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  • Available: April - October

Crystal River Clear Kayak Tour

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Adult Ages 15+
Child Ages 3 - 15

Explore the Springs of Crystal River by Clear Kayak!

Crystal River is well known for its crystal clear springs, which make for an amazing kayaking experience. Our clear kayaks will allow you to fully enjoy the beauty of the underwater world beneath you. Our 2 – 2.5 hour guided adventure includes a beginner/intermediate paddle through Kings Bay to some of Crystal River’s most beautiful springs. Some of the springs that we paddle to are Jurassic Spring, House Spring, Hunter Spring and more!

While on the tour, our trained guides will provide valuable insights into the history, ecology, and cultural significance of the area, as well as identify and explain the behaviors of the various wildlife that you may encounter! Crystal River is home to what we call “resident manatees” which are manatees that live in the area year-round, giving you a chance to see some of our local sea cow friends, no matter the season.

a group of people riding on the back of a boat in the water

Hunter Springs

This gorgeous spring is a highlight of Crystal River. About 100 feet off the beach of Hunter Springs Park, is one of the many springheads in this cove. There is an area blocked off for swimmers where, beyond it, we can paddle through the crystal clear water in search for wildlife. 

Jurassic Springs

Further into the cove and past Hunter Springs Park is Jurassic Springs which is a favorite of our resident manatees who stick around beyond the regular season. The warm water and isolation of the spring provides manatees and other wildlife with a safe and comfortable place to rest and recharge! During Manatee Season (November through March), this spring is protected as a sanctuary for visiting manatees and is inaccessible to paddlers. 

House Spring

House Spring is another spring located in this cove contributing to the warm waters of this area. Located near the shoreline, our clear kayaks can easily navigate near the springhead where manatees, fish, turtles, and other aquatic animals may be spending their time! The closeness of all of these springs makes for a fun and unique paddle through really beautiful, clear water. 

What wildlife could you see on this tour?

This area of Florida is home to diverse wildlife. Not only is Crystal River known for its population of West Indian Manatee who congregate here in the winter months, it is also known for its population of a variety of other marine species, birds, and more. Some marine species we often see during this tour are dolphins, turtles, and fish like bass, snook, bluegill, mullet, and snapper. Alongside our aquatic creatures, there is a abundance of species of birds in the air as well! Be on the lookout for Ospreys, Herons, Pelicans, and even Bald Eagles! Overall, the diverse range of wildlife in Crystal River, paired with our clear kayaks offer a completely different perspective on the natural beauty of Crystal River, allowing you to see the underwater world beneath you as you paddle. We can’t wait to make some unforgettable memories with you soon!

What Sets Us Apart?

One thing that sets this tour above the rest is the individualized experience of a guided adventure with limited capacity. Our tours cap at 10 people in 5 kayaks, so our footprint is very small which means your experience is personal. Our tour guides are not only passionate about Crystal River and all the nature it holds within it, they are equally as passionate about sharing it with you. With an average rating of 5 stars on all review platforms, you can expect a 5-star experience with them on the water. Each of our guides are trained on safety, service, and knowledge of Crystal River that makes this more than a simple paddle in really cool kayaks. You can expect a high quality learning experience that is full of fun facts and stories that will only enhance the beautiful views around you!

Three Sisters Springs Closure

*This tour will be a little different than previous seasons as we will NOT have access to Three Sisters Springs from April 1st – November 14th. The state will be starting their  “Canal Stabilization Project” – This project will restore habitat, including critical manatee habitat, and prevent erosion of sediment into the spring. We are very excited for this project as it will ensure a lasting protection to the vital ecosystem in Crystal River! Please click here If you would like to learn more about this project! We will regain access for our 2024 season!*

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