The Paddling Center at Shingle Creek offers Kayaking, Canoeing, Stand-Up Paddle Boards rentals, tours and more.
We're conveniently located in Kissimmee, FL just outside of Orlando and minutes from the main gate of major area attractions.
Shingle Creek is headwaters of the Everglades and was recently rated one of the top paddling trails in Florida.
We rent single kayaks, 2-person (tandem) kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddle boards.
The rustic-themed Paddling Center facility includes adjacent hiking and biking trails. Picnic tables are onsite making this a great family or group event location.
Our trained staff is friendly and provides new and novice paddlers the basic paddling skills to enjoy the exceptional natural beauty that is Shingle Creek.
Our Staff is First Aid and CPR Certified. Our Tours guides are (ACA) American Canoe Association Certified Kayak Instructors. Some are also ACA Certified Kayak Tour Guide Instructors.
Each guest will receive brief paddling instructions with every tour and rental. We have taught thousands of people to kayak for the very first time.
Our Staff cleans all our paddling equipment between each use. Our PFD's are sanitized between each guest and deep cleaned regularly and our kayaks are cleaned out daily and power washed regularly.
KNOWLEDGEABLE & FRIENDLY STAFF:
We love what we do, we love nature and we love sharing what we know with our all our guests!
Important Notice Referencing Guides:
* We do our best to run all tours even when they don't meet the minimum of 4 people. On some occasion we may have to reschedule or cancel tours that do not have a minimum of 4 people reserved.
Maximum Number of Persons and Boats per Guide/Instructor:
In order to maximize the enjoyment of each of our participants, we limit the number of persons and boats that each guide/instructor can accompany on the water. Our maximum ratios are listed below.
12 people/ per guide 10 people/per guide
6 boats/per guide 5 boats/per guide
An “Adult Boat” is any boat (canoe, kayak, etc.) with at least one adult age 15 and older. Adult boats will be limited to 12 people/6 boats/1 guide.
Quantities shown are the maximum number of persons and boats that each guide may accompany.
If you do not wish to hire enough guides to cover the number of people or boats in your group, you may designate a portion of your group to be under the purview of the guide. The other members of your group may not remain in the vicinity of the guide.
The above ratios apply only to groups hiring a guide/instructor. View our child-to-adult ratios for group outings for unguided kids’ groups.