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Experience the Best Summer Getaway at Get Up and Go Kayaking – Gilchrist Blue!


Hey everyone! It’s Jeremy from Get Up and Go Kayaking – Gilchrist Blue, and I’m so excited to share why our location is the perfect summer getaway. If you’re searching for something fun and memorable to do this summer, keep reading because Gilchrist Blue is where the adventure begins!

Why Choose Us for Your Summer Adventure?

Explore the Natural Beauty of Rum Island: One of my favorite spots is Rum Island, and it’s a hit with families! The shallow, clear waters make it perfect for kids to swim and play. After a fun kayaking tour, there’s nothing better than chilling by the river, having a picnic, and soaking in the stunning views. The spring vent is over 10ft deep, so there’s also plenty of space to do some snorkeling! It’s a serene escape where you can truly unwind and enjoy the beauty of North Florida.

Perfect for Paddling Enthusiasts: If you love paddling, Get Up And Go Kayaking – Gilchrist Blue is a dream come true. The springs here are crystal clear, and the scenery on the Santa Fe River is absolutely breathtaking. Whether you’re a seasoned paddler or trying kayaking for the first time, paddling out here is an enjoyable experience for everyone. Plus, the local wildlife is incredible – you never know what you might see! Turtles, Herons, Hawks, Otters, and a wide variety of fish all inhabit the area! In the winter you may even see a manatee of two!

Stay and Play: The best part? You don’t have to rush home after your tour! Since we launch from Rum Island County Park, the adventure doesn’t have to end with kayaking! After your tour, you can hang out and chill by the river, watching other paddlers glide by. If you’re up for more water fun, take another dip in one of the two refreshing springs onsite. It’s the perfect way to unwind and soak up the natural beauty of the area!

An Amazing View and Relaxing Atmosphere: Every time I’m out on the water, I’m reminded of how lucky we are to have such spectacular views. Whether paddling down the river or lounging by the shore, the natural beauty here is simply stunning. It’s the perfect spot to escape the daily grind, relax with friends and family, and recharge in nature.

Plan Your Visit Today!

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If you’re searching for a fantastic summer adventure, look no further than Get Up and Go Kayaking – Gilchrist Blue. Located just 30 minutes outside of Gainesville, Florida, in the charming town of High Springs, it’s the perfect spot for a day trip! With its family-friendly atmosphere and stunning views, Gilchrist Blue Springs is a must-see destination for a fun-filled summer outing. Whether you’re kayaking, swimming, or just relaxing by the water, this spot offers an unforgettable experience for everyone.

Book your kayaking tour today, and get ready to make some unforgettable memories!

See you soon,