Bioluminescent

Get Up and GLOW during bioluminescent kayak season next summer!

Bioluminescence is the emission of light by a living organism. When the organisms move in the water they create a beautiful glowing effect. This means that you can see fish underwater by the glow that they give off as they swim, your paddle will glow as you maneuver the waterways, and the natural flow of water will illuminate these organisms. The great thing about paddling in our clear kayaks is that you can also see the glowing directly below you!

As we are Florida’s premiere bioluminsecent kayaking destination, be sure to book in advance as the season generally runs from June-October and is most visible on the darkest nights with a new moon or no moon rise. Tours are first-come-first-serve, so don’t wait!

Tours take place in the Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge just outside of Titusville, Florida. We launch from the NW side of haulover canal! This area is not only home to the bioluminescence, but also large manatee and dolphin populations which both often make appearances during our excursions! Be ready to see lots of bright bioluminescence as well as great Florida wildlife!

Bioluminescent Rates

$60+tax per person

*Tour lasts approx 1.5 hours*

*Kayaks are all doubles and can only hold up to 415 pounds and no more than 250 per seat*

**The 2018 bio season will resume in June – book now before it fills up!**
Please keep in mind that we do offer tours at midnight and later. If you book a time that late, it may look like it is on the next day because of the time.

The brightness of the moon determines how well the bioluminescence can be seen. The darker the night, the better the illumination. We have also included nights where the moon may not rise until later in the night so a bioluminescent tour will still be considerable during these nights. This means there will be no moon until the time stated on each night.

The best nights are those with no moon rise (0%-4%) and during the new moon phase (5%-25%).

Considerable viewing nights range from 26%-45%.

Non-desirable nights are considered anything over 45%. We have blocked off these nights on our calendar because of this. If you still wish to paddle on a night more than 45% please send us an email so we can open up a tour for you!

*2018 Moon Phase Calendar*

Check out all of our awesome customer reviews on Facebook:

