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Silver Springs River

Ocala, FL
+1 352-236-7148
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Worth the trip for the glass bottom boat

The "theme" park in itself is a it outdated (since it was bought by the state), but it's still a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
New York City, New York
The Silver River

The Silver River runs into Silver Springs State Park. It is a beautiful river that lets you see... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
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Ocala, FL
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The "theme" park in itself is a it outdated (since it was bought by the state), but it's still a great place to visit. I highly recommend you take the glass bottom boat tour. It's super cheap, but unlike anything else you will experience.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Silver River runs into Silver Springs State Park. It is a beautiful river that lets you see just how old Florida use to be. Lots of birds, alligators and various wildlife to see. The river is crystal clear. Very enjoyable to kayak, canoe, or...More

Thank Martin C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The rivers here are usually warmer because if the springs. The water is very clear allowing you to see the fish beneath you. Wonderful for kayaking.

1  Thank Melody D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Silver Spings State Park is a great place to explore the crystal clear spring water. Wether you like doing some sports then go with a kayak or being lazy - take a glass bottom boat. The ride along the Silver river will give you...More

Thank Susanne900
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have canoed, Kayaked and boated the Silver River for years. It is a great trip, lots of opportunities to see animals and nature. It is an upstream trip, so be prepared for a workout unless you are going via motorboat. In the last few...More

Thank jeffthebat
Reviewed 11 December 2017

I know that Clearwater is a different place in Florida but I am used to murky Midwestern lakes and rivers. It was simply amazing to be able to see so far down to the bottom of the various springs. We did the glass bottom boat...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 2 December 2017

About 40 of us arrived 10am and we filled two of the glass bottom river boats which departed approx. 11am. The trip was excellent....we were able to see monkeys, alligators, many different birds, and of course all the flora & fauna under the water &...More

Thank the-village-peeps
Reviewed 30 November 2017

As my title says, I spent a pleasant 3 hours at the Silver Springs river. I would have stayed longer had, a) the shop had been open for something to drink or eat, and b) (through no fault of the park, because of the hurricane...More

Thank William H
Reviewed 29 November 2017

We happened upon this place en route to another destination and was pleasantly surprised. Although we arrived late in the day the people there were very accommodating and it was a nice escape from the hustle and bustle. I highly recommend this as a waypoint...More

Thank Samuel-Tracy S
Reviewed 26 November 2017

Stopped on Sunday morning while passing through. Admission is $2.00 with optional boat ride another $13.00. Boat ride takes about 30 minutes and filled with interesting information. Water is crystal clear, you can see bottom 30 deep. Trip shows you several underwater springs that supply...More

1  Thank Larry R
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William H
20 October 2017|
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Response from Jeff G | Reviewed this property |
You may rent single kayaks for $15 for the first hour, $20 for two hours, Full Day rental for $30. You do not need to be part of a tour or group.
dan l
23 May 2016|
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Response from SusanRVer | Reviewed this property |
We did do the glass bottom boat tour and it was good. It gives you some knowledge of the area. We also kayaked but the tour gave you more insight on what you were looking at. The captain we had was very good and told some... More
Patrice T
6 March 2016|
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Response from dor2427 | Reviewed this property |
Car entrance fee maybe $8. Single kayak all day $35. $14 first hour if you prefer shorter trip. Second hour $9. Double kayak all day $45. You do have to paddle both directions but current is not bad.