Jump on board and experience our Silver Springs paddle board tours. 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.
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.
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.
Public Group Tour Time: 9:30 a.m. daily. Public Tour Price : $69.00 per person. Tour includes – launch fee of $4.00 and a $2.00 park entrance fee. Instruction clinic, both off & on the water, paddle board, personal flotation device, paddle, dry bag for your phone etc. and a certified UF master naturalist guide. Your guide will also take lots of pictures of you and your amazing experience for you to have and share!
Paddle Distance: About 2 miles. Difficulty factor – Easy.
Duration: About 2 hours. No hurries, No worries. Relax, Absorb and Rejuvenate!
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.
We also offer instruction and private/group Tours – Price: $80.00 per person offered daily. Minimum 4 adults. Young kids are welcome on our private tours. Price includes $4.00 launch fee and a $2.00 park entrance fee.