If you are looking for a nice place to canoe or kayak in the Daytona Beach area check out Cracker Creek. Located in Port Orange, Cracker Creek offers a beautiful setting. You can get canoe deals periodically on Groupon, which will save you money on the rental fees.
Another good option at Cracker Creek is to take the eco boat tour. You will learn about the natural area along the river, as well as possibly get the chance to see some animals along the way (including alligators).
Here are some pictures from our canoeing and eco boat tours at Cracker Creek. We have been canoeing and on the boat ride each several times.