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Excellent4.9 Based on 683 reviews from review us onCindy CCindy C ★★★★★ This was a great experience! It was meant as a side activity as we were passing through Orlando to key west but turned out to be one of the best parts of our trip. The swims were very refreshing. I wish I'd done the review right away so I could remember our guides name. She made the experience very enjoyable.Chassidy ChumleyChassidy Chumley ★★★★★ We had a great time! It was wonderful seeing all the wildlife in their natural habitat. Sassy, Justin, and Andrew were really knowledgeable of the Springs, wildlife, and history. They were ten of us total including two kids and several first time or somewhat new paddlers. It was an easy and great experience for first time kayakers.Dana BrannonDana Brannon ★★★★★ Justin rocks!! The whole experience from the prep to paddling to wildlife sighting to Justin’s knowledge of everything Silver Springs was superb. Highly recommendCandace BurdenCandace Burden ★★★★★ Our guides were sassy, Justin, and Andrew. They were informative and fun! It was like kayaking w friends even though we just met! Super fun!Candace BurdenCandace Burden ★★★★★ We went w kayaking Florida, our guides were sassy, Justin and Andrew. They were very informative and fun! She took pictures the whole time too and sends them to you at the end!Andrew AndresenAndrew Andresen ★★★★★ Best rental we’ve ever done! Brad did all the work, giving us maximum experience enjoyment and satisfaction. Everything was incredibly well organized. Just book it!Valerie kelleyValerie kelley ★★★★★ I had never kayaked before and quite frankly I was a bit nervous. Sassy gave very clear instructions and relieved my worry. Once on the water I found her to be very knowledgeable and funny. Loved the jokes Sassy. I learned alot about the wildlife in the area, saw some of natures creatures at their best. Great tour, highly recommend and like Sassy says " Be Good to Each Other"kerry floydkerry floyd ★★★★★ Excellent adventure. Totally enjoyed the trip and worth the money!!!joyce toddjoyce todd ★★★★★ Was our first time kayaking, nervous of course…but our guide SASSY was so amazing, very patient with us and so knowledgeable about SILVER SPRINGS history, pointed out movies made there, monkeys, birds, alligators, turtles, and other wildlife. Because of SASSY, we now want to start kayaking on our own…the kayak adventure was so amazing and enjoyable…Kathryn JohnsonKathryn Johnson ★★★★★ It was a great kayaking adventure. Highly recommend going here and kayaking. Our guide, Brad, was fun and very knowledgeable about the area.Bridget HurtadoBridget Hurtado ★★★★★ It was my first time in Florida and this excursion is a must do! Brad is very knowledgeable and will share a couple dad jokes here and there. Silver Springs was amazing and my partner and I got to see several animals!!Brian and Jackie EllisBrian and Jackie Ellis ★★★★★ Logan was great!ben Bustamanteben Bustamante ★★★★★ Great experience. Great tour, amazing people. They were kind and helpful with my kids.yu maoyu mao ★★★★★ CandiceCandice ★★★★★ We had an amazing time kayaking the Silver Springs. Brad was our guide. Not only was he very knowledgeable about the area but he was funny too. He made us laugh alot. He also did a great job of making us feel safe and comfortable. We are not from Florida and being that close to gators was something we were nervous about. But he educated us about their behavior and how to treat them with space and respect and they will leave you be. We had a manatee swim under us, monkeys in the trees above us, an abundance of different species of birds and turtles everywhere. The water was gorgeous. The day was perfect. I 100 percent recommend adding this to your trip. It was a great day and a great experience thanks to Brad and his love for nature and his job.Donald KugeDonald Kuge ★★★★★ It's rare to find a guide that finds such enjoyment in what they do but it exuded from the beginning of our trip with Brad Mullens. His confidence in the water and knowledge made my daughter and I feel comfortable from the beginning to end. He truly knows the water ways and has a wealth of knowledge on all the