2.5 hrs
Minimum Age

Blue Springs Manatee Adventure

In the winter, Blue Spring is home to more manatees than any other place on the planet. Last winter, Savethemanatee.org counted 572 manatees here at the same time. Join us for a paddle from the shore of the beautiful St. John’s River. This river is home to many species of wildlife including manatees, deer, eagles, turtles, fish, and more.


2 – 2.5 hours


This is a beginner and family-friendly adventure. After a safety lesson on land, you will launch on your paddleboard or kayak and explore the river. We’ll sit quietly by the entrance to the spring where hundreds of manatees are known to swim in and out right past our vessels throughout the day during manatee season. We call it the Manatee Show! We often see mothers with their babies, young manatees, and older manatees. Although manatees often swim up to our vessels, we practice passive observation.

As certified Guardian Guides for the Save the Manatee Club, it is our mission to educate our guests to engage with manatees in a way that promotes their safety.

After our initial paddle on this scenic Old Florida waterway, we will park our vessels at the state park and wander the boardwalk to the spring head. The views of this gorgeous spring are EPIC! Make sure to bring your phone to take pictures. We will provide a dry bag for those small items that you want to keep dry.

This adventure shows Florida at her finest. You will leave with memories for a lifetime and unforgettable pictures.

What’s included?

  • Paddleboard or kayak and all equipment.
  • Lesson
  • Dry bag for your phone and valuables such as keys.
  • Bottled Water

What to bring

  • Guests can wear a bathing suit or workout attire
  • Bring a towel and change of clothing for after the tour


Blue Springs Manatee Adventure

Adult Paddle Board/Adult Single Kayak
Ages 13+
Child Paddle Board/Child Kayak
Ages 6 to 12
Two-Person Kayaks
Holds 2 people

This adventure is operated by Epic Paddle Adventures

Customers will receive a full refund or credit with 24 hours notice of cancellation. Customers will also receive a full refund or credit in case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Contact us by phone to cancel or inquire about a cancellation. No-shows will be charged the full price.