What you'll do
We will get you checked in right when you arrive to allow for the most possible time on the water! Once you're all checked in, we'll give some basic paddle instructions and information about the tour ahead. We'll get you loaded up into your clear kayak and off we go! The paddle will last about 1.5 to 2 hours depending on the speed of our group and any wildlife we may see along the way. We will be sure to take plenty of pictures and give some awesome unique facts about the area on our several picturesque stopping points! The paddle will be leisurely as we navigate through the beautiful bayous and incredible waterfront homes until we reach Spring Bayou! There we will visit local historical monuments, Victorian-era homes, and take in the sights of the Florida manatees from our clear kayaks! We will spend time watching manatees come to the surface all around us while we catch glimpses of some native coastal birds! Tide and time permitting, we will stop along a mangrove estuary for some more sights! Be ready for lots of great local nature and wildlife along the way!
- Responsible interactions
All hosts must follow guidelines created with World Animal Protection.
- Caring expert hosts
Learn from biologists, conservationists, farmers, and more.
- Diverse animals
Meet over 300 kinds of animals, from alpacas to zebras.
Being born and raised in Florida, I've always had an appreciation for nature - specifically the ocean. Spending more than 20 years in the Tampa Bay area, I've swam and interacted with just about all marine life imaginable; it gave me an incredible appreciation for the beauty below the water. Being a Girl Scout, EMT, lifeguard, and now physician assistant this gives me the unique ability to combine all the things I love into one experience. Which is why I decided to bring Get Up And Go Kayaking to Tampa Bay! Clear kayaking allows you to have an immersive perspective on the unique wildlife and nature we have here in Florida - I like to think of it as having the best window seat to the waters of Tampa Bay!
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Where you'll be
We will paddle through Tarpon Springs to Springs Bayou which attracted the town's very first settlers in 19th century and later built their homes on this "Golden Crescent." Still very much a town landmark, the Bayou is the site of the annual Greek Orthodox Epiphany Celebration and cross-diving ceremony, and the winter home to numerous manatees
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.
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Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend. Each kayak has weight limit of 425 pounds per boat and no more than 250 pounds per person.
The weight limit is 425 pounds per boat and no more than 250 pounds per seat. Each of our kayaks are doubles (tandem). If there is an odd number in your party, they will be able to take the boat as a solo but must not weigh more than 250 pounds.
Clear Kayak Manatee Tour Tarpon Springs