“Welcome to the Jungle!” The Silver Springs Guided Kayak Tour are available on Saturdays and Sundays at 9:30 AM, 12 PM, and 3 PM for a loop around the Ft. King Paddle Trail.

PatrickonKayakCome take in Nature’s Biggest Show in and around the crystal clear water of Silver Springs State Park! From the unique vantage point of both time and place, our experienced Tour Guides will take you for an up-close and personal look at Florida’s amazingly diverse ecosystem! One of the best seats in the house for viewing wildlife, taking pictures, asking questions, and learning about the lore and history of Silver Springs! Learn about what’s going on behind the scenes with the cycles of plants and animals and become a positive part of the beautiful ecosystem! Paddlers are likely to see many types of fish, fishing and diving birds, herons, ibis, turtles and maybe event alligators all taking in the sun in this pristine wilderness! It doesn’t get any closer than this!

This tour is two miles long and takes approximately 1.5 – 2 hours to complete the loop. Tour space is limited depending on the group. Tour sizes can range from a few up to 15 -20 depending on vessel choice. We have single sit-on-top and sit-inside kayaks and canoes. Your tour guide will contact you by phone or email before your Tour.  Tours will leave promptly at the scheduled time, unless otherwise specified. Cancellations/refunds require at least a 24-hour notice for reasons other than weather to be considered valid. Questions/concerns can be emailed to Michael@silversprings.com. The tour includes: Kayak rental, paddle, personal flotation device (PFD) with whistle, launch fee and experienced Guide.

Please arrive at kayak and canoe launch 15 minutes prior to scheduled departure. Cost: $45.00 per person. Single and tandem kayaks available. This DOES NOT include your Admission Fee into Silver Springs State Park.

**Shuttle service from Ray’s Wayside will be offered from December 18 – January 1st. Pickup times will be 9 AM and 1 PM.

With over 15 miles of beautiful trails in the heart of the park, Silver Springs State Park offers guided bike rides for any age or experience level. Our trails allow guests to explore three unique ecosystems without ever leaving the park.

Ranger Programs
Enjoy regularly scheduled presentations on Natural Florida and engage with the rick history that fills our park. Fun and educational, the Ranger Programs provide an outlet for learning with a commitment to promoting our historic landscape. Weekend and holiday programs can also be requested in advance.