The beautiful St. John's River is Florida's longest river at 500 kilometers (310 miles) and is one of the few rivers to flow north. Along its banks are a multitude of wildlife including alligators, otters, raccoons, and deer. The skies are filled with herons, egrets, bald eagles, osprey, hawks, and swallow tailed kites in addition to countless songbirds. Manatees will often swim along side of our kayaks.
This four-hour tour covers about five miles of the river and you'll explore hidden sloughs where few people go. Depending on the weather and the group's interest, you'll stop at a couple of places to do some light hiking to an ancient and wild orange grove and explore several of the unique habitats that make up this part of the world. Night paddles can also be arranged. Seeing a full moon rise over the river, or a wood filled with fireflies are experiences that will leave lasting impressions in your memory.
This paddle is on flat water, no rapids or unusually strong currents. Of course, the ability to swim is a must.
Kayaks, paddles, and PFDs are provided.
Some of your paddle will be in the open sun, so bring plenty of water and sunscreen. Also, this being Florida insects will be numerous so a repellent is advised.