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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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    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 21 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
    Reviewed 5 April 2019

    The day was magical saw manatees, gators, all kinds of birds nesting Great Blue herons paddled into a magical wilderness that we owned all to ourselves! It was wonderful and Dave is NOT in a hurry to get back we got way more than we...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank marty837
    Reviewed 26 March 2019

    My family (of 4) and I had an AMAZING experience with Dave as our guide. We saw several manatee--which was awesome in and of itself since many have left the area since their winter season is almost over. Dave was extremely knowledgable about the area...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank Amy C
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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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