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Paddling in Florida with Manatees

Paddling in Florida with Manatees

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Orange City, United States
icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


See manatees while paddleboarding in the calm waters of Florida’s Blue Spring State Park on this 2-hour tour by stand-up paddleboard. Start with a brief paddleboarding lesson, then set out for a manatee refuge within the state park where you view manatees from a boardwalk on land and from the water. Your tour includes guide, use of equipment, and entrance fees.
  • Look for manatees in a Florida wildlife refuge
  • Hear insightful commentary from the guide
  • Go paddleboarding in Blue Spring State Park
  • Suitable for older children and adults
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Departure Point

2399 W French Ave, Orange City, FL 32763, USA

IMPORTANT: Drive past the entrance to Blue Springs State park and follow the dirt road to the end . That's the launch site and meeting point. It's a county boat ramp called "French Landing".

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • A minimum of 2 adults per booking is required
  • A maximum of 8 people per booking
  • Minimum age is 13 years
  • Must know how to swim
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately, dress water friendly
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Paddleboard Orlando

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the maximum group size during Paddling in Florida with Manatees?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

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Blue springs paddle with manatees
, Mar 2020
Highly recommend paddling with manatees. Fantastic experience. Tour guide very knowledgeable and friendly. This was only my second time on a paddle board and Ned provided brief easy instructions making me feel comfortable and confident. Manatees were sleeping when we first arrived but He spent additional time in the viewing area right outside springs to ensure we had the opportunity to have manatees swim out of the springs, under and beside our boards and captured incredible pictures

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