Reservations – 904-315-8442
Join us for an exceptional kayak tour in beautiful Silver Springs state park in Ocala Florida. Silver Springs is one of the finest pictorial kayak tours in Florida, with the Spring boasting crystal clear water and abundant wildlife, including fabulous marsh birds, alligators and wild Rhesus Monkeys. Truly a kayak paradise. Silver Springs has a rich history of famous visitors and several hollywood movies and series were filmed here including, Tarzan, Sea Hunt and the creature from the Black Lagoon.
What to Expect: We offer this tour as a kayak or paddleboard experience, or both. The tour begins at the canoe launch at the head spring. Your guide will outfit you with all the necessary gear, and a short paddle and safety clinic. After the clinic, we will help you, one by one on the water, and begin our paddle, meandering down the Fort King canoe trail. On this voyage, historical scenes and past exhibits of Silver Springs past are still standing, including replicas of a seminole village, 1830 fort king army stockade, and a pioneer (Cracker House) homestead. We will continue our adventure around Ross Allen Island, named after the famous, herpetologist, naturalist, zoologist, and writer, who was based at Silver Springs. Wildlife is abundant and the history is rich. Possible wildlife sightings may include, turtles, alligators, several different species of water birds, deer, otters, and monkeys just to name a few.
Your guide will intrigue you with the natural, and historical wonder of this magical florida treasure and what better way to experience it, then from a kayak, or paddleboard!
Paddle Distance: About 2.5 miles. Difficulty factor ~ Easy
Duration: About 2.5 + hours depending how long we stop to take pictures
What to Bring: Wet shoes or shoes that can get wet, hat, sunblock, bug spray, any additional snacks or drinks. camera, change of clothes and camera.
Public Group Tour Time: Wednesdays & Saturdays at 10:00 a.m.
Private Tour: We offer private tours. You pick the time. Please call 904-315-8442 for private tour reservation and pricing.
Public Tour Price : Price $65.00 per person.
Private Tour Price $80.00 per person. 4 person minimum charge required. Discounts for 10 or more.
Tour includes ~Instruction, kayak, PFD, paddle, dry bag, bottled water, launch fee, and a UF Naturalist guide equipped with a camera to capture lasting memories. Customer will be responsible for State Park entrance fee.
We offer solo and tandem sit in or sit on top kayaks and paddleboards for this adventure.
Reservations must be made and pre – paid 48 hours in advance and a 48 hour cancellation notice is required for a full refund.
As with all our tours, if this kayak tour is canceled by Kayak St Augustine due to weather or any reason. customer will receive a full refund.