Orlando

Rock Springs 2-Hour Glass Bottom Guided Kayak Eco Tour

Orlando, USA
Clear Kayak Tours in Rock Springs
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

A good choice for nature lovers, this tour takes you into a unique part of Rock Springs Run known as "Emerald Cut.” The first part of the tour is an upstream paddle through calm waters and overhead tree canopy, with stops to hop off your clear kayak and into the fresh spring water. Keep your eyes peeled for for fish, turtles, birds, small alligators, and more. 
  • Clear kayak tour
  • Local guide
  • See wild animals in their natural habitat
  • Kayak and safety gear provided

What's Included

  • 2 to 2.5-Hour Guided Clear Kayak Eco Tour of Rock Springs
  • Small-Group for a more personalized experience (up to 10 travelers)
  • Multiple stops to take photos or view the surrounding wildlife
  • Opportunity to swim in the spring water or use the rope swing for even more fun!
  • Quick instruction from guides on basic paddle techniques prior to tour
  • Enjoy a unique kayaking experience where you can view the water below you as you paddle
  • Learn unique facts along the paddle about the local waterways, wildlife, and more
  • Animals you may see: turtles, birds, fish, otters, deer, alligators, and more!
  • Use of 100% Clear Kayaks
  • Gratuities

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • 5722 Baptist Camp Rd, Apopka, FL 32712, USA

    We launch from Kings Landing. Make sure to park on the road just outside of the gate. *DO NOT GO INTO THE KINGS LANDING BUILDING* Once you see the Kings Landing building on your right go behind to our launch area (there's an enclosed trailer where we will check you in from).

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Meet your guide behind the Kings Landing building in Apopka, where you'll be provided with a clear kayak, paddles, and safety gear. Launch into the waters of the Emerald Cut section of Rock Springs Run, where your 2- to 2.5-hour-long adventure begins.

See the blue-green waters that give this part of the run its nickname as you paddle. Listen to live commentary from your guide and keep your eyes open for wildlife, both in the waters below and all around you. Stop along the way to take pictures of wildlife and make a pitstop at a platform, where you’ll have the option to jump into the waters before returning to your starting point.

Rock Springs Run

2 hours Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Weight Restriction: 425 pounds per boat (two guests) and no more than 250 pounds per seat (individual)
  • For every minor participating, there needs to be an adult to accompany them within the kayak. Children must be at least 3yrs old to participate.
  • Each of our kayaks are tandem (made for 2 paddlers). However, the seats are removable and if you have an odd number of paddlers in your party we are able to accommodate the kayak as a single. Keep in mind, the same 250 pound PER person weight limit still applies even if taking a kayak as a single.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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    Steven_E
    The trip is organized exactly the description of the activity’s service. Ashley, our guide, is friendly and easy to share extensive very interesting information about the destination. The landscape is very beautiful. We met a turtle, a great white heron, and a peaceful and relaxing crocodile. The return trip along the river can be quite leisurely and enjoyable with the silence and nature.

