Silver Springs Clear Kayak Tours, Kayak Rentals Silver Springs State Park

Silver Springs Clear Kayak Tours & Kayak Rentals.

guided Kayak Tours, & kayak rentals in silver springs state park. Manatees, Monkeys & More all live here.

Guided Clear Kayak Tours

Expert-guided and family-friendly two-hour tours offering an unforgettable clear-water Florida Springs adventure with sightings of abundant Florida wildlife including,

We Rent Clear Kayaks 

Rent a clear kayak, and explore on your own, with a self-guided tour. We also rent non-clear solo, and tandem kayaks, and paddle boards.

We give you treasure hunt maps so you can find all the underwater treasures in the crystal clear water.

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Silver Springs Clear Kayaking

Kayaking Florida offers clear kayak rentals & Tours.

We also offer SIT-ON-TOP, and SIT-IN kayaks & Paddle boards for all our adventures.

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Embark on our enchanting guided clear kayak tours through Silver Springs, a premier Florida kayaking destination, with sparkling blue waters and abundant wildlife. Possible sightings include manatees and wild monkeys. We offer two-hour clear kayak manatee tours in this Florida kayak paradise. 

If you’re staying in Orlando, Silver Springs State Park is just a 1 hour & 20-minute drive from downtown Orlando, making it an ideal day trip for those seeking the best kayaking in Florida. Silver Springs State Park offers hiking trails, biking, boat rides, camping, and even an amazing museum. There is just so much to do after your kayak tour!

Perfect for beginners and families, this leisurely journey brings you face-to-face with nature’s marvels—graceful manatees, sunbathing alligators, playful otters, turtles, and the renowned Silver Springs monkeys. Keep your cameras ready for the over 300 rhesus macaques (monkeys) that inhabit this lush landscape. We offer clear kayak rentals and clear kayak tours!

Proudly leading paddling tours since 1995, we invite you to experience the best of Central Florida’s natural beauty on our renowned Silver Springs kayak tours. Our tours, including clear kayaks and high-quality sit-on-top options, are tailored for all skill levels. Come early for one-on-one paddling tips from our expert guides.  For prices & availability simply click the Book Now button

What's Included

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Highlights of our Kayak Tours:

  • Wildlife Encounters: Spot Silver Springs manatees, monkeys, and a variety of other wildlife, especially during winter when manatees frequent the springs.
  • 3 Kayak Options: Choose from clear kayaks, paddle boards, or high-quality sit-on-top kayaks for your authentic Silver Springs kayaking adventure.
  • About the State Park: Just a 1 hour & 20-minute drive from downtown Orlando, making it an ideal day trip for those seeking the best kayaking in Florida. Silver Springs State Park offers hiking trails, biking, boat rides, camping, and even an amazing museum. There is just so much to do after your kayak tour. 

Why Choose Us?

  • Experienced Guides: Our guides are the best Florida has to offer, and are owned by a Florida native and UF master naturalist with 18 years of experience.
  • We Carry the Kayaks! You can rest assured that, unlike our competitors… you will not have to carry your kayaks to and from the water!
  • Commitment to Nature: Our tours are more than just outings; they are immersive experiences that highlight the importance of nature for well-being and peace.
  • Quality Service: We prioritize the best guides, attention to detail, and top-notch equipment for a memorable experience.
  • Photography: Your guide captures moments from your adventure to treasure and share.

Preparing for Your Kayak Adventure:

Important Information

  • Arrive 30 minutes early to take care of State Park fees ($4.00 per kayak and $2.00 entrance fee).
  • Meeting Point: 5656 E Silver Springs Blvd, Silver Springs, FL 34488. 
  • Ages 4 + on our public tours. Kids under four are welcome on our private tours, Call for more info.
  • Tour Duration: Approximately 2 hours, pending how long we stop to take pictures.
  • Distance: A relaxing 2-mile paddle.
  • Difficulty: Easy, suitable for beginners and families. Due to the safety of our guests, we do not allow pets of any kind on our kayaks, this includes service dogs.
  • Max Weight Limits – Clear Kayaks 425 pounds no one person can weigh more than 250 pounds / Solo Kayaks (not clear) 300 pounds  / Tandem Kayaks (not clear) 500 pounds / Paddle Boards (not clear) hard boards not inflatables  250 pounds 

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Where To Meet

5656 E Silver Springs Blvd, Silver Springs, FL 34488. Detailed instructions will be provided post-booking. You will receive a text the night before on where to meet us and, more detailed information. You will also receive a confirmation email when you book.  

Silver Springs Kayak Rentals: Explore at Your Own Pace

Dive into the heart of Silver Springs with our premium kayak rentals. Each kayak is maintained to the highest standards—clean, durable, and designed with integrated seats for maximum comfort, especially for your lower back. Whether you’re a seasoned paddler or trying it out for the first time, our service is tailored to ensure an enjoyable and safe experience. 

Experience the crystal clear water of Silver Springs State Park in a self-guided clear kayak rental. We offer treasure maps so you can explore all the ubder water . Manatees, wild monkeys, epic water birds, turtles, otters, and so much more call Silver Springs home. Explore the underwater world of this Florida treasure, and see old movie relics, and sunken ships from what was the first tourist attraction in Florida. Bring your camera, because you will have plenty of memories you will want to capture, and cherish forever. 

We give you treasure hunt maps so you can find the sunken treasures along the way. Unlike our competitors, we will never ask you to carry the kayak to, and from the water. Our guides are the best Florida has to offer, and we are owned by a Florida native and UF master naturalist with 18 years of experience. So what are you waiting for? Paddle at your own pace, and absorb the raw, natural beauty of Silver Springs!

