Manatee Expedition Tours

Offsite at Blue Spring, SP

Manatee Expedition Kayaking Tour Blue Spring State Park

Paddle with us on this unique adventure into the winter home of the Florida Manatee at  Blue Spring State Park.  Our trip will begin with a short paddle to the mouth of the springs where hundreds of Manatees are known to gather on the coolest days of winter. Manatee Off Season we will get to kayak over the spring head of Blue Spring and possibly a little swim in the spring if our guest prefers. 

We will then take a short adventure over to Snakes Creek, an area known for the gathering wildlife and pure natural beauty. Large wading birds, Osprey, Bald Eagles, River Otters, Gators, Turtles and more are just a few of the treasures we may see along the way. It's nature, every tour is a new and fresh experience!

Scheduled tours go out on daily at 9:00 and 11:00 am.

Other hours available upon special request.

Our guides will meet you at the French Avenue kayak launch at the end of French Ave just passed the State Park entrance. 

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Tour price is $65* per person, single kayaks.

2 person tandem is $120* for 2 people. 

Online/Phone Reservations Required**

Tour requires minimum 4 people.

We reserve the right to cancel or reschedule tour if minimum is not received.  


Maximum Tour Group Size of 12 People.

(Group Tours Available for 12 or more people. Must call to reserve)


*price does not include taxes or tour guide gratuity


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What You Need to Know:


  • Clothing should be something comfortable that can get wet.

  • Sun protection, hat, sunglasses, sunblock

  • Waterproof Camera

  • Water

  • Meeting Location Info

  • Change of clothes just in case you get wet

Questions and/or phone Reservations

Call: 407-344-0881

^^(Tour minimum is 4 persons.  We join parties of 2+ to achieve minimum tour size. On rare occasions if the minimum number of reservations is not achieved. We will either reschedule your tour or give full refund.)

**Online Reservations are not accepted after 6pm for the following morning tour.
Call 407-344-0881 for availability.

Please help keep our river clean by bringing back all trash found along the river. Remember, "Take only pictures and leave only footprints." 

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 The Paddling Center

  at Shingle Creek

4266 W. Vine St.

Kissimmee, FL 34741

Phone: 407-343-7740

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