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Silver Springs Monkey Kayak Tour

Price USD$119.99


Silver Springs Monkey Kayak Tour
Kayak through historic Silver Springs where you\'ll see some of Florida\'s native wildlife and unique flora and fauna. A tourist destination since 1878, the crystal clear, aquamarine water way and surrounding jungle paradise has been attracting visitors for nearly 140 years and has also been the filming location for many television and films. Your guide will share with you the history of this state park as well as help you spot the Rhesus monkeys living in the trees.

Get to know the ?real? Florida, on this kayak tour down the Silver River.

The Silver River, a spring fed river, is so clear that you will be able to see everything underneath the water and along the banks. Tropical plants and wildlife are in abundance as well as the wildlife such as alligators, turtles, river otters, black bears, owls, egrets, storks and the Rhesus monkeys.

The history of this river actually dates back to the 1800?s where many Civil War veterans came to Florida for the healing environment of the tropical air and artisan waters. In 1878, glass bottom boats created opportunities to view the underwater life of the springs was the first eco-tourist attraction in the USA. Nearly 140 years later, Silver Springs is still teeming with natural wonders.

Silver Springs was used as the set of numerous underwater television and films sets including Tarzan, Creature from the Black Lagoon and even an episode of Steve Irwin?s Crocodile Hunter.

Your tour starts with an enchanting paddle down a kayak trail for about 1 mile until you reach the Silver River. From there, head 4-miles downstream through one of the world?s most beautiful waterways. Your guide will provide you with history of the region, point out native plants, invasive species and of course, monkeys!

Be prepared to take lots of photos as iridescent blue fish swim past your kayak. Spot turtles and alligators sunning themselves on river logs, look up to see a variety of exotic birds fly by and listen for the chatter of the Rhesus monkeys in the trees above.

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Kayak through historic Silver Springs where you\'ll see some of Florida\'s native wildlife and unique flora and fauna. A tourist destination since 1878, the crystal clear, aquamarine water way and surrounding jungle paradise has been attracting visitors for nearly 140 years and has also been the filming location for many television and films. Your guide will share with you the history of this state park as well as help you spot the Rhesus monkeys living in the trees.