animals, fish, and vegetation in the area. The monkeys were for sure a highlight! We will definitely return with more family and friends!Ann GilbertAnn Gilbert ★★★★★ Logan great success 👌Julie GroegerJulie Groeger ★★★★★ One of the best tours I’ve done. Brad was extremely knowledgeable, personable and professional. Throughly enjoyed it and highly recommended.WJM LAWWJM LAW ★★★★★ Our guide was Brad who was exceptional. He has an extensive knowledge of the park which he enjoys sharing. From types of animals to flowers, plants or mammals he is outstanding with his knowledge. We were very fortunate to get him for our guide The trip was fun and he made it more interesting with stories of movies being made in the park. He actually enjoys meeting people and he loves his work . He is very proud of the work he does and the company he works for A very special person!Adriana ConwellAdriana Conwell ★★★★★ jim barrickjim barrick ★★★★★ Brad Mullins was our tour guide was did an excellent job. Brad was very informative and nice to talk to hope to get him on our next time hereDennis MDennis M ★★★★★ It was our first time kayaking, and I must say, Brad our tour guide was very attentive, knowledgeable, and patient, making us feel very comfortable. He was educating us the whole time, and talked about the history of the park, and the different springs. We had a blast, and will return soon. Thank you, Brad!Андрей МалковАндрей Малков ★★★★★ We had a great time. We had an unforgettable experience on our river walk. Our guide, Brad, was very attentive and despite the fact that we speak little English, he found a way to tell us about the local flora and fauna through a translator. We came across wild animals and birds so close that we could see them in detail. A very educational, emotional and vibrant journey. Thanks Brad!Madeleine WoodMadeleine Wood ★★★★★ Cannot say enough good things about my experience. Brad was very knowledgeable about the local wildlife, you can tell he loves what he does and cares about the local environment. He was very easy to talk to, didnt feel like a boring guided tour and he was kind enough to share photos he took of us without charge which I really appreciated. Also hes got some good Brad (dad) jokes that kept us highly entertained 😜Sherry DelahoySherry Delahoy ★★★★★ I took my 4 year old daughter on a tour Friday. Brad was our guide with Jacob making sure no one got left behind. They both have a lot of knowledge of the history of Silver River. It was a great experienceAnnie OAnnie O ★★★★★ We had an amazing time with Sassy and Jacob. The 2 most fun and adventurous tour guides we had. Learned so much and had a blast in the process. Seeing the water through a clear kayak makes everything more fun. Beautiful lakes and springs. Just blew our minds away.paula kukicpaula kukic ★★★★★ We were in Gainesville on business and decided to do the kayaking tour while on our trip, Brad made this the most wonderful experience ever! We had opportunity to see so much beautiful wildlife and learns so many new things. Brad made the experience worthwhile in so many ways. We have hundreds of pictures and can’t wait to visit again . Thank you Brad for making our trip even better.Camila MartinezCamila Martinez ★★★★★ Brad was incredible! Super nice and had lots of info to teach us! Really cool guy and an awesome experienceLee GatesLee Gates ★★★★★ Sassy and Brad were awesome guides full of information they were more than willing to share. They made sure everyone got to see the wildlife and special sights along the way. The star was a 2 week old manatee and her Momma!Chriss GreenblattChriss Greenblatt ★★★★★ Had a great time on our kayaking tour 3/11/24 with Sassy and Sara! Beautiful morning on the water and soo much wildlife to be seen, land and water. I think we saw it all; monkey sitings, flying fish, alligators, turtles, manatee. Guides are super knowledgeable and fun. Check them out! We’d definitely use them againPrasad KalimuthuPrasad Kalimuthu ★★★★★ It’s fun to do kayaking in Silver springs and we are very glad we booked our private kayaking with Kayaking Florida. Our guide Sara and Brad are so informative and friendly. They made sure we enjoy the ride and see most of the