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Manatee Kayak Tour at Blue Springs State Park

  • Family friendly
  • Get up-close to native wildlife
  • Small group ensures personal service
Manatee Kayak Tour at Blue Springs State Park
From US$ 85.60
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Manatee Kayak Tour at Blue Springs State Park
US$ 85.60
Watch manatees in their natural habitat on a 4-hour kayak tour in Blue Springs State Park, the winter home to one of Florida’s largest manatee populations. From a safe distance, observe the gentle creatures from your kayak as your guide shares informative commentary about the region's animal and plant life. This tour proceeds at a leisurely pace and is suitable for all levels of experience.
What to Expect
Make your own way to the boat ramp in Orange City to meet your guide.

Your guide provides a safety briefing, basic paddling instruction, and guidelines for observing Florida's wildlife. Then hop in your kayak and follow your guide to the spring, a journey that takes about 10 minutes. At the spring, your guide points out the best places to view the manatees, and answers any questions about the 'sea cow.'

After watching the manatees, continue to the Snake River for one hour of kayaking through a creek that shelters an abundance of wildlife. There you might see manatees, otters, alligators, bald eagles, osprey, red-shouldered hawks, large wading birds, coots, moorhens, and wild hogs.

On the return to your car, make a final stop on a wooden boardwalk to look at manatees. After your tour, feel free to remain on your own at the park for a picnic or snorkeling.
Reviews (24)
1 - 5 of 23 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Kayak trip

It was the most awesome kayaking trip ever. Our guide Jeff was fantastic! He was patient with new kayakers & extremely knowledgeable of the habitat & wildlife. We were able to see several manatees even in the off season. Highly recommend this trip & this...More

1  Thank Pat P
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Amazing wild life The Kayak Tour is great and relaxing the animal in the parks are safe great place Pure Nature

Thank alona149
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile
Awesome kayak tour

Everything was perfect, Matt is an amazing guide. We did saw a lots of wildlife creatures, and had a good time there!

1  Thank leekwan
Reviewed 28 July 2018
Amazing kayak with Matt

we had the special treatment of a private tour with Matt. Since he is a biologist, we could ask every question (almost!) about the flora and animals that we saw on the tour. The river is spectacular, we saw a manatee (off season), alligator and...More

Thank Isa868
Reviewed 17 July 2018
Better than the parks!

This is a must do in one of the most beautiful areas in Florida, and you get to see them up close and personal. The drive is about one and half hours from Orlando and worth the tiny trek! The guides are amazing, patient, and...More

1  Thank Patricia T
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19 July 2018|
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Response from Resorteye | Reviewed this property |
We saw floats and inner tubes at the park concession for use in the spring area but no kayaks. We did not look for any nearby since our guide was providing them. Most of our trip was on the river and side branches way back... More
7 July 2018|
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Response from NancyN2076 | Reviewed this property |
I doubt it. We didn’t even see any.