Wildlife Springs Paddle Adventure at Blue Spring

• 30 miles from downtown Orlando

Beginner & kid (3+) friendly!

• Duration 2 hours

Enjoy a paddle of this scenic Old Florida waterway. The views are EPIC! This is your chance to paddle (and swim*) in the crystal clear, beautiful spring water, which stays a refreshing 72 degrees all year long! In the winter (November through March), Blue Spring is home to more manatees than any other place on the planet. Outside of the winter season (April through November), manatees visit the spring, on occasion, as they travel up and down the St. John’s River.

About Blue Springs Wildlife Adventure Tour


2 hours


This is a beginner and family friendly adventure. If you have been wanting to learn how to SUP, Stand up Paddleboard, this is the perfect tour. After a safety lesson on land, you will launch on your paddleboarding / kayaking adventure and explore the river. We start the paddle from the shore of the beautiful St. John’s River and move into the beautiful, clear waters of Blue Spring to explore the ecosystem that exists there. Be prepared to experience an array of flora and fauna that live within the spring. This area is home to many species of wildlife including birds, deer, eagles, turtles, fish, manatees and more!  

Make sure to bring your phone to take pictures. We provide a dry bag for those small items that you want to keep dry. This adventure shows Florida at her finest. You will leave with memories for a lifetime and unforgettable pictures. 

If you are thinking of things to do in the Orlando areas, this is a local favorite tour and is an amazing outdoor adventure all year round!

Please note: The 8am tour can paddle all the way to the springhead while the 11am tour will be allowed to paddle part way through the spring, due to the high capacity at the swimming area. If you have any questions about this, please contact our office. 

*Some guests will want to swim for a short time, some a long time, some, not at all. So, while we can take a quick dip in the refreshing spring on the tour, we highly recommend going into the State Park to enjoy more swimming time at the designated swimming area at the conclusion of your tour.  

PLEASE NOTE:  **There is a $4-$6 per car entry fee to get into the State Park.  **This is a very popular destination and the park often does reach capacity.

What is Included

  • Paddleboard or kayak and all equipment.
  • Lesson
  • Dry bag for your phone and valuables such as keys.
  • Bottled Water

What to bring

Guests can wear a bathing suit or workout attire. Bring a towel and change of clothing for after the tour.

After you have enjoyed your daytime adventure, we suggest considering one of our amazing evening bioluminescence kayak and bioluminescence paddle board tours. We offer a Sunset and Bioluminescence tour and a Bioluminescence and Stargazing tour. You can choose whichever vessel that you prefer to enjoy this incredible seasonal experience!