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Paddling in Florida with Manatees provided by Paddleboard Orlando

Paddling in Florida with Manatees

Paddling in Florida with Manatees
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from £39.72 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Learn the basics of proper SUP technique. Learn proper manatee interaction protocol. Paddle to and passively observe the manatees as they swim right by your board. Our expert photographers put up a free downloadable photo album of your trip online by the end of the day.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 10343P6
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Professional guide
Exclusions
Gratuities • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
2h
Departure details
2399 W French Ave, Orange City, FL 32763, USA IMPORTANT: 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".
Inclusions
Professional guide
Exclusions
Gratuities • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
2399 W French Ave, Orange City, FL 32763, USA IMPORTANT: 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".
Duration
2h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
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
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Karen A
2 contributions
We Love this experience and the people behind it
Feb 2021
We had such a wonderful time with Ned and his team over the weekend. They are amazing teachers, so it was perfect for my family who were all going out on the paddle boards for their first time. This experience is really something that ANYONE can do and really SHOULD try at least once...or twice... or three times! We will be booking with Paddleboard Orlando again for their beach adventure!
Written 22 February 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lindsay C
Las Vegas, NV14 contributions
Best Day Ever!!
Feb 2021 • Family
Highlight of our FL trip for sure! Had an absolutely perfect day out on the water! Our family of 8 (ages 11-67) all had an incredible time. We saw so many manatees and they were all so interactive, curious and adorable. All of the guides were absolutely fantastic!!! They were so knowledgeable and fun and so kind and attentive to my four children. Could not have been a better experience! We will be back for sure!!
Written 9 February 2021
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Garrison
Lehi, UT2 contributions
What a Good Time
Jan 2021
Great experience with great people! We saw plenty of manatees and some other wildlife. Our guides, Ned and Jenna, were great company and took lots of photos that we were able to get from the Paddleboard Orlando Facebook page. Would highly recommend.
Written 28 January 2021
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Dustin B
Lakeville, MN3 contributions
Manatee Memories for my entire crew
Jan 2021
Ned and Jenna were outstanding guides. My family of 8 (ages 7 thru 43) had an incredible time. It was one of the favorite things we did on our Florida vacation and will certainly rebook with them on our next journey to the Sunshine State.
Written 23 January 2021
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Paddleboard O
Thanks so much for the kind words and great time on the water! ! We were thrilled to give your family a one of a kind experience with the manatees !! Tons of pics added to your album on FB. We’ll look forward to seeing you all on board again !! We have lots of fun sup adventures to share !
Written 25 January 2021
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Marc N
Provo, UT4 contributions
Was our favorite 2 hours of our 9 day Vacay!
Ned was so welcoming and helpful! Was hands down our favorite thing we’ve done from the Bahamas to Mexico to everywhere in the US. Thanks for the amazing time. We will be back 👍🏼
Written 21 January 2021
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Shana R
Winston Salem, NC2 contributions
Family Manatee excursion
Jan 2021 • Family
We were vacationing in FL and decided to have a family manatee excursion. Ned came highly recommended from family living in the area. We were blown away by his knowledge of the area and animals and how compassionate he is both as a business owner and how he treats his clients! Certainly a top notch outfit! And the manatees were so active! It was a great homeschool
Lesson for sure!
With love,
NC Ritchies
Written 8 January 2021
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Paddleboard O
❤️❤️❤️ thank you !! You guys were so fun !! I had a blast !!! We absolutely LOVE sharing the special natural gifts Florida has to offer !!! Y’all Come back in June for Bioluminescent tours at night !
Written 9 January 2021
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Náthaly M
1 contribution
Great experience, would go again!!!!
Dec 2020 • Friends
I went with 5 more friends and we absolutely loved it! It is a MUST GO and we will definitely go again if we have the opportunity. Ned, the owner, was extremely nice and helped me fix the dates that I had booked wrong 🤦🏻‍♀️ The whole team is very energetic and very very nice and helpful. We saw A LOT of manatees and they are super friendly it was amazing! Thank you everyone for letting us have this great experience and have lots of fun!!! 💜
Written 30 December 2020
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Paddleboard O
Thank you so much! that was certainly a magical manatee day!! we're so glad you had an awesome trip!!
Written 19 January 2021
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Erin
1 contribution
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Mar 2020
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 in the future!
Written 31 March 2020
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Heather Daniels
Savannah, GA1 contribution
Amazing Paddling Tour at Blue Springs!!
Feb 2020
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 manatees and an unforgettable experience. Thanks Uncle Ned !
Written 6 February 2020
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Claire Dodwell
3 contributions
Magical manatee moments
Feb 2020 • Friends
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
Written 6 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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By: Paddleboard Orlando
masalamujer
masalamujer
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Just Do It!
I've taken this class twice, and the instructors (Uncle Ned, Tom, Scott, and their team) are fabulous, encouraging,
xiah424
xiah424
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Professional, caring, and fun
What an amazing day with Orlando Paddleboard!! The instructors were professional, caring, and funny. Even though it
A4501VLjuliel
A4501VLjuliel
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Fantastic SUP adventure for all!!
Fantastic Fun filled morning for all levels!! Ned and Jenna are not only attentive, experienced and knowledgeable t
U1180WIstaceyf
U1180WIstaceyf
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A Big Bang for your Buck!
If Cruising down a spring fed, jungle-like river with lots of birds, turtles, and small alligators to spot sounds f
NPGLOBAL
NPGLOBAL
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Best SUP Operator & Excursions in the area!
I'm a returning fan and paddleboarder with Paddleboard Orlando. I've been on three of their tours in the past coupl
Migdeliz
Migdeliz
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SUP on the Wekiva River
We had a great time paddling with Uncle Ned and Jena! It was our first time trying this and they made it very easy.
Albedoplus
Albedoplus
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Must do experience!
Our party of 3 adults (late 30s to late 40s) and 1 teen (14 years old) had a fantastic day on the water with Uncle
Adeta G
Adeta G
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Best Paddleboard Experience!
This was an AMAZING experience! My friend and I have never done paddle boarding before and had a blast! Ned and Jen
Shanannon
Shanannon
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Best introduction to paddle boarding!
My husband and I joined their Friendly First-timers beginner lesson and tour this past weekend. He had never been o
Tracie H
Tracie H
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Beginner class was great!
Husband, college son and I tried Paddleboarding for the first time, and this was a great introduction! (Nice pande
F8857XQtommyd
F8857XQtommyd
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Highly Recommended!
The instructors were fun and engaging! The scenery was gorgeous and they made it tons of fun. Definitely recommend!
walkerrita27
walkerrita27
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Fun Family Outing
We had fifteen family members from age 10 to 76 and everyone had a wonderful time. The instructors were patient and
R3722RUyvonnem
R3722RUyvonnem
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SUPer Fun!
Tom and his crew are so friendly and welcoming and really know how to make you feel comfortable! They are very know
enaiman1
enaiman1
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Paddling boarding lesson and adventure
I had a great time learning how to paddle board. The instruction was great, I’m a bigger guy and was worried if I w
ParisMcNamara
ParisMcNamara
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The instructors are Eye Candy!
Highly recommended, the guys are great and make you feel super comfortable. Already booked another trip!
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