Get lost in the beauty of the river.Encounter water lilies on the waterTurtles lining up on a fallen branch to sun bath.With a discerning eye you will discover banded water snakes hiding in the vegetation.Discover colorful green heron hiding in bushes.Catch sight of great blue heron shaking off water after a hunt.Encounter a breathtaking natural beauty.Appreciate the stunning views you encounter while kayaking.Be amazed by the natural beauty of the river.Enjoy kayaking through crystal clear waters.Enjoy beautiful crystal clear water on your kayak tour.Paddle through areas where the water shines emerald green.

Emerald Cut Kayak Adventure

Rock Springs Run, Apopka

Tour Highlights

  • Abundant Wildlife Habitat
  • Breathtaking Crystal Clear Spring
  • Top Rated Kayak Gear
  • Tasty Trail Snack & Picnic Lunch
  • Wild & Scenic River
  • Amazing Natural & Cultural History


This crystal clear run is a paddle into the past, through land still as it was when the Timucuan tribes inhabited the area. Truly emerald in color this section of Rock Springs Run is a breathtaking natural beauty. It winds through lush jungle-like nature, sand pine scrub, and pine flatwoods. The area is rich in wildlife and it is possible to see turtles, alligators, river otters, white-tailed deer, black bears, fish, a variety of birds, and more.

This is an out-and-back paddle. The first part your guide will lead you upstream over and under trees and through the twists and turns of the river until you reach the bridge at Kelle Park. At this point, you will have a chance to jump into the crystal clear river to play and/or to refresh yourself. We will also have a light lunch riverside or on the river, depending on the water temperature, before we let the current take us back to the launch point.

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3 Hours

$75 per person

Season: Year Round
Activity Type: Day Kayak Tours
Difficulty Level: Level rating 1
Solitude Level: Level rating 1
Group Size: 1-6 Guests
Tour Length: 3 Hours
Distance: 4 MI / 6.4 KM

Difficulty Level 1

Scale of 1-5. 1 least difficult; 5 most difficult

Solitude Level 1

Scale of 1-5. 1 least solitue; 5 most solitude

We rate this kayak tour a solitude 1 because this is a popular kayak trail. You can expect to be around other paddlers most of the time.

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  • 3-6 people: $80 per person
  • 2 people: $100 per person
  • 1 person: $150

Private tours are only open to your party.

*Prices do not include gratuity for your guide.

Tour Dates & Booking

Tour Dates & Booking

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Tour Details

Tour Details

What’s Included?

  • A professional, knowledgeable, medically trained, certified kayak guide
  • A commitment to make the tour as exciting, challenging, informative, and full as you’d like, and as is possible in a day
  • Trail snacks and a picnic lunch
  • Use of a top of the line kayak gear
  • All required permits and necessary launch fee

What’s Not Included? (Recommended)

  • Quick dry clothes
  • Water / river shoes
  • Warm wool or fleece top (Winter)
  • Waterproof rain jacket or poncho
  • Cold or frozen bottle of water or Gatorade
  • Sun protection (sunhat, sunglasses, sun screen)
  • Towel (to dry off afterwards)
  • Gratuity for your guide
  • Dress according to the weather (bring extra layers in cold weather)

Food: What to Expect?

Day tours include energizing trail snacks and a delicious picnic lunch. Your guide will customize the food for your tour, but a typical lunch consists of crackers, cheese, salami, fruit, veggies, drinks, and a dessert.

We regularly accommodate vegan, vegetarian, kosher, and non-gluten diets and will make adjustments for food allergies. These and other special dietary requests may require an additional fee.

Tour Logistics

Where do we meet?

You will meet your guide in the covered waiting area outside of the registration building of Kings Landing.

Emerald Cut Kayak Adventure
King’s Landing, Baptist Camp Road, Apopka, FL, USA

Driving Directions

From I-4 exit 92 follow SR 436 west 6.5 miles and merge into US 441. Continue North (west) for 0.7 miles to center of Apopka. Turn right on 435 (Park Ave/Rock Springs Road) at Walgreens. Follow 435 north 5 miles to light, where road turns sharp left. Follow the road until its end.

Alternate Routes
From the East (I4):
From I-4 exit 92 follow SR 436 west 4.7 miles. Turn right on Wekiva Springs Rd (major junction with Albertsons plaza on your Left.) Go 2.2 miles and turn Left onto Welch Rd. Go 2.4 miles and turn Right onto Rock Springs Rd, then follow main directions above.

From the West on 441:
Turn left on Lake Ave. (About 0.9 miles past 417 junction. This is a ‘double’ junction with the street sign set way back. You may not see the sign from 441. Lake is the next road after Washington.) Stay on Lake for 3 blocks AFTER you pass the lake, on your right. Then turn right onto Martin. Turn Left onto Rock Springs Rd (at traffic light) then follow main directions above.

Safety Considerations

Your safety is our top priority. Our kayaking tours are led by professional kayak guides, all of whom are wilderness-certified first responders, each with years of guiding and wilderness experience. We’ve developed comprehensive risk management protocols that our guides adhere to in case of an emergency. If you have any further questions about safety, please contact us at 407-267-9950 for more information.


Your tour will be led by a trained, experienced professional with a solid guiding background, years of personal wilderness and kayaking experience, medical certifications, and a passion for leading people into breathtaking landscapes. Check out our Meet Our Team page for staff bios.

Group Size And Age Restrictions

The maximum group size on this tour is 6 guests. If you have more questions about group size, please give us a call at 407-267-9950 and we’ll answer all your questions.

There are no age restrictions to join this kayak tour.

Weather In Central Florida

Central Florida on average maintains warm temperatures throughout the entire year with slightly lower temperatures during the winter months. Summers, lasting from May to October, are long, warm and particularly humid. Rain showers are common during this time of the year. The winter month are short, cool, and dry, lasting from December to February. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 52°F (11°C)to 91°F (33°C).

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