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

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
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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, 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 $59.00 or $89.00 
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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 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 $89.00 or $129.00 
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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
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We have packages for ages 5 years and older & all of our tours are booked by reservation. 

Tri-colored Heron
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Florida Scrub Jay

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Kayaking with Florida's Wildlife Feb 6, 2016

Dan and Cari Jo, down from MN, came out for a little paddle on the St Johns River. It was a perfect Florida February day. The river is popping with wildlife and most of the birds are in their breeding phase now. They’re showing off their fluffy feathers and their eyes and legs are starting to color up. There were many Purple Gallinule out with their young. The Moorhens, Ibis, Little and Great Blue Herons, Snowy and Great Egrets were all out looking for breakfast and the Anhingas were swimming about searching for theirs. The Bald Eagles, Ospreys and Red-shouldered Hawks were all soaring overhead. The Manatees showed up a few times. We got to see a mother with her youngster swim under our kayaks; that is such a thrill and the Elms and Water Hickories are starting to leaf out for Spring. What a great day to be kayaking with Florida’s wildlife!

Winter on the Silver River it's a beautiful thing!

It was like Winter on the Silver River today with a splash of Fall. The Red Maples are just now turning their briliant colors and we got to see the Otters three different times. There were four sets of Limpkins out, five Black Crowned Night Herons and usually a single sighting of either is a good find. All the others were out playing and foraging for food as well. The Wood Storks, Great Blue, Little Blue and Green Herons, White Ibis, Great Egrets with their breeding plumage on, Anhingas, Pied-billed Grebes and Cormorants. The Turtles were out in force sunning on the logs and the sky was just as blue as blue can be. It was a beautiful day to be bundled up and paddling the Silver River.

Bird watching on the Wild and Scenic Wekiva River

There were at least 34 different kinds of birds hanging out on the Wekiva with us today. The Wood Storks and Limpkins were the standouts, the Anhingas and Little Blue Herons were the most abundant. King Fishers, Pied-billed Grebes and Eastern Phoebes are all down for the Winter and the Great Egrets, Great Blue, Tri-colored and Green Herons along with Snowy Egrets, White Ibis and Yellow-bellied Sap Suckers were all out feeding. The sky was Florida blue and it was a beautiful, peaceful day filled with Mother Nature’s decorations, great for some kayaking, photo taking and a little birding too.