National Park Kayak Tours

Explore Canaveral National Seashore with an expert guide!

Popular Kayak Tours

Sea Turtle surfacing during guided kayak tour in Canaveral National Seashore with Viking EcoTours.
From $90
Morning Kayak Tour

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.

7611 Atlantic Ave S, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169
9:00-11:00 AM
Manatee swimming behind kayak
From $100
Sunset Kayak Tour

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.

250 H H Burch Rd, Oak Hill, FL 32759
4:00-6:00 PM
Comb Jellies showing bioluminescence
From $100
Bioluminescent & Stargazing Kayak Tours

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.

250 H H Burch Rd, Oak Hill, FL 32759
9:00-11:00 PM

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.

Tours for all ages

Adventures the whole family can enjoy!

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Witness Spectacular Florida Bioluminescence!

Bioluminescence Kayaking

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!

Bottlenose Dolphin surfacing to breath on a guided kayak tours in the Indian River Lagoon near the Apollo Beach Visitor Center & Turtle Mound in Canaveral National Seashore.
Bottlenose Dolphin surfacing to breath on a guided kayak tours in the Indian River Lagoon near the Apollo Beach Visitor Center & Turtle Mound in Canaveral National Seashore.

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

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Accessible Experiences

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

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What guests Say about
Viking Ecotours

“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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