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JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes

4040 Central Florida Parkway · Orlando, Florida 32837 USA

Recreational Activities in Orlando

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Eco Tour Activities

Recreational activities abound at JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes. Rent a kayak or paddle a canoe with a group of adventurous naturalists on Shingle Creek, the headwaters of the Florida Everglades. Professionally guided eco-tours reveal the Creek's and the Sunshine State's fascinating history and wildlife.


Eco-Tour on Shingle Creek

Traveling back in time on Shingle Creek, guests will enjoy a two-hour professionally guided eco-tour. Expert Florida Master Naturalist Eco-Tour Guides will tell you the story of Shingle Creek and all its inhabitants as you navigate your own canoe while paddling through scenic Old Florida.

$60 adults; $40 children 17 and younger (with an adult). Available every day at 9:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., reservations required. Maximum 15 guests per excursion

Pedal Boat and Kayak Rentals:

Explore Grande Lake
8-10am and 4-6pm daily. Must be 18 years old for rentals.

Sunrise Safari

Join one of our Certified Florida Master Naturalists on a guided eco-tour on the wild side, as you explore the beginning of a new day on the 500-acre JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes. From the comfort of a customized, all-terrain golf cart, you will have a chance to observe and photograph whitetail deer, bobcat, North American river otter, fox, raccoons, alligators and a host of birds ranging from Great Horned Owls to roseate spoonbills.

Our Audubon Certified Golf Course is bordered by Shingle Creek, the official headwaters of the Florida Everglades, and is the perfect setting for an up-close look at the flora and fauna which defines the Sunshine State. You will also visit Whisper Creek Farm which features our famous chicken coop and a 7,000-square-foot vegetable and fruit garden that provides many ingredients used in restaurant dishes and beverages at the resort.

This is an extremely popular excursion with limited availability; early reservations highly recommended. Requires a 24-hour cancellation notice.

$60 per person. 7:30am Please allow two hours for excursions. Departures may vary with the sunrise.

For more information and reservations, please call Grande Lakes Sports at 407-393-4531.

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