Your adventure begins with attending a class that covers techniques and stresses safety. The tours will take you to various Central Florida rivers and springs. You drive to the area to meet with the staff who bring the kayaks, live vests, water, etc. The group paddles to areas of interest which includes natural springs. Swimming is a regular activity, and during the winter months you can be swimming with manatees who then stay in the springs warmer water. Depending on the length of time of the tour, many bring snacks or lunches along to enjoy. Another benefit of joining these tours would be the staff who are part of an eco-recreation management group and background. They share loads of information along the way. The tours are limited in size which makes for a more intimate group. Reservations are required and there are fees.