One of the blessings of living in the Sunshine State is access to gorgeous waterways that feel like a jungle adventure. Despite the jungle feel of our tropical landscape, you won't typically find monkeys — unless you know where to look that is.
BK Adventures in Titusville may just know a thing or two about where to find them and can take you on a magical monkey tour in clear bottom kayaks. They take you down some seriously stunning streams on the Silver River and Springs in Ocala that really feel like you're in the thick of a jungle paradise.
While seeing these cuties up close isn't guaranteed, you may just spot some monkeys climbing through the trees on the bank sides as you float away — they've even seen some baby monks on their tours!
Monkeys aren't native to the U.S. and how they got here is a mystery, but some believe they escaped from the filming of the original Tarzan movie or were intentionally released by a jungle cruise boat manager at Silver Springs.
No matter how they got here, we think it's awesome that we can actually see them in the wild in the Sunshine State. They're so cute and fluffy!
Tickets for the Silver Springs Monkey Tour run $149 per person, but unlike most kayak tours that only last a couple of hours, this jungle escape runs all day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. — giving you more time and chances to spot these beautiful babies in the wild. They even provide a lunch on the tour.
BK Adventures suggests making sure to pack your sunscreen, bug spray, sunglasses, and a water bottle for the best all-day experience on the water with the monkeys.
This would make a super fun and unique date idea, as you share a tandem kayak on this tour. If you're looking for more jungle vibe adventures with your boo, this garden in Sarasota feels like a jungle oasis, or take a walk down the boardwalks at this state park that lead to a miniature tropical rainforest.
An overview of the Clear Kayak Monkey Tour can be seen below.
Clear Kayak Silver Springs Monkey Tour
Price: $149/person for a full day tour 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Address: 485 N. Washington Ave., Titusville, FL 32796
Meeting place for the tour will be at Silver Springs, Ocala.
Hours: You choose the day when you book online.
Standard operating hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week.
Why You Need To Go: Explore the crystal clear waterways of the crystal clear turquoise waters of the Silver River and Springs. You'll feel like you're in a tropical jungle as you paddle down the canopied streams, potentially seeing monkeys as they hop between the trees.
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