Kayak St Augustine Tours - Sinsational Silver Springs Kayak Tour

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Kayak St Augustine Tour ~ Silver River CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER!

Join us for a Pictorial Paddle down the Sensational Silver River. Silver Springs is one of the largest artesian formations in the world, pumping about 550 million gallons of crystal-clear water daily. Silver Springs is the headwaters of the Silver River, the largest tributary on the Ocklawaha River, a part of the St. Johns River system. The natural beauty of Silver Springs has attracted visitors from around the country. Tours of the spring, in glass bottom boats began in the late 1870s. The Silver River boasts crystal clear water with abundant aquatic life and wild Rhesus Monkeys.

We will launch at Silver Springs State Park. The main entrance is located on State Road 40 at 5656 E Silver Springs Blvd, Silver Springs, FL 34488 and meander down Fort King canoe trail and around Ross Allen Island, taking our time taking pictures and enjoying the day and the crystal clear water. We will paddle downstream to the next launch, which is about 2 miles, and have lunch. There is a porta potti. After lunch, we will continue downstream to the take out at Ray's wayside park. We will use the park shuttle to return to our cars. The shuttle price is $10.00 You may make your own arrangements for shuttle if prefere.

Paddle Duration: About 4.5 hours with lunch.. We will be slowly drifting, paddling downstream, stopping along the way, viewing wildlife,(hopefully manatees) If you are in a hurry, THIS PADDLE IS NOT FOR YOU!

Paddle Distance: About 5 miles. Downstream! Biginner friendly as long as you can sit in the kayak for the duration. 1 hour break for lunch to stretch your legs.

Please Read Carefully!

Everyone must fill out a waiver form here - https://kayakingstaugustine.com/waivers/
The waiver must be filled out in full and can be filled out on your phone or laptop, and signed with your finger on your phone or with your mouse on your laptop. Save Trees! Waiver must be filled out 24 hours in advance or you will be removed from this event and you will not be paddling with us. Best thing to do folks... is to please fill out the waiver at the time you reserve. That way you wont forget.

Must have a Law required PFD and whistle - To be worn at all times while on the water.

Kayak Rentals

ALL RESERVATIONS AND WAIVER must be prepaid 24 hours in advance or you will be removed from this meetup event and will not be paddling with us! It's real simple folks.

We have kayaks & Stand Up Paddleboards for rent for anyone who needs one at $45.00 per person.
$45.00 solo kayak or SUP boards.
Tandem kayaks (2 people) kayaks for $90.00 each...bring a friend.
They must be prepaid online here -https://squareup.com/store/st-augustine-adventures or call[masked] with a credit card.

Charges below do not apply for anyone renting kayaks.

$10.00 charge for members to bring their own kayaks
$25.00 charge for all non member guests to bring their own kayaks.
Guests may also join this meet up group and get a free 14 day trial, however they will still be required to pay the $10.00 member event paddle fee.

Reservations must be prepaid 24 hours in advance online here - https://squareup.com/store/st-augustine-adventures our by calling[masked]

As with all our events..if this event is cancelled by us for any reasons, members will receive a full refund.

There will be a brief safety meeting before we launch. No one is to launch before the meeting!

The park is about 1.5 from St Augustine

A Link to the park is below ~
https://www.floridastateparks.org/silversprings

YAK ON!

There will be a brief safety meeting before we launch. No one is to launch before the meeting!
So come on!
Smile on Silver and
Yak On!