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Silver Springs River

Ocala, FL
+1 352-236-7148
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Cruise the River with Captain Tom

Cruise the River with Captain Tom for an unforgetable day. Or, kayak yourself. This is an amazing... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2018
bheathfarm
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Ocala, Florida
The real Florida

The could get away wi5th h doubling the price to launch my kayak, the run is awesome, great for the... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
bobkat53
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Ocala, Florida
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“glass bottom” (29 reviews)
“boat ride” (15 reviews)
“state park” (18 reviews)
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Ocala, FL
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

Cruise the River with Captain Tom for an unforgetable day. Or, kayak yourself. This is an amazing spot in Florida.

1  Thank bheathfarm
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

The could get away wi5th h doubling the price to launch my kayak, the run is awesome, great for the body and head!

1  Thank bobkat53
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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

We only stopped in to ride the glass bottom boats. The boat trip was 30min and the kids enjoyed it. We stayed about an hour total and it was good for a pit stop. I don’t know if I would make the trip just for...More

Thank James R
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

This park is a place that time forgot! It is peaceful and graceful. There are beautiful trails to stroll through and then there are the boat tours! We took the 2 hour glass-bottom tour. We had a wonderful captain - he was a retired Air...More

Thank debbie1802014
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

So beautiful so worth it. We took a boat and traveled around and seen anything from monkeys(yes i said monkeys) to small gators. The water is the kind of clear that magnifies the smallest things on the bottom so its beautiful to just watch the...More

Thank ks4324114
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

Rented a kayak and went down and back up the river. The peaceful ride and the wildlife made it very much worth the effort.

Thank Jim W
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

If you Kayak this river, look out for alligators. In January, the alligators areleast active & slow moving. You may not have to worry about an attack. This lazy river has a marked 5 mile run with little current. It could easily take you 4...More

Thank Bill T
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

This was our second time taking our kayaks down the Silver River. Although we did not see manatees here, others did. We did see monkeys, alligators and tons of birds, turtles and fish.

3  Thank Larry13b
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

This is is a beautiful place, great for kids, friends and families. You can take the boat ride, and look through the glass bottom. Mostly its so healing to just stare at the blue water.

2  Thank healthworkshi
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

Went to silver springs yesterday January 16,2018 just to see the monkeys which I thought would be a very cool thing to see in the wild. Couldn't find one single monkey & it was a warm nice day even though they claim 200 monkeys are...More

5  Thank Connie L
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deahitch7
14 April 2018|
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Response from Paul S | Reviewed this property |
People are commenting on three different areas of the park. Glass bottom boat tour of the main springs at Silver Springs State Park can be done as long as person can sit on bench seat on the boat. The island boardwalk loop... 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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