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Manatee Encounter - Kayaking Tour at Blue Springs State Park

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Blue Springs Park, Orange City, FL 32763, USAThank you for choosing **The Paddling Center Manatee Tours**. We look forward to spending the morning with you as our guest on this adventure! We will meet you at the French Avenue launch site at the end of French Avenue in Orange City. Things to know/bring: Weather appropriate comfortable clothing, sun protection, sunglasses, hat, sun block, waterproof camera. Change of clothing, jacket on cooler days. If you need to change your clothing or use the restroom prior to or after the trip you will need to use the facilities at the state park. (additional fee required, does allow reentry.) Driving directions: I-4 to the Orange City exit 111B. Follow the signs to Blue Springs State Park. When you get to the Park located on French Ave. PASS THE STATE PARK and follow French Ave. till the road ends in about 3/4 mile. The road ends at a boat ramp on the river. Your guides will be there with a red truck pulling a trailer load of kayaks. *DO NOT ENTER BLUE SPRINGS STATE PARK* For GPS - use park address: 2100 W French Ave, Orange City, FL 32763 Click [Here](https://www.google.com/maps/dir//28.946804,-81.344019/@28.9504581,-81.3456747,15.71z) for Google Maps directions. Thanks again, **The Paddling Center, Manatee Tours** 407-343-7740 info@paddlingcenter.com [http://www.paddlingcenter.com/](http://www.paddlingcenter.com/)
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    Blue Spring State Park
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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    Departure Point
    Blue Springs Park, Orange City, FL 32763, USA
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    3h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Professional guide
    • Entry/Admission - Blue Spring State Park
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • 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
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    If you want to see the real Florida, then I can't recommend the kayaking with the manatees enough. What an absolute amazing experience! We saw gators, turtles, and numerous variety of herons and other birds all in their natural habitat. Dave the guide knows everything there is
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    If you want to get in touch with natural Florida, this is a great trip. The boats are stable and the paddling is all easy. The equipment is top notch and our guide did a great job of keeping us moving without getting tired and sharing the sights along the way. He was very
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    We were off season and did not see any manatees,but we we able to swim in the spring. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the wildlife and did a great job pointing out the animals. We did see several alligators from about 30 feet away. Extremely happy with the tour
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    Did a small tour with family members and our tour guide was Dave. My family and I had SO much fun. We saw birds, manitees (a mom and baby), so much beautiful scenery, swam, and they kayaking was an absolute blast. Dave made us feel comfortable and was extremely knowlegeable
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    David was our tour guide, he was super accommodating, always making sure we were okay or having fun while making sure we were drinking water and if we wanted any snacks. It was great to see the wildlife in their natural habitat up close. We surprisingly actually enjoyed kayaking
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