Guided kayak tours

Florida’s most beautiful waterways with an expert guide 

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Tour Pricing & Information

Enjoy a peaceful morning or sunrise cruising through Canaveral National Seashore before the Florida sun heats up the day. Morning & sunrise kayak tours are our favorite for birdwatching, wildlife viewing, photography, and have the best weather for the day. Sunrise & Morning Tours are our calmest and coolest, usually with a gentle ocean breeze over calm coastal waters. These kayak tours launch from within Canaveral National Seashore and have an entrance fee for the United States National Park Service.

Visitors can spend the day on an adventure through the Seashore’s dreamy sprawling beaches and historical sites after their guided kayak tour or enjoy a short free film from the National Park Service about the park. This wild – but extraordinary – stretch of beach is a blessing for history buffs. Historical attractions including colonial remnants, century old buildings from an old Florida ghost town, and ancient Timucuan middens A.K.A indian mounds, including Turtle Mound – the largest in the world – are spotted along guided kayak tours.

The National Park Service entry fee is $20 per vehicle. This guided kayak tour is our best deal for bookings with 2 or more people. 

Experience a sunny afternoon that lets you cruise around pristine nationally protected waters and mangrove islands. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing afternoon on the water, viewing the hundreds of resident dolphins, or the tropical sunset, this is the tour for you. 

Sunrise and Sunset is when we see the most wildlife such as dolphins, sea turtles, manatees, wading birds, and fish. These guided kayak tours offer the best opportunity catch some sun with cooler temperatures and see feeding dolphins, jumping fish, and a tropical sunset.

Evenings bring about a unique sense of life where you can cruise the lagoon on a guided kayak tour to see sunsets or the thousands of plants and animals in the nationally protected waters of Canaveral National Seashore.

These kayak tours happen at night — and with every movement of the kayak, paddle, or animals in the water, the water glows. Each movement creates a blue-green flash of light that lasts almost a second. The water glows constantly around animals like dolphins, manatees, crabs, shrimp, and fish as they swim by or leap from the water like "Flipper."

The most magical experience of all on a kayak tour is from the dolphins. At night, they’re out playing and hunting on the lagoon’s calm protected waters. The dolphins splash, jump, and dash through the water – and with the massive schools of fish in a frenzy to escape, the water glows rapidly, flickering and shimmering that amazing blue-green light from the bioluminescent plankton. One unique feature to Canaveral National Seashore, and a favorite among guests and locals, is the 200-800 common bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) that spend their entire lives in the Lagoon.

Night time bioluminescence/stargazing guided kayak tours offer a magical experience the whole family will love with glittering stars overhead and shimmering blue bioluminescence below from comb jellies and dinoflagellate plankton. We’d like to say this is a “once in a lifetime experience” but you can see it regularly on a guided kayak tour with Viking EcoTours.

These spectacular launches over Canaveral National Seashore occur often and are usually on schedule. Our Rocket tour schedule is to be announced soon.

Tours for all ages

Adventures the whole family can enjoy!

About Viking Ecotours

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Wildlife in Canaveral National Seashore

Wildlife seen during guided kayak tours

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Accessible Experiences

We use pedal kayaks so exploring Florida’s scenic waterways is effortless and fun for all ages. Guests simply pedal through the lagoon with their hands free to take pictures, drink water, or point out the wildlife. We create safe, comfortable, and unique experiences while guaranteeing an environmentally friendly excursion. 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.

We offer the closest kayak tours to Orlando, St. Augustine, Daytona Beach, and New Smyrna Beach where you can see rocket launches, bioluminescence, dolphins, manatees, sea turtles and more.

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What our guests are Saying

“Definitely an awesome experience and would recommend for family’s visiting the area or looking to explore!”

Liz T.

“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!”

Diana Q.

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.”

Kate W.

frequently asked questions

Contact us with any additional questions
Can I paddle if I don't want to pedal?
Yes! Each boat is provided a paddle for use if the rider chooses to not to use their pedal drive.
What is your cancellation policy?
We have a 24 hour cancellation policy. All cancellations outside of 24 hours will receive their payment back, minus a cancellation fee. Payments are forfeited for trips canceled within 24 hours of departure, no exceptions.
What should I bring? What should I wear?
Besides sunscreen and a smile, we recommend wearing clothing you find comfortable for the conditions expected during your trip and shoes that can get is likely only your feet will get wet. Your guide will also carry rain ponchos in case of unexpected weather.
Could I fall out?
Your guide will go over a safety speech before the trips begin to show you how to stay in your boat and avoid a preventable spill in the river. Our boats are wide and extremely stable to ensure your comfort and safety.
Where do we meet?
Our Sunrise & Morning EcoTours launch from the Apollo Beach Visitors Center within Canaveral National Seashore. The address is: 7611 Atlantic Ave S, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169 Our Afternoon & Sunset and Bioluminescent/Stargazing EcoTours launch from River Breeze Park. The address is: 250 H H Burch Rd, Oak Hill, FL 32759
Is there an upper age limit?
No, We recommend our trips for all ages but recommend our riders reasonably evaluate their health to be on the water for 2 hours. If you have any questions or concerns, then it would be best to contact your physician.
What is your minimum age for riders?
We recommend our trips for riders of all ages. Any rider able to reach the adjustable pedals is free to pedal in a solo kayak but we suggest riders under 6 years old ride in a tandem with an adult
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