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Journey to Blue Spring State Park, winter home to one of Florida’s largest populations of Manatee. Witness hundreds of these "sea cows" relaxing in the spring alone. Observe these creatures from a safe distance in your kayak as your Florida Master Naturalist introduces you to the flora and fauna that make up this wild area. This is a great trip for the entire family!

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March 12, 2021
Amazing adventure!! Orlando Manatee Encounters should not be missed on your trip to Orlando. So many birds, alligators, turtles, and manatees!!! Astrid was phenomenal. She pointed out so many animals that we would have missed, and shared so much Information. She also took several pictures and sent them to us the next day. Great trip!!
Mitssi S
July 16, 2019
It was my 66 years old mom first time kayaking, she loved it! Our guide made the difference. It was a fabulous experience eventhogh we only got to see one manatee.
January 4, 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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About This Deal


We will paddle into the park and up to the manatee refuge. The manatee leave the refuge in search of food and swim all around us and under us. We also take time to paddle to snake creek to watch manatee graze, birds fishing, and search out wildlife.

Stop At:

• Blue Spring State Park, 2100 W French Ave, Orange City, FL 32763-9501

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • There is no minimum age however all participants must know how to swim
  • It is recommended that you bring a swimsuit, towel, waterproof camera and wear clothes that can get wet and possibly dirty
  • To ensure a proper size kayak is available, please provide your individual heights and weights at the time of booking
  • There is no restroom at the meeting location. There is a public restroom at Valentine Park (1511 W French Ave, Orange City, FL 32763) about a mile before you arrive the meeting location that we recommend you use before your tour.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Landing and facility fees
  • Professional guide
  • Bottled water
  • Local guide

  • Gratuities

3 hours

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

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