Absolutely loved it! My kids and my husband and I really enjoyed the serenity of the nature and our guide was so nice. My kids had a blast on the rope swing too! 5 stars all the way.read more
Jacqueline Seymour
2018-02-16T22:46:58+0000
This is one of the greatest things to do in the Orlando Area. Justin and Austin were both so nice and helpful! They took the time to answer questions, take pictures during the tour and to stop wherever we liked. We'll definitely be back!read more
Carina Farkas
2018-02-16T01:09:22+0000
What a wonderful chance to experience the natural beauty of Florida! We even saw some wild turkeys nearby 🦃 Justin is a great guide, and very sweet pup (“ZoZo”) accompanied us everywhere. Thank you!read more
Eva Cohnen-Brown
2018-02-14T03:37:43+0000
Rock springs was a beautiful location. In some parts of the water you could see the fish through the kayak! I'd encourage anyone who saw the Insider video to book their tour 🙂read more
Karalynn Leann Langewisch
2018-02-13T21:25:59+0000
This was so much fun, I really anticipated coming down from IL and had a really hard time not booking the second tour after Winter Park tonight we will have to come back to try Rock springs!! The tour guide was so friendly and relaxed —> totally add the picture package!!! Loved our adventure!! ❤️read more
Stephanie Willcox
2018-02-13T01:33:16+0000
Just did Rock Spring with Hunter and had a wonderful time. Weather perfect not to hot. No gator sightings but we held a good size turtle. Since I was in Hunter's kayak and he was willing to do most of the paddling, I was able to just enjoy the scenery and take lots of pictures. Would definitely go back!!read more
Linda Kiefer
2018-02-08T23:03:35+0000
Loved our recent tour with Austin! He was a great guide and made us feel really comfortable. This was my first time kayaking, and he did a great job of setting a manageable pace with plenty of breaks for us to relax and look around. Good conversation too! I would definitely book again!read more
Bethany Chapman
2018-02-07T00:39:02+0000
What an amazing adventure!We had a fantastic time.Amazing opportunity to see the wildlife.Otters, fish, turtles, and several alligators.For the money...this is a great buy!Austin, our guide was friendly and fun!Thank you for the most wonderful experienceread more
Marie Lynn McCullouch
2018-02-05T22:26:00+0000
I found out about Get Up and Go one night around 3am when I couldn’t sleep and was aimlessly scrolling through Facebook. My friends and I had a trip booked for Florida for about 2 months out at the time so I sent the video to them and they were all on board. We drove 2 hours from where we were staying to go on the tour and it was SO WORTH IT. I am a somewhat experienced kayaker, however my friends are not. Austin, our tour guide, was wonderful and patient with us. He took my one friend in his kayak (there were three of us- two person kayaks) and showed her the ins and outs of kayaking. She still hasn’t stopped talking about how much she learned that day from him. My other friend and I goofed off a lot and we ended up flipping our kayak, but the water was so warm we didn’t even care! I felt so bad because Austin had to climb into the water in his joggers to flip the boat back over but he was totally cool and calm about it and told us not to worry. The sights and the water were amazing, weather was great and we got so many laughs and great photos out of the day. It was the highlight of our vacation and we’ll never forget it. Thanks so much to Austin and Get Up and Go Kayaking for such a wonderful experience!!! We’ll be back!!!read more
Shannon Lee Norris
2018-02-02T02:31:18+0000
Yesterday we did the Rock Springs tour with Austin. I come to Orlando every year and wanted to try something new this year. I am so glad I came across the Facebook video for get up and go. It was one of the coolest experiences. We already talking about next year trying one of the other tours like the bioluminescent one. Austin was great and extremely helpful and laid back. I would recommend this to anyone.read more
Cassandra Ohlbaum-Horst
2018-02-01T13:29:24+0000
What a great experience! This is something everyone should do if they are in the area. Great tour guide that allowed space for you to feel like your on your own but will follow along your side you if you need additional help. You won’t find beauty like this in many other places in the world!read more
Chelsea Gauthier
2018-01-31T16:06:24+0000
Amazing time! First time kayaking and Hunter made us feel like pros! Didn’t get as far as we’d like but just means we’ll have to go back again! Zozo was a wonderful support following us the entire way �read more
Kaitie McAloney
2018-01-30T01:42:08+0000
The kayaks are awesome, the guide was great, the weather & natural landscape were amazing! Thank you for putting this cool event together, I highly recommend this to anyone who loves nature, is adventurous and wants to try something new!read more
Tate Lydia
2018-01-29T14:23:41+0000
We have kayaked before but never in tandem clear kayaks - Fun!!! Austin was relaxed and very accommodating as our guide with instruction when needed to make for a smooth trip. We enjoyed the 10am paddle and mostly had the river to ourselves. Justin worked out our reservation with prompt responses to questions emailed via the contact link. As the name of the company suggests...get up and go kayaking is a must do when in central Florida! Thanks for a great time!read more
Karen Richards
2018-01-23T17:19:30+0000
