Described by some reviewers as ‘Mother Nature’s Disneyland’ – head just north of Mount Dora to the town of Eustis and you find this local kayak tours company. Even though they are based here they actually offer guided tours of the Dora Canal and Lil’ Amazon in Lake County, Rock Springs Run and the Wekiva River in Seminole County and the Silver River in Ocala as well as a winter manatee tour. Trips last between 2-7 hours, no previous experience is required.
You can book on-line – receiving a confirmation email. The kayaks are very comfortable and easy to manoeuvre. You are likely to see lots of flora and wildlife including lots of different birds, snakes, alligators and turtles. The guides are friendly, really knowledgeable and professional. The tour was a lovely reprieve from the theme parks. We had a great time kayaking with Jenny and Kenny on the Silver River. Highly recommended. A real treat, peaceful and relaxing.
Prices vary from $59 to $200 plus tax. http://www.kayakcentralflorida.com – to check out the tours available and the listed difficulty level and previous experience required.