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Silver Springs River

Ocala, FL
+1 352-236-7148
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Discovery Kayak Tours and the Silver River

Ryan of Discovery Kayak Tours (DKT) knows the river, the wild life and its history. A fantastic two... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jerry D
Hernando, Florida
A taste of Old World Florida pristine setting.

First came here in 1960 when my grandparents retired and moved down to Venice. We drove up here on... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2017
G.Weldon S
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“glass bottom” (23 reviews)
“state park” (15 reviews)
“pontoon boat” (5 reviews)
Ocala, FL
+1 352-236-7148
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ryan of Discovery Kayak Tours (DKT) knows the river, the wild life and its history. A fantastic two and a half hour + tour. We saw turtles, birds, fish, alligators and monkeys. We saw the Kings Fort, a native American village and the most beautiful...More

Thank Jerry D
Reviewed 12 June 2017

First came here in 1960 when my grandparents retired and moved down to Venice. We drove up here on a visit to see where the early Tarsan movies were made in the 1930's. The river is beautiful and a tranquil relaxing tributary to paddle in...More

1  Thank G.Weldon S
Reviewed 7 June 2017

We had such a nice time there and it was an unexpected stop because traffic was so bad. We did the bottom boat tour...it was so interesting! We loved it! Had a little ice cream and walked around. It was a very nice stop!

Thank Kristina M
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

We decided to stop with 5 yr old boys for a break. It was so nice. We walked the boardwalk, ate ice cream, saw some snakes (in cages) and, of course, the glass bottom boat. What fun. We will be going back!

Thank Jaf1591
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

We did the 30 minute glass bottom boat with our 3 year old daughter and she loved it. It was just the right length to keep her attention. There was also a small gift shop and ice cream. We also took a short walk along...More

1  Thank Allie C
Reviewed 22 May 2017

This place is siren and lovely. I took my relatives for a trip and they were so happy to took them to this beautiful place.

Thank Gelay2017
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

We were invited to go with a group from church, and what a wonderful time. We did Kayaking and canoeing on the Silver River, and loved the variety of animals and plants we saw. We also really enjoyed a bike ride along the side of...More

Thank pjtobt
Reviewed 16 May 2017

This park used to be private for a long time and now the state of Florida is trying to return to a more natural appearance. Some of the old structures are still visible but do not interfere with the enjoyment of pure Florida nature, like...More

Thank Dieter N
Reviewed 11 May 2017

From start to finish, our visit was wonderful. Do not miss the glass bottomed boat tour and have your camera ready. We walked through the new wooden walkways and bridges and even went into the grounds of the old house. Sat in the garden and...More

Thank Ria W
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Our group of women come here yearly and love it each time. We were 8 this time and the guys at the kayak rentals are very helpful and much appreciated. The river had a slight current for return trip. We did the side canal by...More

1  Thank Tinnesz
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dan l
22 May 2016|
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Response from SusanRVer | Reviewed this property |
We did do the glass bottom boat tour and it was good. It gives you some knowledge of the area. We also kayaked but the tour gave you more insight on what you were looking at. The captain we had was very good and told some... More
Patrice T
6 March 2016|
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Response from Grover R | Reviewed this property |
There is a fee for the car but it was nominal. We did not do the glass bottom boats but there is a fee for that. On the kayaks, we rented 3 singles and one double and if I remember it was around $80-100 for all of that... More
18 July 2015|
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Response from N3867ADpaulw | Reviewed this property |
Silver Springs State Park opens at 9 A.M. and the glass bottom boat rides begin at 10. They run every 30-45 minutes and last about 30 minutes. Reservations are not necessary as you can purchase tickets at the park. There... More