Enjoy the tranquility of an estuary before entering the beautiful spring fed waters of the Weeki Wachee River! Expect an adventure that is part wild and part urban as the river is a popular one to enjoy living and recreating on!
Weeki Wachee Clear Kayak Manatee Season Ecotours
- Adult Ages 18+
- Child Ages 17 & Under
Experience Manatee Season on the Weeki Wachee River!
These large aquatic mammals call the Weeki Wachee River home all year long, but during cooler months more manatees use the Weeki Wachee as their warm water winter habitat (November 14-March 31st).
This is a great ecotour for those looking to enjoy the tranquility of an estuary with brackish water before kayaking the clear waters of the Weeki Wachee River in our crystal clear kayaks with an opportunity to hopeful spot a manatee or two or seven!
This 2-hour guided adventure includes a beginner/intermediate paddle upstream with a drift paddle back to the launch site. Each tandem kayak fits 2 people.
Our paddle begins in the brackish water of an estuary before paddling into the spring-fed clear waters of the Weeki Wachee River. Our unique launch location at Mary’s Fish Camp is surrounded by nature and offers us the opportunity to experience a lot of wildlife! Be on the lookout for many different species of animals from birds, plants, turtles, fish, otters, manatees, dolphins, alligators, sting rays and more! (Though we cannot guarantee that we will see wildlife on our tours)
- Use of crystal clear kayak
- Informative and knowledgeable tour guide
- Safety equipment
- 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).
- You must have the ability to lift yourself up and off the ground as our launch is sloped.
- You must have the ability to sit in the same position for 2+ hours.
Many factors influence these dynamic eco systems including (but not limited to):
During a high tide, and following rain we can’t ensure the clarity and visibility of the Weeki Wachee River. During rainy season the river can be subject to periods of reduced visibility.