Featured Day Trip: Wekiva River

Kayaking near Orlando on the Wekiva River with Adventures in Florida.

Trip Overview

Only minutes from Orlando, this paddling trip is the most scenic in all of 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 lunch is provided picnic style, riverside. Tour lasts about 4 hours and includes a shuttle back to your car at the river’s end.

Dates: Every day beginning at 9:00 am. Private tours are available any day or time  for groups of 4 or more.

Price: $80 per person + 6.5% Florida sales tax

Wildlife viewing near Orlando on the Wekiva River with adventures in Florida.


Driving Directions

Katies Landing from Orlando  From the 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 waters edge.

What You Need To Bring

  • Sun protection (hat, sunglasses, and sun screen)
  • Wear clothes that can get wet and possibly dirty
  • Water proof camera
  • Tips for your guides

Featured Lodge Trip: Kayaking the Exuma Islands, Bahamas

 Kayak the Bahamas with us in the Exuma Cays. The best in tropical Caribbean paradise kayaking.Trip Overview

Crystal blue warm waters, pristine white sand beaches, warm, golden sun, and dazzling sunsets. Our expedition along the chain of beautiful tropical islands which form the Exumas in the Bahamas is as close to paddling in paradise as you can get.

Caribbean paradise sea kayaking. Kayaking in the Bahamas.

Facts At A Glance

  • Level of Difficulty: This trip is for any level of paddler who is in reasonable shape. Most days are very easy, however, we might get a day of wind or rain. Plan on paddling 3-4 hours each day.
  • Dates: January 17-24, 2015
  • Trip Origination: Georgetown International Airport
  • What’s Included: This tropical adventure includes all kayak, camping and snorkeling gear, meals on the water, land transportation, lodging, and the services of fun and experienced Adventures in Florida staff.
  • Price: $1,595 per person, double occupancy


On this expedition we will visit a number of islands, marine habitats, coral reef, blow holes, blue holes, and incredible isolated beaches. Each trip includes six days of kayaking with five nights camping under the stars.  The first and last night we will stay in a hotel and explore the capitol of the Exumas, Georgetown

Day 1 — Arrive in Georgerown, meet group, and go over the week’s itinerary. Dinner will be at the town fish fry.

Day 2-6 — Shuttle to Barra Terra, load kayaks (yes it will fit), and set off.

Caribbean island kayaking. Bahamian wilderness sea kayaking.

We’ll spend the next six days exploring the numerous remote cays surrounding the northern end of the Exumas. Each day we’ll pack a picnic lunch, take along the snorkeling gear, and set off to uncover new treasures and sights. We’ll plan to paddle about 4-6 hours a day, but of course we’ll be flexible to the desires of the group. So if you want to relax under a palm tree on the white sandy beaches, snorkel along the reefs and coves, or leisurely paddle through the mangroves, we’ll make it happen. We’ll camp on pristine white beaches each night, watching the sunset over the water, enjoying freshly prepared meals, and gazing at the star-filled night sky. (B, L, D)

Day 7 — After a hearty breakfast, we’ll pack up, paddle back to Barre Terre and catch a ride to Georgetown for our final night stay at one of the local Inns. We will have some time in the afternoon to do a little sight-seeing on our own, visit the handful of shops, or take the ferry to nearby Stocking Island, known for its crystal clear waters, white sands and blue holes. Stocking Island is a long thin island about 1 mile across the harbor from Georgetown. It is accessible by ferry service from Georgetown and is worth the visit. At the end of the day, we’ll indulge in some delicious Bahamian fare at a nearby restaurant, tell tales of the week’s adventures, and say our goodbyes. (B, L)

Day 8 — Depart for home.

We specialize in warm water tropical kayaking tours. Enjoy the Caribbean with Adventures in Florida.

Important! Be sure to download the Camping Gear List and the mandatory Registration forms.

Caribbean kayaking in the Exuma Cays, Bahamas.

Meals and Accommodations

If all goes well most meals will include fresh conch, lobster, fish or a combination of all three. Your guides will prepare and serve all meals. Participants with special diets should contact us prior to the trip.

For the first and last nights, our lodging will be at the Palm Bay Resort. Rooms are more like houses fully equipped with two master bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a modern kitchen. While on the water we will be camping on beaches just a few feet from the waters edge. This will be primitive camping.

What People Are Saying About Us

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2014     5 STARS!

We’ve lived in Florida for over 20 years, and have been to many scenic springs and beaches in the state. This nighttime bioluminescence kayaking experience was, by far, the most fun our family of 4 has had – unanimously. It’s like nothing we’ve ever experienced. The fish in the water literally look like shooting stars.

I’m not a big outdoorsy person, and kayaking was much easier than I thought it would be. It does not take Herculean upper body strength or great balance. A small stroke and you just glide through the water. The guides are positioned in front of and behind the group, which keeps everyone together, and the trip takes about 2 hours, but feels much shorter, especially when you get caught up paddling to the dolphins that are playing around.

Our kids are 13 and 12, which I think is a great age for this activity. Greg was very knowledgeable and friendly, explaining what we were seeing and offering easygoing tips to help maximize the light show. He told my son and I to dip our hands into the water – our hands came back up looking like there were tiny diamonds scattered all over them. Then the “diamonds” disappeared. This totally blew our minds. My son, who is more into video games than I’d like him to be, had a delightful reaction and spontaneously blurted out, “Oh Mom! Thank you!” I’ve never heard awe in his voice like that before. Fortunately it was dark and nobody had to see me get misty.

Get those kids that are growing up fast on this amazing, memory-making family excursion. Drive the hour from Disney if you have to. You will not be disappointed.

Visited August 2014

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