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5 Best Things To Do in Southwest Florida

Many who travel to the Sunshine State have Southwest Florida on top of their to-visit list. The region is along the southwest Gulf coast and is known for beautiful landscapes and fantastic outdoor activities. To help you plan a trip to this region, we’ve compiled a list of the best things to do in Southwest…

Must-See Places in Florida: The Winter Park Canals

Winter Park is a city near Orlando, famous for its beautiful outdoor spaces, including stately trees, abundant parks, and the Winter Park Chain of Lakes. Although the city is mainly known for its six vibrant lakes, including Lake Virginia, Lake Mizell, Lake Osceola, Lake Maitland, Lake Nina, and Lake Minnehaha, it’s the man made canals…

Best Hidden Gems in Miami

Everyone knows that beautiful Miami is among the best places to visit in Florida. Famous for its pristine beaches and tropical climate, this coastal metropolis dazzles visitors with fantastic shopping, dynamic nightlife, beautiful Art Deco architecture, high-end hotels, and a fascinating skyline.  While the standard attractions are all worth a visit, some people seek a…

Sea Turtle Nesting Season on Don Pedro Island

Sea turtle nesting season is May-October on Don Pedro Island! Every summer all across Florida thousands of sea turtles crawl onto the shore at night to lay their eggs in the sand before returning to the water. It is estimated that approximately 60,000 – 84,000 nests are laid every year! Located just an hour south…

Three Reasons to Visit Don Pedro Island State Park

Part of a barrier chain of Gulf Coast islands, Don Pedro Island is best known for its mangroves, wildlife and miles of white sand beaches covered in an abundance of shells and fossilized shark teeth. Exploring Don Pedro Island on a guided clear kayak tour with one of our Florida Master Naturalists is the best…

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…

Monkeys In Florida

Monkeys In Florida! That’s right! You can see wild monkeys at Silver Springs State Park! While there are many theories that surround why these rhesus monkeys are here in the first place, it is quite the sight to see in person! It’s said these monkeys have been around since the 1930’s after escaping an island…

Top Photo Spots along Rainbow River!

Top photo spots at Rainbow River! We are sharing our top 5 favorite photo spots along Rainbow River. We’ll also note a few tips and tricks on how to capture your next post worthy photo perfectly! The locations you will see here are all easily accessible on Get Up and Go Kayaking – Rainbow Springs…

Fun After Dark in Clear Kayaks

Ignite the night with our popular glow tours! Level up your clear kayaking experience with one of our Glow In The Dark Tours! If you love exploring with us during the day in our clear kayaks, you’ll LOVE glowing with us after dark. Paddle and explore our different waterways while your clear kayak illuminates the…

Where To See The BEST Bioluminescence This Summer

Find the best bioluminescence in Florida right here in the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge!  WHY IS THE REFUGE THE BEST PLACE TO SEE THE BIOLUMINESCENCE IN FLORIDA? Simple answer – warm waters, no light pollution, and calm waters. Haulover Canal in the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge is often referred to as the best place to…

A Different Way to do Date Night in Winter Park

A Different Way to do Date Night in Winter Park If you’re looking to ditch the typical date night dinner and opt into something different keep on reading. We’ve come up with our top 3 date-night ideas to get you out of your usual options and spice things up a bit! 3. Picnic at Kraft Azaela…

Spring Break Alternatives in Florida

Spring Break Alternatives in Florida When many people think of Central Florida, they instantly think of the booming theme parks and popular large attractions. However, with the recent Corona Virus news many of these common Florida attractions have closed down amongst one of the busiest times of year – Spring Break! The current recommendations by…

5 Simple Ways To Unplug & Recharge Outside in Florida

5 Simple Ways To Unplug & Recharge Outside in Florida It’s 2020 – It’s time to get outside! Today, we’re sharing 5 easy ways you can unplug and recharge outdoors in Florida. 1) Set an alarm for an hour earlier than you normally would wake up and take a walk around your neighborhood. This is…