Tours and Tickets

Econlockhatchee River Kayak Tour provided by Adventures in Florida

LIKELY TO SELL OUT*

Econlockhatchee River Kayak Tour

Econlockhatchee River Kayak Tour
5
Book in advance
from
£64.97
per adult
Reserve now & pay later: Save your spot free of charge with flexible booking.
Not sure? You can cancel this booking up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
Tour snapshot
Duration:
5h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
14
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    5h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    14
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Come paddle the 8-miles through the mysterious, moss covered cypress forest of the Little-Big Econ State Forest. Somehow escaping the uncontrolled growth dominating Orange and Seminole Counties, the tightly winding upper portion slowly becomes a widening, lazy river. The high sandy banks will shade you with enormous live oaks, pine, pal and ancient cypress. A light lunch will be served picnic style at the Boy Scout Bridge on the Florida Trail.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Make your way to the Little Big Econ Canoe launch prior to a 9 a.m. departure time. Meet your guide to sign a waiver and go over paddling basics and safety, and then jump in and hit the water for your 3-hour tour. Paddle with your group down a portion of the Econlockhatchee River in Little Big Econ State Forest, known for its moss-covered cypress forests and high sandy banks. After three hours, break for a light picnic-style lunch, and then continue rowing. Throughout the tour, your guide will help you navigate the waters and spot native wildlife like alligators, hawks, and river otters. At the end of your trip, a private shuttle will drive you 15 minutes back to your car.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Make your way to the Little Big Econ Canoe launch prior to a 9 a.m. departure time. Meet your guide to sign a waiver and go over paddling basics and safety, and then jump in and hit the water for your 3-hour tour. Paddle with your group down a portion of the Econlockhatchee River in Little Big Econ State Forest, known for its moss-covered cypress forests and high sandy banks. After three hours, break for a light picnic-style lunch, and then continue rowing. Throughout the tour, your guide will help you navigate the waters and spot native wildlife like alligators, hawks, and river otters. At the end of your trip, a private shuttle will drive you 15 minutes back to your car.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 45091P4
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional Guide
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • 3801 Willingham Rd, Chuluota, FL 32766, USA Park in the small parking lot and look for your guide.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • There is no minimum age however all participants must know how to swim
  • It is recommended that you bring a swimsuit, towel, waterproof camera and wear clothes that can get wet and possibly dirty
  • To ensure a proper size kayak is available, please provide your individual heights and weights at the time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
Inclusions
  • Professional Guide
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • 3801 Willingham Rd, Chuluota, FL 32766, USA Park in the small parking lot and look for your guide.
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • There is no minimum age however all participants must know how to swim
  • It is recommended that you bring a swimsuit, towel, waterproof camera and wear clothes that can get wet and possibly dirty
  • To ensure a proper size kayak is available, please provide your individual heights and weights at the time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Popular mentions

5.0
36 reviews
Excellent
35
Very good
0
Average
0
Poor
0
Terrible
1

joe B
2 contributions
Simply great guys. We decided to do a spontaneous trip on the Econ, talked to Greg on the phone and he set it up for us. Bill was there on time helped to load and carry the kayaks and shared a great lunch spot!
Written 1 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Bil C
Miami Beach, FL67 contributions
Dec 2021
My son & I had a great day paddling kayaks down the Econ River, enjoying the beautiful scenery of Central Florida and catching a few bass in the process. I've rented from Greg before, and he always has good quality boats and makes it easy to launch and retrieve.
Written 13 December 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks for coming out. It is always good to see families spending the day together on the river. Find out when the strippers are running and I will take you down to the lower section by puzzle lake!
Written 14 December 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Barbara K
2 contributions
Dec 2021
We did the Econlockhatchee paddle from the Little Big Econ Canoe Launch to Snow Hill Road. We parked at Snow Hill, and the Adventures in Florida van driver picked us up there, right on time, then drove through the back roads to get to the upstream canoe launch area. Along the way, he told us about the history of the area (e.g., celery farms, hurricane Hugo). At the launch, it was a short carry of the kayaks down to the river. The kayaks were excellent -- well-maintained, comfortable seat backs, good paddles, and life vests appropriately sized and in good shape. The first part of the paddle was in narrower waterways, and required a bit of maneuvering in some areas to get through downed trees. Only once did we need to get out and pull the kayaks across a bit of sand bar. Our driver had provided guidance to watch the sand bank areas in the sun for gators, and to bear toward the outside of the turns to go around the sandy shallower areas where gators might be sunning or hanging out. We saw quite a few gators along the route -- often slinking into the water as we approached, or flopping in with a big splash. A few stayed on the bank as we went by, and we gave them our respect and a wide berth! Saw lots of bird life as well. Lovely float, very quiet except for bird and other nature sounds. And at the end, our driver arrived to pick up the kayaks just as we got to the Snow Hill pull out, and handed us some freshly-baked ginger cookies! Marvelous day.
Written 12 December 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for the excellent review! Make certain to call me the next time your coming out to paddle and I will bring you BOURBON BALLS! Looking forward to it!
Written 14 December 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

