Silver Springs kayaking is incredible. We offer clear kayak tours and rentals, paddle boards, and high quality sit on top kayak rentals, and tours in Silver Springs State Park. If you are staying in Orlando, Siver Springs is about an hour, and twenty five minutes from downtown Orlando, and so very worth the drive. Experience our clear kayak tours in crystal clear water, and very possibly see wild monkeys, manatees, and so much more! Silver Springs is some of the best kayaking in Florida, with abundant wildlife, and rich old Florida history. The Silver Springs State Park is an excelleant day trip from Orlando, and was the first tourist attraction in Florida, long before Walt Disney World. Silver Springs State Park offers so much to do including, kayaking, hiking, biking, camping, and a wonderful museum.
We offer paddle board tours, which come with a full lessons for beginners. Learn to Paddle Board Here! Sit back and enjoy a informative and slow paced guided tour. There were over 350 manatees in Silver Springs last year during the migration. Seeing these magnifisent animals up close in crystal clear water , in a crystal clear kayak is so exciting. So what are you waiting for? Join us on one of the most beautiful rivers in the world, click and book your tour now!
Our guides will amaze you with some fun facts of the incredible local, Florida wildlife of Silver Springs, and the areas amazing history. Your guide will also take pictures of your adventure for you to share, and cherish forever. Silver Springs is truly one of the best kayaking tours in Florida, and we love sharing it, and it shows. So step out, and allow nature to relax, rejuvenate and relinquish the mind, body and spirit, and join us for a Silver Springs kayak tour.
We offer clear kayaks, and high quality sit on to kayak tours. We also offer paddle boards for our tours with a full lesson if needed. Ages 4 + on our public tours only, All kids under 16 years old must ride in a tandem with an adult.
Tutorial kayak, paddle, PFD (life jacket) and dry bags . Our guides and staff are great, please don't forget them! Gratuity is not included in the price. Just let us know at the end of the tour if you would like to add a tip to your credit card.
Paddle location: 5656 E Silver Springs Blvd. Silver Springs Fl. 34488. See google maps below. Meet us at the kayak launch. You will receive a text the night before on were to meet us and, more detailed information. You will also receive a confirmation email when you book.
Paddle Distance: About 2 miles.
Difficulty Factor: Easy. This is a slow paced paddle. Beginners welcome.
Tour Duration: 1.5 - 2 hours depending how long we stop to take pictures.
When you rent kayaks at Silver Springs, there is difference. All our kayaks are high quality, clean, and our sit on top kayaks have integrated seats for lower back comfort. Our profesional staff dosen't just push you off in the water. They will go over the basics of kayaking, and any addional facts or pointers you may require. They will also tell you the best way to interact with the local wildlife, to stay safe and get the most of you self guided tour that you can. All of our knowledgeable staff knows the river extremly well, and can tell you the best places to encouter monkeys, manatees, and so much more. With the right instruction, the river is family, and beginner friendly, and safe. We will do all we can to insure you will have the best time ever!
We offer 2 hour tandem clear kayaks, paddle boards, quality solo, and tandem sit on top, kayak rentals at 9:30, 10:00, 10:30 & 11:00 AM
Paddle Distance - 2 miles.
Difuculty Factor - Easy
Prices do not include - State Park fees of $4.00 per kayak and $1.00 entrance fees. Please arrive 30 minutes early to pay these fees.
Kayaking Silver Springs and the crystal clear water is absouluty beautiful, and what better way to explore the underwater life of the springs than with a clear kayak. If you have never been to Silver Springs in a clear kayak, you are in for the most exciting adventure of a life time. Simply breathtaking!
The maximum weight capacity for these cleaer tandem ( 2 people ) kayaks is 410 pounds. No one person can weigh over 225 pounds. These kayak will not float you if you exceed the weight limit. If you have someone over the weight limit in your group, no worries. We have a option for solo non clear kayaks with a weight limit of 300 pounds. There are no refunds or rescheduling if you do not follow this manufacturer guideline.
No shoes (clear kayaks only) can be worn inside the kayak due to the scratches they cause. We will have a dry bag to store your shoes while in the kayak. Your feet will get wet entering and exiting the kayak. The spring is 72 degrees year round and the water feels warm in the winter cold days. If you don’t want to get your feet wet, this kayak tour may not be for you. No metal objects, bags, back packs, sun block, insect repellant. Sunblock & insect repellant stains the pastic and clarity of the kayaks. There are no bugs on the water here. Apply sunblock before your tour. We have these rules in place to assure that our crystal clear kayak will stay that way for all to enjoy, unlike some of the other companies.
What you can bring on your clear kayak tour or rental. - phone or camera, towels, plastic bottled water. We suggest bringing a towel to cover your feet if it's cold. Bring a change of clothes in your car incase your butt gets wet.
What to Bring: Wet shoes or shoes that can get wet(flip fops are fine), hat, sunblock, any additional snacks or drinks or water, camera, change of clothes (in case your butt gets wet) no coolers larger than a six pack will be allowed on kayaks.
What to Expect: The tours begin at the canoe launch at the main entrance. Your guide will outfit you a personal flotation device, a paddle, and a short paddle and safety clinic. After the clinic, we will help you, one by one on the water, and begin our paddle, easing our way down the Fort King canoe trail. On this scenic trail, historical scenes and past exhibits of Silver Springs past are still standing, including replicas of a Seminole village, 1827 Fort King army stockade, and a pioneer homestead. We will continue our adventure around Ross Allen Island, named after the famous, herpetologist, naturalist, zoologist, and writer, who was based at Silver Springs. Wildlife is abundant and possible sightings may include, manatees, alligators, deer, several different species of water birds, otters, turtles, wild monkeys and much more.
This is a slow paced easy going kayak tour, stopping often to talk about the natural wonder and amazing history of the area. Your guide will take pictures of you and your adventure for you to have and share
Reservations are non refundable and/or there is no rescheduling without a 12 hour cancellation notice by email or text,
Any and all cancellations by us due to weather or for any reason, the customer will receive a full refund of all charges. You will be notified by email or text of any weather updates and in the event of a cancellation of this tour.
We offer sit on top kayaks for all our tours. These kayaks are very stable and easy to get in and out of. They also have integrated back seats which are great for your back! We also provide super light carbon fiber paddles for your ease of paddling. All our guides are CPR and first aid certified. Our commitment to service, safety and fabulous fun... is second to none!
Reservations must be made and pre – paid 24 hours in advance. Reservations can be made online 7 days a week. A 12 hour cancellation notice is required for any and all refunds or rescheduling.
The Wild Rhesus Macaque Monkeys
The wild monkeys at silver Springs were introduced in the park in the mid 1930's. Contrary to folklore that the monkeys were escapies from old tarzan movies, the monkeys released intentionally by a concessionair by the name of Colonol 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 didnt know was that the monkeys were excellent swimmers, and swam away from the Island.. The monkeys adapted very easily the warm climate and feed on berries, plant leaves and the ocasional bug or two. They now thrive in the Silver Springs & Oklawaha river basen and wetland. Kayaking in Silver Springs is one of the very few places in the state that you can see monkeys.