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 The Paddling Center

  at Shingle Creek

4266 W. Vine St.

Kissimmee, FL 34741

Phone: 407-343-7740

info@paddlingcenter.com

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2 Hour Cypress Forest Guided Eco-Tour

Schedule our 2 Hour Canoe Trip at Shingle Creek, 

In Kissimmee, minutes from Orlando and the main gate of local area attractions. Florida's Eco-Friendly adventure for yourself, family or group. 

 

A Eco-friendly attraction of Florida's natural beauty. 

Shingle Creek Guided Canoe Trip Eco-Tour

Explore the Natural Side of Florida on our relaxing Shingle Creek. This two hour out & back Guided Canoe Eco-Tour is great for families of all ages. This canoe trip, led by our Certified Guides will take you into the beautiful north trail of our paddling trail. The beautiful landscape and river banks are visited by area wildlife such as water turtles, wading birds, birds of pray and even an alligator or two. On occasion deer and otters are spotted too. Along the way our guides will share with you some of the rich history of Shingle Creek as well as search out the local wildlife and share their knowledge about the different plants and animals along the way. 

All of our tours guides are Certified Instructors by the American Canoe Association (ACA) as well as First Aid and Cpr Trained and certified.

Tour includes Canoes, Paddling Instructions and all paddling equipment. 

*4 person minimum per tour.

 

Reserve Online or Call – Available 7 days a week at 11:00 am 
Adult/Teen (11-99) – $55.00
Child (Ages 4 to 11) – $40.00

(Not Recommended for children 3 or younger)

Reservation Number

407-344-0881

 

Activity Description

Shingle Creek is the headwaters of the Everglades.  This 2-hour guided tour starts and ends at The Paddling Center at Shingle Creek, located directly off of Hwy 192.  Tour participants quickly enters an ecological gem that is rated one of the top paddling trails in Florida by Johnny Molloy, author of “Canoeing and Kayaking Florida.”  Within 20 minutes you enter an old-growth cypress forest that is both serene and stunningly beautiful. The tour includes kayak rental, life jacket, drinks/snacks, and ongoing narration about the rich ecology and history of Shingle Creek.  All guides have ACA Instructor certification, as well as First Aid, CPR & AED certification.  Basic and intermediate paddling technique instruction is included for novices and intermediate level kayakers. Kayak instruction will include at minimum 6 basic paddling techniques (forward, reverse, sweep, draw, rudder, and edging).  Young children, as young as 4 years old, can participate given our 2-person (tandem) kayak has a jump seat in the back for them to sit and enjoy the experience.  


Highlights

  • The Paddling Center location is literally minutes away from the major theme parks and resort hotels, so including this in your vacation itinerary can be done very readily.

  • The ecology and wildlife associated with Shingle Creek is unmatched due to the fact that the paddling trail includes a pristine cypress forest area.

  • Expert kayak paddling instruction is provided so that novice paddlers can participate in this uniquely Florida wildlife experience, while learning a new skill that will last a lifetime.

  • On most days, the water flows at a very leisurely pace making learning to kayak a very fun and enjoyable experience, and moving water doesn’t allow mosquitoes to breed, so bugs are not an issue.

  • Experiencing Florida’s natural beauty up close while controlling your own kayak can be a transformative experience and one that your whole family will talk about for years.

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What to know & what to bring:

  • This is an out and back tour, but allows you to explore some incredibly beautiful cypress forest areas.

  • Groups of 12 or more should reserve at least 3 days in advance. 

  • Included are equipment rental, paddling technique instruction, ecology/history narration & water.

  • Bring appropriate attire (shorts, light shirt/top, sandals, hat, etc.) & sun block.