wild life. It was fun watching Manatees so close. SARA and BRAD made it enjoyable for all of us!!!!! Thank you SARA and BRAD!!!!Maria DePasqualeMaria DePasquale ★★★★★ What a glorious adventure!I went alone and felt immediately welcomed and at ease. Sara & Brad were great tour guides, funny and kind. They clearly love and respect the springs and called our attention to notice things I would not have noticed on my own.We saw a manatee, one swam gracefully under my kayak!!! Also saw birds, ducks, alligators, and monkeys! And multiple deep fresh water springs.Lily LeavittLily Leavitt ★★★★★ A few weeks ago I had an AWESOME tour with Sara from Kayaking Florida! Sara was knowledgeable, friendly and fun to be with! And the tour was wonderful - we saw a ton of birds, fish, turtles, alligators, and best of all, a manatee! Plus it was amazing to see all this in a clear bottom kayak in crystal clear waters. I highly recommend this tour!!!Victoria TrifuVictoria Trifu ★★★★★ Kayaking Florida Silver Springs tour was a blast! Sassy was so funny and knowledgeable and showed us a great time! I can’t wait to do it again! Be good to each other!Melissa RankinMelissa Rankin ★★★★★ Sassy was AMAZING! I spoke with her the day before and she made sure we saw everything on our lost I couldn't ask for a better tour guide! 100% made my trip!TaylorTaylor ★★★★★ Just went here and the staff was very nice, polite and helpful. The service they provided was organized and I had a blast!Kiara RiveraKiara Rivera ★★★★★ Absolutely loved this tour. Staff were very nice friendly. Definitely recommend if you wanna get out with the family or just have a day in the sun. So many animals to see was even lucky enough to see 3 manatees, 2 alligators and so many turtles.Carla CarterCarla Carter ★★★★★ We had such a fun day with Sara. The entire staff is friendly and super helpful. The water is cool, clear and full of undisturbed wildlife. Our group was friendly and eager to explore. We learned so much about the springs and their popularity in Hollywood. I highly recommend trying this for yourself.Heather ... just Heather :)Heather ... just Heather :) ★★★★★ We had a wonderful sunset and bridges ride. Boat was so clean. And it was relaxing and beautiful.Jeffrey SchimmingJeffrey Schimming ★★★★★ Had a great time learning all about Silver Springs and the wildlife. Sassy was the best tour guide!Sandra LSandra L ★★★★★ We went on a glass bottom kayak tour of the silver springs with Sara and it was phenomenal! Sara pointed out a lot of really great spots, showed us all the wildlife we could dream of, and was really knowledgeable about the plants too. Best guide for the best day, thanks Sara!Jshwift84Jshwift84 ★★★★★ Had a great experience, I suggest you and your kayak partner practice your paddle coordination so you won’t stay behind, but overall amazing experience, I hope I get to see the monkeys and Manatees on my next trip… thank you Sara for the great tour and for having patience with us catching up. 🤭🤗.Janela98 DevoraJanela98 Devora ★★★★★ My Fiance and I, Florida natives, have never been on a kayaking tour in the silver springs! Today was absolutely amazing and our tour guide Sara made the experience even better! Clear kayaks were the cherry on top, didn’t miss a thing with the springs beautiful blue water!Abe RayAbe Ray ★★★★★ Though we didn’t get to see the monkeys or many manatees up close, we still had a blast! Saw a bunch of other wildlife. Sassy was an amazing tour guide! Very knowledgeable, interactive, and funny. I would highly recommend her and Kayaking Florida!Jim PedersonJim Pederson ★★★★★ Shelby CubbageShelby Cubbage ★★★★★ By far my best experience while visiting Florida. The team at Kayaking Florida was friendly, prompt and very knowledgeable. The abundance of wildlife at the springs was fascinating - everything from monkeys, birds, otters, turtles and of course manatees.. not to mention the incredible scenery. I will be back!Shamar WilsonShamar Wilson ★★★★★ My group had a fantastic experience with Kayaking Florida! Our tour guide, Sassy, was extremely knowledgeable and engaging. IMO, there’s no better way to learn and relax at silver springs!Edward PressleyEdward Pressley ★★★★★ We were able to