Wekiva Springs paddle and horseback ride
Couple enjoying a sunny day on the lake using paddleboards

Horseback Riding & Paddleboard or Kayak Urban Paddle

Beginner Friendly! • Paddle launch is 1 mile from downtown Orlando • Duration : Up to 5 Hours for entire excursion

Transport yourself into the natural wonders of Old Florida while you journey horseback on a trail ride through the heart of the Lake Jesup Conservation Area where eagle, osprey and hawk sightings are common.

After your ride, enjoy the natural beauty of Orlando on this 1.5 hour, guided tour of one Orlando’s most beautiful lakes with our friendly, knowledgeable guides. The stunning views of Downtown Orlando, with beautiful scenes of the Orlando skyline, make for excellent pictures and memories to share!

** IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ!! The guided horseback riding tour portion of this tour is approximately 20 miles from the paddle launch near downtown Orlando. These two locations were carefully chosen because they are simply the best.

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! We love beginners to paddleboarding and kayaking. We’ll meet at the boat ramp at one of Orlando’s most beautiful spring-fed (and critter free) waterways. We will teach you to SUP Stand Up Paddle or kayak and have you feeling like a pro in no time!. We’ll stay by your side and take lots of pictures of your experience as we guide you through the lake for an awesome, memorable experience.

Yes, you are also welcome to swim on the paddle tour!

This is a great way to enjoy nature safely and the whole family can enjoy being on the water together as we have a board for everyone. We usually see fish, otters, turtles, birds, and more. We do not see alligators on the lake system we paddle on. When you leave this experience you will have a new skill you can take on many new adventures in the future!

We have the perfect board for you and we can teach you how to successfully Stand Up Paddleboard. Epic Paddle Adventures was started by teachers and we implement innovative methods of instruction to ensure your success on the water. Yes you can. Stop wishing and start doing!

If you are thinking of things to do in Orlando, this tour is an amazing outdoor adventure.

*Please note: The horses at this facility can only accommodate individuals 260 pounds or under. Also, riders must be 10 years or older.

**There is a limited number of horses at the riding facility, so booking as far in advance is recommended

About Horseback Riding and Paddle Board or Kayak Swim Adventure

This is a beginner and family friendly adventure. This activity allows you to safely enjoy the clear, crisp water of one of Central Florida’s most beautiful and thriving ecosystems on a paddleboard or kayak. 

As you paddle and horseback ride along miles of tropical paradise on your exciting journey, you could see deer, fish, turtles, and a diverse population of birds. We can’t guarantee what you will see because mother nature does what she wants to do. We can guarantee that it is an amazing experience. The horses are tame and well trained.

Yes, you are free to swim on the paddle tour!

Your experienced guide will make sure you are safe and successful. On your paddle adventure, bottled water will be provided for your refreshment. If you would like, please feel free to bring a snack.

This is your day! Epic Paddle Adventures is an inclusive and supportive group and we LOVE beginners and families. Let us show you how we earned our 5 star rating!

Fee Includes:

  • Experienced and fun guide
  • Paddleboard or kayak, paddle, and safety
  • Dry Bag for your phone and valuables
  • Lesson or refresher if you need one
  • Lots of fresh air and water therapy

What to Wear:

  • Bathing suit or workout attire for the water portion
  • Close-toed shoes and pants for the horseback ride
  • Hoodie or Jacket if it’s chilly

What to bring

  • Comfortable clothing for both activities
  • Sneakers or hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen, hat, sunglasses
  • Towel and a change of clothing
  • Cash to tip your amazing guide
  • Your lovely smile


Disclaimer: Immediately after we receive your booking, we reserve horses for your party. Sometimes the horses have already been booked. On the off chance this happens, you can choose to refund or reschedule this tour.

The paddle portion of this adventure can be refunded with 24 hours notice. The horse portion of this adventure requires 72 hours notice for a refund. Any tours cancelled due to severe weather will receive a full refund.

Guests must arrive for their horseback riding tour 30 minutes prior to their tour time to complete paperwork and get instructions.

Excursion for kids 10+ and guests up to 215 lbs. 

After you have enjoyed your daytime adventure, we suggest considering one of our amazing evening bioluminescence kayak and bioluminescence paddle board tours. We offer a Sunset and Bioluminescence tour and a Bioluminescence and Stargazing tour. You can choose whichever vessel that you prefer to enjoy this incredible seasonal experience!