Our Manatee Tour is a great option for those looking for clear water and manatees sightings in our crystal clear kayaks! Includes a beginner/intermediate paddle through Kings Bay to different waterways of Crystal River where manatee are typically active.
Chassahowitka 'The Chaz' Clear Kayak Tour
- Adult Ages 15+
- Child Ages 3 - 15
Explore the Chassahowitzka River by Kayak!
Come explore old Florida on this unique 3-hour tour in 100% CLEAR kayaks! We will paddle through the lush, spring-fed waterways of the Chassahowitzka River, affectionately known to us locals as The Chaz.
The Chaz is surrounded by protected land, guaranteeing a truly natural, unspoiled Florida experience. Share the water with manatees, dolphins, alligators, river otters, and countless species of fish, and keep your eyes peeled for any of the unique species of birds above.
This tour begins and ends at Seven Sisters Campground located on a canal just off the main river. Depending on boat traffic, this paddle includes a stop at Seven Sisters Springs, where the natural underwater limestone creates several small cave tunnels that connect to each other, making it possible to dive from one opening to the next! As well as a paddle downstream to Baird Creek, a winding stream that is only accessible by small paddle crafts and is like a scene from Jurassic Park.
We will pass through the lagoon of Blue Springs then onward towards the hidden gem of what is known as “The Crack,” a beautiful natural spring surrounded by forest, usually accessed on foot! After a refreshing dip and a ride on the famous rope swing, we will paddle back upriver.
- Reservations are required for all tours
- The weight limit is 425 pounds per boats and no more than 250 pounds per seat. Each of our kayaks are doubles (tandem).
- Our Chaz River Tour departs from Seven Sisters Campground where a $10 parking fee per car is required.
- This is typically a paddle better suited for intermediate skill levels due to the length and sometimes current conditions.
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