February 2020 


"Wanted to say thanks! I had friends from California in town for a wildland fire management meeting and they wanted to kayak real Florida. Our trip on Durbin Creek was perfect! Thanks for making it all happen! ..."

Steven Miller

Adventure Kayak Florida

500 Wonderwood Dr
Jacksonville, FL 32233

(904) 246-7221


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Cedar and Ortega Rivers Half-Day Tour

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Rate $59.00 / person

Close to Downtown and Westside, Jacksonville, Fl

The most urban of our guided river tours, the Cedar River joins the Ortega River close to downtown Jacksonville. This tour is characterized by modest and exuberant waterfront homes and boat docks, views of the Ortega boat yard, plenty of sunshine, and close encounters with the American Bald Eagle.

This guided river tour departs from the Curtis Lee Johnson Marina Park on San Juan Ave, a few minutes north of Naval Air Station Jacksonville. A brief paddle up Cedar Creek reveals how storm water runoff drains into the St. John's River from neighborhood streets. Canadian Geese have made this part of the river their home, alongside the Great Blue Heron and Red-tailed Hawk. Turning back toward the Ortega River, you are sure to encounter one of several American Bald Eagles that have made their home here. The tour concludes with a short paddle into the Ortega boat yard, with views of the skyline of downtown Jacksonville.

For a longer, more strenuous tour, book a full-day trip on the Cedar and Ortega Rivers.

Note: This is an easy paddle for beginners, but due to motorboat traffic this tour is not suitable for small children paddling their own kayak.

Duration: 2-3 hours (8:30am Start)