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↠ Private Silver Springs Tour ↞

From: $600

Take a fully private tour at Silver Springs with one of our amazing tour guides!

  • Fully private experience.
  • Paddle at your groups speed.
  • Flexibility on time spent at certain stops along the river.
  • Photo opportunities! This tour is catered to YOU and gives you the opportunity to take advantage of your time and the ability for your tour guides to take some awesome photos for you during your paddle with us!
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Get ready for an adventure like no other at Silver Springs in Ocala, Florida! Our crystal clear kayaks allow you to witness the magic of clear blue canals as you paddle through the Silver Springs headspring surrounded by amazing wildlife, including manatees, monkeys, turtles, fish, birds, and even the occasional alligator!

With TWO different tours available, you can experience the excitement all year round. From November 15th – March 31st, join us for the Silver Springs – Manatee Season Clear Kayak Tour, where you’ll witness the majesty of manatees in their natural habitat. As you paddle through the crystal-clear waters, you’ll be amazed by the surrounding wildlife sightings that you can only see from our kayaks making this a true bucket list experience.

If you’re visiting from April 1st to November 14th, don’t miss out on our Silver Springs Tour. While you explore the clear blue canals, you’ll have the chance to spot monkeys, turtles, fish, birds, and even the occasional sunbathing alligator. If you’re lucky, you might even get to see some of our manatees that call Silver Springs home year-round! Our highly trained guides will point out all the wildlife in advance and share fascinating stories about Hollywood film sites and famous Silver Springs visitors.

Our guides will also make stops along the canal for the perfect photo-opportunity for you and your group. Don’t hesitate to ask our guides to take photos for you, as they’re great photographers too!

So why wait? Book your unforgettable outdoor adventure at Silver Springs, Florida, today and get ready to paddle with us!


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Collect the exclusive Silver Springs sticker on the day of your tour from your guide! Collecting more location stickers can unlock some great rewards. Learn more about our loyalty program HERE!




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Meet Heidi, a true New Hampshire native with a heart dedicated to environmental causes. Her love extends to all wildlife and waters, and she finds joy in sharing special moments with her grandson.


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Bry, a nature enthusiast, finds joy in river floats, conservation efforts, and pursuing a forestry degree. Beyond nature, she expresses her creativity through painting and changing her hair color weekly.


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Sam, a Florida native, craves adventure and explores far and wide. Committed to conservation, he inspires others to connect with nature. Fun fact: Sam traveled the US in a 22-year-old van, chasing National Parks.


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Josh has always had a love for Florida’s wildlife. He loves studying the state’s ecosystem and has dedicated himself to becoming an expert on reptiles.


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Meet Lauren! She’s a nature enthusiast and adventurer who has a profound connection with the natural world. Growing up exploring the mountains of New Hampshire and the diverse landscapes of Florida, she has developed a deep appreciation for nature’s beauty. When not immersed in her work with nature, you can find Lauren exploring the outdoors with her son, embracing the beaches, springs, and trails of Florida. Her genuine passion for nature shines through in her role as she joyfully shares her knowledge and love for the environment with guests on the water.

Mario Simauchi

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Meet Mario! Originally from Miami, FL and could be considered a nature enthusiast. He is a Rollins College Alumni, with an International Business degree in Global Brand Management and International Franchising. Growing up speaking both Spanish and English, Mario can also communicate in Mandarin, Portuguese, and French… making him multilingual! In addition to studying at Rollins, Mario also took his studies overseas and spent time studying in China. In his free time he enjoys traveling and experiencing new cultures.

Sam Heimgartner

Meet Sam! Sam, originally from IL, is an adventure seeker at heart and passionate of all things outdoors! In her spare time you can catch her hanging at the beach either surfing, snorkeling, or scuba diving. She enjoys traveling to different parts of the world, so be sure to share your epic travel stories with her on your next paddle! Sam also has an eye for spotting out wildlife on tours!


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So Worth It

Such an amazing experience! So relaxing to get out of the “busy vacation rush” and go on this trip. It 100% exceeded my expectations. The water was absolutely gorgeous and we saw a lot of wild life! At least 15 monkeys, tons of turtles and fish. The guide was so kind and knowledgeable. The tours are small so you don’t feel crammed together or in anyone’s space. It’s very affordable and I felt like I was in a tropical country with silver sands and blue waters- so it’s so worth it.

– Addison Y. | Tripadvisor
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Truly Magical

Sam was our tour guide and he was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. He made our tour fun and interesting. We went on the morning tour and it was the best time to go. There was only one other kayaker with us and the setting was peaceful and serene. We saw many animals including monkeys, alligators, turtles, and many different species of birds!! The tour was very relaxing and tranquil. We really enjoyed it! I definitely would recommend the early morning tour!

– B. Janie | Tripadvisor
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A Must-Do

I highly recommend this tour if you are interested in Wildlife and want to take a few hours relaxing on the water. Our tour guide he was amazing- such a lovely chilled out guy, very friendly, obviously loved his job and was very knowledgeable. He took a large group out in the clear kayaks we felt safe the whole time. The ride was not strenuous and the equipment was very easy to use. I would most definitely do this again the next time I am in Florida!

– Happy F. | Tripadvisor
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The Best

When everyone passing you in canoes, kayaks, and on paddle boats says "oh man, a clear kayak, that would be the way to do this", you know you're doing it right! Silver Springs is absolutely beautiful and having a clear kayak allows you to take it all in. The team at Get Up And Go Kayaking is professional, timely, and patient. Our guide shared the history of the area, did an excellent job of pointing out the wildlife. We would definitely recommend Get Up And Go Kayaking!

– Hinton T. | Tripadvisor
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Loved It

This was so beautiful & relaxing! We saw gators, lots of turtles and various birds and we learned a lot about the wildlife. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the history of the springs. I would definitely recommend this activity for both local Floridians and for visitors. If you love the outdoors, you'll enjoy this. We had never kayaked this river before. but now this is something we'll plan to do whenever we have out-of-town visitors! Highly recommend to anyone!

– Delan O. | Tripadvisor




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