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About Us

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Welcome to Viking EcoTours!

We are a small conservation minded tour company that operates guided kayak tours on Florida’s most beautiful waterways to create an effortless and fun experience for guests. Our main kayak tour location is Canaveral National Seashore, a National Park nearby New Smyrna Beach, Orlando, and Daytona Beach.

Expert Guided Kayak Tours

We value treating everyone like family and our tour routes like home. While we create meaningful connections and surreal experiences, we also give back to the community and environment. We’ve joined 1% for the Planet, pledging to donate 1% of annual profits to non-profit organizations focused on the environment and partnered with Leave No Trace for education, training and outreach so we protect the pristine nature of Florida’s waterways.

All tours include an expert guide to help with wildlife viewing, leave no trace practices, and nature interpretation while on the tours in the wild Florida that very few visitors see without expert local guides.

About Our Tours

National Park Kayak Tours

Viking EcoTours uses Hobie 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. 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 supply all equipment and a professional wildlife/nature guide certified by the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary and American Red Cross. No experience is necessary for your guided kayak tour. Your guide will teach you everything you need to know in just a few minutes to get you on the water and cruising along the lagoon to see mangroves, manatees, dolphins, jumping fish, diving birds, and more.

This Viking EcoTours guide is helping a guest launch her pedal kayak.

Why Canaveral National Seashore?

The pristine locations for our tours give you a chance to see wild manatees, dolphins, rare birds, and more. We’re here to make your trip safe, easy, and memorable with our kayak tours around the islands and mangroves of Canaveral National Seashore with an expert guide.

We use high end equipment at a pristine national park with expert guides so you can enjoy an amazing trip and don’t have to worry about planning, boating laws, or preparing equipment. Our pedal kayaks are stable, silent, and safe to provide you with a smooth ride and effortless experience through Florida’s pristine Canaveral National Seashore and other National Parks. 

Woman drinking coffee in Viking EcoTours pedal kayak on the Sunrise and Morning kayak tour through Canaveral National Seashore. This tour area is a National Park near Orlando, New Smyrna Beach, and Daytona Beach.

Why Choose Us

Viking EcoTours is a proud partner of Leave No Trace and permitted by the United States National Park Service to operate tours around the protected islands and mangrove tunnels of Canaveral National Seashore. We’re here to make your trip safe, easy, and memorable with our expert guides and specialized kayaks.

1% for the planet member

1% for the Planet, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that pairs businesses and individuals with approved environmental nonprofits, creating high-impact partnerships that amplify the impact of giving to environmental nonprofits through membership and everyday actions. Our partnership with 1% for the Planet makes environmental giving easy and effective through partnership advising, impact storytelling, and connecting to local nonprofits.

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Leave No Trace, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing Leave No Trace programs, education, training and outreach in all 50 states and more than 100 countries around the globe. Utilizing the power of science, education for all, and stewardship to support and protect nature, Leave No Trace is on a mission to ensure a sustainable future for the outdoors and the planet.

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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