Birdwatching here is great any time of year!

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 rivers 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

                    Scroll down to view some of our excursions.


St. Johns River I or II (Orange City, FL)
This historic river was once the highway for commerce in Central Florida bringing goods to the area by Paddle Wheel boat. It is now a paradise for wildlife. 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 $59.00 or $89.00


Wekiva River I or II (Sanford, FL)
Three springs pour into this pristine river. The Great Egret, American Bittern, Least Bittern, Pileated Woodpecker, Swallow-tailed Kite, Tricolored & 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 $59.00 or $89.00 depending on the tour you choose



Silver River I or II (Silver Springs, FL)
Exceptionally scenic! 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 if 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 for Silver River I and for Silver River II... Must be In Good Shape or you will be when you’re done ;-) $89.00 or $129.00 



Winter Manatee Tour I or II (Nov - Mar Orange City, FL)
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 $59.00 or $89.00

We have packages for all ages and all of our tours are booked by reservation. The prices listed here are per person, just add the tax and we are good to go.












Tri-colored Heron
Bad Hair Day!
Limpkin

Florida Scrub Jay

Oh, much better - Thank You!

Paddling with the Manatees on the St Johns River Jan 28, 2015









Down from Iowa, we had the pleasure of 3 generations join us for a Winter Manatee tour. There was lots of Florida sunshine and the river welcomed us in all her glory. We got to watch the Great Blue Herons building their nest. As one brought branches and Spanish Moss in, the other tucked it away in the proper spot. There were Little Blue Herons, Anhingas  (the famous Snake Bird) and Ospreys out fishing, Great Egrets and Wood Storks soaking up the sun. Out in the swamp we spied a few Gators and the Turtles were soaking up some rays too. The Manatees came out and greeted us with their noses and it was a fantastic morning to be on the river!

A tale of 3 Photographers January 8, 2015







We always get excited when Gerry comes to visit. He's been with us enough times now he's become part of our family! His photos are phenomenal and can be seen at his website by clicking Here. This year we got to meet Kay and have her join us on a St Johns River tour. There was a lot of wildlife to see. The Great Egrets, Great Blue Herons, Limpkins, Anhingas, Wood Storks, Ospreys, Snowy Egrets, Little Blue Herons and the Barred Owl were all playing, napping or trying to catch some breakfast and we got to see a few Manatees which is always a nice bonus. We even had one blow it's mist right in our faces... hmmm water lettuce breathe ;-). Back in Snake Creek the White Ibis were rooting up the swamps and we saw a Fishing Spider hanging out doing his thing. Already the Red Maple and Elm Trees are seeding and popping out new growth. Today Kenny, Kay and Gerry were all taking pics. What makes these tours special is the people behind the camera with a love of the Wildlife & Mother Nature and having friends to go exploring with.    

A Manatee trip made for Birders December 17, 2014











We went Birding from our kayaks on the St Johns River in Orange City, FL and everywhere we turned there were more and more birds. From Purple Gallinules to Florida's Limpkins and everything in between. The Herons were out; Little Blues, Great Blues, Tri-colored and the Snowy Egrets as well as Great Egrets greeted us too. There were Moorhens, Red-shouldered Hawks, Bald Eagles, Coots and we watched a few Wild Turkeys as well. Caught a glimpse of a Bittern flying by...the Illusive Bittern and after he flew into the weeds he was just that, there was no finding him then. The Black and Turkey Vultures were playing in the thermals high above our heads and in Snake Creek we spied a young Barred Owl. The Manatees swimming back and forth from the Springs to the River made for a special treat and we got to see a few River Cooter and Red-bellied Turtles sunning on the logs. The weather is fantastic this time if year, today was a perfect example and Mother Nature blessed us with lots of wildlife to see and places to explore!

Birding with a twist November 30, 2014




Sherry and Kenny went out on the Wekiva River for a half day birding adventure, had great weather and a great time! For starters we had a Bald Eagle circling overhead and a Wood Stork was sunning up in the trees. A few minutes with a River Otter was a nice treat and we got to see lots of Florida's Birds. The Great Egrets and Snowys welcomed us to the river. Great Blue and Little Blue Herons, Pied-billed Grebes, Anhingas, Moorhens and even a Wild Turkey were all out feeding as well. Red-shouldered Hawks, Yellow Rumped Warblers, Turkey and Black Vultures were all out playing and we got to see several Turtles sitting on the logs with an assortment of Alligators enjoying the day. The sky is that beautiful Fall blue and the leaves on the trees are sounding off with Fall colors. It was a perfect day to be playing outside in Florida.

Bird Watching near Kissimmee September 17, 2014










With the first cold front of the season moving in Alan, Chris and Kenny had great weather for birding. The Kingfishers and Pied-billed Grebes are always the first to show up. There were lots of Green Herons, Little Blue and Great Blue Herons, Anhingas, Great Egrets and we saw an Osprey with a big ole' Bass flying by. There were White Ibis, Moorhens, Black and Turkey Vultures and we caught a video of a Limpkin preening. The Red-shouldered Hawks, Pileated Woodpecker and Wild Turkeys also made for a great birding day. With the added bonuses of the Turtles and yearling Gators out sunning and an overcast day we could feel the approach of the Fall season. It's always a great day on the river.