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Tour Code: WT - Florida 05
7-Day Tour of Orlando - Wekiwa River - Canaveral National Seashore - Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge - Orlando

Departure: Daily
  • Itinerary

    Day by Day
  • Day 01
    Entry Orlando

    Welcome to Orlando. Your journey gets started when you enjoy the comfortable Orlando International Airport pick up service. Settle into our lodge, happy hour and enjoy our first group meal together. Afterwards we will walk down to the river and receive basic instruction on kayaking. Tonight, have a sound sleep in your hotel and waits for the coming unexpected experience in the following six days.

  • Day 02
    Wekiwa River

    Shuttle to Rock Springs run, snorkel, swim, and explore the large springs. You will meet a guide will teach basic kayak instruction, and then we will make our way down the spring run to the confluence of the Wekiwa River. Keep an eye out for alligators, otters, wild hog, and swimming deer.

  • Day 03
    Canaveral National Seashore

    New Smyrna and Canaveral National Seashore are listed on your schedule today. The day will be spent paddling the many islands in the lagoon and hiking on the still undeveloped beaches. It is really an interesting day but needs much energy support.

  • Day 04
    Lower Wekiwa River Basin

    An exciting day for wildlife viewing! We will make our way into the Lower Wekiwa river basin and meet up with the St. Johns River, which is rich with wildlife – so have your camera ready. Turtles and large alligators, sunning on logs or the riverbanks, can be observed at distances determined by the strength of your nerves or the power of your binoculars. In addition, we will have the opportunity to observe heaps of wading birds. Our take out for the day will be at Blue Spring State Park. Not only can we view the wintering manatees, but we can also snorkel in the same waters with them.

  • Day 05
    Wekiwa River

    Short shuttle to our location, then back into our kayaks for another day on the beautiful Wekiwa River. At this time of year the Wekiwa is exploding with color and the movement of life. The river is edged by arching sabal palms and other trees. Islands of lush green water plants float in the stream and wild asters dot the landscape with purple. The trained eye will spot clumps of orchids mingling with resurrection ferns and draping Spanish moss. On occasion, deer hide near the rivers edge for a drink, bears are seen amongst the palmetto, and river otters dance through the clear water.

  • Day 06
    Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge

    We are off to Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. This is the greatest place in Florida for birding and wildlife viewing. We will be feet away from rosette spoonbills, glossy ibis, reddish egrets, wood storks, bald eagle, and countless species of migrating ducks. There is so much, it just seems too easy.

  • Day 07
    Exit Orlando

    After a morning hike and a huge breakfast, we will make our way back to Orlando International Airport.  We should arrive at the airport by 13:00. Congratulate you finishing an arduous tour and reward with the viewing of such scenic areas and precious wild animals. We believe there is more you could expect in the next time travel. 

     
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