Things to do in
Tarpon Springs

Our most recommended things to do in Tarpon Springs

Tarpon Springs: Guided Anclote River Kayaking Tour

1. Tarpon Springs: Guided Anclote River Kayaking Tour

Experience the beauty of the waterways of Tarpon Springs on this guided kayaking adventure. Cruise past the famous Sponge Docks and discover the biodiversity of the hidden mangrove trails as you look for local wildlife. Meet your tour guide at the activity provider's office and get set up with high-qualtiy kayaks, paddles, and life jackets. Listen to your guide as they brief you on safety procedures and kayaking techniques to help ensure that you feel confident during your tour.  Follow your guide down river towards the world famous Sponge Docks where piles of natural sponges are collected and sold at a lively market. Learn about the history of the area before traveling up river towards the hidden mangrove trails. Glide over shallow water which gives you the opportunity to spot fish and other critters. As you navigate your way through you will be joined by other wildlife such as shoreline birds that are hunting for their next meal. Paddle back to your meeting point at the end of your tour. 

Tarpon Springs: Haunted History Guided Walking Tour

2. Tarpon Springs: Haunted History Guided Walking Tour

Head to the meeting point and set out on your ghostly adventure. Wander along the streets of Tarpon Springs, listening as your guide regales you with tales of local legends. Visit haunted locations, including the Train Depot, Louise's Saloon, and the Cheney House, and try your hand at hunting for ghosts, using equipment like spirit boxes and dowsing rods to detect paranormal activity. Leave your experience with a deeper understanding of the supernatural side of Tarpon Springs and a set of instructions on how to detect apparitions of your own.

Clearwater Beach Private Pontoon Tours

3. Clearwater Beach Private Pontoon Tours

Join Captain Nick for a fun Customized Beach Excursion aboard a Private Pontoon Boat Charter. Looking for a fun day on the water book your next charter with Reel Runner Gulf Adventures. We will take you to exclusive beaches that are only accessible by boat along the Gulf of Mexico, near beautiful Clearwater Beach, Dunedin, Honeymoon Island, Caladesi Island, and Tarpon Springs. All trips are BYOB, we offer water, cooler full of ice, and a BBQ (by request and bring your own food) on board if you wish to grill out. Max is SIX passengers per charter.

Salty Turtle Adventure Charter

4. Salty Turtle Adventure Charter

Are you looking for a fun packed experience?? This charter offers exactly what you are looking for! Experience the scenic boat ride out to the island where you will see all of the wildlife that our area offers! You will see many birds, dolphins, fish, the occasional sea turtle, and manatees at certain times of the year. Then we will set up on one of the local islands where we will set up. We bring along all of the fun toys for your day out on the water. Paddleboard(s), snorkeling equipment, our floating swim mat, floatables, games, and extra beach needs! Bring your friends or bring your family, your drinks and food of choice, and get ready for a great time! Whoever you bring make sure they are ready for an exciting day on our beautiful Gulf Coast!

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What people are saying about Tarpon Springs

Overall rating

(2 reviews)

Austin did a great job showing us the Mangroves, salt marshes and waterways. He gave us a history lesson and explained what is needed to help preserve this beautiful part of Florida. Mullets were jumping all throughout the trip. Would highly recommend for adults and children!

Austin is an amazing guide. Knowledgeable and passionate about the environment and conservation, he provided us with an experience that was a highlight of our vacation. You can’t miss by choosing River Wild Kayaking!

Julie was a great tour guide. Very informative. I like the explanation of the sponges. Also the wildlife in the river.

Very informational regarding, plants , wildlife and species. Julia did a great job!

Austin was a great guide! Our family enjoyed the morning and learned a lot!