Paddling Adventures

Paddling Adventures, Fort White: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Paddling Adventures Reviews: 4/5

Paddling Adventures
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9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
About
Paddling Adventure is the only Ichetucknee Springs kayak, canoe and stand up paddleboard rental facility located inside of Ichetucknee Springs State Park in Fort White, Florida. Be transported into paradise as you paddle the crystal clear waters of this National Landmark, which takes you through shaded hammocks and floodplain forests brimming with wildlife.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Christine R
Melbourne, FL2 contributions
Easy Way to Tube
Jun 2019 • Family
I recently went to the springs to Tube with my family. In the past, we have rented outside the park. They now offer rentals right inside. No need to find a house on the side of the road. Drive into the park, rent your tubes and they transport you up to launch and back again. Way easier and not expensive. Just make sure to park at the South Entrance. Will be back
Written June 19, 2019
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kbmcg67
Lake Park, GA207 contributions
I Do NOT Like the Change!
Jul 2018 • Family
I have been tubing the Ichetucknee for 12 years, and have always stopped at the corner of 47 and Church to get my tubes. Yesterday, I stopped and discovered this outfitter (Paddling Adventures) has now moved into the state park (Ichetucknee). What used to be a hassle free float is now a huge hassle due to the lack of organization of Paddle Adventures.
We stopped and were told we would now pick up the tubes in the park. Ok, easy enough. Go to Ichetucknee. Paid entrance fee. Go to tube rental. STOP!!! That’s not right. We were told to go to the south entrance. There, you buy a shuttle wrist band and tubes. Okay....Drop the teens off at the head spring to swim while they wait. Drive to south entrance and buy wrist band to get shuttle back up, and of course our tubes. You don’t actually get your tubes here. You get them back at the north entrance where we started. So, the shuttle.....Considering it was the week of the 4th, you’d think this outfit would have as many and as big shuttles running.....Ummmm.... NO!!! I had to wait over 30 mins just to get on a shuttle! Now, as I stated,I’ve been doing this tubing trip for 12 years. Used to be only the driver could shuttle. This made it fast because they were not as many people riding the shuttle. Hello!!!! Makes sense!!! This time, it was drivers, kids, babies, everybody and anybody, which made the line for the shuttle extremely long. Plus, kids, even toddlers, had to sit in their own seat, so you had these little kids taking up seats.
So, finally I get back, get the tubes, and float. Great float!!! The spring is as breathtaking as ever. But, I will NOT be floating with Paddling Adventures ever again! Either I’ll find a new outfitter or find a new spring to float!
One last thing......why mess a good thing up?? The old way worked perfectly!!! Oh wait!!! I know......$$$$$$. What used to be a cheap and fun day (about $25), is now twice that if you get everyone a shuttle wrist band.
Written July 3, 2018
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Ruth T
2 contributions
avoid paddling adventures
Jul 2018 • Friends
I am so disheartened that the state park has allowed Paddle Adventures to set up inside the park. what use to be a 6 dollar entrance fee has now become a money grabber by this group. They now charge a 7 dollar fee to drive you back to the north entrance and if you want to continue past the half way point they are charging 7 per person to take a tram less than a mile. If you bring your family you will be scammed into paying up to 35 dollars for a ride to get to the parking lot. and since they dont want anyone to have options they have closed off the road to the take out point so you have no choice. Well there is a choice , buy at the outfitters right before the park . and when you raft the river either take out at the half way point or just walk back . its not that far... Paddle adventures is only after the profit and make you feel that you have no other options. If you are driving with a group then shuttle your own cars and save time and money... Paddling adventures is not a local group but have bought our a few of the larger providers in the area. They will probably ruin the area just like they did silver springs. Shop Local and support the tubing center right before the park. they are cheaper and much friendlier. I love Ichetucknee Springs state park but cant stand what Paddle Adventures is doing. Bring you bathing suit and a picnic but stay away from this concesson
Written July 2, 2018
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PCFl32404
Panama City, FL62 contributions
Friendly people
Jun 2017 • Family
This company operates shuttle service within ichetucknee springs state park. We only used the for the shuttle service as we had our own tubes. If you do want to rent from them they make it very easy. The staff I spoke with were all friendly and offered good tips for the trip. The bus to the north end was very nice, clean, and air conditioned not the typical rafting school bus for sure. While many maya think ac is over the top if you are wearing a wetsuit for the trip down the river you will be thankful for the cool air until you hit the cold waters. I would skip the shuttle service and walk if I was only going to use the south part of the river.
Written June 25, 2017
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Thank you for your kind words, we are glad to hear you enjoyed your trip! The really wonderful thing about Ichetucknee is that there are so many options for how you choose to spend your time on the river, which means there are a ton of options for your budget, too (take the tram, or walk!). We would love to have you back!
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chris d
Palm Harbor, FL82 contributions
Awesome company
Apr 2017
Paddling Adventures are located in the back of the parking lot of Ichetucknee Springs. Park in the main parking lot and walk down dirt road to their office. They will offer 2 different trips. One trip is offered to the south entrance of the park which is about 2.5 hrs or you can do the all day trip which gets out at the 129 bridge. The all day trip is well worth it. They will pick you up at either location and bring you back to the north entrance.
Written April 30, 2017
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Bill
Weirsdale, FL296 contributions
pictures from the trip down the rivers we took and enjoyed the piece and quiet
Nov 2016 • Family
heres some pictures we took along the way down the river and enjoyed . no tubers just us and natures animals and quiet 2 .5 hrs please visit john/brianna at paddling adventures these folks will go out of the way to make your trip worth while .. thanks guys for everything 👍👌🏽🤗😁
Written April 16, 2017
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Chris T
2 contributions
Fair pricing, very comfortable canoe and extremely friendly staff.
Nov 2016 • Couples
Don't miss out on this, I went just before Thanksgiving as soon as they opened and saw nobody else on the water. The gentle current makes this one of the easiest most relaxing ways to take in nature since you only have to steer from time to time. Will almost certainly visit again.
Written November 28, 2016
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Thank you for coming Chris! We couldn't agree more!
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Bill
Weirsdale, FL296 contributions
a first time kayaking awsome exprience
Oct 2016 • Family
please visit paddling adventures in the springs , they go above and beyond ( john brianna) . made the trip . a once in a life time exprience even our senior nana would do this adventure again .. awsome place to see natures animals (turtles, alligator gar blue haron birds different fish . kids really will remember this .,
Written October 18, 2016
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We loved having you guys! Thank you so much for the wonderful pictures! We can't wait to have you back.
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TampaTraveler
Tampa Florida44 contributions
Quiet River, Beautiful, Great for Kayaking (not in summer)
Sep 2016 • Friends
Spent a Saturday afternoon in the end of September kayaking from the north entrance of Ichetucknee Springs State Park to the south entrance. Rented from Paddling Adventures at the North entrance. We waited to go to this river until after Labor Day to avoid the summer rush of tubers. We were well rewarded. We saw very few people boating on the upper end of the river from the North entrance until we reached Mid-Point / Dampiers Landing when there were more boats (canoes and kayaks) and tubers. There are no motorized boats on this river, a wonderful feature.
We swam in Devil's Eye Springs and snorkeled there. Beautiful clear water. Chilly 72 degrees (typical spring temp). Shallow water on the edge of the spring allowed us to park our kayaks and climb out to go swimming. There are several springs dotted along the river that were beautiful as well. Didn't see any alligators, but saw A LOT OF turtles.
Beautiful day. Will go back again before summer months.
Written September 27, 2016
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