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Manatee Encounter - Kayaking Tour at Blue Springs State Park

Orange City, United States

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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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Just like humans, manatees love to spend the winter in Florida. On this guided tour, you have the chance to kayak through waters where manatees are known to congregate in the winter, near Blue Springs State Park. You’ll also get up close to a lot of other Florida wildlife, like bald eagles and osprey, river otters, turtles, maybe even a ‘gator or two.
  • Tour offered seasonally in the winter, from December to March
  • Go alone or with a friend; choose from a tandem or single-person kayak
  • Novice kayakers welcome—the tour starts with a quick lesson
  • Safety gear, certified guides, and kayaking equipment all included
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Departure Point

Blue Springs Park, Orange City, FL 32763, USA

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY The Paddling Center at Shingle Creek

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the maximum group size during Manatee Encounter - Kayaking Tour at Blue Springs State Park?
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

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Great for all ages
, Dec 2020
Not only was I surprised to see how close the manatees were inquisitive , I learned a lot from our tour guides. We saw so much nature in addition to the manatees. We saw egrets, ibis, turtles, alligators snd the paddling was easy.
More than expected
, Dec 2020
Amazing tour. It was a small group very Informative. About the wildlife the plants the history. I went to see manatees and saw turtles, alligators, Ibises,egrets, 3 different kinds of herons.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2020
Thank you so much. We're happy you had a great time and got to see so many Manatees and other wildlife too!!

Product code: 45934P4

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