Meet Your Guide

Chris Mericle 

Chris has been canoeing and kayaking for most of his life.  Chris grew up in central Florida on the Wekiva River.  Now living in north Florida on the Withlacoochee River, Chris spends much of his free time exploring the area rivers and swamps.




Chris has led many trips in varied conditions with paddlers of different skill levels.  Feel confident he will give you a safe, enjoyable and memorable experience.

Chris has firsthand knowledge of not only the waterways but the flora, fauna, local ecosystems, springs and geological features.


Wilderness First Aid and CPR Certified


Chris has also led hiking trips exploring the forests along the rivers.

Let's get on the water now!

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