Silver Springs Clear Kayak Wildlife Experience

Orlando, USA
Silver Springs Clear Kayaking and Paddle Boarding
  • 2 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


    What's Included

    • Use of equipment & Taxes & fees.
    • Gratuities

    Meeting and Pickup

    Meeting point

    • 5656 E Silver Springs Blvd, Silver Springs, FL 34488, USA

      Meet us at the kayak launch at the rear of the main parking area. Ask a ranger where the kayak launch is if you can't find it. The park can be busy at times. Please take into consideration of traffic on your way to the park. Please arrive 30 minutes before your tour time,.

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Kayak Weight Capacity - The maximum weight capacity for these tandem ( 2 people ) car kayaks is 410 pounds No single person can weigh more than 225. These kayak will not float you if you exceed the weight limit. We also offer paddle boards and solo (non clear) kayaks for this adventure. If someone in your group does not fit the weight capacity, no worries. We offer an option for non clear solo sit on top kayaks with a weight capacity of 300 pounds and non clear sit on top tandem kayaks with a weight capacity of 500 pounds, and paddle boards 250 pounds.le
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    Featured review
    the host was very personable and fun - it's an interesting part of Florida. I wish we'd know just how calm the waterway was - being boarders, we definitely would have opted for paddleboards over clear canoes had we known - but clear bottom boat was very good. Got to see lots and enjoyed the whole experience.


    65 reviews
    Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
    Reviews by Viator travelers.
    Showing 1-10 of 65 reviews
    Amazing Kayaking Tour!!!
    Lily_L, Mar 2024
    A few weeks ago I had an AWESOME tour with Sara from Kayaking Florida! Sara was knowledgeable, friendly and fun to be with! And the tour was wonderful - we saw a ton of birds, fish, turtles, alligators, and best of all, a manatee! Plus it was amazing to see all this in a clear bottom kayak in crystal clear waters. I highly recommend this tour!!!
    Cancelled night before tour
    Jeana_N, Mar 2024
    They cancelled the night before. Told us we could rebook for a different day... They did offer a refund
    Response from Host, Mar 2024
    We offer refunds antime we cancel tours, regarless of the reason. Check wit Viator on this.
    The address shows in the app map is wrong
    Yuzhe_T, Mar 2024
    The address which app provide to me is wrong, and there is no number of the company, I can’t find the right place until 1 hour late, when I find the right address the boat had already went in, they missed us.
    Response from Host, Mar 2024
    All the information and address is correct. It is a state park. We do not supply an app. You must have the wrong company
    Great experience
    Jim_C, Mar 2024
    the host was very personable and fun - it's an interesting part of Florida. I wish we'd know just how calm the waterway was - being boarders, we definitely would have opted for paddleboards over clear canoes had we known - but clear bottom boat was very good. Got to see lots and enjoyed the whole experience.
    Fun and informative.
    Charles_W, Mar 2024
    Sassy and Josh great guides. Very knowledgeable and informative. Definitely recommend. Worth going just wish it would have been a little sunnier.
    Best part of our vacation! Definitely a GO!
    Angela_O, Mar 2024
    It was amazing to watch a 2 day old and 10 day old manatee nurse on its mama! Also, the older baby came up to the camera and kissed it! What curious and cute creatures. Our guide, Sara, got all of it on video for us to keep and share with others-both the nursing and the kisses! She was very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions (which there were many!!) about the beauty and creation around us! Sara was also very easy going and let us linger if we wanted to watch the manatees longer. She was the best guide anyone could ask for! Loved every minute with her and the manatees and of course the turtles, alligators, birds, and more! Would whole-heartedly recommend to anyone and everyone. It was an easy experience for anyone hesitant because of the river’s current and the distance was short so don’t let that deter you! Go!!! It was a chance of a lifetime! Thanks Sara and Co! (And Sassy for clear instructions beforehand! Smooth sailing! 😜)
    Awesome trip
    Michael_M, Feb 2024
    Sassy our guide was the best. Very knowledgeable and great sense of humor. Pointed out special features of the river…alligators and manatees!
    Saw all of the beautiful wildlife
    Jennie_C, Feb 2024
    Despite the cloudy/rainy weather, and wind we had a blast riding along silver springs in the glass bottom kayak. We saw just about all of the infamous wildlife one could expect including; manatees, various birds, baby gators, adult gators, monkeys, and more. The manatees were my favorite, especially the pod we saw taking a snooze together. Would definitely recommend!
    Best experience ever
    Janice_S, Feb 2024
    Sarah was awesome! She explained all about what to look for. Explained animal behavior, etc. Would highly recommend
    Sassy saves the day
    Holly_B, Feb 2024
    The tour guides were amazing! Full of knowledge and entertaining. We felt absolutely safe. Sassy quickly got in between an alligator and my kids kayak when they got too close. Thank you Sassy!
    Manatee Hug
    Gina_B, Feb 2024
    Experienced an up close encounter with a mother manatee and calf. The calf was literally hugging our kayak. He put his flipper on side of our kayak trying to hold my hand. They are so gentle and friendly. One of the neatest adventures I have ever been on. The royal blue talapia are beautiful. Sassy was a fun guide. Highly recommend. Had older teens with us.
    Loved the tour
    Lisa_T, Feb 2024
    Our tour guide Sara was awesome. I loved her joy for the manatee. She was very friendly and knowledgeable.
    Funny and relaxing
    Luz_F, Feb 2024
    Be able to see manatees in their natural environment, to navegaré for first time in a kayak, to discover new routes to walk and enjoy the nature
    Clear Kayaking Silver Springs - Up Close and Personal with Manatees
    Laurie_L, Jan 2024
    We have travelled extensively and this tour ranks in our top 5 of all times. Our guide Roger was THE BEST. Very knowledgeable about the manatees and their habitat. Steered us towards the manatees and we were overtop of them in the clear kayak. Just Amazing!
    Relax. Excellent
    Jason_Z, Dec 2023
    Excellent tour. Roger is super friendly and shared interesting things about Silver spring park. we all had a lot fun there.
    Silver Springs, just beautiful!
    Michael_B, Oct 2023
    Roger our tour guide was great, truly enjoyed nature and Silver Springs, Thank You! We certainly look forward to next time with family and friends!

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    up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

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