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Silver Springs River

Ocala, FL
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Ranked #6 of 30 attractions in Ocala
Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Canoeing, Camping
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Ocala, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Kayaking here is an absolute must do for anyone outdoorsy. We spent three hours two person kayaking and we never expected to see Monkey's, Alligators, and all sorts of fish. An awesome half day adventure!

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Orlando, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I remember going to Silver Springs to ride on the Glass-bottom Boats when I was young. I am glad that they are trying to revive the area and bring it back to it's former glory. The boat ride is worth it just to hear the history surrounding the area. I would do it again but when it is cooler. We... More

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We went on the 90-minute Glass Bottom Boat Tour & it was awesome!!! We also went kayaking on the Silver River & it was soooo fun!! Our 1st time for both!! Really great visit at Silver Springs!!! :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Entry fee to park seemed high but only $8. Park is week maintained with breathtaking springs. The glass bottom boat is something my kids will never forget see everything up close and under water from fish, turtles, birds, gators and underground statues

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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We visited on July 2nd. My family drove over from Daytona Beach for a short day trip. I knew of the boats from my childhood, and I wanted to share the experience with my own children. The place has a lot of history and a nostalgic feel to the grounds by the glass bottom boats. Reading a plaque on the... More

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Fairfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Very educational. Professional staff know a lot about the area and were able to give detailed explainations of the surrounding environment.

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Wetumpka, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We had our own kayak and put in at Rays Wayside Park. The park was very clean and accessible - including two bathroom areas, picnic tables, playground for the kids, two very nice boat ramps, one kayak ramp, staging areas to get your boat/kayack ready to launch -- and it is patrolled for safety. It is just a short paddle... More

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OCALA, FL
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Called the silver springs reservation center to rent 7 kayaks on July 3rd. First. You must listen to a 3 min commercial for the springs ( hit 1 ) to avoid. It turns out you cannot make reservation even if you a willing to pay in advance and rent for the day. Next I wanted to go early in the... More

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Silver Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

we love kayaking down the silver river from the head springs at the silver springs state park !! water is so clear ! lots of fun and you can rent kayaks from silver springs parking area but its cheaper to launch your own !! 4 bucks each !!

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Aylett, Virginia
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

The glass bottom boats were comfortable & the tour guides very knowledgable. Never expected to see such beauty but it truly was awesome!!

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