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The Paddling Center at Shingle Creek

Open today: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Shingle Creek is headwaters of the Everglades and was recently rated one of the top paddling trails in Florida. We rent single kayaks ($14/hr), 2-person (tandem) kayaks ($18/hr), canoes ($18/hr), and stand-up paddle boards ($18/hr). We also have...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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4266 W Vine St, Kissimmee, FL 34741-4502
+1 407-343-7740
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had a really good guided tour. Saw turtles, fish, woodpeckers, snake bird and a mother alligator and her babies! You would never think all this was just a short distance from Disney.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We spent the last few days of our Florida holiday in Kissimmee in order to be close to Orlando airport for our return flight. Neither of us being interested in any of the hullabaloo of Disneyland, Old Town and the likes, I searched the internet...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Bill was a great fun. We enjoyed a very nice and informative paddle on a beautiful day. Saw some birds and turtles.

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Thank moore3
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bill was a very informative and friendly guide. Your were not rushed and he took the time to advise us on our surroundings throughout the whole kayak tour. We were lucky enough to see some baby alligators too!!

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Thank Rebecca H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first time kayaking. The staff was really helpful and extremely friendly. I would recommend them to anyone. Also very reasonably priced. Great experience.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just have to tell it like it was, my wife and I have been kayaking for several years, we were looking into family kayaking, so we took ours and rented one on site. First the booking process online was super easy, also you can and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently took a kayaking trip down Shingle Creek. This was my first experience doing this and it was just great. Our guide was very knowledgeable pointing out various species of wild life along the way. I would certainly recommend this trip for beginners or...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had a wonderful time this morning kayaking on Shingle Creek. The staff at the paddling center are kind and informative. I learned so much about the history of the area just conversing with the staff. Their love for the area and for the preservation...More

Thank karen b
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This outfit is nestled off of the main road to Kissimmee. We explore the local topography on Shingle Creek with a guided 2-hour paddle Eco tour of the amazing cypress groves. On our trip with Stephanie, she was adept at finding snakes, snapper turtles and...More

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Reviewed 9 September 2018

The Paddling Center at Shingle Creek is a great opportunity to paddle board, kayak, or canoe, close to Disney. I have seen raccoons, osprey and other birds, alligators (adults and babies). The staff is friendly and helpful, and it’s a great way to get away...More

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27 July 2018|
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Response from kaye h | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know you can since the paddling center is at a public park area. Just call them and double check.
14 July 2018|
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Response from tmjpita | Reviewed this property |
We took the "more difficult" route on our own, and just turned around when we were wanted. You run across kayaks returning all along the route. Beautiful trail for kayaking!!
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19 November 2017|
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Response from Andy L | Reviewed this property |
Only noticed 1 other place you could get out going out to the north but didn’t see any picnic areas. If you are only having 2 hours in the boat just have your picnic at the end.