Guided Silver Springs Ocklawaha Overnight Kayak Trip
- This is a bring your own boat, experienced paddlers adventure. If you are new to overnight kayak camping this is a great trip to get your feet wet. You will be able to leave your car at take out camp ground area so if you do not have room for all your gear you have an option. If you need to rent a tent please let us know in advance and we can make one available to your. Call for more information 813-789-0904. Limited space available due to Covid 19 Precautions. Registration Closed
Overnight Kayak Trip Details
On this approximate 14 mile guided overnight kayak trip you will be paddling all day and you will get to explore the beauty of Silver Springs State Park, paddle along the glass bottom boat tour route, visit scenes from the Tarzan and Moonraker movies, enjoy lots of local wildlife sightings including manatee and monkeys. We will paddle the 4 miles down this crystal clear river to the confluence with the Ocklawaha and travel an additional 10 miles through the wilds of Florida. This is a beautiful trip full of sights and some great fishing!
Once we arrive at Gores Landing those that choose to tent camp with us will enjoy a filling meal, s’mores, campfire time and a night under the stars before departing the next morning after a prepared breakfast. Cars will be shuttled to destination before launch.
Optional camping Friday night at Gores Landing can be arranged. Cost $95 per person
Launch Location: 1425 N.E. 58th Ave. Ocala FL 34470
Takeout Location: 13800 (13750) NE 98 St. Ft. McCoy, FL 32134
Suggested Packing List (pack in dry bags, must fit in and on your boat):
Tent, sleeping bag, sm pillow
Changes of clothes, for paddling and camp
Towels, toiletries, sunglasses, hat, swim and camp shoes
Sunblock, Insect Repellent, headlamp
Snacks, water, ice, cooler, refillable water container, mess kit