What a beautiful day to be on the water with an amazing group and a fantastic tour guide! Penny was lots of fun and very knowledgeable about the area and helpful with great directions and tips on how to use the kayaks. This was a perfect length of a trip in such a gorgeous location! I'm so happy we found out this was an option for our long weekend adventure!read more
Natalie Marie
2018-01-22T14:53:28+0000
Very fun and worth the money. We went a little over a week ago and our guide was very helpful and patient with us and others in the group who weren't experienced kayaking. Will return again for the Bioluminescence tour.read more
Eva McDaniel-Hicks
2018-01-22T14:51:30+0000
We did the rock springs tour today and it was amazing! It was about 2 1/2 car ride from where we were staying but it was definitely worth the adventure. We are so glad we went. Being from northern Michigan we have tons of lakes and rivers to kayak but this was nothing like anything we get to experience back at home. I’d definitely like to do one of the other tours next time we visit FL.read more
Ashley Roper
2018-01-21T20:27:06+0000
My sister (who had never kayaked) and I (an experienced paddler) had a wonderful time during this unique tour. Austin was the perfect guide: knowledgeable and very laid back. The kayaks were lightweight and easy to maneuver. The scenery was spectacular, on a great stretch of clear water.read more
Sharon Pirhala
2018-01-20T11:38:17+0000
This was an awesome experience and is even worth a long drive! Our tour guide Hunter was very friendly and knowledgeable. The clear water reflecting the trees is breathtaking, which makes the journey very peaceful and serene. The wild life makes it exciting not knowing what you may see or be able to pet. I'd recommend this adventure to anyone!read more
Alex Piccolomini
2018-01-18T15:54:26+0000
My friend and I did the Rock Springs run in December with Justin. It was an awesome day. The water was beautiful. We saw a lot of wild life and the rope swing at the end was fun! Our tour guide was really informative and offered plenty of opportunities to slow down and enjoy the scenery. Definitely worth the trip!read more
Caitlin Delohery
2018-01-17T01:36:40+0000
We saw Get Up and Go Kayaking about month before we were heading to Florida and knew we had to do it. We went the week of Thanksgiving, and Justin was so kind and patient while we were trying to set up a time to go. We were able to explore all of Rock Springs, and Hunter was an amazing guide. We even explored a bit further and of course had some fun on the rope swing at the end. It was a beautiful area to see, and I can't wait until they start going to other kayaking sites. We will definitely go kayaking with this company again when we return! Thank you for the fun adventure!read more
Christina Moore
2018-01-14T01:24:44+0000
Absolutely loved this trip. We unfortunately had a very cold and windy day but Justin did not let that stop our trip, he was very helpful and very knowledgeable about the surroundings and throughout the entire paddle. Thanks again for this trip, we will definitely be visiting again if we find ourselves in Orlando.read more
Sienna Strazza
2018-01-07T21:56:04+0000
Yesterday morning’s kayak at Rock Springs was one of the best experiences. Was so much fun and the surrounding nature and wildlife was breathtaking. I seriously recommend it too anyone who appreciates the beauty of the outdoors and enjoys some good fun!! I can’t wait to do it again when I’m back in Florida! ��read more
Row Morley
2018-01-07T05:04:01+0000
We were a little bit late, but Justin called and made sure we were on our way and waited on us to get there. It was beautiful and the water was very clear. I recommend it to anyone who loves outdoor activities. Justin was a great guide and he also took good pictures for us. It was a great experience.read more
Fallon Goodman
2018-01-05T02:51:28+0000
My husband and I did this Friday. The air was a bit chilly, so the water was warmer than the air. Once we were in the kayak, you could feel the warmth of the water through it and you didn't even notice the chilly air. Austin let my husband where his jacket because Dan didn't bring one and Austin had a long sleeve shirt on. Austin, our guide, and he was great. Our tour was only his second. He was very patient with us and the other couple (who had some difficulties getting past some of the downed tree tops). He gave us plenty of opportunities to rest as we paddled against the current on the way out. The trip was very scenic and serene, even with the hurricane damage that the area sustained. We would definitely do it again.read more
Misty Harmon
2018-01-02T23:15:25+0000
We had a great time out on the river with Justin. The kayaks are much more comfortable than regular kayaks and had good back support which I like. It was cold so we did not see a lot of wildlife although we did see some turtles and beautiful birds. It was very interesting to see how The river that post hurricane Irma. This was a great activity and I highly recommend it.read more
Sharon Goldstein
2018-01-01T14:20:58+0000
Booked this after seeing the advert on Facebook. Took my daughter and wife and had a wonderful time. It took a while to get the hang of it as we hadn’t kayaked a two man boat before- but were soon up to speed. There was plenty to see in the river and the guide we had Hunter was excellent in showing us all the spots. We recommend it to anyone.read more
Rob Holgate
2017-12-31T18:50:56+0000
