Only minutes from Orlando, this paddling trip is the most scenic in all central Florida. Come enjoy a day of paddling clear water, sand pine scrub, hammocks, pine flat woods, and black water swamps. This trip offers a great opportunity to observe alligators, the rare black bear, manatee, and numerous wading birds all from the safety of your kayak. A light, picnic-style lunch is provided along river’s edge. The tour lasts about 4 hours and includes a shuttle back to your car at the end of the river.
Scheduled trips run every day beginning at 9:00 a.m. Private tours are available any day or time for groups of 4 or more. Trip cost is $80 per person + 6.5% Florida sales tax.
To Katies Landing from Orlando attractions Drive east on Interstate 4. Exit right at exit 101b-c. The exit ramp splits into exit 101b on the right and 101c to the left. Go left to exit 101c. At the end of the ramp is a traffic light. This is Highway 46. Turn left and travel 4.7 miles. Turn right onto Wekiva Park Road. Drive 1 mile down and Katies Landing is on the left.
There are bathrooms and a parking lot. Please register your car and pay the $3 parking fee. Your guide and kayaks will be at the water’s edge.
What You Need To Bring
- Sun protection (hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen)
- Wear clothes that can get wet and possibly dirty
- Waterproof camera
- Tips for your guides