  • Experienced Guides: Our guides are the best Florida has to offer, and owned by a Florida native and UF master naturalist with 18 years of experience.
  • We Carry the Kayaks! You can rest assured that, unlike our competitors… you will not have to carry your kayaks to, and from the water!
  • Commitment to Nature: Our tours are more than just outings; they are immersive experiences that highlight the importance of nature for well-being and peace.
  • Quality Service: We prioritize the best guides, attention to detail, and top-notch equipment for a memorable experience.
  • Photography: Your guide captures moments from your adventure to treasure and share.

What's Included

Please Note:

  • Pricing Excludes State Park Fees: An additional $4.00 per kayak and $2.00 entrance fee are required. Please arrive a minimum of 30 minutes early to pay these fees and prepare for your journey. Please take into consideration for traffic. Your rental begins at your reservation time. There is a $20.00 fee every 15 minutes per kayak if you return coming back late.
  • Your Safety, Our Priority: We are committed to ensuring you have a safe and enjoyable experience on the water. Our staff are always ready to assist and guide you for a smooth and memorable adventure.

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Embark on a self-guided journey through the glistening waters of Silver Springs, where every paddle stroke brings you closer to nature’s wonders. Book your kayak rental today and prepare for an adventure filled with local wildlife, tranquil waters, and the freedom to explore at your own pace.

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Clear Kayaking - Key Information

  1. Experience the Beauty: Discover the underwater wonders of Silver Springs in our clear kayaks for an unforgettable adventure.

  2. Clear Kayak Specifications:

    • Weight Limit: Maximum 425 pounds for tandem kayaks, with no individual exceeding 250 pounds.
    • Alternative Option: Solo, Tandem non-clear kayaks are available for individuals over 225 pounds (up to 300 pounds).
  3. Usage Guidelines (Clear Kayaks Only):

    • No Shoes: Shoes are not allowed in kayaks to prevent scratches. Dry bags are provided for shoe storage.
    • Getting Wet: Expect to get your feet wet; the spring is a constant 72 degrees.
    • Prohibited Items: Metal objects, bags, backpacks, sunblock, and insect repellent.
    • Sunblock & Insect Repellent: Apply before the tour to avoid staining the kayak.
  4. Permitted Items:

    • Bring Along: Phone or camera, towels, plastic bottled water.
    • Recommendations: A towel for feet in cold weather, and a change of clothes

Sit on Top Kayaks & Paddle Board Tours - Key Information

  1. What to Bring:

    • Footwear: Wet or water-friendly shoes (e.g., flip flops).
    • Essentials: Hat, sunblock, snacks/drinks/water, camera.
    • Clothing: Extra clothes in case of getting wet.
    • Cooler Limit: No coolers larger than a six-pack.
  2. Tour Experience:

    • Starting Point: Tours commence at the canoe launch, main entrance.
    • Gear Provided: Personal flotation device, paddle, and safety clinic.
    • Scenic Route: Paddle down the Fort King canoe trail, witnessing historical scenes and local wildlife (manatees, alligators, birds, etc.).
    • Highlights: Visit Ross Allen Island, abundant in natural and historical wonders.
    • Pace: Slow and easy-going, with stops for discussions and photos.
  3. Photography Service:

    • The guide for keepsakes and sharing will capture your adventure.
  4. Booking and Cancellation Policy:

    • Nonrefundable Reservations: Require 12-hour cancellation notice for any potential refund or rescheduling.
    • Weather-Related Cancellations: Full refunds are provided for tours canceled by the service provider.
  5. Equipment and Safety:

    • Kayaks: Stable sit-on-top kayaks with integrated back seats.
    • Guides: CPR and first aid certified, ensuring top-notch safety and service.
  6. Reservation Process:

    • Advance Booking: Reservations must be made and pre-paid 24 hours in advance.
    • Online Booking: Available 7 days a week.

Florida Wildlife Commission Viewing Guide Line for the Florida Manatee

The Florida manatee is a threatened species and is protected by federal and state law. Please do not disturb or harass manatees. Harassment is defined as any activity that alters the animal’s natural behavior. By altering the manatee’s natural behavior, you may create the likelihood of danger that is bad for the animal and against the law.

  • Look, but don’t touch. Please don’t feed manatees or give them water. If manatees become accustomed to being around humans, it can alter their behavior in the wild, perhaps causing them to lose their natural fear of boats and people, which may make them more susceptible to injury or death. 
  • Do not pursue or chase a manatee.
  • Never poke, prod or stab a manatee with your hands, feet or any object.
  • If a manatee avoids you, do not chase the animal for a closer view.
  • Give manatees space to move. Avoid isolating or singling out an individual manatee from its group and do not separate a cow and her calf.
  • Keep hands and objects to yourself. Don’t attempt to snag, hook, hold, grab, pinch, hit or ride a manatee.

Silver Springs Wildlife Fun Facts

The Wild Rhesus Macaque Monkeys

The wild monkeys at Silver Springs were introduced in the park in the mid-1930s. Contrary to folklore that the monkeys were escapees from old Tarzan movies, the monkeys were released intentionally by a concessionaire by the name of Colonel Tooey, Colonal Toey released six monkeys on an Island in the park and was going to call it Monkey Island to promote his jungle cruise tour, what he didn’t know was that the monkeys were excellent swimmers, and swam away from the Island.. The monkeys adapted very easily to the warm climate and feed on berries, plant leaves, and the occasional bug or two. They now thrive in the Silver Springs & Oklawaha River basin and wetlands. Kayaking in Silver Springs is one of the very few places in the state where you can see monkeys.

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