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Boat trip

We took the 30 minute glass bottom boat trip and it was fun,informative and different,and well... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mdnewman1
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Savannah, Georgia
Best Kayak trip ever

We rented kayaks with a group and put in on the Silver River at Silver Springs State Park (it is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
halfdozn
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Ocala, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the 30 minute glass bottom boat trip and it was fun,informative and different,and well worth the money.

Thank mdnewman1
Reviewed 1 week ago

We rented kayaks with a group and put in on the Silver River at Silver Springs State Park (it is actually in the parking area of the Silver Springs attraction). What a beautiful River. Lots of wildlife- birds, gators, and monkeys. We kayaked about 5...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tucked away in the little town of Dunnellon the rainbow river offers beautiful scenery and cool crystal clear waters that are a perfect70° year round. As you enjoy the river be advised that the Sherriff's office, Fish & Wildlife, and the local PD are very...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Paddled (paddleboard) the Silver River from Ray Wayside Park to headspring (Silver Springs) and back. Reported to be 10 miles but did not have gps. Very fast current (went swimming once). Water clear about 3/4 of the 5 miles upstream. Beautiful deep river without to...More

Thank seaseanc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we bring our kayaks here at least once a month. seen alligators, river otters, turtles and lots of birds. if you don't paddle, can always take the glass bottom boat trip.

Thank chpkb
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Water clean and we were able to view manatees in the water. Shaded area, the trip by boat is about 3 hours, great way to spend the afternoon.

Thank Darik N
Reviewed 28 August 2018

When we are in the Ocala/Silver Springs area, we love to bring our kayaks or rent kayaks to enjoy the Silver Springs River. Glass bottom boat tours are available, walking trails, cafe, small museum showcasing the history of Silver Springs, areas to picnic, and more.

1  Thank Paul and Leann R
Reviewed 14 August 2018

If you are looking to kick back/ even lay back, this is the place to make that happen. I spent a lot of summer days at Mathis Lake with My wonderful and knowledgeable grandparents. Amazing!!! When I moved to Florida, I thought those days would...More

2  Thank Kay34496
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Can’t visit Ocala and not visit a world wonder. Bring your own kayak or rent one and see the crystal clear spring water up close and personal. Watch the catfish play football when you drop some bread in their field. Deer,gators, monkeys can be seen...More

2  Thank HonestAbeOCALA
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Nine of us visited Silver Springs, and loved our visit. Some of us went on the glass bottomed boat ride, which was fun and informative. Four went kayaking and said it was excellent, with beautiful scenery. There is a board walk, which we could only...More

1  Thank schwartzapn
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deahitch7
14 April 2018|
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Response from KC H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the park was ADA compliant when state of Florida purchased it...glass bottom boats have ramp and IF handicapped staff at kayak launch will assist. I work with Tampa Bay ye mystic crew... Pegleg Pete charity serving kids... More
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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.
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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
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