Blue Springs State Park Manatee Kayak Encounter

  • 103 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

  • 103 Ratings

  • Teresa

I cannot express how impressed I was with this trip! I have lived in Florida for 18 years and I am very active in the outdoors, hiking, swimming, kayaking, boating, fishing, etc. I saw ore wildlife and learned more about Florida on this trip than I could ever imagine. My guide, Jeff, was amazing. Not only did he make the trip fun but he is very knowledgeable - he has a degree in Marine Biology! This was the best experience exploring Florida and learning about Florida's wildlife that I have ever had! I would encourage everyone to experience this Kayak trip in Florida's backcountry! Make sure you get Jeff as your guide. He is amazing!!!

May 23, 2017

  • Caroline

We had an amazing time with Todd last week! He is very knowledgeable and friendly. The experience exceeded our family's expectations - we saw manatees, alligators, turtles, fish of all types, birds, birds and more birds. What a morning! Thanks Todd and see you when we're back again next year!

April 30, 2017

  • Lorraine

Our host, Todd, was very friendly and engaging. He made us all feel confident and safe on the water too. Luckily for us, Todd very early on managed to spot a Manatee from just ripples in the water, from there were got to follow this manatee and encounter further, a really memorable experience. Not only this, but we got to see all sorts of birds, fish and alligators in a beautiful setting. We learnt so much from our trip and went away wishing we could do the night time tour! If we're back, we'll rebook and defiantly recommend to others! Many thanks, great adventure, worth every penny! :D

April 22, 2017
Orange City, FL, USA