This was a great adventure. It was exactly what I was looking for with my children. Something outside and away from the theme parks. Justin was very personable and friendly and knew a ton about the area including plant and animal life.read more
Collin Quigley
2017-12-31T14:28:48+0000
Rock Springs Tour today in Kelly Park. Justin had been so accommodating even though we ended up late due to unforeseen circumstances, keeping in contact with us they had everything set up for our group to catch up to our tour guide Penny who had set of with another couple of people prior to our late arrival!We caught up a little way down the springs. The views were amazing and the water was warm and clear which made for an awesome trip. Fun to navigate through the downed trees due to the recent unfortunate hurricane too. All in all a great trip and a hidden gem!Both Justin (Owner) and Penny were incredibly helpful and made us feel welcome the whole time! Also thanks to the other two on our trip who were equally great as we know we held you up a little waiting for us! �100% would recommend the Rock Springs Kayak tour!read more
Chris Ball
2017-12-29T01:48:21+0000
What a great experience. After two days of Disney Crowds it was a much needed peace and tranquility. The scenery was great and the guide was great as well. Loved the see through kayaks � Was able to see some wildlife throughout. It was a great way to end the week in Florida. If I ever get back I will definitely book again. Thanks for the fun!read more
Michele Illes
2017-12-24T22:53:38+0000
Was an awesome experience. Had never gone kayaking before this, but it was a really sweet first time to try it. The views were amazing and the water was beautiful. Justin was a great guide and really helped us make the most of our day trip down to Orlando.read more
Ken Fontal
2017-12-11T21:05:12+0000
My boyfriend and I went on the Rock Springs tour this past weekend and it was such a great experience! The clear kayaks made the feeling of being out on the water exploring one of Florida's gems just incredible and definitely memorable. There is a lot to see on the tour, between the wildlife and nature. This tour is a must if in the area!!read more
Natalie Dehaney
2017-12-07T22:26:47+0000
Great day out. Penny and Justin are very patient with newbies, knowledgable in region and animals and made the trip fun. We saw wildlife, had the opportunity to go for a dip in the crystal clear water and had more then enough photo stops. Will definitely be come back!! Thanks guys �read more
Aleks Stev
2017-12-05T21:02:45+0000
Was a great experience! Highly recommend it to everyone. My friend and I had a blast enjoyed some laughs while enjoying such a great scenery and even saw some beautiful wildlife. Justin and penny were both great guides, keep doing a great job! ��read more
Karen Romero
2017-12-05T21:02:26+0000
This tour is awesome! Our tour guide Justin was great and fun and he knew a lot about the area. The clear kayaks are so cool and unique, and the tour is beautiful. We did the Winter Park tour. Definitely recommend!read more
Nicole Gerrard
2017-12-03T02:34:37+0000
Horrible customer service. We originally looked into changing our date due to the fact their location was 3 hours from where we were staying and weather was not looking good for that day, they had one availability, and when we went to cancel our reservation they didn’t answer until almost a day later and charged us the FULL amount.read more
Brianna Calandra
2017-11-30T12:40:05+0000
We just got back from our tour of Rock Springs, and oh my days, what an adventure! The views, wildlife, weather, overall experience - it was all first class! Justin is a top bloke, delivering a top experience. From the first enquiry, right through to our tour this morning, he's been second to none - this activity is an absolute MUST for any trip to Orlando, and beats going to Sea World and the likes hands down. Thanks for everything Justin - a big thumbs up from your new buddies in Ireland! �read more
Neil Maguire
2017-11-29T21:29:21+0000
Get Up and Go Kayaking was an incredible experience! Had such a good time with a small group traveling down Rock Springs! We saw it all including some Gators and Turtles � Hunter was a great laugh and I would highly recommend! Can't wait to come back and do it again!read more
Kieran Mckevitt
2017-11-29T18:20:36+0000
This was an incredible opportunity to see a different side of my beautiful home state, Florida. I had the pleasure of partnering with Hunter who made this once in a lifetime event something that I would love to do again.read more
Jessica Dolores
2017-11-29T14:30:03+0000
We had a fantastic morning (28th November 2017). Our guide was both friendly and knowledgeable and managed to get us up close to birds of prey, herons, turtles and even a couple of alligators. The kayaks were light and easy to paddle and the surroundings were amazing. Thankyou to all at get up and go kayaking for an amazing experience...Keithread more
Keith Mckevitt
2017-11-29T04:31:44+0000
Had a amazing kayak trip today down Rock Spring Run with Justin as our tour guide. The clear kayaks are awesome!!Beautiful day, couldn't ask for anything more.Had fun on the rope swing and the water felt refreshing.Will defintely be doing it again soon!!read more
Dawn Carew
2017-11-20T00:47:19+0000
Me, my wife, and 7yr old went today. We drove almost 4 hours just to experience this. Man was it worth it. Justin is awesome. I can't wait to do it at night. This is a experience me and my family will never forget!!! Do not forget to do the rope swing!!read more
