Scenic Tour of the Loxahatchee River

Lorea Thomson
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The Loxahatchee River tour starts out narrow and twisty as it meanders its along its way downstream from Riverbend Park toward the Atlantic Ocean.  On this guided tour through the wild & scenic Loxahatchee River, you will get to encounter a rich diversity of wildlife, history, and wildlife. The wild and scenic Loxahatchee River is a 7.6-mile-long river and flows out of the Jupiter Inlet and into the Atlantic Ocean. The river is known for its famous Cypress forest that creates a canopy that creates a feeling like you are in another world.  

The river named “lowchow” (turtle) and “hatchee” (river) by the Seminole Indians, the beautiful Loxahatchee River is one of two nationally designated Wild and Scenic Rivers in Florida. The designation was issued May 17, 1985. Portions of the River are also designated as an aquatic preserve, Outstanding Florida Water, and a state park.

On the scenic tour you will pass through remarkable cypress swamps, calm white sand areas, and its chock full of thousands of species of plants and animals. The informative tour is shaded by a beautiful canopy of cypress trees. Currents and water levels vary with the seasons and make every tour different.

To tour the Loxahatchee River, bookings are available out of Riverbend Park. The Loxahatchee River may be Southeast Florida’s best kayaking river and makes a great place for an array of canoe and paddling outings. The round-trip tour lasts approximately 2 hours from Riverbend Park down the river, depending on water and weather conditions.  For more information, please visit Riverbend Park.



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