Florida has some amazing ways to get in touch with the state’s wild side: safari treks, dolphin cruises, even swimming with alligators. The wildlife that we share the Sunshine State and waterways with is certainly a marvel, and while some you might want to admire from a distance, others might come right up to you first. You can paddle around the emerald waters of Jupiter on this clear kayak tour in Florida — and you can even mingle with the manatees!

Get Up and Kayaking offers amazing tours around the state, from the crystal-clear waters of Rainbow Springs to the mangrove tunnels of Fort Pierce. They also offer bioluminescent tours through the glowing waters of Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge in Titusville.

Their tour around Jupiter lasts a little over two hours and gives you the chance to see manatees, dolphins, and other marine life swim around you from the confines of your clear kayak.

This paddle adventure is $55 for adults and depending on how fast the group is you might just reach the famous Jupiter Lighthouse.

If the tide allows for it, the tour may even lead to a walk along the sandbar in search of shells, starfish, sea turtles, and more.

Make sure you bring your own beach day essentials like sunscreen, water, towels, and swimsuits — but the less gear that’s in your kayak, the better the view.

Their fleet of kayaks is small, with only five available, so the experience is very exclusive and intimate, with private tours also available.

Guests of both the Jupiter and the Crystal River tours have had amazing encounters with manatees. The clear kayaks give incredible perspectives that you wouldn’t normally get with a solid kayak.

The manatees have even been known to come up beneath you to seemingly make funny faces like in this video below.

Watching the underwater world slide beneath you in a clear kayak is an amazing experience, and you’re sure to make some incredible memories and photos to take with you for a lifetime.

Get Up and Go Kayaking Jupiter Day Time Tours

Price: $55

Address: 18701 S.E. Federal Hwy., Jupiter, FL

Why You Need To Go: Experience Jupiter's waters and Florida's wildlife like never before with amazing views through a clear kayak.


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