Finding Adventure in Orlando: Kayaking with manatees, ATVs and Flyboarding

Lindsay Patross

Lindsay Patross

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What is Finding Aventure? Finding Adventure is a Very Local original series about unique outdoor adventures in cities across the US. Join host Kinga Philipps as she travels across the country to help individuals break out of their comfort zones and explore the outdoors. Along the way, Kinga challenges each guest to try new things and to experience how stepping outside of the norm can be scary, but ultimately amazing and transformative.

In this episode, Kinga meets up with Kalena and Maverick Meyrs, a mother and son duo from Clermont, Florida. Kalena, an extroverted event planner wants Maverick, a shy video gamer, to get outside his comfort zone. Maverick spends 6-8 hours a day playing video games. Watch Maveric and Kalena try all of these adventures in the “A Gamer Plugs into the Outdoors!” episode of Finding Adventure. (You can watch all of the episodes of Finding Adventure for free on the Very Local channel.)

Manatee Encounter Kayaking Tour with Adventures in Florida 

📍 Blue Springs State Park, Orange City, Florida

Adventures in Florida takes Kinga, Kalena and Maverick on a kayak tour of the Saint Johns River in search of manatees. Adventures in Florida takes tourists and locals of all levels to experience what they call, “The real Florida.”

More info: Check out the Adventures in Florida website and follow @adventures_in_florida on Instagram. 

Ride ATVs with Revolution Adventures 

📍 Clermont, Florida

Revolution Adventures is an offroad attraction that’s set on 230 acres of countryside just outside of Orlando in Clermont, Florida. In search of some good, clean fun? Well, more like dirt fun, you can take an ATV tour through nature. If ATVs aren’t your speed, Revolution Ventures offers lots of other options for getting off-road. From buggies to jet skis, there are lots of ways to explore. 

More info: Check out the Revolution Adventures website and follow @revolutionoffroad Instagram. 

Flyboarding with Wing Flight Flyboarding 

📍DeLeon Springs, Florida

Anthony “AJ” Albrecht is a professional flyboarder and owner of Wing Flight Flyboarding. Flyboarding is a sport where you are strapped to a board with boots, and then the board is attached to a hose. Water is forced out of the board and propels the rider above the water. Flyboards can lift a rider up to heights of 72 feet. 

More info: Check out the Wing Flight Flyboarding website.  

Looking for more adventure? 

Looking for more adventure on the water? Check out the Portland, Maine, episode of Finding Adventure, where Kinga takes Anthony surfing and lobstering. Or head to Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania, just outside of Pittsburgh for some white water rafting

Stay tuned for more episodes of Finding Adventure to see Kinga take locals outside for adventure in cities across the country. 

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