Jump on board and experience our Silver Springs paddle board tours. Paddle with manatees, monkeys and more. Enjoy the magnificent natural ambiance of wild Florida….standing on water. Fascinate your senses with incredible views through the crystal clear water of fish, turtles and even some of the diving water birds. The lavish and natural elegance of Silver Springs is home to abundant wildlife, including Rhesus Macaque monkeys living along the shore line.
We are not operating our tours at the present time. We hope to have them up and running very soon. So sorry for this inconvenience.
Public Group Tour Time: 9:30 a.m. daily. Minimum of 4 people.
Public Tour Price : $70.00 per person. Tour includes – Instruction clinic, both off & on the water, paddle board, personal flotation device, paddle, dry bag for your phone. Your guide will also take lots of pictures of you and your amazing experience for you to have and share!
Rental prices do not include state park entrance fees of $6.00 per person. You can pay the park fees when you arrive or you will have the option at check out for us to pay them for you and give you the receipt. Your receipt is good to get in the front gate and explore the rest of the park. There is usually a long line to pay the fees so if you opt not to have us pay them for you, then we suggest arriving at least 30 – 45 minutes early to be sure you get on the water on time.
Paddle Distance: About 2 miles. Difficulty factor – Easy.
Duration: About 2 hours. No hurries, No worries. Relax, Absorb and Rejuvenate!
Learn to paddle board on one of the most beautiful rivers in the world. You may sit or stand . We begin this tour with a paddle board instruction clinic of the basics. Your guide will go over paddle basics and safety before each tour. Max. body weight for this tour is 200 pounds. It is beginner friendly, however you must be physical capable and have fairly good balance. You can sit or stand. We offer a solo kayak option if you have someone in your group that may not feel comfortable on a paddle board. . Tour Location: Silver Springs State Park, Located at 5656 E Silver Springs Blvd. Silver Springs Fl. 34488 click for google maps.
What to Bring: Wet shoes or shoes that can get wet flip flops are fine. Hat, sunblock, camera and change of clothes. (just in case) Drinking water in a non disposable bottle.
Your UF master naturalist guide will intrigue you with some of the fascinating and compelling history, and explain some of the fun facts of the wild Florida natives that live here. Our paddle board tours come with full instruction. Our instructor/guide will have you up and standing in no time so you can feel comfortable on your new found adventure!
We use real epoxy paddle boards, not plastic or blow up inflatables. These boards are super stable . We also use light weight carbon fiber paddles, which are easy on your arms and shoulders. We may be a little more expensive than our competitors however we take pride in offering you this amazing experience on one of the most beautiful rivers on the planet with new, updated, stable, lightweight and comfortable equipment.