Silver Springs Kayaking Tours & Rentals
Silver Springs kayaking offers amazing wildlife including wild monkeys, manatees and so much more. Rent a kayak or paddle board or take a guided tour and experience one of Florida’s true natural treasures. We offer paddle board and kayak rentals for groups and families which include lessons for beginners as well as guided tours with a professional knowledgeable guide, that will explain some of the fun facts of the area and the amazing wildlife.
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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
Paddle board rentals come with a optional full 30 minute land and water instruction for beginners until you feel comfortable on your board. Our paddle boards are top quality epoxy not plastic or blow up inflatable. We also offer super light carbon fiber paddles.
Rental route takes you around Ross Allen Island. This is an absolutely beautiful easy beginner friendly paddle. About 2 miles. Three hours gives you plenty of time to explore, and we give you a treasure hunt map, so you can find sunken boats and artifacts and all the small springs along the way.
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!
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 acers. 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!