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The Black Water Creek Kayak Adventure

Seminole State Forest, Lake County

Tour Highlights

  • Fantastic Wildlife Viewing
  • Top Rated Kayak Gear
  • Tasty Trail Snack & Picnic Lunch
  • Wild & Scenic River
  • Guides Choice Trip
  • Challenging & Adventurous Paddle


Black Water Creek is a major tributary of the Wekiva River and part of the Wild & Scenic River system. The river provides for an enchanting and scenic backcountry paddling experience, evoking feelings of a fairytale landscape. Numerous species of birds can be seen overhead, wading in the water or perched in the trees. The wetlands also provides habitat for black bears, river otters, and alligators. A variety of wetland plants and trees are found in the water or on the shoreline. This is an out-and-back paddle.

The first part your guide will lead you downstream over and under trees and through the twists and turns of the river until you reach the confluence of Black Water Creek and the Wekiva River. The second part you will paddle upstream against the slow moving current, after having a short light lunch riverside.

This tour is for adventure seekers and wilderness lovers.

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4-6 Hours

$100 per person

Season: Year Round
Activity Type: Day Kayak Tours
Difficulty Level: Level rating 2
Solitude Level: Level rating 5
Group Size: 1-5 Guests
Tour Length: 4-6 Hours
Distance: 8.5 MI / 13.7 KM

Difficulty Level 2

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 kayak tour a solitude 5 because it is highly unlikely that you will see any other people on this trail.

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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
  • 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

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 Black Bear Wilderness Trailhead in Seminole Forest.

The Black Water Creek Kayak Adventure
Florida Trail Bear Pond Trailhead, Wekiva River Road, Sorrento, FL, USA

Driving Directions

From Orlando:
From Interstate 4 exit 101C at Sanford, take SR 46 west for 1.5 miles to Orange Blvd.
Turn right. Continue 1.3 miles to New York Street on your left.
Turn left. Drive 0.5 mile to where New York Street and Michigan Avenue meet.
The trailhead is straight ahead of you.

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 407-267-9950 and we’ll answer all your questions.

Age restrictions are as follows:

  • 12 and older to join scheduled tours
  • 5 and older to join private tours, with final approval and specific logistical requirements determined on a case by case basis

Participants should have previous paddling experience and be in good physical shape.

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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