Wekiva Lower from Katie's Landing paddle adventure
Activities

Wekiva Lower from Katie's Landing paddle adventure

Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 4 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Explore Wekiva River and admire a multitude of native wildlife
  • Discover the real natural beauty of Florida
  • See alligators, otters, great blue herons, limpkins, and hundreds of songbirds
What to expect

The Wekiva River system is one of the two rivers in Florida that are federally designated as a National Wild and Scenic River for its scenery, recreation, geology, and diverse habitats. The word Wekiva (or sometimes wekiwa) is from the Creek Indian word for "spring of water". And this river is fed by a lot of springs, thirty of them along its 16-mile course with a total discharge of some 43 million gallons of water a day.

It begins in Apopka, Florida, and empties into the St. John’s River (Florida's longest river) near Debary. The river is home to a multitude of native wildlife and offers a glimpse into the real natural beauty of Florida. On this paddle, you are likely to see alligators, otters, the occasional manatee, great blue herons, limpkins, and hundreds of songbirds. Speaking of songbirds, this paddle is great for birdwatchers during the migration seasons. Bald eagles are another bird often seen on this paddle along with other raptors including red-shouldered hawks, osprey, and owls.

While the wildlife alone would make this paddle spectacular, the quiet and solitude are other distinguishing features. Weekends sometimes get a little busy, but weekday paddles are often done seeing no other human being. The sounds of nature become the only noises you hear.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • The use of a sit-on kayak
    • All needed equipment (i.e., paddle, personal floatation device PFD)
    • Guide (English speaking)
    What's not included
    • Water
    • Tips (Optional)
    Where

    262 Wekiva Park Dr, Sanford, FL 32771

    Meeting point:
    This paddle launches from Katie’s Landing. Please note: Currently, there is ongoing construction on SR46 and the new Nature Coast Tollway so please allow yourself a little extra time to navigate the road work
    What to remember
    • The location is approximately an hour's drive from Orlando
    • This activity is suitable for all skill levels
    • Length: This paddle is about 5 miles roundtrip
    • This paddle is suitable for kids over the age of 12
    • The activity requires a minimum of 3 paddlers
    • You should bring water and sunscreen
    • Please note: after your purchase, you'll have to complete a waiver, you will receive it by email
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Provider
    Go Kayaking Tours, Inc.
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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