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Silver Springs River

Ocala, FL
+1 352-236-7148
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great canoe/ kayak tour

Excellent canoe trip at the Silver River. We did the extended River Paddle to Ray Wayside Park... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
jajama5556
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Zwolle, The Netherlands
Always enjoy paddling in this river

I love paddling on this river during the week when it is not as busy. The monkeys that live in the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Travelergirlfrom1972
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Brooksville, Florida
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“glass bottom” (30 reviews)
“boat ride” (16 reviews)
“state park” (18 reviews)
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Ocala, FL
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+1 352-236-7148
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"glass bottom"
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"boat ride"
in 16 reviews
"state park"
in 18 reviews
"no wake"
in 4 reviews
"great kayaking"
in 4 reviews
"idle speed"
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"turtles galore"
in 3 reviews
"beautiful birds"
in 3 reviews
"captain tom"
in 5 reviews
"wild monkeys"
in 8 reviews
"kayak rentals"
in 6 reviews
"florida nature"
in 3 reviews
"million gallons"
in 3 reviews
"clear water"
in 7 reviews
"old florida"
in 9 reviews
"great place to spend the day"
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"enjoy nature"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Excellent canoe trip at the Silver River. We did the extended River Paddle to Ray Wayside Park. Which really is very relaxing. You go all the way downstream to have you picked up by a shuttle bus at arrival. You need a Phone to call...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I love paddling on this river during the week when it is not as busy. The monkeys that live in the forest are a neat sight to see. Sometimes the boat traffic can be a bit heavy and some boaters arent polite but overall It’s...More

Thank Travelergirlfrom1972
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the chance to bring some out of town family to the park this week. I've been coming to Siver Springs since I was a teen, I was pleased to see one of the boat Captains still working there ( Captain Roosevelt ) He...More

Thank M B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So sad to see how much this place has sunk. It was part of my childhood 30 years ago and I loved it- now it is nothing like it was and its not a place I will be bringing my son sadly.

Thank S. J. C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The silver river is a wild place. You can see all varieties of wildlife from monkeys to alligators, tons of birds, fish turtles, deer and more. You can travel by boat and imagine the first peoples traveling these beautiful, fresh, crystal waters. There is no...More

Thank fdaynawest
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Water is so clear, lots of wildlife, lots of fish. Gentle current makes for an easy paddle both down and up stream, though there are tour companies that will pick you up down stream if you need it. Just wish they would eliminate gas driven...More

Thank nautifish
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Reviewed May 11, 2018

Launch at the headwaters of the Springs and River where you can rent a kayak, then head down river to the takeout 5.1 miles down river. Be ready to leave your car keys or driver's license as collateral for the kayak. It's any easy trip...More

Thank Joe C
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Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

Make sure you include Silver Springs in your tour of Florida. Adjacent to Silver Springs State Park (we rode our bikes from the campground)...this is a must see. The highlight includes a glass bottom boat tour of the stunning Silver Springs river and if you...More

Thank Karen D
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Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

My review is based upon a lifetime (0ver 100x) visits to Silver Springs Attraction and Silver River State Park. An avg of 600 million gallons of Crystal clear spring water bubbles up to feed this 5 mile or so River. This place is truly special...More

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Reviewed April 3, 2018

My family and I rented kayaks at the park and LOVED the trip down the river. My 16 and 12 year old were totally into all the wildlife they were able to spot out! Manatees, gators, turtles, birds, fish, and MONKEYS!!! A very easy paddle...More

Thank jenlen4
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deahitch7
April 14, 2018|
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Response from Paul S | Reviewed this property |
People are commenting on three different areas of the park. Glass bottom boat tour of the main springs at Silver Springs State Park can be done as long as person can sit on bench seat on the boat. The island boardwalk loop... More
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William H
October 20, 2017|
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Response from Jeff G | Reviewed this property |
You may rent single kayaks for $15 for the first hour, $20 for two hours, Full Day rental for $30. You do not need to be part of a tour or group.
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dan l
May 22, 2016|
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Response from SusanRVer | Reviewed this property |
We did do the glass bottom boat tour and it was good. It gives you some knowledge of the area. We also kayaked but the tour gave you more insight on what you were looking at. The captain we had was very good and told some... More
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