The kayaking near Ocala is awesome! Central Florida Nature Adventures, llc at 352-589-7899 offers guided kayak and birding tours on several of the spring fed rivers near Ocala. Taking an Eco tour by kayak is a relaxing way to discover Florida's wildlife and we'll facilitate a trip for you that is sure to make you smile! For kids of all ages, these Ocala area kayak tours are a fun way to spend some time; exploring the great outdoors and enjoying what Mother Nature has to offer!
Kayaking through the trees of Snake Creek Jan. 19, 2015
The St Johns River is a Birder's paradise. Our adventurous day of wildlife started with a stand off between a Gray Squirrel and a Northern Harrier who were only about 3 feet from each other with that Squirrel telling that Harrier who the boss was. Then we spotted the Osprey, Bald Eagle and Red-shouldered Hawks. A Limpkin made a short appearance and the Purple Gallinule came out a few times to greet us. Moorhens, American Coots, Eastern Phoebes, Blue Gray Gnatcatchers and Pileated Woodpeckers were hanging out with us too. We came up on a flock of Wild Turkeys with one all puffed up and you could see his colors; pink, copper, green, red, brown and blue. It was an amazing sight. The Manatees also came over to see what we were up to and the Black Crowned Night Heron was showing off her youngster. The other Herons were out feeding also, Great and Little Blues, Great Egrets, White and Glossy Ibis, Sandhill Cranes, Anhingas and Cormorants were all present and accounted for and as we paddled through the trees of Snake Creek we got to see the Barred Owl. It was a perfectly calm beautiful 70 degree day and just a great time with the river and her wildlife.