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Indian River Lagoon kayak tours

Florida offers pristine waterways, forests, and access to recreation in National Parks like Canaveral National Seashore allowing visitors and locals to see rocket launches, bioluminescence, dolphins, manatees, sea turtles and more within an hour of Orlando, Sanford, Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Beach, Cocoa Beach, or DeLand.
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Manatee in Canaveral National Seashore along mangroves during guided kayak tour with Viking EcoTours.
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Great blue heron standing on black mangroves at sunset in Canaveral National Seashore.
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Guest moves handsfree on guided sunrise & morning pedal kayak tours through Canaveral National Seashore. This was from the Apollo Beach Visitor center and is a way to kayak New Smyrna Beach.
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Amazing sunsets during guided kayak tour along Canaveral National Seashore. These guided kayak tours travel through Canaveral National Seashore and launch from Edgewater or New Smyrna Beach.
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Viking EcoTours group in Canaveral National Seashore on the afternoon and sunset guided kayak tour. These guided kayak tours run through a National Park nearby Orlando, New Smyrna Beach, and Daytona Beach.
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Three Dolphins at sunset near mangroves (DSC_8383)
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comb jelly - bioluminescence
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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!

How do our boat tours work?

Adorable Manatee Swims and Plays Around Kayaks

Bioluminescent Kayak Tours

Jumping Mullet in Canaveral National Seashore

“Peddle kayaks, so easy! Knowledgeable tour guide gave a delightful and relaxing 2 hours of nature and led us to friendly manatees and birds of all kinds, We even saw a bald eagle. The best are the no effort peddle kayaks which are suitable for everyone. I’m definitely going again soon!”

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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