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Manatee Encounter - Kayaking Tour at Blue Springs State Park

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    Stop At: Blue Spring State Park, 2100 W French Ave, Orange City, FL 32763-9501

    Manatee Expedition Guided Kayaking Eco-Tour. Most Intimate Manatee Encounter closest to Orlando.


    Duration: 3 hours 15 minutes

    Pass By: Blue Spring State Park, 2100 W French Ave, Orange City, FL 32763-9501

    Driving Directions: *DO NOT ENTER BLUE SPRINGS STATE PARK*

    Follow the signs to Blue Springs State Park. When you get to the Park located on French Ave. PASS THE STATE PARK and follow French Ave. till the road ends in about 3/4 mile. The road ends at a boat ramp on the river. Your guides will be there with a red truck pulling a trailer load of kayaks.
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    Departure Point
    Blue Springs Park, Orange City, FL 32763, USA
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Duration
    3h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Professional guide
    • Entry/Admission - Blue Spring State Park
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Did a small tour with family members and our tour guide was Dave. My family and I had SO much fun. We saw birds, manitees (a mom and baby), so much beautiful scenery, swam, and they kayaking was an absolute blast. Dave made us feel...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Stereotypicalpitbull
    Reviewed 12 September 2019

    David was our tour guide, he was super accommodating, always making sure we were okay or having fun while making sure we were drinking water and if we wanted any snacks. It was great to see the wildlife in their natural habitat up close. We...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Carly M
    Reviewed 6 July 2019

    Dave was an amazing guide he even won over my 9 year old daughter! He had such a wide knowledge of the area and the history of Florida. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this excursion you won’t be disappointed!

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Nursejackiepep
    Reviewed 5 June 2019

    I visited this park in December when the water was cool. This encouraged the manatees to seek the warm water of the springs. There were literally hundreds of manatees. There were a few that came close to our kayaks. We were very respectful of them...More

    Date of experience: December 2018
    Thank grandyosecreations
    Reviewed 22 April 2019 via mobile

    We met our guide Dave,who lead us on a wonderful tour of the springs. We knew that we were out of season to see any manatees, so we didn’t get our hopes up, however, when we saw a dozen or so (including babies) it made...More

    Thank SweetpollyO
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    MyHoliday2015
    14 July 2019|
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    Response from grandyosecreations | Reviewed this property |
    The colder the temperature is the more manatees you are likely to see. I returned with family last month and there was one manatee. I would also recommend arriving at opening time. Our joke was that the solitary manatee... More
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    3 March 2019|
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    Response from grandyosecreations | Reviewed this property |
    When I went in the kayak tour in December it was moderate. The waters were pretty still too. There were times when we had to cross waterways with vegetation and this required some strength to ensure you did not get stuck. If... More
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