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Manatee Encounter Kayak Tour

Orange City, FL

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Item #: WAT-ORL-0018

Get up close and personal with hundreds of manatees during this Manatee Encounter Kayak Tour in Florida!

  • Learn the basics of kayaking from a 5-star rated experience provider on TripAdvisor
  • Paddle through the famed manatee sanctuary at Blue Spring State Park
  • Watch as hundreds of manatees glide effortlessly through the water 
  • Keep an eye out for otters, wading birds, alligators and even the rare black bear!

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  • Get up close and personal with hundreds of manatees during this Manatee Encounter Kayak Tour in Florida!

    • Learn the basics of kayaking from a 5-star rated experience provider on TripAdvisor
    • Paddle through the famed manatee sanctuary at Blue Spring State Park
    • Watch as hundreds of manatees glide effortlessly through the water 
    • Keep an eye out for otters, wading birds, alligators and even the rare black bear!

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  • Spend your morning floating among the manatees during this Manatee Encounter Kayak Tour!

    Once considered endangered, the Manatees have seen a significant improvement in population and habitat conditions over the past few years. On this tour, you will get to visit these majestic animals in their natural habitat! Florida's Blue Spring State Park is famous for it's manatee population of West Indian Manatees who spend their winters in the warmer waters of the park.

    Your tour will begin with a paddle over to the entrance of spring, where the manatees typically spend their days relaxing. There, your guide will instruct you to park your kayaks on the shore and take you on a nature walk along the entire length of the spring run. Your professional guide is a certified Florida Master Naturalist and is passionate about animal conservation and will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the animals and plants.

    A great adventure for paddler's of all levels, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness one of nature's greatest shows!

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  • Essential Information

    • No experience necessary
    • Tour is appropriate for paddlers of all levels in good physical condition
    • All ages welcome but participants must know how to swim
    • Water will be provided
    • All equipment is included (including kayak, paddles, and life jacket)

    Duration

    This tour lasts approximately 3 hours.

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    Maximum Participants

    You will be accompanied by up to 16 participants during this tour.

    Spectators

    This experience is only for those booked on the tour.

    Weather Dependent

    This experience does run rain or shine but may be rescheduled due to high winds or severe weather. Please always contact your experience provider directly with any concerns about the weather.

    What To Wear

    Wear weather appropriate clothing that you don't mind getting wet. Sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, etc.) is advised

    Booking Information

    For this experience, it is recommended to request booking 14 days in advance.

    Rescheduling & Cancellations

    Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, no refunds will be given. Cancellations and rescheduling are allowed up to 72 hours prior to the experience. Failure to appear on your booked date or to cancel and reschedule at least 72 hours prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience.

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    1. Are children welcome on the tour?

      Absolutely! Children of all ages are welcome, but they must know how to swim in the case of emergency. Small children will be paired with their adult chaperone in a tandem kayak.

    2. Are there any weight restrictions?

      No but please let us know at the time of booking if you weigh more than 225 pounds so arrangements can be made for an appropriately sized vessel.

    3. Will water be available?

      Bottled water will be provided for drinking.

    4. What do I need to bring?

      All required equipment for the tour will be provided (including life vests). You may want to bring a waterproof camera. Sun protection is advised.

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