Jeff Yansak
2017-11-19T02:15:07+0000
The feeling of paddling in a see-through kayak is so awesome and is different. 坐在透明小船中划舟的感覺實在太棒了,這是個非常不同的經驗。願與大家分享我的感受。On a sunny afternoon last Friday, we joined with friends for the Rock Springs run kayak trip, guided by Justin. While paddling down the stream, we could clearly see swimming fishes and turtles below the kayak, and different kinds of waterfowls on the water. It was so relaxing, we let quiet stream tenderly push us sliding under the shade of big oak trees. Occasionally those alligators resting on the shore may stare at us as if to blame us why we were there...No doubt, this is one of the must visit places in Orlando area. Needless to say, Justin, the tour guide, also the owner of the program, is a very knowledgeable and friendly person. He is a real five stars tour guide.坐在透明小船中划舟的感覺實在太棒了,這是個非常不同的經驗。在一個陽光明媚的下午,好友偕同我们參加透明小船划舟遊溪,兩人一組,由Justin領隊解說。一路上我們可以清楚地看見水中的游鱼,烏龜和不同的水鳥。兩岸景觀美麗讓人感到十分放鬆。在安静的小溪幫我們輕輕推動下,我們順著大橡樹的陰影緩緩滑過,拌著涼風徐徐,以為是活在古人柳暗花明又一村的境地。偶爾會見到在岸邊晒太陽的鱷魚突然翻翻眼瞪著我們,似乎在責怪我們這羣不速之客破壞了如此美好的畫面...不蓋你,這是奥蘭多 Rock Spring 地區必须旅遊的景點之一,請記住必須先預約。導遊Justin,也是經營這個活動的老板,是一個非常有知識和友善的年輕人。他是個如假包換的五星級導遊達人。信不信由你,他也會講幾句中文,因為他大學曾經和北京來的室友學過幾句中文呢!read more
John Lin
2017-11-18T21:18:38+0000
We went on the Rock Springs trip with out of town guests. What a fantastic experience! It was absolutely gorgeous with so many fish, turtles, and abundant vegetation. I even had fun on the rope swing a couple of times.We can't say enough about Justin, the owner and our guide. He was very knowledgeable about the local wildlife and very friendly. He made the trip that much more enjoyable.We will definitely take future guests on this trip. We also hope to try the Bioluminescent trip next year.Thanks again, Justin!read more
Craig Edwards
2017-11-18T16:47:37+0000
We had a fantastic time. It was truly a unique experience. One that should not be missed. Justin and his tour guide Alex, were very professional and extremely knowledgeable. This tour should be an on everybody's bucket list. �read more
Becky Stevens-Sillery
2017-11-16T20:52:07+0000
We had such an amazing time! Everything went so smoothly and the trip was so relaxing. The clear kayaks are awesome. I was glad we got to see some of the wildlife around the area. I would definitely recommend this trip to anyone heading down to Florida, It was perfect.read more
Valerie Visco
2017-11-15T20:49:36+0000
We did our Rock Spring tour on Nov 3. It was such a fun and unique experience. Justin was super helpful and knowledgable. We saw couples of baby alligators and many turtles. Being an outdoor person, I was searching for things to do besides theme parks. This tour was exactly what I hope for. I recommended this tour to everyone who plans to visit Orlando. I would definitely come back to do the Bioluminescent tour.read more
Vicky Huynh
2017-11-14T06:53:27+0000
The tour was great! We had a blast on the water. Justin is an excellent tour guide and we will for sure be doing another tour in the near future. Highly recommend!read more
Christie Lee
2017-11-13T23:28:24+0000
4 of my coworkers and I went on the rock springs tour on Wednesday amd it was AMAZING!! Justin was our guide and he was so wonderful. We had no isseues booking and they even sent me pictures of the water conditions prior to booking so I could make sure it was what I was looking for. Great customer servcice and the actual kayak tour was beautiful. We got to see some wildlife and Justin made sure everything went smoothly. Some of us even dud the rope swing at the end, I highly recommend....oh and the clear kayaks are awesome lol duhread more
Lexi Harris
2017-11-11T19:29:00+0000
You have to do this! Justin is amazing and so easy to work with. The trip was incredible. So peaceful and fun, even for those who have never kayaked before! We can't wait to go back and do the bioluminescent trip!read more
Beth Hendricks Roberts
2017-10-27T02:59:30+0000
We did the bioluminescent tour with Justin and it was great . It was such an amazing thing to see , he answered all questions and gave such a great tour. We will definitely come back and do it again !read more
Ashley Crews
2017-10-22T23:40:37+0000
We had an awesome experience with Justin on September 17th at Rock Springs! He is a wonderful, personable and knowledgeable guide. I highly recommend his company to anyone contemplating a kayaking adventure. I look forward to being back in Florida and trying out his other tours!read more
Sonya Schmid Geatros
2017-10-20T20:37:34+0000
My husband and I were honeymooning when I came across this company so we decided to try it out. Justin was super helpful and fun! It poured while we were out but it made it an extra adventure! We plan to do again next time we're in Florida! �read more
Kristina Lewkowicz
2017-10-19T22:40:01+0000
I highly recommend Get and go kayaking!It was an amazing experience that was unique and nothing that I've seen or done before. The Bioluminescent tour was absolutely beautiful and much enjoyed being able to see different wildlife such as the comb jellyfish, also having fun catching them. In such a clear night with no light pollution around, being able to look up and see shooting stars and the milky way shining bright; I was able to also paddle and see a galaxy of Bioluminescent below.To my very charismatic tour guide Justin! thank you for an amazing night, was a pleasure meeting you! �read more
Megan Lennard
2017-10-19T22:09:16+0000
