Winter Park Chain of Lakes, Orlando, FL
Experience ID: 368
A paddling adventure available close to Orlando. This epic activity offers the opportunity to experience a trip through a selection of beautiful well known lakes. The natural beauty of the surrounding is stunning and is enough to captivate even the seasoned adventurer. A way to ingratiate yourself into the area if you’re a newbie, an exploratory adventure for visitors or last but not least a way for residents to explore more about the area they live in. This paddling adventure has attracted paddlers from far and wide, living up to and exceeding all expectations. Ideal for those with an adventurous spirit, the passion for discovery and a little bit of free time.
On any given day, you can observe great Blue Herons swooping waterside to snag a fish or a lazy alligator languishing on a nearby bank. You are guaranteed to see plenty of swaying palms, towering cypress trees, lush ferns, and a variety of flourishing sub-tropical flowers. This scenic experience features breathtaking views of opulent private homes and exquisite estates sprawling along the shores. As the evening approaches, find your way to Kraft Azalea Gardens. With romantic flowered paths and a beautiful lakeside view, this is the place for lovers. Upon returning to Dinky dock, you get to enjoy a spread of cheeses, fruits, veggies, crackers, cold cuts, chocolates, and of course wine.
- 2-3 Hours of Paddling and Touring the Area
- Every day beginning at 9:00 am. Private tours are available any day or time for groups of 4 or more, please inform in advance and the tour will be organized for you.
You should bring:
- Sun Screen
- Large brimmed hat
- Your Kayak, paddle and a life jacket if you need one.
- A guided paddle through three of the seven lakes including three, narrow garden-lined canals on the beautiful Winter Park chain of lakes.
*There are bathrooms and a parking lot. Please register your car and pay the $3. Parking fee. Your guide and kayaks will be at the water’s edge.
Is it safe?
Yes, instructors are qualifed and highly experienced and you are given lifejackets for additional safety.
Will I get wet?
Usually not, people are quite stable in the kayak, but on occasion some people do fall in.
I am not super fit, can I take part?
Yes of course, it is a leisurely activity. Plus they never paddle against the current.