EMERALD CUT KAYAK ADVENTURE.
2 HOUR GUIDED TOUR | 2 MILES
Named for its crystal clear waters, the Emerald Cut section of Rock Springs Run winds through sections of lush jungle-like nature, breathtaking emerald water and sandy bottom beneath your paddle as you explore this tropical oasis in in the middle of Central Florida. Rock Springs Run is one of two designated Wild and Scenic Rivers in the state of Florida, part of the complex ecological system of the Wekiva River Basin. The first half of the tour we begin paddling upstream against the current, paddling over and under trees and through the twists and turns of the river until we reach the bridge at Kelly Park. During your journey upstream, your guide will show you our favorite spots on the river to stop and swim! The second half of the tour, we will sit back and go with the flow as the current takes us back to the launch point.
Along the journey it's possible to see many different wildlife species to include alligators, turtles, river otters, white-tailed deer, fish, black bears, and an array of birds such as great egrets, herons, and bald eagles.
Please note that during our rainy season in August & September it is common for the water level to rise in the Emerald Cut. This causes the clearer blue waters to become a tannic red until you reach the top of the run. This process takes place over time as water produced by rainfall slowly moves through the surrounding area in Wekiwa State Park and into Rock Springs Run. As the water flows over fallen leaves, the tannin slowly leaches out and turns the water brown tea-colored.
All gear & safety equipment provided.
Water entry and exit assistance.
This tour is great for any level of paddler from beginner to expert and is great for the entire family to enjoy. We ask that you are a confident swimmer, comfortable in the water, must be fully mobile and in good physical condition to join this tour.
THINGS TO BRING
Water & Snacks
Sun protection! (Hat, SPF clothing, sunglasses)
KAYAK RENTAL RATES.
Children 2 to 12 years of age must be in a double kayak with an adult.
Any children under the age of 2 will not be permitted.
Rental rates are per person. Single or Double Kayak option provided.
Child (12 & Under) $49
tax & booking fee not included
reservations are required, limited availability per day
Pets are no longer allowed at King's Landing. We apologize for any inconvenience.
THINGS TO KNOW.
Must be 18 years of age to make a reservation.
Anyone under the age of 18, must be accompanied by an adult.
Minors under the age of 2 years old will not be permitted.
CANCELLATION & RESCHEDULE POLICY.
To receive a refund, cancellations must be made 48-hours prior to the reservation time.
Cancellations made within 48-hours of reservation; an eGift Certificate will be issued. All eGift Certificates will be valid for one year.
Cancellations made on the same day of the reservation, no refund or eGift Certificate will be provided.
If a reschedule request is made on the same day of the reservation, a $50 Reschedule Fee will be assessed.
To cancel, reschedule or change a reservation, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LATE ARRIVALS & NO SHOW POLICY
If you are late or do not show for any reason, we can only hold the tour for 10 minutes after the scheduled launch time. A refund or an eGift Certificate will not be permitted.
BAD WEATHER CANCELLATION POLICY.
If a tour is canceled by a King’s Landing staff member due to severe weather conditions or for any safety reason at all, a full refund will be provided. Please note, we are in the natural environment. We do not cancel for light rain, overcast skies or any cool temperatures.
Unfortunately, pets are not allowed at King's Landing or on vessels. We apologize for any inconvenience