Join us for a wildlife experience on our manatee tours Blue Springs State Park, near Orlando. If your visiting Orlando, Blue Springs is the Florida manatee winter sanctuary and one of the Orlando area's most exceptional manatee tours and Blue Springs is only about 45 minutes away from the Orlando metropolitan area. Experience the Florida manatee and enjoy a relaxing and informative kayak tour in this little wildlife paradise. Involve yourself in the natural splendor, as your friendly UF master naturalist guide enlightens you about some of Florida's amazing wildlife and takes pictures of you and your experience. Sit back and meander up the beautiful Snake Creek, which is part of the St Johns River Watershed. During the winter months, the extravagance of this area is home to a wide range of Florida native wildlife, as well as some migrating visitors. Alligators, turkeys, deer, bald eagles, owls and vast array of epic marsh birds can all be seen here. Oh, did we mention manatees too? So what are you waiting for? Join us on an amazing kayak manatee tour in blue springs state park today!
We offer this adventure as a public group or private kayak tour daily, from November through March during the active manatee season at Blue Springs State Park. 2100 W French Ave. Orange City Fl. 32763. We offer tandem and solo kayaks for this tour. This is a family friendly kayak tour. Although we perform a short paddle clinic before each tour, we do recommend that you have previous experience in a kayak at least one time. Kids 5-15 years old must ride with a tandem kayak with a parent. Sorry, because of the distance and safety…no kids under 5.
Public Tour Price: $65.00 per person. We require at least six people total for this public group tour to go out. If you have less than six people in your group, you may still reserve. You will be notified 24 hours in advance of tour updates.
Tour Time: 9:00 a.m. daily Nov-March. We begin this tour early because this time of year the area can get crowded and mornings are best to see more wildlife.
Paddle Distance: About two miles
Paddle Duration: About 3 hours
Equipment: We offer solo and tandems kayak for this adventure. We use perception sit on top kayak with integrated seats, which are very comfortable for your lower back. We also use lightweight carbon fiber paddles that are easy on your shoulders.
What to Bring: Wet shoes or shoes that can get wet, hat, sunblock, snacks, change of clothes and camera. We will take pictures of your adventure.
Lunch: Bring a lunch and explore the beautiful state park after the tour. There is a long boardwalk that runs along the springs so you can view the manatees. Bring your camera!
Tour Includes: kayak, PFD, paddle, dry bag, and a friendly, professional UF naturalist kayak guide equipped with a camera to capture lasting memories. Kids under 15, must ride in a tandem kayak with an adult. We will provide bottled water.
Private Tour Price: 75.00 per person. Five person minimum Charge. Discounts for groups of 10 or more. Please call 904-315-8442.
Our guides are great, please remember them. Gratuity is not included in the price.
Reservations for this tour must be made and pre paid 24 hours in advance by phone or online. 904-315-8442. Credit card is required. Must be 18 yrs old or accompanied by an adult. Kids under 5-15 years old must ride in a tandem kayak with an adult. We require a 24 hour cancellation notice for any and all refunds.
Reservations are non refundable without a 24 hour cancellation notice.
Any and all cancellations by Kayak Florida due to weather or for any reason, the customer will receive a full refund of all charges. You will be notified by phone of weather updates and in the event of a cancellation of this tour.BOOK NOW