Kayaking Silver Springs

Kayaking Silver Springs | Kayak Tours & Paddle Board Adventures

Silver Springs Kayaking is truly incredible! We offer beginner friendly guided paddle board and kayak tours in beautiful Silver Springs State Park. We also offer paddle board and kayak rentals, for families, corporate events, church groups, or any and all groups of 6 people or more. Our rentals include treasure hunt maps, so your group can find all the sunken artifacts and springs along the way. See amazing wildlife which may include, wild monkeys, and manatees. All our tours, and rentals include a tutorial and full lessons for beginners, with personal attention to detail. Join us, and experience one of Florida’s most fascinating natural treasures.

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Manatee Tours! In the winter months November though February the manatees migrate to the springs to stay warm. The water temperature in the spring stays 72 degrees year round, so on the cold winter days there will be numerous manatees in the spring. Manatees can not survive very long in waters colder than 68 degrees. During the winter months, we offer 2 tours daily, starting at 9;00 am. Early is always better to see tons of wildlife. The tours are 2 hours long, and your guide will tell you all about these magnificent creatures.

Abundant Florida wildlife can all be seen here, including possible sightings of manatees, magnificent marsh birds, alligators and wild rhesus macaque Monkeys. Silver Springs famous history includes Tarzan and several Hollywood movies that were filmed here. Silver Springs State Park is located at 5656 E Silver Springs Blvd. Silver Springs Fl. 34488

We use quality sit on top kayaks with integrated padded back seats. These kayaks are very comfortable for your lower back and super stable. We also use extremely light carbon fiber paddles for ease of paddling and easy on your shoulders. Our equipment, knowledge and commitment to your safety and fun, is second to none!

Paddle board tours come with a optional full instruction for beginners. Our paddle boards are top quality epoxy not plastic or blow up inflatable. We also offer super light carbon fiber paddles.

It’s a Wild Life!

Kayaking Silver Springs is like traveling back in time. There is so much history to be seen and learned here. Silver Springs became very popular after the civil war. The Silver Springs attraction began in the late 1870’s and was the first tourist attraction in Florida. The Florida state park system took over the attraction in 2013. In 1971 the river was designated a natural national landmark. The park is over 5000 acers with an improved and widen kayaking launch , several hiking trails and bicycling areas as well as equestrian trails and a museum. Camping is by reservation only.

The raw beauty of the Silver River is unlike any other in Florida, and what better way to experience it, than with a kayaking tour. Wildlife is at almost every turn, and old props from attractions dating back to the 1930,s are still standing along the beautiful Kings Trail which harbors a replica of Fort King, named after Colonel William King, commander Florida’s fourth infantry and the first governor of the provisional West Florida region. The original Fort King located just a few miles down the road, was eventually turned into the court house for Ocala. A town was born!

The mammoth spring of Silver Springs is a first magnitude spring, which means that it pumps out a minimum of one hundred cubic feet per second. The springs water shed is roughly 1,700.square miles, or about 1 million acres. Silver Springs is the largest spring formation in the world, capable of pumping 500 million gallons of water a day., unfortunately with all the development, and ground pumping in the area, the springs is experiencing a decline in water flow.

These are just a few of the fun facts that our kayaking tour touches base on. So come on, sit back and enjoy the natural wonder of Silver Springs with an amazing kayak tour!

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Fun facts!

Nickname sea cow for obvious reason.

◦ The manatees closest living relative is the elephant. Fossil records date the manatee back 45-50 million years.

◦ The word manatee came from a Caribbean word Manati meaning breast.

◦ Fossils show that they were amphibious creatures, with for legs about the size of a pig. Researchers say it looked like a cross between a hippo and a otter.

◦ The average length of the Fl manatee is 9-11.5 ft. The average weight is 450-1200 pounds.

◦ The average life span is 30 years according to the FWC

◦ Manatees are herbivores. They eat about 60 different plants. They can consume up to 10-15% of their body weight daily and in order to accomplish this they graze about 7 hours a day.

Want to learn more about the Florida manatees? Visit our Kayaking Silver Springs Wildlife Page

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