Located just north of Orlando, Katie's Landing offers some of the most beautiful kayaking in the area!

Experience Mother Nature's creations; the Alligators and Turtles out sunning on the logs, the migratory & resident Bird populations fishing and serenading us as we paddle along, the beautiful wildflowers that bring color to the river. Being close to Orlando makes this a great place to paddle. With Central Florida Nature Adventures, llc guided kayak tours, you'll discover Florida's wildlife and have an awesome 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)

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)

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)


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)

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)

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)

Silver River (Silver Springs, FL)
Exceptionally scenic! Some twists and turns of this river can reach depths of over 25 ft and it’s so clear that you can see the bottom at any depth. You will definitely hone your paddling skills going upstream but a first magnitude 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)

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.

3 Easy Ways to Book
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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. 



A perfect day for kayaking the Wekiva River Nov. 29, 2014










Today was perfect Florida weather and the Wekiva River was the place to be. The birds are out in droves and we had a Bald Eagle as our sentinel while we launched our kayaks from Katie's Landing. The river is overflowing it's banks which creates lots of paddling opportunities in the back bays and the Great Blue Herons, Little Blue and Tri-colored Herons were out fishing up a storm. The Great Egrets, Anhingas, Limpkins, Ospreys, Moorhens, Wood Storks and White Ibis were also out playing and they seemed to greet us as we paddle by. The Grebes are here now too, they are a funny lot. About the time you get to see one, it dives under the water like it's playing a game with us. After it warmed up there were lots of Red-bellied and River Cooter Turtles out sunning. The trees have their Fall colors now and we couldn't have asked for better company with which to share the day.

Kayaking near Mt Dora, FL October 7, 2014






With the record rainfall we've had for the month of September the Wekiva River is swollen into the back bays and feeder creeks. So for Kenny, Marc and Angel it made for a "go anywhere you want to paddle" kind of day. Life is good!!

Kayaking with long time friends July 8, 2014





The Dixie Girls came out for a little kayak 101 instructions on the Wekiva River today. They all did excellent for their first time paddling. The Scarlet Hibiscus, purple Pickerel Weed, white Water Hemlock, Pink Mallow and yellow Spatterdock Lilies greeted us on the way to the park. We saw freshly hatched baby Gators laying in the Duck Weed, Turtles sunning and Ospreys passing overhead. The Anhinga with his wings stretched out drying, Moorhen with her babies, Little and Great Blue Herons and the Snowy Egrets were all enjoying the day too and a nice easy drift back made for a fantastic trip. You could kayak the river every day and always see something new and it's a great morning when you can spend it with long time friends!

Paddling the Wild and Scenic Wekiva River June 11, 2014






Up the Wekiva this morning we found all the summertime regulars soaking up the warm day. The Red-winged Blackbirds, Great and Little Blue Herons, Ospreys, Anhingas, Limkpins, Great Egrets, Red-shouldered Hawks and Swallow-tailed Kites were all out playing. Dragon Flies and Damsel Flies stopped to hitch a ride on the bow of our kayaks. Yellow Spatterdock and white Water Hemlock are in bloom and we ran up on a mess of freshly born Gators. We kept our distance as they clamored through the Duck Weed. There were many Turtles and other small Gators out and about too. We stopped to picnic at the landing and all is well on the river today ;-)

Kayaking near Altamonte Springs to celebrate Memorial Day 2014




We celebrated Memorial Day 2014 with a nice paddle up the Wekiva River. If you splash a little of the river on yourself, it's an instant cool down... life is good. The Ospreys were out dive bombing for fish and the Anhingas were out sunning. With the water almost clear you can see the Eel Grass starting to bloom. It has such a unique way of making that happen. It sends a long stem up to the surface and it's tiny flower sticks up out of the water just enough so the insects can pollinate it. Mother Nature is an amazing wonder. We stopped for a snack and then drifted back downstream nice and easy, it was a cool deal!

From Lake Placid, Sebring and Avon Park to kayaking the Wild and Scenic Wekiva River April 24, 2014







Pure sunshine and lots of it was the theme for our paddle and picnic with the group from Orange Blossom Tours today. The young birds are starting to show up and we got to see 3 baby Anhingas sitting in their nest, donned in fluffy, cream colored down. The Limpkins were sounding off and flying around and as the Wood Stork flew high above, we saw the Swallow-tailed Kites soaring near the tree tops. The Red-shouldered Hawks stopped by to say hello while the Great & Little Blue Herons, Moorhens and Great Egrets were out fishing and playing. We stopped to enjoy our picnic lunches and as we drifted downstream the Red-bellied, River and Common Cooter Turtles lined up to welcome us to their river. What a beautiful Florida Springtime day!

Spring time in Florida, That Just Rocks!























March 30th was a great day to be on the water. The Wekiva River was full of herself today! From Anhingas and Great Blue Herons posing for us to the sights and sounds of Spring surrounding us. There were Pied-billed Grebes, Cormorants, Moorhens, Red-winged Blackbirds, Little Blue Herons, Green Herons, Skinks on the trees with a mix of Gators and Turtles out sunning. On the way down, there was a Wild Turkey on the river bank and all the sudden, he decided to fly across the river right in front of us. That was a nice show. The Blue Flag Iris is in full bloom, that was the "pearl" of the day and the Juvy Bald Eagle lead us back to shore.