Silver Springs River
Silver Springs River
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dmarrs91
18 contributions
Fun springs to kayak for a quick kayak trip. It was raining the day we did our two hour trip, but that didn't stop us. We kayaked and my daughter did the SUP. We saw tons of fish, and an alligator and its babies. We took a the quickest loop due to the weather, and were done in about an hour. If it hadn't been raining, we probably would've taken more time and explored more.
Written September 23, 2022
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Big Ben
4 contributions
Traveled up the Ocklawaha river from the south. (started from lake Eustis) It was a 100 mile round trip. be very careful coming in from the south the last mile gets very shallow, also lot of downed trees.
Written August 31, 2022
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frogsqueezerfive
Inverness, FL37 contributions
This area is beautiful through all the seasons; worth your time to visit. Of course, springtime is the best time, as everything is just "popping."
Written May 8, 2022
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Allison S
1 contribution
Family
This was an amazing experience. We saw gators and turtles and all sorts of birds and fish. Captain Bill was so entertaining and funny. You must do this activity.
Written April 1, 2022
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pams
Missouri4 contributions
Couples
We went on the extended glass bottom boat tour. It was a beautiful day and the animals were enjoying the beautiful weather. Our guide was excellent and we saw a large number of manatees, alligators. Turtles and a large variety of birds. Very enjoyable.
Written February 3, 2022
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BlackmoreFamily
Dry Ridge, KY161 contributions
Highly recommend. We have been twice during visiting and both times were awesome. The first visit we had a family of sea cows go right under our kayak and the second we have 50-75 monkey go right over head crossing trees. We also saw alligators, turtles, birds, tons of fish and found some snakes too.
Only negative the large boats and annoying Fish and wildlife people.
Written January 30, 2022
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Don L
Ocala, FL45 contributions
To be honest I've never been on them, but I heard it's quite an awesome experience to see, they take you over all the springs and show you all the wildlife, but we have kayak there several times and it is amazing
Written December 30, 2021
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Hannah M
9 contributions
Beautiful crystal clear water and scenery! also a wildlife lover dream. I saw 6 gators, 5 manatee, a river otter, the monkeys, countless turtles, fish and birds. I traveled this beautiful river by kayak and I think it is the best way to go!!
Written December 19, 2021
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Ridge line
Miami Beach, FL122 contributions
Couples
We did the Silver River with Real Florida Boat Tours out of Eustis Fl. OMG ! What a wonderful trip. Picked us up at Moss Bluff Dam on the Ocklawaha river. We did a 4Hour boat eco tour. We never knew there was so much wildlife in Florida. We are coming back to kayak the river soon
Written November 22, 2021
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Michael C
12 contributions
Couples
Not much to see other than the glass bottom boat trip. I guess it used to be more engaging in the past when there was a zoo and amusement park.
Written October 29, 2021
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