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Manatee Encounter Kayak Tour

Orange City, FL

Item #: WAT-ORL-0018
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Get up close and personal with hundreds of manatees during this Manatee Encounter Kayak Tour in Florida!

  • Learn the basics of kayaking from a 5-star rated experience provider on TripAdvisor
  • Paddle through the famed manatee sanctuary at Blue Spring State Park
  • Watch as hundreds of manatees glide effortlessly through the water 
  • Keep an eye out for otters, wading birds, alligators, and even the rare black bear!
Blue Spring State Park - Orange City, FL

Daily - 9:00 AM

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    Essential Information
    • No experience necessary
    • Tour is appropriate for paddlers of all levels in good physical condition
    • All ages welcome but participants must know how to swim
    • Water will be provided
    • All equipment is included (including kayak, paddles, and life jacket)
    This tour lasts approximately 3 hours.
    Experience Provider Info
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    Maximum Participants
    You will be accompanied by up to 16 participants during this tour.
    This experience is only for those booked on the tour.
    Weather Dependent
    This experience does run rain or shine but may be rescheduled due to high winds or severe weather. Please always contact your experience provider directly with any concerns about the weather.
    What To Wear
    Wear weather appropriate clothing that you don't mind getting wet. Sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, etc.) is advised.
    Are children welcome on the tour?

    Absolutely! Children of all ages are welcome, but they must know how to swim in the case of emergency. Small children will be paired with their adult chaperone in a tandem kayak.

    Are there any weight restrictions?

    No, but please let us know at the time of booking if you weigh more than 225 pounds so arrangements can be made for an appropriately sized vessel.

    Will water be available?

    Bottled water will be provided for drinking.

    What do I need to bring?

    All required equipment for the tour will be provided (including life vests). You may want to bring a waterproof camera. Sun protection is advised.

    When am I most likely to see manatees?

    You are most likely to see manatees Early-November to Early-March as the waters are a bit cooler during this time. That said, manatees can potentially be seen year-round, along with other animals such as bear, otters, and various birds!

    Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be returned hassle-free within 30 days.  All refunds will be made to the original purchaser.

    Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be exchanged for anything else in our marketplace at any time.  If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs more, you'll simply have to pay the difference.  If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs less, you'll have a credit towards your next booking with Virgin Experience Gifts.

    Cancellation Policy

    Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, no refunds will be given. Cancellations and rescheduling are allowed up to 72 hours prior to the experience. Failure to appear on your booked date or to cancel and reschedule at least 72 hours prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience.

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