While Weeki Wachee Springs State Park is all about mermaids, the real experience is in the background: A kayak trip through the incredible Weeki Wachee River is a must if you're near Tampa.
Once you have received your kayak, you immerse yourself in an incredibly beautiful nature experience. The crystal-clear water is often only deep, many species of fish swim by as if they welcome us. It is surrounded by a color explosion, consisting of turquoise water, a romantic vegetation in all green shades under a bright blue sky with fluffy white clouds. And mittedrin shine bright yellow and signal red kayaks.
During the approximately 11 km long drive you have so much to watch that a break on one of the numerous sandbanks is welcome for a little refreshment. At the end of the tour, the Manatees (sight cows) will be waiting for the paddler with a bit of luck, as a highlight of the highlight. But even if you do not get to see them in the summer months, this unforgettable experience is worthwhile.
It does not matter if you are in winter or summer, but in winter you can rather paddle over the peaceful manatees and get close to them. For this purpose, the consistently consistent 22 ° C cools warm water in summer, while it feels nice and warm in winter. So you can drive at any time, unless it announces a thunderstorm.
Important to know
It is forbidden to bring in the park disposable packaging of any kind, because in the past there was unfortunately too much pollution by reckless visitors. So it is advisable to stock up in time with Tupperware, so you do not starve or even die of thirst on the approximately 4 hourly drive. It is also advisable to reserve a kayak. You can do that over the internet.