EP 16: Kayaking Adventures in Florida

Kayaking in Orlando FL podcast with Local Expert Greg Pflug

The next stop on our virtual adventure was in Orlando, Florida to visit Greg Pflug, the Owner of Adventures in Florida, Wekiva Outfitters, and Econ Outfitters.

Bioluminescence kayaking in Orlando
Bioluminescence paddle trip Orlando


One of the most passionate adventurers we’ve met, Greg has been actively exploring the great outdoors since he left college in the early ’90s to hike the Appalachian Trail.

These days he spends most of his time guiding tours and exploring the waterways of Florida and around the world.

Segments from the episode:

0:00 – Intro

2:00 – What’s the most popular tour they offer in Florida?

3:45 – What causes bioluminescence?

4:30 – When’s the best time to experience bioluminescence in Florida?

6:45 – What to do while paddling with manatees

12:00 – Should you be worried about alligators?

13:10 – Greg’s favorite expedition trips

18:00 – How to book a trip with them while in Orlando

20:40 – How did Greg get into paddling and running an outfitter?

25:34 – Advice for anyone interested in starting an outfitter business

26:50 – Working with the county to start an outfitting business

30:00 – Responsible recreation when padding

34:00 – What’s so special about paddling sports?

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