This as a unique experience and gives you a chance to explore Orlando in a totally different way. I recently paddled the winter park experience and it really was worth it. The clear kayaks make it an even more unique experience than it already is. Justin was friendly, easy to get on with and was very patient with everyone. Whether you're new to kayaking, a bit rusty or a pro you're taken care of really well. It was a lovely day out, Justin was a great guide and I would also like mention how excellent Get Up and Go are with their communication and correspondence. I would definitely recommend Get Up and Go and will certainly pay a visit next time I'm in Orlando!read more
Mohini Bhatt
2017-10-17T16:15:20+0000
We have been on a personal trip to see manatees today with Get Up and Go Kayaking, after arranging it a few days ago with Justin, we turned up at Haulover Canal. Being in the clear kayaks was fantastic, getting up close to the manatees plus seeing herons, jelly fish, dolphins and other wildlife was great whilst paddling around. The fabulous part of the trip was some of the manatees actually interacted with us, they wanted to be touched, licked the bottom of the kayaks and followed us around. What an amazing adventure and lifetime opportunity! Thank you Justin.read more
Anita Hodge
2017-10-11T22:21:01+0000
Even if the water wasn’t as clear as it should be due to the hurricane we still loved it. Justin was very friendly and gave us a brilliant experience. He even gave us a chance to cancel due to the water not being clear but we are definitely glad we decided to still do it!read more
Victoria Knight
2017-10-11T12:42:21+0000
We went bioluminescent kayaking tonight & it was hands down one of the BEST experiences of my life!! Glow in the dark plankton & jelly fish ?! Seemed unreal !! Justin was such an awesome tour guide ! 100% would recommend !read more
Nicole Moceri
2017-10-08T03:56:22+0000
I recently wanted to on a new adventure with my sister so I decided do a bioluminescent tour though neither of us have ever been kayaking. Our tour guide, Justin, was not only patient with our kayaking inexperience, but also extremely kind, and accommodating! We launched with a group of six and he was attentive to everyone's needs. Once my sister and I got the hang of kayaking by ourselves (Justin had to get us help us A LOT in the beginning), it was smooth sailing for the rest of the trip. The clear kayaks really amplified the experience since the water glowed around us and UNDERNEATH us; not to mention the shooting stars in the sky, which were breathtaking! I would highly recommend this amazing company to anyone who is looking a great, new adventure. Thank you Justin for the great experience, you rock!read more
Genesis Agosto
2017-09-22T17:51:43+0000
Bioluminesence is a great experience. They have clear kayaks and that makes a huge difference because you can see more of it though the kayak, not only when you paddle. Justin is also very nice and provided an excellent service. Totally recommended!! Just don't forget the mosquitoes repellent.read more
Margarita Urrea
2017-09-07T09:33:10+0000
Justin is the best! We drove up to Rock Springs tour in his awesome kayaks. What a treat. It is just beautiful up there. Justin is extremely accommodating, patient with the beginner kayakers and knowledgeable of the wildlife and area. We can't wait to go to Merritt Island for the Bio tour at the end of Sept. Thank you again Justin!read more
Marnie S. Hoppe
2017-08-31T15:03:42+0000
It was awesome, I engage my girlfriend in his tour, and it was perfect. I recommend this tour your gonna have fun. Justin was awesome, very instructive on what we had to do.read more
Christopher Po
2017-08-30T12:27:05+0000
We had the best experience with Get Up And Go Kayaking! I can't imagine a bioluminescent tour in anything other than a clear kayak! Being able to see the water under and immediately around the kayak glowing added so much to the experience. And Justin was a great guide/host. Very knowledgeable and easy going. It made for a great birthday outing!read more
Nikki Harnett Deamer
2017-08-26T15:13:00+0000
This was an amazing experience....the clear kayaks are comfortable, and easy to maneuver. They also enabled us to see things underneath that we wouldn't have seen with a regular kayak. Justin is super nice and professional. We can't wait to take the bioluminescent tour before the summer ends. Get Up and Go is the ONLY way to go!!!read more
Ellie Nicholas
2017-08-15T17:51:57+0000
Justin was a great guide and instructor. My son and I had the Best time. We've been on a few tours before and nothing comes even close to comparing. Plus the clear kayaks are awe inspiring. We WILL be back!read more
Kristina Wingard
2017-07-09T03:32:19+0000
We booked our tour for Rock Springs yesterday morning at 9am. The serenity you feel paddling through the fresh spring water is indescribable- especially on the clear kayaks! You can see right through to the bottom of the water. Our tour guide and owner Justin was absolutely amazing. Not only did he give us an amazing tour, he allowed us to hop out and swim, jump off the rope swing, took pictures for us in the best spots, gave us tons of information on the Springs, and showed us lots of wild life ( deer, turtle, baby alligators, fish, and even some beautiful trees). Once the tour was over, Justin sent us all the amazing footage from his GoPro as well. This tour was one of a kind and a wonderful way to see Florida's beauty. If you are looking for a peaceful, fun, personal tour of the Springs, this is the way to go! We can not wait to book the bioluminescent tour soon. Thanks again Justin! Jenn and Erik Eklundread more
