Kayak Tours Silver Springs
Join us for an amazing kayak tour in Silver Springs State Park. Kayaking Silver Springs is one of the best ways to relax and enjoy this true Florida treasure. The Silver River is home to abundant Florida wildlife, including fabulous marsh birds, alligators and wild Rhesus Monkeys. Our kayak tour is slow paced, beginner friendly and informative. Silver Springs has a rich history of famous visitors and several hollywood movies were filmed here including, Tarzan, Sea Hunt and the creature from the Black Lagoon. The springs pumps out 550 million gallons of crystal clear water every day into the beautiful Silver River. Your local Florida native and University of Florida master naturalist guide will intrigue you, with the exciting history and all the local critters, as you involve yourself in the natural wonder of this Florida treasure. Your guide will also take pictures of your exciting experience for you to keep and share. So come on! Renew, Rejuvenate and Relax with a exhilarating and informative Silver Springs kayak tour today!
What to Expect: We offer this exuberant experience as a kayak or paddleboard tour, or both. The tour begins at the kayak launch at the head spring at Silver Springs State Park located at 5656 E Silver Springs Blvd. Silver Springs Fl 34488 Silver springs is about about a 1 hour and 30 minute drive from Orlando and St Augustine. Your guide will outfit you with all the necessary gear, and a short paddle and safety clinic/instruction. 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, manatees,turtles, alligators, several different species of waterbirds, deer, otters, and monkeys just to name a few.
Prices below include State Park entrance fee. Walk around and enjoy the park and concessions after your tour.
Tour Location: Silver Springs State Park, Located at 5656 E Silver Springs Blvd. Silver Springs Fl. 34488 See google maps below.
Paddle Distance: About 2 miles. Difficulty factor – Easy to moderate. Beginner friendly!
Duration: About 2.5 to 3 hours No hurries, No worries.
What to Bring: Wet shoes or shoes that can get wet, hat, sunblock, bug spray, camera and change of clothes. (just in case your butt gets wet) We will supply 1 bottle of water per person.
Public Group Tours
Public Group Tour Time: Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 9:30 a.m. (to beat the crowd) We offer solo sit on top solo and tandem perception kayaks for this tour. These kayaks are super stable and have integrated back seats and are great for your back comfort. We also offer super light carbon fiber paddles for your ease of paddling. Kids ages 6 plus please for our public tour. Younger kids are allowed on our private tours. (see below) Kids 6-15 must ride in a tandem with an adult.
Public Tour Price : $50.00 per person. Prices include $4.00 launch fee, $2.00 state park entrance fee, instruction clinic, kayak, personal flotation device, paddle, water and a certified UF master naturalist first responder/CPR and first aid trained guide, who is equipped with a marine radio and a smart phone for emergencies and to keep track of any approaching weather. Your guide will also take lots of pictures of you and your amazing experience for you to have and cherish forever!
Public Tour Bring Your Own Kayak : $35.00 per person We offer folks to bring their own kayak and join in our public tours. You are responsible for entrance and launch fees and water and snacks. You must have a PFD with a whistle and it will be worn at all times while on the water.
Private/Group Tours: We offer private tours. You pick the time and day. Please call 904-315-8442 for information on groups discounts for 12 or more.
Private/Group Tours Price: $65.00 per person. 4 person minimum charge required. Discounts for 12 or more. Kids under 6 years old are welcome. We offer solo and tandem kayak for our private tours. Kids 6-15 must ride in a tandem with an adult.
Tour includes: Short instruction clinic, kayak, PFD, paddle, dry bag, bottled water, $2.00 entrance fee, $4.00 launch fee, and a UF Naturalist guide equipped with a camera to capture your lasting memories. Beginner friendly! Your guide will go over basic paddle instruction and safety before each tour.
Our kayaks and gear are coast guard inspected every year and all our guids are CPR certified and we specialize in BIG FUN, so you can rest assured your Silver Springs experience will be safe, informative and fun, fun,fun!
Reservations must be made and prepaid 24 hours in advance and a 24 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.
We look forward to meeting you at Silver Springs!
Here is the address and a map for our meeting place.
Silver Springs Kayak Tours
5656 E Silver Springs Blvd.
Silver Springs Fl. 34488
From the Owner
If you have never kayaked Silver Springs, I encourage you to indulge in our safe and informative kayak tour. Of all the places I have kayaked in the state, this is one of my favorites. Silver Springs never disappoints me for viewing Florida’s marvelous wild life. I love to take pictures, and this area is a pictorial heaven. Safety, and customer service is always our first priority, and I am truly blessed to be able to offer this tour, to inform folks of the history and wildlife, and to bring awareness of Florida’s natural resources, that once we lose, they are gone forever. All of us here at Kayak St Augustine are passionate about what we do, and you can rest assured, it shows in all our tours.
Open your heart to the beauty of nature and you will shine on the world with all your majesty!
Greg Braswell Owner/Guide -Kayak St Augustine & Kayak Florida
Local Florida Native, UF Master Naturalist, Trained First Responder – CPR, First Aid