Located just north of Orlando, Katie's Landing is a paddlers mecca!

Being close to Orlando makes this a great place to kayak. Experience the Turtles sunning on the logs, birds serenading as we paddle along, the beautiful wildflowers that bring color to the river. With Central Florida Nature Adventures, llc guided kayak tours, you'll discover Florida's wildlife and have an amazing time on the river! 
Call us at 352-589-7899 or click here to email us.   

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Wekiva River (Sanford, FL) 
Three springs pour into this pristine river. The Great Egret, American Bittern, Woodpeckers, Great Blue Heron, as well as many other Herons and waterfowl flourish on this river. The Ivory-billed Woodpecker at one time called this home. These shallow waters create a fantastic environment for many different species of plants, fish and other wildlife. Less than an hour from Kissimmee we are able to do a 2-3 hour or a 4-5 hour tour here.
Level of Difficulty: No Experience Necessary 
Wekiva River I $59.00 (2-3 hours)
Wekiva River II $89.00 (4-5 hours)
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St. Johns River/Blue Springs (Orange City, FL) 
This historic river was once the highway for commerce in Central Florida bringing goods to the area by paddle wheel boat. It is now a paradise for wildlife. As one of the few rivers that flows North, several springs and tributaries join in to create estuaries for fish of all kinds. As you paddle over the clear waters of Blue Springs, it's like kayaking in an aquarium. The Bald Eagles, Osprey, Herons, Wood Storks, Limpkins, Anhingas, Egrets, Cormorants, Alligators, Turtles, Garfish, Bass and many more species thrive here and call this place home. Just north of Orlando, it's a relaxing 2-3 or 4-5 hour tour.
Level of Difficulty: No Experience Necessary 
St Johns River I $59.00 (2-3 hours)
St Johns River II $89.00 (4-5 hours)
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Winter Manatee Tour (Nov - Mar Orange City, FL) 

Winter in Florida is a magical time. The Manatee comes inland to bask in the 72 degree waters of Florida's beautiful springs. If you have never experienced this gentle creature, now is the time! Located between Orlando and Daytona Beach this is an incredible 2-3 or 4-5 hour tour.
Level of Difficulty: No Experience Necessary 
Winter Manatee I $59.00 (2-3 hours)
Winter Manatee II $89.00 (4-5 hours)
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Extreme Blackwater Lake (Eustis, FL) 

Paddle through an enchanted blackwater forest to a beautiful lake rimmed with Cypress trees that are hundreds maybe even thousands of years old. These weathered trees tell many stories about the history of this land. Right outside Mt Dora, this is a 2-3 hour treat.
Level of Difficulty: Previous Experience Necessary 
Extreme Blackwater Lake I $59.00 (2-3 hours)
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Rock Springs Run (Apopka, FL)
This river meanders through enchanted forests as well as wide open savannas. The water is crystal clear and home to many types of fish and wading birds. You'll also have a chance to see raccoon, bobcat, turtles etc. There are many places to stop and relax or if you choose to, go for a swim. Being close to Orlando also makes this a favorite 2-3 hour tour.
Level of Difficulty: Some Experience Necessary
Rock Springs Run I $64.00 (2-3 hours)
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Extreme Emerald Cut (Apopka, FL) 
This run takes you on some of Central Florida's fastest water. Paddle upstream to the top and let the river shoot you through the gap back to the bottom. This narrow river screams excitement and fun to the experienced paddler. Between Daytona and Orlando this is an awesome 2-3 or 4-5 hour tour.
Level of Difficulty: Previous Experience Necessary
Extreme Emerald Cut I $64.00 (2-3 hours)
Extreme Emerald Cut II $94.00 (4-5 hours)
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Silver River (Silver Springs, FL) 
Exceptionally scenic! Some twists and turns of this river can reach depths of more than 30 ft and it’s so clear you can see the bottom. Silver Springs which creates the Silver River is the second largest spring in Florida. You will definitely hone your paddling skills going upstream but the magnitude of this spring makes the trip back a breeze! You’ll have a chance to see lots of wildlife; otters, wading birds, hawks, owls, raccoons, wild pigs and more. See giant garfish, armored catfish, bowfin and maybe even a monkey or 12. Just outside of Ocala, this is a beautiful 4-5 hour tour or for the full run it's a 6-7 hour awesome paddling trip.
Level of Difficulty: Must be In Good Shape or you will be when you’re done ;-)
Silver River I $89.00 (4-5 hours)
Silver River II $129.00 (6-7 hours)
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We have packages for ages 5 and above and all of our tours are booked by reservation.
The prices listed here are per person, just add the tax and we are good to go.

