Experience our magnificent manatee tours in Beautiful Salt Springs. If your staying in St Augustine or Orlando, Salt Springs is about an hour from St Augustine and an hour and twenty five minutes from Orlando. Salt springs is a winter home for the Florida manatee, and what better way to enjoy these amazing animals than with a kayak or paddleboard manatee tour. Salt springs is a laid back aquatic environment, nestled in the heart of the Ocala National Forest. The springs boasts crystal clear water that is 72 degrees year round, and on cold days the manatees snuggle up to the warm water like a warm blanket. Manatees is not all we may see, bald eagles, ospreys, otters. alligators and much more, call these waters home. The best part about Salt Springs is there is very little if any crowd here in the winter months, which makes for a much quieter, easy going adventure. Our kayak & SUP tours are slow paced, beginner friendly, and very informative. We give a short paddle clinic before each tour and our tour guides or all UF naturalists and truly love what they do. They are CPR & first aid certified and they will take pictures of your tour, so you will have lasting memories to share. So what are you waiting for? Step out into wild florida and join us on the amazing Florida manatee adventure today!
Public Tour Information –
This tour is seasonal November through February during the manatee migration.
Tout Time: is 10:00 A.M. Please arrive at 9:30 to assure the tour starts on time.
Price: $65.00 per person. We offer solo and tandem kayaks as well as paddleboards for this adventure. Beginners are welcome. We begin each tour with a short paddle clinic and safety meeting. We will then work with any beginners after we get you on the water until you are comfortable. Kids 6-16 must ride with an adult in a tandem.
Our guides are great, please don’t forget them! Gratuity is not included in the price. Just let us know at the end of the tour if you would like to add a tip to your credit card.
This is a public tour and we require a minimum of 6 people total to go out. If you have less than 6 people in your group, you may still reserve. In the rare event the minimum number of reservations is not met, you will be notified by 4:00 p.m. the day prior to your tour time, at which time you have the option to reschedule or a full refund.
Parking Fee: There is a $10.00 parking fee per vehicle. Please bring exact change.
Our guides are great, please remember them. Gratuity is not included in the price. If at the end of your tour, you would like to add a tip to your credit card just let us know.
Duration: About 2.5 hours pending how long we play with the manatee!
Distance: About a mile and a half, pending how long we play with the manatees.
Tours include: Kayak or SUP, paddles, life vests, dry bags, bottled water, and instruction.
What to bring: Layers of clothes, extra dry clothes (just incase your butt gets wet) sunblock, hat, extra water or snacks, and smiles. We will supply one bottle of water person and there is a fish camp on site that has drinks as well. Bathrooms facilities on site.
Private Tours –
We offer private tours of 6 or more at $ 75.00 per person. You pick the day and time.
Please call 904-315-8442 for more information on private tours.
Please let us know. We require a 24 hour cancellation notice for any and all refunds.
Any and all cancellations by Kayak St Augustine due to weather or for any reason, the customer will receive a full refund of all charges. You will be notified by phone of weather updates and in the event of a cancellation of this tour.
Phone for more information ~ 904-315-8442