“Welcome to the Jungle!” The Silver Springs Guided Kayak Tour are available on Saturdays and Sundays.
Come 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. Kayak rental, paddle, personal flotation device (PFD) with whistle, launch fee and experienced Guide.
Cost: $45.00 per person. Single and tandem kayaks available. This DOES NOT include your Admission Fee into Silver Springs State Park.
In order to participate in this program, one: Must wear a helmet if less than 16 years of age as required by state law. Must not exceed the manufacturer’s weight limit specifications. Must have the ability to mount, dismount and stop the bike independently. Must have the ability to navigate uneven terrain on paved and unpaved surfaces. Must have the ability to follow applicable traffic laws. 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.