Storm update: Silver Springs State Park is open and will resume all services effective today, August 31.

world famous!

Glass Bottom Boats have wowed visitors to Silver Springs since the 1870s with breathtaking views of underwater life and the many springs that feed the Silver River. In fact, the Glass Bottom Boat was invented here! Take a tour aboard one of our historic Glass Bottom Boats and marvel at the beauty and sheer size of Mammoth Spring, the river’s head spring. You’ll explore many other beautiful feeder springs and see countless species of fish, ancient Native American and Spanish artifacts and even underwater movie props from the days when Hollywood productions flourished at the park! 

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30 Minute Tour


Glass Bottom Boat tours run every 15-20 minutes, 365 days a year.

Reservations recommended as we often sell out. Limited walk-in seats are available on a first come; first served basis daily. Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the departure time on your ticket.

30 Minute Tour

Adults- $13

Seniors 55 and over- $12

Children 6-12 – $12

Children 5 and under ride free

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Extended Tour


Extended River Boat Tours are offered Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm. Reserve in advance.

GUESTS OF THE 90 MINUTE TOUR MUST ARRIVE A MINIMUM OF 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO DEPARTURE.

Extended Tour

Adults- $25

Seniors 55 and over- $20

Children 6-12 – $20

Children 5 and under ride free

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Please Note:

Wheelchair users welcome! One boat in our fleet of nine is wheelchair accessible. Our all-accessible Glass Bottom Boat, the Chief Potackee, operates Thursday through Sunday, weather permitting, when it is in service. Wheelchairs may be accommodated aboard the Chief Potackee. If you would like to make a reservation for the Chief Potackee, please click Book Now! on this page and select a time slot marked “Wheelchair Accessible”. Please choose the Adult/Senior/Kids 6-12/Kids 5 & Under seats marked “with wheelchair” for every passenger bringing a wheelchair on board. If you need assistance making a reservation, please call 352-261-5840. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate wheelchairs on board our other Glass Bottom Boats due to the historic nature of the boats. For guests who are able to transfer to our historic boats, we are happy to assist them.

Reservations: Please check in at the ticket booth upon arrival to pay the $2/person State Park Admission.

We do not allow pets on board. Service animals are permitted. Food is not allowed but you may bring a beverage in a container with a lid/cap.

*Boat schedules subject to change and cancellation due to inclement weather and or other safety issues.

 

To participate in this activity, one must have the ability to follow verbal and/or visual instructions independently or with the assistance of a companion, board and disembark from the boat independently or with the assistance of a companion, and sit on a moving vessel independently or with the assistance of a companion. In the event of a capsize one must have the ability to get out from under the watercraft independently and right oneself and remain face up in the water with the aid of a personal flotation device. Must have the ability to follow verbal and/or visual instructions independently or with the assistance of a companion. Must have the ability to withstand exposure to the outdoors for as long as one chooses to attend. Must have the ability to traverse stairsteps and sloped ramps independently or with the assistance of a companion.