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With no more rentals of any kind, Katie's Landing offers a beautiful area to launch your own canoe or kayak and space to have a picnic by the river. Katie's Landing has been purchased by the State of Florida and is now a beautiful natural park with no more rentals of any kind. As of the year 2011 there are no cabins, no boats, no canoes nothing to rent at all and no swimming is allowed. Since Katie's Wekiva River Landing is still in several Atlases, Paddling Trail Books, Magazines and online in several places with misinformation, we wanted to help clear this up. 



What a great way to celebrate your birthday! Kayaking the Wekiva River August 1, 2015

















The weather was good to us today as we set out on the Lower Wekiva River. It's magical enough to make you wonder just how many have lived, played, enjoyed and cherished this river before us. The Pink Mallow, yellow Spatterdock and purple Pickerel Weed flowers decorate the river with color, the Giant Leather Fern is like a sentinel. The Ospreys were perched high in the trees with the Anhingas while the Red-shouldered Hawks and Swallow-tailed Kites were copping thermals. It's amazing how Mother Nature puts together layers of Water Lettuce with Mallow and Spatterdock with Bull Rush and Cattails. The Great Blue Heron just sitting there preening was a nice sight and the Little Blues were seen in the white and blue phases. A Great Egret was fishing across from our launch spot and we got to see a few Gators and Turtles out sunning. We celebrated 3 birthdays today on the river so with that we'll say Happy Birthday to You!

Kayaking on the Lower Wekiva River July 1, 2015











Linda, Iain and their cousins from the UK wanted some Florida wildlife so off we set on the Lower Wekiva and it wasn't long before things started to happen. We saw Moorhens with young, a young Gator, Turtles on the logs, White Ibis, Tri-colored, Little Blues and Great Blue Herons, Great Egrets and many other water birds. A Raccoon in the trees and a large 6 point Buck in velvet surprised us. It was a great day on the water!

Running Emerald Cut May 28, 2015










We were the first ones on the river this morning and Emerald Cut always holds great treasures. The big Gator was out along with his mate and a half dozen Turtles. A Limpkin with an Apple Snail in it's beak let us drift on by just feet away. The Great Egret showed itself several times and the Damsel Flies are all over the blooming Spadderdock Water Lilies. The Sunfish are on their beds on the river bottom and the water is so clear you can see the Minnows swimming along the river's edge. The Great Blue Heron and Swallow-tailed Kites were out enjoying the day as we were. With the clear, cool river, sandy bottom and the thrill of some fast water, this has to be one of Florida's most amazing places.

Kayaking near Orlando April 29, 2015











The Mullet were jumping all around our kayaks this morning as we headed out for a paddle on the Wekiva River. There were many Turtles out sunning and we watched a Softshell launch herself back into the river after having just laid her eggs. The Little Blue Heron in the calico phase was staying just ahead of us and the Green Heron gave us a fly-by. The Great Blues were all out fishing and the Water Hemlock, Pickerel Weed, Spatterdock and Eel Grass are all in bloom taking advantage of the fresh Spring air. It was a beautiful day on the river. The Butterflies, Dragonflies and Damselflies are out pollinating the flowers... as the circle of life goes on and on.