kjj23
Ithaca, NY2 contributions
Dec 2021
My wife and I rented kayaks and did the Little Big Econ Canoe Launch to Snow Hill Road float. It was the best part of our week long trip to the Orlando, FL, area. The river is beautiful and wild. Once away from the launch site, you don't hear any traffic or human-generated noise, just the sound of your paddle cutting through the water, birds in the trees, and an occasional splash from an alligator plunging off the bank upon your approach. Some of the alligators were quite large, but our van driver told us ahead of time if we steer wide around the river bends and give the gators some room they won't be an issue. We also saw herons, cormorants, anhingas, a red-shouldered hawk, pileated woodpeckers, and some very large turtles. The white sand beaches and the large overhanging live oaks were particularly picturesque. Our shuttle driver was on time at both ends of the trip, was friendly and knowledgeable about the river and surrounding area, and even gave us fresh-baked cookies at the end of our trip. I highly recommend this trip and Adventures in Florida.
Written 11 December 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

KayJazz
Bedford, TX372 contributions
We wanted a kayak tour that had a bit of adventure and WOW, did we hit the jackpot!
GINA, guide extraordinar was the best ever.
She was so accommodating to make sure the right tour fit our request.
Gina got all the kayak equipment ready and gave us instructions on land before pushing off. She even had sunscreen & bug spray if wanted, nice touch.
Gina is well versed in kayaking, birds & wildlife and an all around great person.
We navigated the Econ River with her great guidance. We saw a fair amount of alligators and at first we were... speechless and then we just got use to them.
Mid way through our adventure we pulled on shore and had a nice break, snack a bit of yoga stretches to make we stayed limber.
We all had fun, made memories and now have great stories to tell.
Just do it!
Thanks Gina from your TX & NJ MINI friends.
Written 9 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

John H
8 contributions
Oct 2021
While staying in Orlando we wanted to spend more time learning about the ecological system than theme parks. This trip helped accomplish that. Our guide, Bill, has an environmental studies background and was extremely helpful answering the plethora of questions we had about the varied flora and fauna. The pace of the trip was great - nice and casual, perfect for a vacation. We saw quite a few gators along the way and as Bill stated, they are more afraid of us as we are of them and tend to slide off the sand and into the water in order to hide. We were even treated at our lunch stop to a momma manatee and her calf floating around us for 30 minutes or so.

I would certainly book this trip again when in the area and would encourage anyone else to do the same.
Written 22 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Debbie K
1 contribution
Aug 2021 • Friends
The hosts were amazing and very knowledgeable. They made us a great lunch and had lots of interesting information during the beautiful tour. I would definitely recommend using them!
Written 23 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Miles
1 contribution
Aug 2021 • Family
Me and my mum took a tour with Bill and Gina and it was the absolute highlight of our trip! Both of them are extremely knowledgeable about the wildlife and plants around the river and very enthusiastic about the tour itself. Great conversation the entire time with laughs, smiles, and heart to hearts. Would not recommend any other tour besides this one. Stopping for lunch on the river bank and being extremely kind are just a few of the things to expect from this tour. Worth every penny and will be an experience to last a lifetime! Thank you Bill and Gina see you next time!
Written 10 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

