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! 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 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 ages 5 years and older & 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!

Our kayak swim tour of Rock Springs Run July 17, 2015


 





Derek and Amira brought their boys out to Rock Springs Run this morning for a little clear water kayak tour so we started off with a cool down at the sand bar in the 72 degree waters of the Spring Run. Then it was time to go looking for the wildlife. The first thing we saw was a pair of Limpkins looking for snails and mussels. Later in the tour we got to see the Great Blue Herons and a pair of Little Blues in the white phase. The Great Egrets, Anhingas, Osprey and White Ibis were out along with lots of Turtles sunning on the logs. We even got to see one in the clear water under our kayaks. An Alligator here and there and countless Dragon and Damsel Flies were spotted as well. We stopped at the jumping tree and took a swim on the way back... time flies when you're having fun!

Birding on the Wekiva with our Photog Amity June 16, 2015

A pair of young Barred Owls

Juvenile Red-shouldered Hawk 

Limpkin, indigenous to the South

"Calico" Little Blue Heron moving from the white to blue phase

Tri-colored Heron
Amity went on a half day Photographers tour with us today and we spent it on the Wekiva River. These are the shots she shared with us. Thanks for the awesome pics Amity!!

With the crew from Nebraska all eyes looking for the wildlife June 9, 2015






We headed up the Wekiva River to find the wildlife and what we found was pretty cool. A mother Moorhen having a standoff with a small Gator that was eyeing her 3 youngsters. She put herself between the Gator and her babies and just started sounding off. A few new to the world Wood Ducks lit up in front of us and the we saw both Great Blue and Little Blue Herons in their adult and 1st year phases. The amazing Duck Weed has gone crazy on some of the river's edges- each tiny piece it's own plant. Times that by billions and it creates a lime green hue to the river. In the back bays we saw a Pileated Woodpecker, a nice big Gator along with the Swallow-tailed Kite, Great Egrets and others. It was a warm day with cool clear waters.

Birding on the Silver River May 2, 2015

Tony's Little Blue Heron in the blue phase

Tony's photo of a Little Blue Heron in the White almost calico phase

Tony's Little "calico" Blue taking flight

Tony's fluffy Limpkin babies

Tony's Red-bellied Turtles

Tony's Silver River

Silver River Spider Lilies

Hey, there's Tony

Rhesus Macaque Monkeys

Chillin' on the river

Wetting his whistle

It was a beautiful day to be yaking the Silver River

A foggy start turned out to be a great Birding day! March 25, 2015







We got off to a foggy start on the St Johns River this morning. Paddling out through the mist around the island we were greeted by a Great Egret, a Little Blue Heron in the white phase and the Great Blue Heron sitting on it's nest with 3 large Chicks. We spotted a Double-crested Cormorant all lit up in his breeding plumage and had a Limpkin fly-by. Then a Purple Gallinule came out with 3 Coots. Wow what a color contrast, it's like someone painted an American Coot blue, purple and green. Next we paddled down to the spring run and found a lone Manatee. We got to watch the crew from SeaWorld release a rehabilitated one back into the run and that was a heartwarming sight. In Snake Creek we spied the Barred Owl hanging close to it's nest and on the way back the Sun came out and so did a few Turtles and Alligators. It wound up being a beautiful day on the river and Mother Nature did a great job of strutting her stuff.