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The weather was beautiful, the animals were plentiful and you just couldn't have asked for a better... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
The Villages, Florida
Glass Bottom Boat Ride

On our way down thru Florida we spent the night in Ocala and then next morning made a stop at the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Burlington, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The weather was beautiful, the animals were plentiful and you just couldn't have asked for a better trip. The launch area is very easy. We were with our club so we didn't rent any of the kayaks, but friends late did and they said it...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BooBear517
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On our way down thru Florida we spent the night in Ocala and then next morning made a stop at the State Park in order to take the glass bottom boat down the river. We only took the 30 minute ride compared to a 1.5...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank goldenbair
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A gentle and rewarding experience taking you back to the past but with an interesting and lovely old park to explore. The glass bottom boat rides are a must see and were one of the things on my bucket list. Captain Rob was really good....More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Wiseoldman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If I remember right, they had a boat ride you could purchase which we did. Nothing special. Then the guides after the ride, literly asked for tips. Are they for real? Isn't this a state park? Should they be asking for tips?

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank macarrollsis
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Brought my granddaughter and it’s a shame that there’s not a park or much to do anymore. And you have yo be careful of the monkeys who have become aggressive.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank christinefrasch
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful boat ride any time of the year. The kayaks have made it much more congested than it used to be. Monkeys can be spotted along the shore in the trees.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank sherrig501
Reviewed 14 December 2018

Spent time with my son paddling along the canal watching the monkey's in the trees, gators lying on dead logs. Cheap and fun for the family.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank RHORN1016
Reviewed 13 December 2018 via mobile

While my son and family were visiting we planned to go down the natural lazy river at Rainbow Springs. But children have to be at least 6. Since 2 of their children were not of age we decided to take kayaks instead. We had a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank pammY8369OL
Reviewed 25 November 2018

We took my pontoon boat up river to the head springs. It was very nice. The monkeys were out in force that day.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Whandforth
Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

Very pretty and relaxing. Nice places to sit and watch. It’s very close to where we winter. Spring is the prettiest. Song birds everywhere.

Date of experience: November 2018
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11 January 2019|
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Response from 166darleneh | Reviewed this property |
Yes. We were there yesterday. Jan. 29. The tour boats and kayaks were for rent.
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
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.