2 Hour Cypress Forest Guided Eco-Tour

Schedule our 2 Hour Kayak Tour 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. 

2 Hour Cypress Forest Guided Eco-Tour

This 2 hour out & back guided eco-tour is a great way to explore the natural side of Florida. Our Certified Guides will lead you down Shingle Creek, which is the headwaters of the Everglades into a beautiful Cypress Forest. 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 Kayak Instructors by the American Canoe Association (ACA) as well as First Aid and Cpr trained and certified.

Tour includes Single Kayaks or Tandem Kayaks, Paddling Instructions and all paddling equipment.


Reserve Online or Call – Available 7 days a week at 10:00 am & 1:00 pm
Adult/Teen (11-99) – $55.00
Child (Ages 4 to 11) – $40.00

(Not Recommended for children 5 or younger)

*price does not include taxes or tour guide gratuity

*Call Us to avoid Online Booking Fees

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  • 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 trans-formative experience and one that your whole family will talk about for years.

  • 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.

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.

Please help keep our river clean by bringing back all trash found along the river. Remember, "Take only pictures and leave only footprints." 

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 The Paddling Center

  at Shingle Creek

4266 W. Vine St.

Kissimmee, FL 34741

Phone: 407-343-7740


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