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We launched our own kayaks at Silver Springs State Park & paid for shuttle from Ray Wayside Park... read more

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we did the kayak trip and it was awesome. the wildlife and scenery is spectacular. we enjoyed every... read more

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Reviewed today

We launched our own kayaks at Silver Springs State Park & paid for shuttle from Ray Wayside Park. This was a 3.5 to 4 hour trip and was beautiful. Saw countless alligators, turtles, all kinds of birds including 3 Bald Eagles. We did not see...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

we did the kayak trip and it was awesome. the wildlife and scenery is spectacular. we enjoyed every minute.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Paul P
Reviewed 1 week ago

great launch staff, wonderful kayaking. loved seeing monkeys and manatee. Gorgeous springs. Great visit.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Dr Linda S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When in Ocala, Florida, you must spend a day in Siver Springs State Park. The highlight of my trip was being on the river in a glass bottom boat. A very knowledgeable captain navigated the boat and told us what we saw down under in...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Christiane H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you had to pick a favorite Silver Springs or Silver River you would be wrong. Florida beaches would win , buy a lot, but all four springs out of Ocala are excellent. Silver River in your glass bottom Kayak is another trifecta. You have...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 387indy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There wasn't a lot of fish like there use to be. Not sure why, but overall a good boat ride. Get there early so you do not have to wait in line for boat ride. Saw lots of birds. Tour guide

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Thomas B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The weather was beautiful, the animals were plentiful and you just couldn't have asked for a better trip. The launch area is very easy. We were with our club so we didn't rent any of the kayaks, but friends late did and they said it...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BooBear517
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

On our way down thru Florida we spent the night in Ocala and then next morning made a stop at the State Park in order to take the glass bottom boat down the river. We only took the 30 minute ride compared to a 1.5...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank goldenbair
Reviewed 3 February 2019

A gentle and rewarding experience taking you back to the past but with an interesting and lovely old park to explore. The glass bottom boat rides are a must see and were one of the things on my bucket list. Captain Rob was really good....More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Wiseoldman
Reviewed 17 January 2019

If I remember right, they had a boat ride you could purchase which we did. Nothing special. Then the guides after the ride, literly asked for tips. Are they for real? Isn't this a state park? Should they be asking for tips?

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank macarrollsis
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12 January 2019|
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Response from 166darleneh | Reviewed this property |
Yes. We were there yesterday. Jan. 29. The tour boats and kayaks were for rent.
14 April 2018|
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Response from KC H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the park was ADA compliant when state of Florida purchased it...glass bottom boats have ramp and IF handicapped staff at kayak launch will assist. I work with Tampa Bay ye mystic crew... Pegleg Pete charity serving kids... More
20 October 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.