Located in the central and charming Florida, Silver Springs State Park has been a natural landmark since the 1870s. As Florida’s first tourist attraction and one of the largest artesian springs in the world, the park quickly became renowned for the Glass Bottom Boat tours: guided boat rides where guests could travel around the spring on a vessel with a clear bottom in order to view life underwater.
As Florida’s oldest attraction, the Glass Bottom Boats showcase the crystal clear springs and the underwater life that naturally inhabits Silver Springs. Guests have the unique opportunity to see below the surface of the water and enjoy the river’s wildlife, vegetation and historical and cultural artifacts.
Join park staff for a Florida Safari tram tour of the longleaf pine forest. Learn about the park’s land management practices and how we care for our natural resources. Wildlife sightings are common but not guaranteed. Possible fauna seen during this program include white-tailed deer, Gopher Tortoise, Sherman’s fox squirrel and wild turkey.
During the tour, you can take a short guided walk on the swamp trail. A park ranger will lead visitors down the boardwalk to the Silver River. After the hike the tram will return to the main entrance.Take a ranger-guided tram ride of the park’s backcountry.
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Bus Trips from The Villages
Silver Springs State Park
Glass Bottom Boat & Florida Safari Tour
Pick Up Location: Hope Lutheran Church
On the corner of 466 & Morse Blvd.
250 Avenida Los Angelos
The Villages, FL 32162
(Please Park On the Side Closest to Morse)
- Departs 9:00AM - 5:00PM
- $55 per person (Bus drive gratuity not included)
- Includes round trip transportation, Safari Tour & Glass Bottom Boat Ride
payment methods: Cash or personal CHeck accepted for all trips;
Credit cards not accepted on select trips
Trip Cancellation policy:
All trip cancellations must be made within 14 days of the trip Date to constitute A full refund
All charter cancellations must be made within 31 days of the trip date to constitute a full refund
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