Eco-Together at Grande Lakes Orlando; Parents Paddle and Kids Kayak Through the Orlando Resort’s Shingle Creek

November 21, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
[Orlando, FL – November, 2007] — Nurture meets nature as Grande Lakes Orlando expands its Grande Lakes Outfitters program to include specialized Eco-Tours for families. Priced at just $80 per adult and $50 per child under 12 years of age (child must be at least 2 years old), the two-hour eco-tour experience at the Orlando resort can accommodate families of up to 15.

Orlando is known throughout the world as being the ideal family vacation destination and Grande Lakes Outfitters’ Eco-Tours add an important learning element to any Orlando adventure, further complimented by the resort’s luxury experience.

The interactive eco-tours include active canoe or kayak journeys through Shingle Creek. Enthusiastic guides start the adventure by picking families up in camouflage golf carts set out for one of the most remote sections of Grande Lakes. After a mini “off-road” experience, groups have the option to explore the creek while paddling in a canoe or kayak, depending on the comfort level

Throughout the journey, the guides share the history of Shingle Creek, and take parties through a series of close-up observations of native species in their natural habitat. Baby alligators, bald eagles, ospreys, and the endangered wood stork species are all part of the wonderment that is on display during a Shingle Creek Eco-Tour.

For those in search of an instructional experience, an Orvis fly-fishing school (one of only ten in the U.S.) is located on-site and available to guests at both The Ritz-Carlton and JW Marriott hotels, as well as to all outside visitors.

Guests at both luxury hotels in Orlando can also enjoy all the facilities and services at Grande Lakes Orlando, including the 18-hole championship golf course, designed by Greg Norman, the 40,000-square-foot Ritz-Carlton Spa offering a wide selection of natural treatments, baths and hydrotherapies, and advice from the world’s first Citrus Consultant.
About JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes
This striking Orlando resort is an architectural masterpiece, anchoring 500 acres of lush, tropical landscape with remarkable prominence and grace. As Florida's premier destination, the JW Marriott Orlando luxury hotel features an absolutely invigorating, full-service Orlando spa, the championship Greg Norman-designed golf course, and a variety of delightful restaurants from organic Southern Italian cuisine at Primo, to freshly prepared sushi in the Lobby Lounge. Location is everything, and the JW Marriott is situated minutes from Orlando International Airport, Orange County Convention Center, and the area's top attractions. Elect this exceptional resort as your retreat to your Orlando hotel room after exploring action-packed theme parks, effortlessly orchestrate your next business endeavor for a group of any size, or celebrate your dream wedding in sophisticated style. For any occasion, simply relax and enjoy the JW Marriott Grande Lakes Resort in Orlando, Florida, leaving nothing to be desired. For more information or to make a reservation, call 407-206-2300 or visit our website.