    Reviews

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    Best First Experience Ever
    Brian_C, Apr 2024
    What an incredible place.This was the most amazing experience...our fellow kayakers where a joy....the stand out of the day was our instructor&guide...just phenomenal..he made us feel like champions and truly made my first kayaking experience perfect...I,m coming back for a return...Total experience from Start to Finish...A+
    Awesome experience
    Grace_M, Apr 2024
    Cori was our tour guide and she was phenomenal. She was super friendly from the get go. She had great picture suggestions and was very engaging with the group. Cori was super helpful and knowledgeable of her surroundings. The water was clear and beautiful along with all the trees and wildlife. It was super fun and relaxing at the same time.
    Response from Host, Apr 2024
    We're glad you thought Cori was awesome - we think so too!! We cannot thank you enough for your 5 star review.
    Be sure to try it!
    Steven_E, Apr 2024
    The trip is organized exactly the description of the activity’s service. Ashley, our guide, is friendly and easy to share extensive very interesting information about the destination. The landscape is very beautiful. We met a turtle, a great white heron, and a peaceful and relaxing crocodile. The return trip along the river can be quite leisurely and enjoyable with the silence and nature.
    Response from Host, Apr 2024
    We appreciate you taking the time to share your 5 star review! Ashley is awesome and we're so glad you thought so too! It sounds like you spotted a ton of awesome wildlife too! We love it. We can't wait to see you for another adventure again!
    Amazing kayak experience in Rock Springs/Kings Landing
    Denise_L, Apr 2024
    Wonderful and truly unique experience in Orlando. We loved paddling in the clear spring waters, using a clear bottom kayak. Our guide Ashley was amazing and knew all of the perfect spots to get out of the kyacks and enjoy the spring.
    Response from Host, Apr 2024
    We love to hear it!! Thank you for choosing us as your clear kayak tour. We're so glad you had a good time exploring paradise with us.
    Relaxing respite
    Martha_P, Mar 2024
    Jacob was so kind, patient, wise, and helpful. It was a relaxing, beautiful and fun experience. We saw tons of wildlife. We couldn’t believe we were in America.
    Response from Host, Mar 2024
    We can't thank you enough for taking the time to share your 5 star experience with us! We hope to paddle out with you again very soon!
    Great experience withh scenic beauty
    Kristy_M, Nov 2023
    My friend and I enjoyed thie trip. I am used to kayaking without a guide and in a boat solo so waiting for others along the route and kayaking in the same boat as my friend took some getting used to but we had a good time. We were fortunate enough to see a Snapping turtle, otter and deer along with native birds and fish. Swimming at the end was worth the trip for sure. Just wish we had more time to do that. We went off season so it wasn't crowded at all on the river. yay. Megan was an awesome guide!!!
    Response from Host, Nov 2023
    We're so glad you were able to enjoy your time on the water with us and our clear kayaks! It sounds like you spotted some awesome wildlife out there too! We love when the otters come out to say hello to our guests. We can't wait to see you again next time!
    Best day ever
    Terry_J, Nov 2023
    Ashley was a great guide very informative the boats and the trip was the best , to get away from the hustle and bustle of the theme parks to this beautifull place was amazing will definately book again
    Response from Host, Nov 2023
    We couldn't agree more! There's nothing like taking a break from the usual activities in Orlando to reconnect with nature outside. We're so glad to hear you had a blast with us!
    Book directly with Get Up and Go Kayak not this 3rd party site!
    Seth_G, Oct 2023
    **book directly with the company! Viator doesn’t know how the process works. Child 18 and under must be 1:1 with an adult. Viator is more expensive and they charged two of my children as adults ($60) and would not refund me.
    Response from Host, Oct 2023
    We appreciate your kind words, Seth! For safety reasons we do have to have that 1:1 ratio. Thanks again!
    Do it!
    Nathan_H, Oct 2023
    Great time, crystal clear water, our tour guide Cori was patient and knowledgeable. The constant 68 degree spring water is also super refreshing!
    Response from Host, Oct 2023
    Thank you so much for your kind words!! We're so happy to hear you had a blast with Cori - she's awesome!! We hope to see you again soon!
    Great experience
    Samantha_S, Sep 2023
    Our tour guide Ashley was amazing , she was so patient and kind to us as complete beginners A great experience so glad we did it
    Response from Host, Sep 2023
    Thank you so much for joining us in paradise! We're so glad you had a blast with Ashley!
    Cool fun in the sun on the water.
    Kevin_K, Sep 2023
    Good trip, fun trip. Our guide made things fun and he was knowledgeable. In 3 short hours we got some great exercise, fun on the water and had great fun.
    Response from Host, Sep 2023
    Thank you so much for paddling out with us at Rock Springs!! We're so happy to hear you had a good time soaking in the views with us!
    Amazing get away adventure
    Daniel_K, Aug 2023
    My wife and I were here for our 1 year anniversary and Cori was amazing! Very personable, cared both for the group and each individual! Cori is the best!
    Response from Host, Aug 2023
    We're so honored you chose to celebrate such a special day with us on the water!! We're so happy you had a good time exploring Rock Springs with us and our clear kayaks!
    Must do in Orlando!
    Nicole_L, Aug 2023
    Rock springs was amazing. Hands down the best activity I did whilst in Orlando. This trip is great if you want to do something a bit different than visiting the theme parks. Our tour guide Christina was brilliant, she was so charismatic and knowledgeable; providing us with the best experience. I loved my kayaking tour, views through rock springs were unbelievable.
    Response from Host, Aug 2023
    Your review just made our day!! We're so glad you had a good time paddling out with Christina! She's awesome. We cannot thank you enough for choosing us as your outdoor adventure while being in Orlando!
    Beautiful spring
    TeresaDeFelice, Aug 2023
    Beautiful spring. Christina is a great guide. Very knowledgeable and helpful. Go early or on a weekday to avoid crowds.
    Response from Host, Aug 2023
    Thank you for your kind words and 5 star review! We're so happy you had a good time paddling out with us in our clear kayaks!
    The clear water, and...
    Lucinda_H, Aug 2023
    The clear water, and learning to paddle. The water was beautiful and our guide Jacob was awesome! It was very relaxing and just was a beautiful afternoon.
    Response from Host, Aug 2023
    Thank you so much for joining us in Rock Springs! We're thrilled you enjoyed exploring with Jacob and our clear kayaks!
    21 birthday trip
    Kennedy_B, Aug 2023
    Was one of the most amazing experiences ever and our tour guide josh was amazing this is a must do trip
    Response from Host, Aug 2023
    Thank you so much for joining us on the water!! We're thrilled you had a good time exploring with us!
    Family trip
    belkis_l, Aug 2023
    Brittany our tour girl was awesome, very knowledgeable. We had so much fun. We will be returning. The water was very pretty and clear. We love it.
    Response from Host, Aug 2023
    We're thrilled to hear that you had an amazing experience with Brittany! It's fantastic to know that her knowledge and enthusiasm made your tour enjoyable. We can't wait to welcome you back for another adventure.
    Was a great experience
    Michael_J, Aug 2023
    Sara was was phenomenal. She was friendly kind and made sure everybody was taking care of. We would request her to be our tour guide again.
    Response from Host, Aug 2023
    Thank you so much for choosing us as your clear kayak adventure. We're so glad you had a good time with Sarah - she's awesome!! We hope to see you again next time!
    Loved it
    Renata_G, Aug 2023
    This was a great family activity. The scenery was gorgeous, the tour guide was amazing, and overall this was a great experience.
    Response from Host, Aug 2023
    Thank you so much for exploring Rock Springs with us and our clear kayaks!! We're so glad you had a blast paddling out with us!
    Kayak, Swim, relax
    Owen_F, Jul 2023
    I really enjoyed the swim in the clear water and the leisurely paddle downstream. Christina was a great guide.
    Response from Host, Aug 2023
    Thank you so much for exploring Rock Springs with us and our clear kayaks!
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