The Indian River Lagoon is an amazing place. It is home to many very interesting creatures, including dolphins, manatees, lots of birds, and lots of marine life. Our motorized tour on the Lagoon launches from Sand Point Park, near the new bridge in Titusville. This area is a great area for seeing dolphins, manatees, birds, and other marine life. This relaxing tour lasts about two hours and is best done early in the morning to avoid later afternoon winds that occur at different times during the year.The tour generally follows the coastline north to the marina to look for dolphin and manatee. After visiting with available wildlife, the tour continues further north along the coastline searching for more wildlife and enjoying the interesting coastline. At the turning basin the tour turns east and heads for an Island about 3/4 of a mile away, just the other side of the intercostal waterway. At the island we take a break and do a bit of exploring, depending on the age of our group. The options include, searching for small marine creatures and shells, just enjoying the beauty of the lagoon, digging for clams or just taking a long breath and relaxing.After our Island time, we load back into our kayaks for the trip back to the launch site. This is a great time to do some seat shifting to allow drivers and passengers to exchange spots if they like or even try a different boat. Indian River Lagoon tours are always interesting because you never know what you might see.
The best part about motorized kayaking is that we can also cover the entire distance without even breaking a sweat. Here's a video of a Motorized moment on the Indian River
Our three hour Motorized Kayak Adventure is now offered from C.S. Lee Park on the St. Johns River. This is truly one of our favorite tours. This trip can be done at any time of day since it is protected from the wind except on extremely windy days. Still the early morning or late afternoon times are the favorite. After a quick lesson to make sure everyone is comfortable with the kayak controls, we launch to the southwest in the St. Johns River and head upstream for about a half mile looking for the entrance where the Econ River joins the St. Johns. The St. Johns River is a very beautiful river with many different paths to offer. There is plenty to see and many creatures call the river home. Yes, there are alligators, eagles and lots of wading birds that call the St John's River home. The scenery is very marsh like for the first mile with few trees and lots of tall marsh grasses. At the entrance to the Econ everything changes. Marsh gives way to a slow meandering tree-lined river. The old growth trees are beautiful as are the hills along the river. Here is where every rounding of a corner brings another chance to see something new. One corner contains a nesting pair of Bald Eagles, the next a group of sleeping alligators, a raccoon, deer, otter, wild pigs, osprey, Spoonbill, and perhaps even a Crested Caracara ....all are possible visitors on your trip up the river.A the halfway point we exit the kayaks for a brief break to stretch the legs and have a drink, and possibly explore a bit of the river bank. Then it's back in the kayaks to make the return trip to our launch site.Customized adventures and itineraries are always available upon request.Here's a video of a motorized tour on the Econ River.