DeLand, Florida
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Overview

Watch manatees in their natural habitat on a 4-hour kayak tour in Blue Springs State Park, the winter home to one of Florida’s largest manatee populations. From a safe distance, observe the gentle creatures from your kayak as your guide shares informative commentary about the region's animal and plant life. This tour proceeds at a leisurely pace and is suitable for all levels of experience.
  • Family friendly
  • Get up-close to native wildlife
  • Small group ensures personal service
Make your own way to the boat ramp in Orange City to meet your guide.

Your guide provides a safety briefing, basic paddling instruction, and guidelines for observing Florida's wildlife. Then hop in your kayak and follow your guide to the spring, a journey that takes about 10 minutes. At the spring, your guide points out the best places to view the manatees, and answers any questions about the 'sea cow.'

After watching the manatees, continue to the Snake River for one hour of kayaking through a creek that shelters an abundance of wildlife. There you might see manatees, otters, alligators, bald eagles, osprey, red-shouldered hawks, large wading birds, coots, moorhens, and wild hogs.

On the return to your car, make a final stop on a wooden boardwalk to look at manatees. After your tour, feel free to remain on your own at the park for a picnic or snorkeling.

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, Jan 2017

If you want to get up close and personal with these wonderful, gentle and charming animals, this tour is for you! You can reach down and touch them on the nose! That's not permitted, but there close enough to do it! Plus the Spring itself is wonderful, and after touring the spring the trip on up the river and into a side creek is very interesting and enjoyable. Saw wild turkeys up close, lots of small gators, lots of birds in a very swampy jungly setting. And December is a perfect time to go to see the Manatees and kayak around in comfort.


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