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You'll start at
2399 W French Ave
2399 W French Ave, Orange City, FL 32763, USAIMPORTANT: Drive past the entrance to Blue Springs State park and follow the dirt road to the end . That's the launch site and meeting point. It's a county boat ramp called "French Landing".
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  • Pass by Blue Spring State Park
You'll end at
2399 W French Ave
2399 W French Ave, Orange City, FL 32763, USAIMPORTANT: Drive past the entrance to Blue Springs State park and follow the dirt road to the end . That's the launch site and meeting point. It's a county boat ramp called "French Landing".
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Important Information
Departure Point
2399 W French Ave, Orange City, FL 32763, USA
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • A minimum of 2 adults per booking is required
  • A maximum of 8 people per booking
  • Minimum age is 13 years
  • Must know how to swim
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately, dress water friendly
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 10 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
19Reviews
3Q&A
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Erin wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution
My dad and I booked a paddleboard tour for mid-March. The owner, Ned, very kindly reached out to let us know that the manatees were leaving the springs and offered us a full refund. We really appreciated that Ned didn't want us to be disappointed and hope to book with him again
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Heather Daniels wrote a review Feb 2020
Savannah, Georgia1 contribution
Me & my friend Stephanie booked the meet the manatees at Blue Springs tour and it was awesome.Manatees were all around and Uncle Ned was the best tour guide ever! I highly recommend him,he is very informative,nice,fun,and a will make you laugh. We got amazing pictures with
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Claire Dodwell wrote a review Feb 2020
3 contributions
Came with my parents who had never paddle boarded before and we all had a great time. Uncle Ned was fantastic. Fun, easy going adventure and we got to see lots of manatees up close. Highly recommend
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Stephen D wrote a review Feb 2020
3 contributions
Beautiful location Magical manatees by the dozen Uncle Ned was the best most friendly and engaged leader ever 100% recommend to all a and everyone I will be back The very best ! Stephen
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Sunyoung J wrote a review Jan 2020
7 contributions
The staff were extremely kind and helpful throughout the whole tour. I was able to meet the manatees up close and take lots of pictures. We were out in the spring about 2 hours which was more than enough to get the most experience out of it. :) Didn’t know manatees were such
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Picieprincess123
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What a great bloke!
We booked the Manatee Moments trip for Friday 23th March. We were really looking forward to the experience. We were
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mvillarathie
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Great tour and company
Had a great time. Our guide was awesome, fun and kind. We got to see the manatees up close. The group was small and
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Jeremy H
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Absolutely fantastic experience
My wife and I are regular visitors to Florida and each time, we try to find something different to do that is a lit
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vrcm13
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A-M-A-Z-I-N-G
It was a great group of all levels! Equipment was in perfect conditions and Ned was great from beginning to end.
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Michele C
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Awesome Paddleboard Tour
I was in town for work. I went solo and had a great time! Ned was awesome. The group was awesome. They provided i
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Dan H
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So much fun with Ned!
My husband and I spent the morning with Ned, paddle boarding Wekiva. What a beautiful area! We had an awesome morn
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535melanied
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Awesome way to spend a couple of hours
We'd never been paddleboarding before but fancied giving it a go and doing something different to the theme parks.
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Ambassador301752
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Fun 2hr paddleboard tour
Thanks so much to Ned for a great time along the Wekiva Springs. We had a fab time and we will definitely book agai
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HuntersView
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Amazing Saturday Morning
Loved paddle boarding at Winter Park so beautiful and calm we were first timers and picked it up quick and found ou
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jasonpurello
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Explore Nature In the Center of the City!
Surrounded by the city is a natural lake oasis with wildlife and gorgeous homes. It's a great explore nature withou
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MRH428
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If I could give more stars I would !
We recently visited Wekiwa Springs and signed up for the stand up Paddleboard 2 hour eco tour. We had the best time
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WouterZbH
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Smyrna Beach Manatee and Dolphin paddle tour
We did this tour with Ned today and it was awesome. We had the best day paddling between the manatees and spotting
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Petree321
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A must try adventure
Amazing staff and equipment was top-notch i will be comingnback with all my friends and family thank you for a grea
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Amaddd06
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Friendly first timers lesson
Had a great time this weekend on the paddle boarding tour! They guides were great! We felt welcomed and had tons of
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Joseph K
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Fantastic
Really enjoyed our two hours on the lake. Great equipment, friendly and knowledgeable staff. Highly recommended!
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  • Duration: 2h
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