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amazing scenery and wildlife

We did the glass bottom boat tour and the fish were everywhere. We got to see tons of birds and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Paul P
Fantastic slice of nature

Coming from the UK, I really wanted to see more of the real Florida and not just the tourist... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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1425 NE 58th Ave, Ocala, FL 34470-1189
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We did the glass bottom boat tour and the fish were everywhere. We got to see tons of birds and even a manatee and several gators. We also did the kayak trip and it was awesome.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Coming from the UK, I really wanted to see more of the real Florida and not just the tourist things. So glad we made the 80 mile journey from Orlando up to Silver Springs. I was simply blown away with how clear the water is...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a nice trip with a little bit of walking as a benefit. Entrance is cheap, but glass bottom boat is $13 each. Nice ride and our Captain was humorous and knowledgable about history of the natural springs and movies done there. And who...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank RADReno
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just visiting the area and thought we’d check it out. I wasn’t prepared for the admission fee, so we decided to check out other Ocala sites.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank MaryandBobontheroad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I planned an excursion with over 40 people to visit this park in conjunction with an event being held in Ocala. My planning started six months ago and in that time frame there were four event planners. They never passed on any of the agreed...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank elllen1301
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time riding the glass bottom boat. Captain Ben showed us a great time, we saw an alligator, a couple alligator gar, turtles, countless other fish and a manatee. Such beautiful underwater scenery and a pleasant sunny afternoon. I would recommend this...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 678jonathanw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great kayaking on a very historic site. We had a guide bu5 you can rent. Also, glass bottom boat tours.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Explorer803039
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take the walk, Monkeys, and mystery draw you deep into the forrest along a walk way filled with continuous curiosity.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Koberbutt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Silver Springs State Park twice in the last 2 weeks. So relaxing to walk the acres. The state is working to upgrade the facilities. The boat ride is a must to understand the Florida water system. Imagine 500 million gallons per day....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank newton777777
Reviewed 3 February 2019

This is part of the package in the park. The management are revamping the facilities but what is there now is worth the effort. Nice restful experience, great walks in very old mature gardens. There are some amazing trees to see including the palm treee...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Roger H
6 December 2018|
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Response from Tom M | Reviewed this property |
The old homestead properties are on the camp grounds side of Silver Springs State Park ... which is apart from the actual Springs area ... I don't know about the parade of boats ...
Nicole G
8 September 2018|
Response from jdtrailblazer | Reviewed this property |
Yes Ma'am .. keep on leash
22 June 2018|
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Response from hayesjcs | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, we saw nowhere that swimming was allowed. With these hot temps, that is a disappointment. However, we saw numerous people enjoying themselves in kayaks!