Enjoy Orlando’s beautiful lakes and springs like so many locals do: riding high on a paddleboard.
Take a moment to ditch the crowds and find your aquatic oasis from the comfort of a paddleboard. The Orlando area’s many lagoons, rivers and springs make it easy to paddle out and dive into adventure during your stay while getting a real taste of authentic Florida.
From June to late-September, paddlers can delve into the mesmerizing, bioluminescent waters of the Banana River Lagoon Aquatic Preserve, just an hour from Orlando. SoBe Surf in Merritt Island guides you through the enchanted waters via kayak or paddleboard, illuminated by millions of micro-organisms that leave whirlpools of electric-blue as your board glides by. Catch a glimpse of majestic manatees, friendly bottlenose dolphins, and sprightly jumping mullets while gliding through the mangrove-lined waters of the lagoon. Unforgettable.
Salute the sun and practice your asanas in a whole new way with stand-up paddleboard yoga. H2YO provides a refreshing workout for yogis of all levels, with non-intimidating classes on two of Orlando’s many beautiful lakes: Ivanhoe and Sybelia. Therapeutic poses are modified for the water, ensuring your safety and an invigorating exercise experience unlike any other.