Jenny Eklund
2017-07-03T10:37:11+0000
The bio luminescent night trip was awesome. Justin does a great job with his clear kayaks. It's hard to keep a group together in the daytime much less in the dark of night, wind and current. Watching "fireflies" in the water is a crazy thing that's hard to believe until you've experienced it. Just shaking your hand in the water produces "sparks". We had so much fun. Thanks Justin for the tour.read more
John Schmidt
2017-06-28T23:27:42+0000
We rented 3 clear kayaks for the Rock Springs tour! It was a blast! Definitely should put bug spray on before launch and bring it with you. Justin was an awesome guide throughout the tour. Even though we maaaaay have sunk one of our kayaks, he was a trooper and helped us back on. Lol Would definitely re-book for future trips! For a bunch of amateurs, 3 adults and 3 kids, Justin handled our group well! Thank you!read more
Gabby Fajardo
2017-06-27T15:53:27+0000
I went on the bioluminescent tour with Justin. I've done this tour before with larger companies and regular kayaks, but let me assure you, a clear kayak (and smaller group) is a FAR superior way to experience this! You may have seen bioluminescence at the beach before, but I promise this is different. The refuge is far from any light pollution, and the bio is so concentrated in this area that it is utter magic. When you disturb a school of fish they dart around, leaving shooting-stars of green sparkles under the water. And unlike regular kayaks, in a clear kayak you can just watch below you and it looks like, in my son's words, the cockpit of a ship going into hyperspace. 😀 Every Floridian should do this at least once. If you get there before sunset you're also likely to see dolphins and manatees. We watched a mating herd of about 7 manatees for about an hour from the boat ramp before the tour began. You don't have to be an experienced kayaker and paddling in the dark is not as weird as it sounds. You can clearly see one another. It's just peaceful and something you will remember for the rest of your life. My kids, who have kayaked in bioluminescence many times, said this was definitely the best version because of the small group and the clear kayaks. Another word about Justin specifically. I made a stupid scheduling mistake. With a larger company it would have been more difficult to fix, or I may have been out of luck entirely and my family (visiting from another state) would have just missed out on this experience. He went beyond what I expected, moving his schedule around VERY last minute and was gracious about it. Thank you Justin!read more
Brenda Ingram Wells
2017-06-22T11:40:35+0000
The best kayaking experience I've ever had! Not only were the clear kayaks amazing but it was extremely accessible. I have a spinal cord injury so I use a wheelchair and I'm unable to walk; however, I had no issues kayaking. I highly recommend this adventure!read more
Labrawn Saffold
2017-05-29T17:31:16+0000
I went out on a tour at rock springs run with justin. I have got to say that i loved the see through kayaks. The tour was very fun a peaceful. Beauty around every turn. He was a real cool guide and i would recommend a tour with him to anybody wanting a one of a kind experience!! I want to go again already! Lolread more
Ron Washington
2017-05-29T01:06:10+0000
We took the Rock Springs tour on Sunday 5/21 and had an awesome experience! Justin took us out right on schedule and was very knowledgeable about the area. He was a great instructor during the tricky parts of the trip and very patient with us. He even stored our bags and phones in a dry bag just in case of an accidental tip over. To cap it off, the same evening he emailed me great photos from our adventure!read more
Kaitlyn Grace
2017-05-22T21:19:45+0000
I booked a sunset paddle on the Winter Park chain of lakes for my fiancé and I the other night and it was so much fun! Justin made everything so easy, you just have to show up! Even if you're a first time kayaker, the pace is slower and relaxed so you can take in the sights. I enjoyed kayaking much more with this clear kayaks because they are so lightweight and nimble, not to mention beautiful! The weather was gorgeous and we saw a lot of interesting birds. We took some time to stop and take in the setting sun. With the clear kayaks you can't take a bad photo because everything looks so neat! I would definitely recommend using Get Up and Go Kayaking for anyone's next outdoor excursion!read more
Grace Christino-Abraibesh
2017-05-15T12:25:14+0000
We just did our Rock Springs run yesterday with Justin, and what an amazing and unique experience that was! We were trying to book it for the 16th because it was going to be my birthday adventure, but it also happened to be Easter so we booked for the following Sunday. I was extremely paranoid that we were going to get rained out, but that never happened. It was occasionally overcast so it provided some good shade while we were paddling against the current. We saw one baby gator and a decent sized turtle, but the minimal amount of wildlife didn't phase us because of the nature around AND beneath us! Justin was extremely patient and very nimble on the kayak. I will say if you ride single, you'll be more prone to spin out because of how these kayaks are designed. I can't wait for the bio luminescent tour!read more
Jessica Han
2017-04-24T22:22:42+0000
