Kayak and Paddle board tours
Come see why this canal has been called "the most beautiful mile of water in the world." This enchanting canal is lined with century old cypress trees majestically draped in Spanish moss. This waterway connects Lake Dora with Lake Eustis which is home to countless herons, egrets, anhingas, cormorants, osprey, fish, and turtles. Learn about the rich history of this famous canal on our most popular paddle tour.
Paddle & Bru
Everything you love about the Dora Canal, now with a little bit extra! Come paddle our famous Dora Canal that connects Lake Dora with Lake Eustis. After your paddle, you will get a flight of beer at our local BRÜ Tap House in downtown Tavares that serves 30 different craft beers on tap. A perfect way to end a great day paddling! (Must be 21 yrs or older to do the tasting)
Paddle & Brunch
Come enjoy a beautiful morning paddle on the Dora Canal followed by a lake view brunch at a Tavares local favorite Puddle Jumpers Lakeside Grill & Bar. After your paddle, you will receive a voucher for your brunch that includes a mimosa (Must be 21 yrs or older) or non-alcoholic beverage, plus one choice of entrée on the Sunday brunch menu at Puddle Jumpers.
Come explore a hidden gem on the shores of Lake Norris. This tour brings the adventure seeker meandering through a century old forest of dwarf cypress trees that elegantly entwine the dark waters providing a fantasy land experience. These magical trees also provide an ideal nesting habitat to numerous birds of prey in the area. (tour dependent on water levels; Kayaks only)
One of the largest artesian springs in the world, Silver Springs produces approximately 500 million gallons of fresh water every day. The spring was one of Florida's first tourist attractions. Paddle with us through the crystal clear waters among the abundant fish, birds, turtles, manatees and monkeys!
fly out, paddle in
For an adventure that combines sky and sea, take off from Lake Dora to take in the sights of the Harris Chain of Lakes from the air on a 15 minute seaplane flight. After landing on Lake Eustis, your adventure continues with a one-hour guided paddle back to Tavares through the beautiful Dora Canal.
splash & dash
+ 2hr paddle rental
For those who have a passion for outdoor activities, this combo trip is for you! Fly with Jones Brother's Seaplanes taking off and landing from the water, in their 15-minute “Splash & Dash” tour which gives you a quick trip around several area lakes before returning to the seaplane base where your 2-hour kayak or Stand Up Paddleboard rental will be waiting to explore Lake County's beautiful waterways!
Let Adventure Outdoor Paddle customize a tour for your special occasion or group. No occasion is too small! We will help you celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, and customize youth and educational programs for your paddling needs.
about our tours
Most of our adventure tours last approximately two hours depending on the weather and wind conditions.
AOP runs our adventure tours in the mornings every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. To schedule a tour during the week, please call for availability.
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Do you have your own equipment and want to paddle with us? You can join any of our existing tours for a discounted price! If bringing your own equipment
please call 352-217-5012 to make your reservation.