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Wildlife sightings? What about CELEB sightings!?

Get Up And Go Kayaking has been fortunate enough to have had some of our favorite celebs out for a paddle in our clear yaks! Read on for celeb encounters that have been ones for the books! With Tia (one of our owners) being a proud member of Bachelor Nation, she struck gold when doing some collaboration…

Best Places to Stay Near Silver Springs

BEST PLACES TO STAY NEAR SILVER SPRINGS Visiting Silver Springs State Park is a great way to experience exotic wildlife and a wilderness that is unique to other state parks around the country. The Park features one of America’s largest natural springs and is home to crystal clear waters and iconic history. When visiting the…

How to Plan a Trip to Silver Springs

How to Plan a Trip to Silver Springs What should I bring? -Bring lots of Water (especially in the summer!) Any sort of activity at the springs can leave you dehydrated and it’s important to bring water/energy drinks to stay hydrated. – A camera and a charged battery Silver Springs has lots of amazing scenery!…

Fun Facts About the Chassahowitzka River

Fun Facts About the Chassahowitzka River The Chassahowitzka (pronounced CHAZ – A – WIT – Skah) River, located in central west Florida, borders 35,000 protected acres of Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission property. This means that it is almost completely undeveloped and natural. It is made up of many spring-fed creeks, canals, and lagoons…

Five Things to do in the Lower Keys

Best Things to do in the Lower Keys Looking for the most memorable Lower Keys experience? We’ve got you covered! Check out the following 5 places near Key West to enjoy your Keys vacation! Get Up and Go Kayaking Paddle the pristine water of the Florida Keys in one of our crystal clear kayaks. You’ll…

Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, one of the best places to see manatees on Florida’s Space Coast

When most people think of the Space Coast, they immediately think of the Kennedy Space Center. However, we’d like to think there’s some other famous locals to come and visit – manatees! Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge is situated in the Indian River Lagoon which 1/3 of the nation’s manatees either call home or migrates…

Best Places to See Bioluminescence

The Best Places to See Bioluminescence Where does bioluminescence occur? The bioluminescence occurs many locations around the world. North America, Central America, Asia, New Zealand, Europe. It’s not a coincidence that all of these locations are right on or near the equator. This is because the conditions near the tropic region are just right for…

Bioluminescence in the Indian River Lagoon

Bioluminescence in the Indian River Lagoon What is it? Why does it happen in Florida? The Indian River Lagoon is a very unique and special lagoon, the water is a shallow estuary with a mix of salt water from the sea and fresh water from the local runoff. We call this brackish water. The waterways…

Kayaking in Crystal River

Kayaking in Crystal River Looking for something unique to do on your visit to Florida? Take a break from the parks and beaches and come paddle with us! Kayaking in Crystal River is one of the most fun adventures you’ll have when visiting the beautiful state of Florida. Experience Florida in a new way! Take a…

Top 3 Places to View Wildlife Around Rainbow Springs State Park

Top 3 Places to View Wildlife Around Rainbow Springs State Park 3. Halpata Tastanaki Nature Preserve Located at a 4.4 mile distance away from Rainbow Springs State Park, Halpata Tastanaki Nature Preserve contains an extensive variety of wildlife for visitors to explore in complete serenity! From my own personal experience, I was able to view…

Top Restaurants in Rainbow Springs

Top Restaurants in Rainbow Springs Aside from being the home to a gorgeous artesian spring, Rainbow Springs is also the home to many delicious restaurants! Want to combine the two for an epic day filled with good times and good food? Well for starters, Get Up and Go Kayaking offers a 100% clear kayak tour…

Planning a trip to Rainbow Springs?

Planning a trip to Rainbow Springs? Here’s what to expect! 1). Lots of history! Starting as a phosphate mine in the late 19th century, Rainbow Springs has been constructed into an oasis with waterfalls, exotic animals and an amazing botanical landscape. 2). Kind locals and friendly visitors! During my Get Up and Go Kayaking clear…