Silver Springs State Park is open seven days a week. Glass Bottom Boat tours and Paddling Adventures canoe and kayak rentals are operating. Federal law now requires all passengers and crew to wear facemasks on Glass Bottom Boat tours. Please note we are not yet offering shuttle service from Ray Wayside Park.
We are taking precautions to help ensure your safe visit, but we need your help. Please observe social distancing guidelines at all times during your visit to the park, and face masks are encouraged (required on Glass Bottom Boat tours). Remember, we’re in this together!
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!
Note: Federal law now requires all passengers and crew to wear facemasks on Glass Bottom Boat tours.
Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate wheelchairs on board the Glass Bottom Boats due to the historic nature of the boats. For guests who are able to transfer, we are happy to assist them.
We do not allow pets on board. Service animals are permitted.
*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.