experience some of the diverse Florida wildlife that we would never see outside of this tour (monkeys, alligators, fish, manatees) all in one experience. Our tour guide Sarah provided informative facts about the river and the life in it, and was able to lead the group with enough time for everyone to soak it all in. Amazing experience.Alwyn HutesonAlwyn Huteson ★★★★★ What can I say other than we had the best time. Roger our guide was so welcoming, friendly, and knowledgeable about the area and the wildlife. My wife was a little unsure of the kayak but he was reassuring and helpful. The spring is beautiful and full of wildlife; turtles, gators, monkeys, ibis, cranes and thankfully manatees. The water is so clear . Thanks Roger for a fantastic tour, you made our day!Annalisa RosarioAnnalisa Rosario ★★★★★ We had a phenomenal time. Roger was the best guide. He was funny and knowledgeable and got the group to sing happy birthday to my daughter.thanks for a tremendous time.Jess LudwigJess Ludwig ★★★★★ Roger was such a fun tour guide! Highly recommend!Amy WillisAmy Willis ★★★★★ To say that Greg & Roger went above and beyond to make our time there fabulous would be an understatement. This tour was such fun! The glass bottom kayaks were great! The water was spectacular and the company was even better! Thank you guys for a truly great experience!Summer MaySummer May ★★★★★ We had the best time!! Roger was so knowledgeable and chill, he really helped make the trip more enjoyable! We felt like we could have been out there all day. We saw manatees, alligators, snakes, turtles, birds, fish, and even MONKEYS. For sure worth the trip, money, and we will be back!Sophia ValdesSophia Valdes ★★★★★ My boyfriend and I did the clear kayak tour for his birthday. The view in the kayak was beautiful and Roger, our guide, was absolutely perfect. Friendly and informative. It was just us on the tour so we were able to really soak everything in. We didn’t get to see any monkey which is totally fine because Roger led us to all the other wildlife. Will definitely be recommending.Response from the ownerThank you Sophia for the great review. It is a beautiful place! Thanks so much for coming. Emily SteubenEmily Steuben ★★★★★ Roger was a great guide. Tour was smooth and easy. Scenery was beautiful. Highly recommendResponse from the ownerThanks so much Emily. Roger is a great guide. Glad you enjoyed it! Suzie CoxSuzie Cox ★★★★★ Roger was a GREAT guide. He was very personable and he interacted with everyone in our tour group. We had a great time and would choose him again if we come back to Silver Springs.Response from the ownerThank you Suzie. Looking forward to seeing you guys again. Raymund Martin SaguinRaymund Martin Saguin ★★★★★ Kayaking with Jeff was beyond amazing. He gave us really good insights about Silver Springs and was very knowledgeable about the area. Gave us ample time to explore and took a ton of amazing videos and pictures of us. 10/10 experience with them. Def must see when visiting Florida. 💯🛶🐊Response from the ownerThank you Raymond for the great review. It was a pleasure having you guys! Ewan and martha MitchellEwan and martha Mitchell ★★★★★ We had a really memorable and fabulous time at Silver Springs with our two kids in double kayaks - saw lots of wildlife including a manatee! Really smooth booking and organisation with friendly guides.Response from the ownerThank you guys for the great review. It was a pleasure having you! Jenny MulqueeneyJenny Mulqueeney ★★★★★ We had a great time, Eric was knowledgeable, friendly, and funny was able to keep the attention of a group of 11 of us that admittedly get easily distracted. Greg was super easy to work with in advance. Could not recommend highly enoughResponse from the ownerThank you so much Jenny for the great review. Y’all come back and see us next year 😎 Gary WhiteGary White ★★★★★ We had a wonderful experience and Eric was a helpful, knowledgeable guide. We had originally signed up for the Blue Springs tour but Kayaking Florida asked if we wanted to switch to Silver Springs to have better chances of seeing manatees. So glad for the recommendation, as we saw not only manatees but monkeys too. I would definitely go with them again.Response from the ownerThanks so much for the review Gary. It was a beautiful day! Sylvia LewandowskiSylvia Lewandowski ★★★★★ Our Guide Eric was GREATTTTTTT!!! We had a nice time....Response from the ownerThank you Sylvia. It was a pleasure having y’all. 