Florida is a magical time. The Manatee comes inland to bask in the 72 degree waters of Florida's beautiful springs. This is a great doubleheader! During this exceptional tour you'll explore the back bays of the St Johns River for Birding and have the opportunity to meet the Manatees as well. If you have never experienced this gentle creature, now is the time! This is a great 2-3 or 4-5 hour tour.
Level of Difficulty: No Experience Necessary $64.00 or $94.00
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We have packages for ages 5 years and older & all of our tours are booked by reservation. 












Tri-colored Heron
Bad Hair Day!
Limpkin

Florida Scrub Jay

Oh, much better - Thank You!

Kayaking on Rock Springs Run August 2016 - Life is Good!









We had a great time kayaking on Rock Springs Run today. Drifting past the Red-bellied Turtles sunning on the logs, the Little Blue Herons and White Ibis were feeding just feet away. The big Gator lying on his log near the 40 foot hole was a cool site. So was the pair of River Otters that kept popping their heads out of the water lilies. A Limpkin sat overhead as we paddled past and the Apple Snails are laying their eggs 12 inches above the water line now. A nice swim in the clear, cool water capped things off for us and made for a great day on the river... Life is good!

Kayaking with the Birds of the Silver River








We could do no wrong as far as the birding goes on the mighty Silver River this morning. Ted and Alice were our lucky charms. At one spot we had 7 different species in our view. An Anhinga was sitting on a branch, Great Blue, Little Blue and Tri-colored Herons, a young female Wood Duck, White Ibis and a Glossy Ibis. Throw in a few Limpkins, Prothonotary Warblers, Great Egrets, Ospreys, Cormorants and WOW! On the bright red Cardinal Flower we spotted a Hummingbird. The Pileated Woodpeckers were drumming on the Cabbage Palms and a Yellow Crowned Night Heron watched as we paddled by. Most of these were first year birds on their own playing and feeding. The Turtles were out sunning too and the fish were popping and rolling in front of us. It was a great day on the river and when Mother Nature puts on a show like that? You gotta Love it! 

Paddling with Florida's Wealth of Wildlife

 










The Wekiva never fails to deliver. Before we even got on the river there was a family of Sandhill Cranes and a Momma Turkey with 3 youngsters. The river flowers are in full bloom with Scarlet Hibiscus, Pink Mallow, Primrose and Spider Lilies. Drifting past the Giant Leather Ferns and Spanish Moss hanging in the trees we saw Anhingas, Moorhens with their chicks, Great and Little Blue Herons. Then the pair of Limpkins showed up. The Osprey that came by was carrying a fish with him and the Wild Turkeys let off and flew across the river. It was a great day to be kayaking the Lower Wekiva River.   

Kayaking with the birds of the Wekiva River
















It was blue sky, white puffy clouds and plenty of wildlife on the Wekiva River this morning. A mother Moorhen with six chicks started out our paddling trip today. An Anhinga drying his wings was up next. Just past that a mid-sized Gator found himself a sunny spot and the sulfur spring in the middle of the river could be seen quite well. We heard then found a Limpkin sitting on the nest while in the back waters the Little Green Herons were plentiful. Another Limpkin was sounding off calling for its mate sitting in the blooming Air Plants. The “wild and scenic” designation of the Wekiva River was definitely apparent today!


Click here to see the photos that Bob shared with us. Thanks Bob You Rock!!