Okee-Kissimmee Tour

 Okee-Kissimmee Lake and River Tour
Not Scheduled for 2019

TBA per person + Fuel (All-Inclusive)
Based on Double Occupancy – Single Occupancy available

On this very popular 364 mile tour you’ll visit a piece of “old” Florida, where sugar cane, citrus and cattle ranches cover the landscape instead of theme parks and shopping malls. The backdrop for this trip provides an interesting view of what many never see in the Sunshine State and a scenic ride that will take us across the state.

We’ll begin this trip in Historic Indiantown, FL and will run the St. Lucie Canal (east of Lake Okeechobee) and then lock through into the lake and travel the most protected route along the southern rim canal. The rim canal will keep us out of the ‘big’ water and will lead us over to the peaceful and beautiful Caloosahatchee River (west of Lake Okeechobee). From there we’ll travel through three more locks and into Ft. Myers on the west coast of Florida. At day’s end we will have traveled from near the east coast of Florida all the way to the west coast!

Our destination of North Ft. Myers returns us to civilization and our first class accommodations in the beautifully renovated hotel overlooking the river. Watch the sunset from your private balcony or from the restaurant on site where the group will meet for dinner. Our visit will coincide with Stone Crab season and we’ll hope for a good catch the day we are there. Fresh from local Gulf waters, only the claws are harvested and the crabs are released back to regenerate new claws every year. This is a real treat! (….and there will be plenty of Landlubber options available, too.)

On Day 2, the group will head east back across the state for an overnight at the historic Seminole Inn at the start point of the trip. Loaded with history and lovingly cared for, the Inn provides a special peek at what much of Florida was once like. Their chef will prepare a private dinner for our group and we’ll tell stories about the day before turning in.

On Day 3 we’ll run a 110-mile route on the nearby Kissimmee River, currently under restoration to revive miles of the old winding, original river channel. The first 3 phases of the project are complete and it is absolutely beautiful! They have turned 14 miles of canal into 24 miles of restored, winding river channel. There will be lots of wildlife and very little civilization on this adventurous and technical part of the ride. This part of Florida will provide us with comfortable riding temps with average highs in the low to mid-80’s. If you are ready to get your riding season started early, join us!