Sit back and enjoy a informative and slow paced guided tour, or rent and go on your own. We give you treasure hunt maps so you can find all the sunkin treasures and artifacts of the amazing hisory of this beautiful park.
See amazing Florida wildlife including possible sightings of manatees, wild monkeys, alligators, and beautiful water birds.
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 today!
Public Tours: We offer clear kayaks, and high quility kayak tours. we also offer paddle boards for our tours with a full lesson if needed. Ages 6+ on our public tours only, Kids under 6 are welcome on our private tours. All kids under 13 years old must ride in a tandem with an adult.
Tour Time: We offer these kayaking tours daily at 11:00. These kayak tours are slow paced and beginner friendly. All our tours come with a paddle clinic going over the basics of kayaking. We offer full lessons for paddle board beginners.
Private Tours Info: 4 person minimum required. Kids under age 6 are welcome.. We offer solo, tandem kayaks and paddle boards for our private tours.
All tours includes kayak, paddle, PFD (life jacket) and dry bag. 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 morning of the tour on more detailed information, as well as a confirmation email when you book.
Paddle Distance: About 2 miles.
Difficulty Factor: Easy. This is a slow paced paddle. Beginners welcome.
Tour Duration: About 2 hours depending how long we stop to take pictures.
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 425 pounds. No one person can weigh over 250 pounds. These kayak will not float you if you exceed the weight limit. Strictly enforced. There are no refunds or rescheduling if you do not follow this manufacturer guideline.
No shoes 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. 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.
What you can bring on your tour - phone or camera, towels, plastic bottled water. We suggest bringing a towel to cover your feet if it's cold,
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.
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 rentals and 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 climat 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.