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Wekiva River Guided Kayak Tour
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Overview

Because of its abundance of wildlife, the 16-mile long Wekiva River is designated as a National Wild and Scenic River. And with its close proximity to Orlando, seeing the native alligators, manatees, and more is an easy day-trip away. This 4-hour kayak tour takes you down the river and includes select commentary about the wildlife and ecosystem for a fun and informative trip.
  • 4-hour kayaking tour of the Wekiva River
  • Paddle down the Wekiva River with a guide for opportunities to learn about the local ecosystem and see native wildlife
  • Tour one of the only National Wild and Scenic rivers in Florida
  • Tour includes safety and instructional briefings
  • Shuttle back to your car at the end of your tour
  • Picnic-style lunch included
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Bottled water
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Departure Point

387 Malekean Trail, Sanford, FL 32771, USA

Enter Wilson's Landing Park and drive to the end. Look for the Wekiva Outfitters trailer and park. Your guides will be waiting by the trailer.

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Make your own way to the departure point prior to 9 a.m. Remember to bring USD3.00 for a State Park parking fee, payable when you check-in for your tour. Then, meet your guide to sign a waiver and review safety procedures and kayaking basics before hitting the water.

As you paddle down the Wekiva River, your guide will help you spot native wildlife like alligators and wading birds in their natural habitat, as well as other key points of interest in the local ecosystem. The wildlife on the protected Wekiva River is typically abundant, earning it the status of a National Wild and Scenic River.

Break for a lunch of cold cuts, cheeses, crackers, cookies, fresh fruit, and bottled water at the halfway point.

At the end of the tour, a shuttle van will pick you up and drive you back to your car.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • There is no minimum age, however all participants must know how to swim
  • It is recommended that you bring a swimsuit, towel, waterproof camera and wear clothes that can get wet and possibly dirty
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Adventures in Florida

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Wekiva River Guided Kayak Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Wekiva River Guided Kayak Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Wekiva River Guided Kayak Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Wekiva River Guided Kayak Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Wekiva River Guided Kayak Tour.
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What is the maximum group size during Wekiva River Guided Kayak Tour?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers.

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star-5
Great experience.
Charbel_S
, Sep 2021
We enjoyed the kayaking down the river , Bill was an amazing guide, pleasant and informative. Lunch was great, better than expected!
star-5
Fantastic trip down the Wekiva!
Sherry_B
, Aug 2021
Kayaking down the Wekiva River was such an amazing experience! Bill was awesome, he spotted out and told us about all the beautiful wildlife and plant life. The trip was calm and serene and a truly peaceful trip to remind you of the beauties of the Florida land.
star-5
Fun paddle
Bernie_B
, Jun 2021
The stop at the rope beach & the manatee were highlights! Fun easygoing trip. Enjoyed everyone on the trip.
star-5
Great trip! Full day adventure on the water!
Karen_K
, May 2021
Bill our guide was extremely knowledgeable of the local wildlife and fauna. Helpful hints and assistance for inexperienced kayakers. 3 breaks were taken along the way, but be ready for a full day of physical activity.
star-5
wonderful experience
Haodong_L
, Sep 2020
We took the 4 hrs tour from wilson landing to high banks. Wild and Scenic Rivers, it was a wonderful experience. Saw lots of wildlifes: birds, turtules and aligators. The guide was very professional and knowledgeable.
star-4
Paddle down the Wekiva
MichelleW
, Mar 2020
Our guide Jimmy expertly guided us 10 miles down the Wekiva River. Being a native to the area, he is extremely knowledgeable about the flora & fauna of the river and in particular the many bird species we saw. It was an easy and relaxing paddle. The only feedback I have for Jimmy is to make the lunch a bit more creative and substantial. Crackers and cheese, processed deli meat and fruit is not really what we had expected. Lunch is part of the tour cost and this part was lacking. Also, we let the tour know in advance that we had a Celiac in our group but no gluten free alternatives were offered. With Gluten free crackers and cookies so abundant in main stream grocery stores, there really is no excuse to say "Sorry the Celiac can only have cheese and fruit." Overall, this was very good, a 4.5 - but the food was disappointing to all.
star-5
Our boating experience
J8465FRdenisd
, Sep 2019
The scenery and sightings of the wildlife were excellent.. Our guide Bill could not have been more helpful.. From our part we were not experienced in the kayaking for the 5 hour experience. We would go for a shorter trip next time
star-5
My wife and I paddled the Wekiva...
Christopher A
, Mar 2018
My wife and I paddled the Wekiva River while we were in Orlando visiting our son. It was a very cold March morning but after we met our guide, Matt, he assured us that the water was warm, the sun would shine and there was no reason to not go. We made the right decision. Our eight mile, four hour paddle was over too quickly. Along the river we saw lots of wild life while being expertly informed by our guide. If you are not Parks People and are looking for a great experience, I would recommend this alternative activity - a Florida river paddle on the wild and very scenic Wekiva River.
star-5
This was both mine and my boyfriends...
Agne T
, Jan 2017
This was both mine and my boyfriends favourite thing we did in Orlando! The views alone were incredible, and our guide was so much fun and so knowledgeable. It really was the perfect day!

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