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!

Florida Scrub Jay

Oh, much better - Thank You!

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.  

Someone said "lets go kayaking while we're in Florida" and that's exactly what they did!

Seth and Pam brought their youngsters out for the family's first time paddling trip and there was lots to see on the St Johns River today. The Great Blue Herons were flying over head like ancient Pterodactyls and their were a few Gators out soaking up the sun. We saw the Yellow-bellied Turtles sunning on the logs as the Spanish Moss swayed in the breeze of an 84 degree early March day. A Purple Gallinule came out to say hello and the Moorhens, American Coots, Snowys and Great Egrets were all out feeding and enjoying the day as we were. We got to see some Manatees as they were heading out to the river to eat and then we paddled in the back bays of Snake Creek. It's great family fun. Mother Nature has a way of making awesome memories along with creating great paddling buddies.

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.