Jon is awesome!! Such a talented and knowledgeable guide. We booked a private tour for 4 people Friday morning at the venetian gardens in leesburg. Man was it a blast!! The amount of birds and wildlife we saw was great, very relaxing time and he mad it very special for everyone on the trip. Do not hesitate to call jon as a guide thru any central waterway!!
Memorable, the Lure of Natural Beauty, and the experience of an Incredibly Peaceful Environment are descriptions that only hint at the experience I had touring the Dora Canal this morning with Noted Nature Guide and Kayaking Enthusiast Jonathan Squires. We stepped into the cool water of this Majestic Waterway at 8AM, and quietly launched our kayaks on an Epic Journey I will long remember. Through the many keen observations graciously conveyed by Jonathan, I was able to experience “The Awakening” of this Jungle Paradise. Jonathan’s vast knowledge of Florida’s native plants, trees, flowers and wildlife is only exceeded by the sheer passion he clearly has for helping others enjoy the unfolding experience of this Wonder of Nature. As moving as the initial canal journey was out to Lake Eustis, the return journey was even more epic as the sun began to penetrate the jungle canopy and filter down to our level revealing an entirely new Jungle Paradise. The return journey included a multitude of several different bird flybys, jumping fish, diving birds, and the sheer beauty of this Paradise was now beginning to reflect more clearly off the water. Many Thanks, to Jonathan for enabling me to experience the Natural Untouched Beauty of Florida in a very unique and memorable way unlike any prior experience.
Went kayaking with Jonathan today on the Dead River at the Dora Canal. He is so knowledgeable about the area and in particular the birds. My daughters are both very interested in all the birds we saw today. This is the second family trip we have taken in the kayaks and my kids have raved about both. If you come to this area please take the time for a family trip on the lakes. He is a great guide and I guarantee your entire family will love the experience . Shannon