Discover Florida's Natural Beauty!
Kayaking in Orlando has never been more exciting with Venture Outdoors. Founded by Astrid Jackson, a dedicated nature enthusiast, this outdoor adventure business was born from a profound love for the great outdoors. Having spent years in the confines of an office as a Software Engineer, Astrid realized that she was yearning for something more fulfilling. Her true passion lay in immersing herself in nature and sharing that incredible experience with others.
Drawing on her childhood memories of exploring the woods, going on camping trips, and engaging in various outdoor activities, Astrid decided to take a leap of faith and pursue a career that aligned with her true calling. She secured a position as a kayak tour guide and instructor in Central Florida, where she gained invaluable experience and rediscovered the joy and fulfillment that comes from being outdoors.
Motivated by her newfound sense of purpose and the positive impact she could make through outdoor adventures, Astrid made the bold decision to establish her own outdoor adventure business, which she named Venture Outdoors. With her extensive experience and certifications, including her coastal kayak instructor and kayak touring trip leader instructor endorsements from the American Canoe Association (ACA), as well as certifications as a kayak and standard paddleboard coach through the prestigious British Canoeing program, Astrid was well-equipped to offer a range of thrilling and safe outdoor experiences.
Venture Outdoors prides itself on providing high-quality outdoor adventures that cater to individuals and groups of all skill levels and ages. Whether it’s kayaking along picturesque coastlines, embarking on exhilarating rafting trips, or exploring scenic hiking trails, Astrid and her team ensure that every experience is well-planned, enjoyable, and conducted with the utmost professionalism and safety.
Safety is of paramount importance to Venture Outdoors, and Astrid’s training and certification as a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) through SOLO Schools demonstrates her commitment to ensuring the well-being of her guests. With this certification, Astrid is prepared to handle any medical emergencies that may arise during outdoor activities, providing peace of mind to participants and their families.
Astrid’s true joy comes from sharing her passion with others and creating those magical “aha” moments when individuals connect with nature on a deeper level. Whether it’s witnessing the awe-inspiring beauty of a sunset while paddling on calm waters or helping someone conquer their fears and experience the thrill of white-water rafting, Astrid finds immense pleasure in guiding and inspiring others to embrace the outdoors and create lasting memories.
Through Venture Outdoors, Astrid aims to create a community of outdoor enthusiasts who share a love for nature and adventure. By providing exceptional experiences and fostering a sense of connection and appreciation for the natural world, Venture Outdoors aims to inspire a lifelong love for outdoor activities and a greater commitment to preserving and protecting our planet.
Venture Outdoors invites individuals, families, and groups to embark on unforgettable outdoor adventures, to escape the confines of daily life, and to rediscover the beauty, tranquility, and excitement that await in the great outdoors. With Astrid’s expertise, passion, and dedication, Venture Outdoors promises to be a gateway to extraordinary experiences and a catalyst for personal growth, connection, and a deep appreciation for the natural world.