Saint Johns River, Florida (State): Our most recommended tours and activities

Orlando: 3-Hour Manatee Encounter by Kayak

1. Orlando: 3-Hour Manatee Encounter by Kayak

On this 3-hour excursion your group will paddle and explore the natural habitat of wild manatee. In the winter months we launch near springs and in the warmer months we paddle the river to find them feeding. While on the water we will also experience close encounters with otter, wading birds, turtles, alligators, deer, and the occasional black bear. Your guide will contact you the day before with the exact meeting point, update you on the wildlife seen on that days tour, and answer any questions you might have. They will also find out if you want to use single kayaks or two person tandem kayaks.

St. Augustine: St. Johns River Airboat Safari with a Guide

2. St. Augustine: St. Johns River Airboat Safari with a Guide

Journey through the backwaters of the St. Johns River on a guided airboat tour in St. Augustine. Learn facts about the region and witness the non-tidal freshwater creeks that North East Florida has to offer. Keep an eye out for alligators, snakes, turtles, and manatees. Take a thrilling ride through parts of Trout Creek and Six Mile Creek on the westernmost side of St. Augustine. As you cruise past long stretches of natural lands of the St. Johns River waterways, learn about some of the area's local history from your guide.

Kennedy Space Center: Full-Day Tour with Airboat Safari Ride

3. Kennedy Space Center: Full-Day Tour with Airboat Safari Ride

Your tour to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex promises an exciting day for the whole family. Learn all about space travel on your visit to this amazing institution. During the narrated NASA bus tour, you will find yourself standing inside the launch control room and looking at an actual Saturn V rocket, the largest rocket ever to fly. You can also take pictures of the shuttle launch pads. With a little luck, you might even see a space shuttle there! Also at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, enjoy the Shuttle Launch Experience. This simulator ride began in May 2007 and replicates the sights, sounds, and feelings of a shuttle launch. Feel the incredible journey of launching into space and orbiting Earth from an astronaut's point of view. Guest Crew members strap in and go vertical for launch in a one-of-a-kind motion-based simulator, the only realistic simulation of a launch ever created. The 5-minute experience sequence culminates with a breath-taking view of the Earth. After the bus tour, sit back and enjoy an IMAX movie. Be sure to check out the new 3D IMAX Magnificent Desolation. Why not choose to stroll through a real-size space shuttle, look at a moon rock or try space ice cream? This is a day of fun for the whole family. Your tour includes a 30-minute airboat ride to discover the beauty of the nearby swamps! Look for exotic plants, flowers and wildlife including the most famous inhabitant of the swamp — the alligator.

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What people are saying about Saint Johns River, Florida (State)

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4.7 / 5

based on 148 reviews

I would highly recommend this kayaking experience! Our group included 2 adults & 2 kids (8& 10yrs). Guy was our guide & he was fantastic! He was there ahead of time, prepared with several types of kayaks, took care of all our needs, was very informative regarding to the different animals encountered & where to take us to see the manatees. He even took pics & sent them to my cell afterwards. I would highly recommend Guy as your guide & this experience.

Time in KSC is limited for everything it offers, but on a half-day tour it's normal that you don't have time for everything. Still, I would do the same again with the airboat. It may not be the Everglades but it was a lot of fun and we saw native flora and fauna.

Though we were in the off season, we were still able to see manatees as well as other beautiful local wildlife! Our guide was very informative and respectful to us & the animals. We had a blast and would book with this company again!

Whether you find space exploration is fascinating, or even if its not really your thing, the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is an experience that will leave you in awe and full of inspiration.

The tour was very good and well organised and to time. Charles and Angelina were excellent hosts and very funny. All in all a really good day out