paddle board adventure

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 the heart 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. This spring fed river supports a myriad of bird and wildlife watching opportunities to include river otters, deer, turtles and maybe even an alligator along the way.

The Rock Spring Run Emerald Cut Tour runs daily, offering several times throughout the day to fit your adventure needs. 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. 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.


$59 Paddle Board Rental

$39 Bring Your Own (paddle board or kayak)


  • Nixy Paddle Board & Necessary Equipment

  • PFD (Personal Flotation Device) & Whistle

  • Dry Bag (Upon Request)

  • Knowledgeable Tour Guide

  • Basic Paddle & Water Safety Instruction

  • Photo Package


  • Bathing Suit, Water Resistant Clothing

  • Sun Protection (Hat, Sunglasses & Sunscreen)

  • Bug Spray

  • Water, you want to stay hydrated!  We strongly suggest bringing a reusable water bottle.

  • Towel & Change of Clothes


We would love to have you join us with your own paddle board or kayak.  Friendly reminder, you must provide your own PFD (Personal Flotation Device) and whistle.  Please provide yourself enough time to set up and be ready by your check-in time.


This tour is great for any level of stand up paddler from beginner to expert and for the whole 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.  This is a physical activity.


Stand up paddle boarding is a low-impact, full body workout and is a great way to get outside to enjoy nature and have some fun!




photo package

We know all about making memories and we want our guests to remember this experience for a lifetime. Along your paddle board adventure, your tour guide will be snapping photos and videos, so you can enjoy the experience to the fullest!  You will receive an automatic email 48 hours after your tour.


  • Reservations are required for participants.

  • A completed waiver is required for each guest.  Once the reservation is made, you will receive a booking confirmation email with the online waiver details + other important information regarding your upcoming tour.

  • Max weight limit per paddle board, 250 lbs.

  • Minors under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an parent/guardian.

  • Minors 3 years of age and under are not permitted.

  • Minors 4-12 years of age must be accompanied by an parent/guardian on the same paddle board at no additional cost.

  • Minors 13-17 years of age may paddle board on their own, with a parent/guardian next to the minor for the full duration of the tour.

  • Pets are not permitted.


Cancel at least 48-hours prior to your scheduled reservation to receive a full refund. If canceled within 48-hours of your reservation, an eGift Certificate will be issued. All eGift Certificates will be valid up to one year. To cancel or reschedule a reservation, please email us at

If a tour is canceled by Otter Paddle Orlando 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.

If you are late or do not show for any reason, we can only hold the tour for 10 minutes after the scheduled check-in time. Please note, a refund or an eGift Certificate will not be permitted. If you would like to reschedule, a $50 No Show Reschedule Fee will be assessed.