As Florida’s oldest attraction, the Glass Bottom Boats showcase the crystal clear springs and the underwater life that naturally inhabits Silver Springs. Come enjoy one of the many daily trips up and down the Silver River where guests have the unique opportunity to see below the surface of the water and enjoy the river’s wildlife, vegetation and historical and cultural artifacts. From Native American artifacts – a row boat brought by early Spanish settlers, to movie props from the days Hollywood productions flourished in the park – the springs are yours to discover.
Boat tours run every 30-45 minutes from 10 AM to 4:00 PM daily. Reservations are not necessary.
Price: $11 for adults
$10 for seniors and youth (Over 55 or Under 17)
Children 5 and under ride free
Extended tours are offered on Friday, Saturday & Sunday at 10:30 AM and 1:00 PM. Reservations are not necessary.
These 90-minute tours cover additional areas of the river, including more wildlife and photo opportunities.
$25 for adults
$20 for senior
$20 for student
*Boat schedules subject to change and cancellation due to inclement weather and or other safety issues
To participate in this activity, one: Must have the ability to follow verbal and/or visual instructions independently or with the assistance of a companion, board and disembark from the boat independently or with the assistance of a companion, sit on a moving vessel independently or with the assistance of a companion. In the event of a capsize one must have the ability to get out from under the watercraft independently and right oneself and remain face up in the water with the aid of a personal flotation device. Must have the ability to follow verbal and/or visual instructions independently or with the assistance of a companion. Must have the ability to withstand exposure to the outdoors for as long as one chooses to attend. Must have the ability to traverse uneven and unstable terrain for up to 1000 feet independently or with the assistance of a companion.