I have to admit, the tour seriously was worth every second. Couldn't have been happier with how it went! Justin is a really awesome guy and he was patient and kind. Took my gf on the trip and she wouldn't stop talking about it. Actually both of us wouldn't stop talking about it! Beautiful wildlife, clear water, and overall a experience you really never imagined you could get in Orlando. I'd pick six stars but it only goes to 5.read more
Luke William
2017-04-09T12:38:32+0000
We had an amazing time paddling through Rock Springs with Justin. He was very knowledgeable about the animals we saw and where to find them, plant life and just the area in general. He was very patient with lots of picture taking and we never felt rushed. It was a wonderful adventure and incredible way to experience such a beautiful area. So much would have been missed had we not had the clear kayaks.read more
Laura Jakubowski
2017-03-28T12:07:13+0000
After months of trying to plan a trip down to Apopka to go clear kayaking with Get Up and Go Kayaking, I finally made it down this Sunday. The experience exceeded my expectations. Rock Springs run was beautiful, and our trip was fantastic! Justin was so nice and helpful. I am used to kayaking solo in a much heavier kayak, so kayaking tandem in a clear one was a bit tricky at first. Justin patiently coached us along, and helped us navigate the trickier areas. I highly recommend Get Up and Go!read more
Melissa Mouriz Redon
2017-03-06T12:55:43+0000
We did the Rock Springs guided tour with Justin. He is an amazing instructor-guide, extremely patient and knows every little inch of the springs . It was our first experience kayaking and he was very kind and knowledgeable guiding us . We will be scheduling another tour soon!! � ps: Justin provided us fantastic pics and videos� so gratefulread more
Nivea Coutinho
2017-03-05T15:52:56+0000
A beautiful experience that is completely different from other kayaking or canoeing. Justin was a tremendous help in getting us acclimated to the kayak and he did it with a great sense of humor and patience.read more
Jza Nikita
2017-02-27T03:40:08+0000
Amazing experience!!! Justin was extremely helpful, Rock Springs is one of the most beautiful places I have kayaked in Florida, we had so much fun and is definitely a must thing to do in Central Florida!read more
Sandy García
2017-02-07T10:39:57+0000
We had such a great time with Justin! We went on the Rock Springs tour and it was beautiful! He was very patient with us and helped explain how to navigate through the springs. The clear kayaks are super cool and different and make for great pictures. We definitely recommend booking a tour with Justin and will definitely book again ourselves!read more
Amy Lavner
2017-02-06T13:37:06+0000
My husband and I went on the winter park chain of lakes tour today and we had an incredible time. Justin is so patient and helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip. We will definitely be booking more tours in the futureread more
Claudia Zuriarrain
2017-01-21T19:52:22+0000
Did the Rock Springs Run paddle today with Justin and had a blast! I took my boyfriend and sister and we all had a really good time. Not only is Rock Springs beautiful, we also spotted tons of wildlife including baby alligators, an otter, birds, and plenty of fish. None of us had been kayaking for quite some time, and these kayaks do take a bit of time to get used to, but Justin was super helpful and patient with us. Eventually we got the hang of it, and all laughed at ourselves when we ran into things. 🙂 This is honestly one of the best kayak tours I've done in Central Florida--the clear kayaks offer a unique experience and the location is gorgeous, and Justin was a wonderful guide. I can't wait to come back again...I really want to do the bioluminescence tour this summer.read more
Stephanie Patterson
2017-01-15T00:53:25+0000
I bought Winter Park sunset tours for my In-laws and Sister In-law and booked it for the 26th. Then the weather changed and we got worried about going out in the rain. My Sister In-law was flying back to LA later in the week so Justin worked with us to reschedule and went out of his way to get a tour out the next day even though it was not one of his normal tour days. I cannot recommend Get Up and Go more and we will be booking a bio-luminescent tour the next time they are available.read more
Eric Taylor
2017-01-01T18:36:43+0000
We did the Rock Springs tour and absolutely LOVED it! Justin was an incredible guide and very easy going which made it feel like you were out with a bunch of friends! The kayaks are spectacular! If you're a newbie they can be a little tricky but Justin gives awesome advice on how to paddle correctly! I am looking forward to coming back and doing more tours!read more
Irina Burke
2016-12-27T21:42:41+0000
Justin took a friend and I out on a tour this past week and it was AMAZING to say the least. I've went bioluminescent kayaking last year with a different company and this was a completely different experience. With Get Up and Go Kayaking's kayaks being completely clear, it looks like you're paddling on top of a galaxy of stars. You see sparkles of what looks like glitter everywhere UNDERNEATH you. My friend and I were in awe. We were also joined by a dolphin which was really neat! If you're thinking about doing a tour, I would definitely recommend going with Get Up and Go Kayaking! The 5 star experience was more than worth it.read more
Tia Michelle
2016-10-01T16:16:25+0000