JE.
Orlando, Fl2 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
Had a wonderful relaxing trip. Owner picked us up on time at the designated spot, was very friendly and informative. He gave us tips about the stretch of river we were kayaking and even gave us home made cookies *(which
were delicious). It was exactly what we were hoping for. No fuss and a great time relaxing on the river. Give this company a try!!!
Written 9 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jackie W
1 contribution
Jul 2021 • Friends
It was good for body and spirit being in the quiet beauty of nature. The guide was friendly, informed , and out standing. The most alligators I have ever
Seen in the wild and they were nontreating.
Written 20 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 35
*Likely to sell out: Based on Viator’s booking data and information from the provider from the past 30 days, it seems likely this experience will sell out through Viator, a Tripadvisor company.
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Adventures in Florida
jessicasZ1361FY
jessicasZ1361FY
00
Manatee Encounter
Was an awesome experience! Would definitely go again and our tour guides Jimi and Sue we so fun! Definitely recomme
Wendy W
Wendy W
00
Week long trip based at Big Oak -Ranch
What a fantastic time with Greg on our Adventures in Florida trip.The birdwatching, hiking and kayaking were beyond
SharonA246_12
SharonA246_12
00
Lodge based tour happiness
Hiking, paddling, bird watching….oh my. Then you return to the lodge to appetizers and a great meal. Lodging, mea
haj272022
haj272022
00
Amazing
Guy was a great guide, showing us the sights. My daughter and I loved to see the manatees and the other species aro
6nt2
6nt2
00
Amazing kayak tour with manatees
The kayak tour was really great. Our guide Jimi is super knowledgeable about the nature and wildlife in the river,
KellyWall765
KellyWall765
00
Memorable Kayaking Adventure
We had a wonderful time paddling on Econlockhatchee River with Gina this past weekend! Our group comprised of 22 -
Priscilla W
Priscilla W
00
Wonderful experience
Our guide Jean was so friendly and knowledgeable. We had an amazing experience with her. Our children also enjoyed
I8899YPsamp
I8899YPsamp
00
Amazing Wildlife Experience
The tour was great. The guides did an amazing job spotting manatees throughout the trip. There will be many instanc
dgrauer2021
dgrauer2021
00
Great family activity
My family went kayaking with Bill and Gina on Christmas Day, 2021. We all loved the experience, even my 9 and 12-ye
JPERINO
JPERINO
00
Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Gina was a fantastic guide! Very patient, knowledgeable and professional, even with a mixed group of skill levels
BFLO27
BFLO27
00
Blackwater State Forest
Joined an outdoor group for a 6 day guided trip in Blackwater State Forest. Greg and Bill guided us through twists
alamooseVT
alamooseVT
00
Florida from locals perspective
Jimi was an amazing ambassador for the river and the wildlife. We were very fortunate to have a private tour rather
Bill K
Bill K
00
Wekiva River Guided Tour
We met at the river launch and got underway shortly. Jimmy, our guide, was friendly, knowledgeable and exuded exp
X287RJronaldk
X287RJronaldk
00
Manatee tour was excellent!
I would highly recommend the Manatee encounter tour. Saw lots of Manatees plus birds, turtles, alligators, all typ
embraer
embraer
00
Great for beginners, very knowledgeable
Our family of five went on a three hour kayak excursion with Bill and Gina as our guides. Some of us had never kay
Frequently Asked Questions about Econlockhatchee River Kayak Tour

Econlockhatchee River Kayak Tour will start at 9:00 AM. Discover and book Econlockhatchee River Kayak Tour on Tripadvisor

Econlockhatchee River Kayak Tour price starts from £62.87. Discover and book Econlockhatchee River Kayak Tour on Tripadvisor

Econlockhatchee River Kayak Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Econlockhatchee River Kayak Tour on Tripadvisor

Econlockhatchee River Kayak Tour is hosted by Adventures in Florida. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Adventures in Florida on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Econlockhatchee River Kayak Tour on Tripadvisor