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Orlando: Manatee Discovery Kayak Tour with Lunch

1. Orlando: Manatee Discovery Kayak Tour with Lunch

See manatees in their natural habitat in Blue Spring State Park on a kayaking tour. Explore the rivers and creeks and spot a range of other native species within the lush marshland. Enjoy priority entrance to Blue Spring State Park and experience a fantastic view of the spring and the manatees that are to be found in the area. Paddle to the crystal clear waters of Blue Spring, Orange City by kayak and encounter the many manatees that make the area their home. During the summer months indulge in a refreshing dip in the clear waters of the spring. Glide through the calm creeks and rivers of the park and discover a variety of animals including alligators and turtles who often can be seen sunbathing on the shores. Also, keep a lookout for bird species such as a variety of birds including ospreys, eagles, and kingfishers. Then, after you finish your kayaking adventure, enjoy a picnic lunch in the tranquility of nature.

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What people are saying about Blue Spring State Park

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 49 reviews

It was an all-round successful and great day. We saw many wonderful animals and even spotted several alligators just ahead of us. In the end we were very lucky and the manatees were right in front of us. even for our 3 year old daughter it was an exciting experience with Astrid. She explained everything so well during the tour and told everything in both English & German. Astrid even conjured up a small lunch for us. Highly recommend this excursion!

I would highly recommend this kayaking experience! Our group included 2 adults & 2 kids (8& 10yrs). Guy was our guide & he was fantastic! He was there ahead of time, prepared with several types of kayaks, took care of all our needs, was very informative regarding to the different animals encountered & where to take us to see the manatees. He even took pics & sent them to my cell afterwards. I would highly recommend Guy as your guide & this experience.

We had the tour with Astrid and the whole experience was a real highlight and highly recommended. Nature in Florida is super exciting and Astrid took a lot of time to explain everything to us and to answer all of our questions. On the tour we saw tons of alligators, two manatees, a bald eagle and many other animals and plants. The atmosphere was super comfortable right from the start and it was a lot of fun. Clear recommendation!

A really enjoyable afternoon lake/river kayak, on which we saw a variety of wildlife including manatees. Everything was well organised, with clear joining instructions. Our guide Astrid was excellent, very friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and good company. For the whole family, it was a positive experience.

The tour is highly recommended! We were able to see many turtles, birds and alligators swimming in close proximity to our kayak!