With an inventory of canoes and kayaks?as well as a choice launch point on the banks of the Santa Fe River?Santa Fe Canoe Outpost is a starting point for a wide range of aquatic day trips. There are adventures of varying length, from the 7-mile down-river trip to Rum Island to multi-day canoe camping trips to the furthest destination, 39 miles away. Gliding down the river, paddlers may spy some of Florida's famous springs, including the Poe, Devil's Eye, or Lilly, or can peer back at nocturnal wildlife on one of the monthly Full Moon trips. At the conclusion of each outing, a Canoe Outpost team member arrives to safely transport both guests and vessels back to home base.
Featured in the Gainesville Sun, the Adventure Club of Gainesville seeks to unite adventure seekers from Alachua County and beyond under a common umbrella or tightly springing bungee cord. People who feel alone in their passion for athletic endeavors can connect with like-minded mates during meet and greets and expand their social networks while partaking in various jaunts both indoors and out.
Anderson's Outdoor Adventure offers canoe and kayak rentals at Manatee Springs State Park, Fanning Springs State Park, and the Santa Fe River. Its camping, biking, and swimming services get people interacting with nature up-close.
Captain Erika's roots go deep into Florida's water. Her family has lived in the state since the early 19th century, and she started fishing on the river when she was only 3 years old. That passion for the water carried over into adulthood, and to date she has more than three decades of experience as a tour guide. Nowadays, Captain Erika runs A Cruising Down the River. She leads tours aboard her pontoon boat, which she pilots down the Ocklawaha River. Along the way, she points out some of the area's wildlife and hidden features.
There is one entrance to Okenfenokee Swamp. When visiting Stephen C. Foster State Park, you can see spanish moss draped from tall branches, cyprus knees rising out of black waters, and alligators, deer, and herons exploring their native habitat. There are more than 12,000 American Alligators in the swamp. Visitors can see them from boats on their own or on tours of the 402,000-acre refuge. For a more in-depth study, attend a southeastern snake encounter or astronomy session to see more than meets the eye. Visitors can stay in cabins either at Stephen C Foster State Park or at the Suwannee River Eco Lodge, location 17 miles south from the park.
Rum138 combines every mermaid's favorite things: beautiful hair and beautiful water. Part paddle-sports rentals, part salon services, the hybrid business covers a wide array of needs. Customers can rent a kayak or canoe and explore the Sante Fe River?Rum138 will drop them off at the river's edge and pick them up?or stop in for a professional cut and color with licensed cosmetologist Merrillee. Then customers can grab an ice cream or soda from the snack shop.