😎 Kelsey & Drew WilliamsKelsey & Drew Williams ★★★★★ So much fun! Saw TONS of wildlife, and our guide -Eric- was AWESOME! Got to the park at 8:45 just before tour. Glad they plan it this way- when we left the park after our kayak tour and walk to the Spring, it was absolutely packed to get into the park and walk the boardwalk. Kayaking Florida knows how to plan for a quiet, still morning with wildlife - get in early and enjoy the calm! Great break from amusement parks.Response from the ownerFantastic! Thank you Kelsey! & Drew! Quite is the way we like it! Sondra KramerSondra Kramer ★★★★★ Loved it. Dolphins came up to my kayak!!Response from the ownerThank you Sondra for the great review! Hamid ZHamid Z ★★★★★ I went on my very first kayaking trip to Blue Springs with Kayak St Augustine. Greg and his two leading tour guides were excellent to deal with. I will be going back soon and recommend them to everyone interested.Response from the ownerThank you Hamid. It was a pleasure to have you. Nancy McKinneyNancy McKinney ★★★★★ Kayak Florida is the best kayak tour company out there. The equipment was well equipped and very clean and waiting on us when we arrived. Our tour was well planned out and very relaxing and, somehow as if on queue, the manatees showed up and put on a spectacular show. That came right up to our kayaks. The tour guide, Greg, has an abundance of knowledge about wildlife, the ecosystem and history of the area and always has a great story to tell. I would highly recommend this company and will be using them many more times in the future.Response from the ownerThanks so much Nancy! You guys were a lot of fun! Looking forward to seeing you again soon! Matthew ClarkMatthew Clark ★★★★★ Nikki McKinneyNikki McKinney ★★★★★ We had an Amazing Manatee tour at Blue Springs state Park with kayak Florida. We saw so many manatees, some coming right up to the kayaks. We saw an eagle, alligator and lots of other birds. Greg snd Matt were great guides. Soooo exciting! 5 stars!!!Response from the ownerThank you for the review Nikki! 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Kayaking Florida offers clear kayaking, and manatee tours near Orlando in some of the most beautiful, crystal-clear springs in the state.

 Join us on a clear kayak manatee tour at Silver Springs State Park. Silver Springs is home to manatees, wild monkeys, and so much more. If you are staying in Orlando, Silver Springs is about a 90-minute road trip, and so worth it. Kayaking Florida offers slow-paced, informative clear kayak tours with possible sightings of wild monkeys, alligators, beautiful water birds, and manatees in their natural habitat. Silver Springs has several resident manatees that live in the Silver River year-round. Kayaking Florida is dedicated to offering our customers, personal, impeccable service, and top quality, clean equipment, including, crystal clear kayaks, sit-on-top kayaks, and paddle boards. Our Florida kayaking & paddle board tours and rentals are structured for easy paddling, and are family-friendly, with scenic landscapes, amazing manatees, and incredible Florida wildlife. 

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All of our naturalist guides/family truly love and care about what they do and it shows. Our exciting guides are CPR-certified, and they take pictures of your adventure, so you can cherish your experience forever. The Florida manatees are gentle giants. Their elegant existence in the wild is an amazing experience to watch. Viewing them from a kayak is a simplistic and memorable encounter. You can rest assured that your guide will conduct a safe, informative, friendly, and fun wildlife adventure.

 

Kayaking Florida offers clear kayaks, sit-on-top kayaks, and paddle boards for all our tours. Our sit-on-top kayaks are super comfortable with integrated seat backs, which offer great support for your lower back.

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