Get Up and Go Kayaking - Crystal River
Crystal River is well known for its crystal clear springs, which make for an amazing kayaking experience. Our Clear kayaks will allow you to fully enjoy the beauty of the underwater world beneath you. This 2 – 2.5 hour guided adventure includes a beginner/intermediate paddle through Kings Bay where we will paddle to different Springs in the area! We will make sure to keep our eyes peeled for manatees and other wildlife during the tour. Depending on the weather conditions, guests will also have the opportunity to swim at Hunter Spring!
Our Guides will provide valuable insights into the history, ecology, and cultural significance of the area, as well as identify and explain the behaviors of the various wildlife that you may encounter! Our tours max out at 10 paddlers, so be ready for an awesome, personalized experience with our friendly guides! If you ask nicely, they might even take pictures of you and your group!
We offer TWO different tours throughout the year! During November 15th – March 31st, we offer our Manatee Season Tour. On this tour, we paddle to a number of different areas in Kings Bay with the hope of passively observing manatees and other kinds of Wildlife! During manatee season, manatees often congregate in the warm waters of the springs during the winter months, providing visitors with a truly unforgettable experience!
Our other tour option is our Springs Tour that runs from April 1st – November 14th! On this tour, we paddle to different springs and you will have the opportunity to get out for a quick swim in Hunter Spring as well as paddle over different springs throughout Kings Bay! If you're lucky, you might even encounter a manatee or two on this tour as a number of manatees call Crystal River home year-round! Manatees are not the only marine life that can be found in the area. Dolphins, sea turtles, and a variety of fish species are also commonly seen in the Crystal River waters.