National Park Kayak Tours
Popular Kayak Tours
Discover wildlife like dolphins, sea turtles, and manatees, and capture stunning photographs of family, friends, and the wildlife & scenery.
Located at the Apollo Beach Visitor Center in New Smyrna Beach, Morning Kayak Tours run daily from 9:00 to 11:00 AM, with 90 minutes of water time.
Discover the perfect tour for nature lovers and adventure seekers, featuring a sunset and golden hour view of a National Park. Enjoy sightings of manatees, dolphins, sea turtles, and bald eagles at sunset.
Located at River Breeze Park in Oak Hill, this launch site is only 15 minutes south of New Smyrna Beach. Our Sunset Kayak Tours operate daily from 4:00 to 6:00 PM, with at least 90 minutes of water time.
Explore the beauty of the night sky and Florida's bioluminescence on a pedal kayak tour. Experience the magic of twinkling stars above and glowing bioluminescence below while cruising through the protected waters of Canaveral National Seashore.
Located at River Breeze Park in Oak Hill, this launch site is only 15 minutes south of New Smyrna Beach. Our Bioluminescent Kayak Tours run daily from 9:00 to 11:00 PM, with 90 minutes of water time.
Florida Kayak Tours
Bioluminescence Kayaking & Florida Dolphin Tours
Explore Florida’s beauty on kayak tour with Viking EcoTours! Discover the magic of pedal kayaking in one of the most stunning regions of Florida. You’ll embark on an unforgettable journey while kayaking along calm coastal waters and mangrove islands for the chance to see manatees, dolphins, bioluminescence and more in Florida’s National Parks. Whether you’re searching for an exciting day trip or a relaxed cruise, kayaking is the perfect option.
Go on a scenic adventure and explore the stunning waters of Canaveral National Seashore to see National Historic Sites like Turtle Mound or Eldora State House at Apollo Beach and wildlife like dolphins, manatees, and tropical birds. The afternoon brings amazing sunset kayak tours that offer the chance to see bottlenose dolphins and manatees under a golden Florida sky.
Sunrise & Morning Kayak Tours, Afternoon & Sunset Kayak Tours, and Night Kayak Tours are just a few of the options available for the ultimate kayaking adventure. These eco tours offer an amazing opportunity to pedal kayak with manatees, dolphins, stargazing & bioluminescence, rocket launches, and more. On a bioluminescence kayak tour, you’ll be mesmerized as each ripple in the water illuminates a path of beautiful blue and green light. The vivid reflection of the stars can be difficult to tell from the flickering bioluminescent algae from the twinkling and shooting stars in the sky. These night kayak tours with bioluminescence and stargazing offer a once in a lifetime and magical experience!
Some kayak tour guests hit the jackpot with the surprise of seeing rockets launch and blast off over the tropical lagoon. Cape Canaveral is just a few miles away and has many rescheduled or unannounced rocket launches. Every guided kayak tour we offer has the chance to see a Cape Canaveral rocket and have It’s a once in a lifetime and magical experience!
Located near Orlando, Daytona Beach, and New Smyrna Beach, Viking EcoTours takes you on a journey to see rocket launches, dolphins, manatees, sea turtles, and more. Explore the most biodiverse estuaries and islands in North America, all within the protected National Park of Canaveral National Seashore.
Witness Spectacular Florida Bioluminescence!
Dive into a world of wonder with bioluminescent kayaking in Florida! Explore the beauty of the summer nights at Canaveral National Seashore and Indian River Lagoon like never before. Get ready to be mesmerized by the glowing waters, thanks to the magical bioluminescent plankton – dinoflagellates and comb jellies.
Paddle into the night and immerse yourself in the serene sound of the waves. As you contact the bioluminescent plankton, every movement triggers a dazzling light show, creating stunning blue and green streaks in the water. Experience a truly unforgettable adventure that will leave you speechless.
So if you’re asking ‘is there Florida bioluminescence and kayaking near me?’ then get ready to book your tour. These bioluminescent kayak tours are in Canaveral National Seashore along Florida’s Indian River Lagoon.
Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime chance to witness nature’s light show at its finest. Book your Bioluminescent Kayaking tour today and get ready to be amazed!
Sunset Kayak Tours
A pedal kayak is a type of kayak that allows you to use your legs to move the kayak instead of your arms. This can be more comfortable and less tiring than using a regular kayak with a paddle, allowing you to better enjoy the beautiful sunset and the peaceful surroundings of the seashore.
Imagine being able to sit back and relax while your legs do the work, giving you the freedom to take in all the amazing sights and sounds around you. This is what makes sunset kayaking with a pedal kayak a unique and enjoyable experience!
As the sun sets, it casts warm, golden hues across the sky and water, creating a mesmerizing and peaceful atmosphere. The reflection of these colors on the calm waters of the seashore makes everything seem gold and orange.
The quietness and stillness of the water with golden skies is serene and beautiful. So what are you waiting for? Book this New Smyrna Beach kayaking experience with Viking EcoTours today!
