Water activity

Sanford: Mastodon Springs and Wekiva River Guided Kayak Tour

Activity provider: Adventures In Florida
Water activity

Sanford: Mastodon Springs and Wekiva River Guided Kayak Tour

Activity provider: Adventures In Florida

From US$ 80 per person

Explore the Wekiva River on guided kayaking tour to the Mastodon Springs from Sandford. Snorkel through the spring's crystal-clear water looking for fossils and enjoy a delicious lunch along the way.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Uncover an underwater world of fossils in the waters of the Mastodon Springs
  • Try to spot wildlife like West Indian manatees, bald eagles, and sandhill cranes
  • Listen to birdsong as you kayak down the Wekiva River through verdant forests
  • Sit down to a riverside picnic with foods like chocolate, cheese, and cold cuts
  • Dive deeper into the nature around you with help from your naturalist guide
Full description

Plunge into the Mastodon Springs and search for the fossils on this guided kayaking tour from Sandford. Search for local wildlife as you glide through dense vegetation. Keep your things dry with the included dry bag and stay hydrated with the included water. 

Meet your guide and get set up with your high-quality kayaking gear. Listen as your guide gives you a paddling tutorial and a short safety briefing. Set off down the Wekiva River and keep an eye out for wildlife like West Indian manatees, wood storks, bald eagles, and sandhill cranes.

Reach the Mastodon Springs where you cab explore the lush area around the springs, snorkel for fossils, or purchase a refreshment at the local beer garden. Relax and refuel with a light picnic lunch of charcuterie, chocolate, cheese, cold cuts, and cookies. 

Learn more about wild Florida with your Florida Master Naturalist guide. Spot more wildlife as you paddle back to your meeting point in Sanford.  

  • Guides
  • 3-hour kayaking tour
  • Kayaks and kayaking gear
  • Bottled water
  • A light lunch
  • A small dry bag
  • All permits and entry fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
  • Non-swimmers
  • People over 350 lbs (159 kg)

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Meeting point

Look for a big white van and kayak trailer.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Sunscreen
  • Snorkeling gear

Know before you go

  • This tour takes place rain or shine

Product ID: 430293