Blue Springs State Park Manatee Kayak Encounter

  • 113 Ratings

See hundreds of manatees on a guided kayaking tour through a park full of these slow-moving swimmers. Follow your naturalist guide as you learn about all sorts of local Florida species that call this state park home.

Region: Orlando
Duration: 3 hours
Cancellation: 24 hours in advance.

What You Will Do

  • Pick up a paddle to explore Blue Springs State Park, which has one of the largest populations of manatees in the state
  • Stroll along a spring to glimpse these graceful creatures gliding through crystal-clear waters
  • Learn all about the flora and fauna of Central Florida from a knowledgable naturalist, who's there to answer all your questions
  • Glide over gentle waters as you bask in the warm Florida sun and immerse yourself in this natural paradise

What's Included

  • Guided kayaking tour
  • All required equipment
  • Park entrance fees

Additional Information

  • All laws regarding manatee interactions are followed. Please bring sun protection, clothes that can get wet, and tips for your guide.

  • We refund 100% for all cancellations made more than 24 hours out.

Customer Reviews

  • 113 Ratings

  • Todd

The 3 hour tour was really enjoyable and Jeff was a great guide. With Jeff's education, general knowledge and experience with the local wildlife and vegetation it was really interesting to hear details we never knew before. This definitely added a lot to the tour. The relaxing paddle down snake river with all the different birds, gators and turtles where nearly as interesting as the Manatees. While we didn't see a lot of Manatees, we watched several from less than 50ft away and 1 surfaced right next to my hand and stared at me from only 1ft away for about a min. The only issue we had was a lack of washrooms when we arrived at the site after a 3hr drive. I was with my 70yr old Mom, who fortunately isn't a stranger to outdoor life and made use of the bush without issue.

December 7, 2017

  • Tiara

We had an AWESOME time! Shout out to Matt Clark for being a wonderful guide! It's hard to find good tours where you feel like you're really in the raw essence of nature. Can't wait to see our pictures! They're going right into the Christmas cards!

November 28, 2017

  • Janice

Our guide Matt provided a safe, educational and enjoyable tour. I would book again.

November 28, 2017
Orange City, FL, USA