Morning & Sunrise Kayak Tours
Do you want to see a sunrise or morning in a beautiful National Park? Then come on a Florida kayak tour with us! We’ll take you to a special place called Canaveral National Seashore, on Florida’s east coast near New Smyrna Beach. It’s a place with stunning views and lots of animals you won’t see anywhere else.
During our kayaking tours, you’ll see the beautiful scenery and hear the peaceful sounds of nature and animals like dolphins, manatees, and sea turtles! You can take pictures to remember your trip or learn about nature from your guide.
Bring your friends and family for a peaceful morning adventure at Canaveral National Seashore! You can explore cool places like Turtle Mound, or just relax and enjoy nature. Book your tour today and start planning your amazing trip!
Guided Kayak Tours with Bottlenose Dolphins
These tours offer an amazing chance to see dolphins in Canaveral National Seashore and offer a unique and unforgettable experience for visitors to the park. Located on Florida’s east coast, this protected area is home to a diverse array of marine life, including bottlenose dolphins. On these tours, visitors can embark on a journey along the scenic shoreline, taking in the stunning views and searching for dolphins along the way.
With knowledgeable guides, participants can learn about the dolphins’ behavior and habitat, as well as the importance of preserving this precious ecosystem. These tours are a must-do for anyone looking to connect with nature and witness the beauty and majesty of the lagoon.
Florida Bioluminescence & Pedal Kayaking
Viewing the bioluminescence in Florida’s Canaveral National Seashore from a Hobie pedal kayak is a truly unforgettable experience. As you paddle through the calm waters of the seashore, the bioluminescence lights up the water, creating a mesmerizing blue-green glow. The quiet and peaceful setting, combined with the unique and magical display of light, makes for a truly calming and serene adventure.
The Hobie pedal kayak provides a unique perspective on the bioluminescence, allowing you to get up close and personal with the glowing waters, while also giving you the ability to explore the seashore at your own pace. Overall, kayaking through the bioluminescent waters of Canaveral National Seashore is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that should not be missed.
Wildlife in Canaveral National Seashore
Wildlife seen during our guided kayak tours
Viking EcoTours uses pedal kayaks so exploring Florida’s scenic waterways is accessible, effortless, and fun for everyone. Guests simply pedal through the lagoon with their hands free to take pictures, drink water, splash around, watch the bioluminescence, or point out the wildlife and dolphins in Canaveral National Seashore on these guided kayak tours.
Canaveral National Seashore is the perfect place for spotting majestic manatees! From February to December, these gentle giants can be seen feasting on seagrasses and other plants in their habitat. A guided kayak tour or a boat ride are both great ways to observe them as they surface up for air -- so don't forget your camera and binoculars!
At Canaveral National Seashore, you can come face to fin with nature like never before! Our kayak tours offer an unforgettable experience; as hundreds of bottlenose dolphins flock the Lagoon for a one-of-a-kind 'Florida dolphin tour'. It doesn't even stop there – when nightfall arrives, paddle out and take in their incredible bioluminescent glow. This is truly unique wildlife viewing unlike anything else on Earth.
Canaveral National Seashore is home to over 10,000 sea turtle nests a year on the beach and many of these thousands of young sea turtles spend their "youth" and "teenage" years in the Indian River and Mosquito Lagoon's warm protected waters. Guests with Viking EcoTours can spots sea turtles while they break the waters surface to breath.
Osprey are some of the most popular animals seen on our guided kayak tours in Canaveral National Seashore. Everything from their dramatic dives to their whistling and chirping calls make these raptors fun to observe and photograph. Many studies show that diving osprey catch a fish 25% of the time and some catch one as much as 70% of the time!
Viking EcoTours uses pedal kayaks so exploring Florida’s scenic waterways is easy and fun for guests of all ages. Guests simply pedal through the lagoon with their hands free to take pictures, drink water, or point out the wildlife.
Viking EcoTours creates safe, comfortable, and unique experiences while guaranteeing an environmentally friendly excursion by using high end equipment and providing expert guides. We provide all the tour’s necessities and take care of all the heavy lifting, equipment, safety, and regulations so you can experience nature without worry. Viking EcoTours is a proud partner of Leave No Trace as well as a member of 1% for the Planet and the Florida Society for Ethical Ecotourism.
If you’re looking for a fun and exciting way to explore Florida, Kayaking is definitely the activity for you! Start off on one of the amazing Florida kayak tours. Whether it be a relaxing glide through tropical lagoons, or streaming along a slow moving river, these guided tours will give you an up close and view of all that Florida has to offer.
Alternatively, join one of the many Florida dolphin tours, enabling you to watch these magnificent creatures from kayaks. Whatever type of adventure you decide upon, there’s no doubt that pedal kayaking will give you an unforgettable experience
What guests Say about
“Definitely an awesome experience and would recommend for family’s visiting the area or looking to explore!”
“The kayaks were really easy to use, great sightseeing and the overall experience was very enjoyable! Our guide was really informative and helpful and would definitely recommend!”
Eric is such a knowledgeable guide and the absolute best in what he does. You can clearly see he loves sharing his passion for the outdoors.”