Encounter otherworldly looking dwarf cypress that line the lake of Lake Norris.Be enchanted by the dwarf cypress forest.Let he calm and serenity of Lake Norris surround you.Find solitude and solace at Lake Norris during your kayak tour.More than 100 osprey nests are supposed to be on Lake Norris. Come and discover them on a kayak tour with Venture Outdoors!Find some of the oldest dwarf cypress in Florida at Lake Norris.Kayak along the edge of Lake Norris and encounter the interesting looking dwarf cypresses that line the lake.

Lake Norris Explorer Kayak Tour

Lake Norris Conservation Area, Eustis

Tour Highlights

  • Top Rated Kayak Gear
  • Tasty Trail Snack & Picnic Lunch
  • Wild & Scenic River
  • Breathtaking Views
  • Magical Fairytale Landscape
  • A Tranquil Experience
  • Guides Choice Trip


Lake Norris is a spectacular darkwater lake and is one of the oldest cypress swamps in Florida. The shoreline of the lake is ringed by “dwarf cypress”, which give the lake an out-of-this-world appearance. One of the special highlights of this property is its high concentration of osprey nests. More than 100 active nests have been reported in the cypress trees that ring the lake.

A habitat for many animals and birds, this property expands the Florida black bear corridor. River otters, alligators, turtles, and various types of snakes call this place their home. While weaving between and through cypress trees many of these animals and birds can be observed.

Join us on this magnificent experience featuring one of Florida’s most beautiful, hidden, and unheralded places. This is a Disneyland for nature lovers!

This is an exciting 9-mile out-and-back guided tour.

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4-5 Hours

$100 per person

Season: Year Round
Activity Type: Day Kayak Tours
Difficulty Level: Level rating 1
Solitude Level: Level rating 5
Group Size: 1-5 Guests
Tour Length: 4-5 Hours
Distance: 9 MI / 14.5 KM

Difficulty Level 1

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

Solitude Level 5

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

We rate this tour a solitude 5 because we are paddling off the beaten path and you are unlikely to encounter anybody else.

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  • 3-5 people: $100 per person
  • 2 people: $140 per person
  • 1 person: $200

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

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

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 at the Lake Norris Conservation Area East Trailhead.

Lake Norris Explorer Kayak Tour
Lake Norris Conservation Area East Trailhead head 3/21/2021, Blackwater Creek Road, Eustis, FL, USA

Driving Directions

From Orlando:
Take FL-429 north for 14 miles to Kelly Park Rd. Turn right onto Kelley Park Rd.
Continue 0.3 miles to Co Rd 437/Plymoth Sorrento Rd on your left.
Turn left. Drive 3.5 miles to Sorrento Ave on your right.
Turn right. After 0.5 miles turn left onto Co Rd 437.
Continue for 4.8 miles to Burlington Ave.
Turn right onto Burlington Ave.
Continue 0.5 miles to Lake Norris Rd on your left.
Turn left. Continue 2.5 miles to Blackwater Creek Rd.
Make a slight left onto Blackwater Creek Rd. The meeting point is another 292 ft.

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 5 guests. If you have more questions about group size, please give us a call at +1-407-267-9950 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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