A special thank you goes out to Visit Tallahassee for providing my family complimentary accommodations during our visit. Opinions expressed about the River Boat Ride At Wakulla Springs are that of my own.
If you would have told me a year ago that there was more to Tallahassee other than colleges and government buildings, well I would have been surprised. Of course now that I have visited and explored the Capital City with my family, I can testify that this is an area with plenty of amenities.
A prime example of this would be our drive over to a nearby North Florida State Park to take a River Boat Ride At Wakulla Springs!
Located in neighboring Wakulla County, this destination not only offers a trip down a gorgeous body of water, but also swimming, camping, trails, and more.
According to the Website, a River Boat Ride At Wakulla Springs provides a world-class wildlife viewing that takes visitors on a two mile loop downstream and back among bald cypress trees, wading birds, alligators, and manatees (although not always sighted).
During our outing, we experienced a peaceful ride and were led by a ranger that did an excellent job of pointing out the native animals and plants around us. We saw turtles, alligators, manatees, as well as baby birds and birds of prey in flight.
Now I could go on and on about what I saw, however proof is in the pictures. Plus I am happy to say, and extremely proud that my 10 year old took most of these photographs. Please enjoy them below.
Turtle sunning on a broken tree branch.
Moorhen alongside a River Boat Ride At Wakulla Springs.
My favorite moment was seeing an Alligator yawning.
Flowering plants alongside the banks.
An Osprey and Ibis.
Manatee by the boat.
As you can see, it is pretty hard not to find beauty all around.
Photo of a juvenile Alligator.
The River Boat Ride At Wakulla Springs runs 365 days a year weather permitting and lasts 45-55 minutes. This ranger-led tour departs at 9:40am and the last tour of the day during Standard Time departs at 4:30pm EST /Daylight Saving Time is 5:00pm EDT. The cost of the tour is $8 for adults (13 years old and up), $5 for children (ages 3-12); under the age of three there is no charge. FYI, there is a FEE to enter the park as well.
Have you ever visited Wakulla Springs ? What has been your favorite part of this Florida State Park?
To learn more about this North Florida Destination, visit floridastateparks.org/park/Wakulla-Springs.
I hope my photos of a River Boat Ride At Wakulla Springs gives you a small glimpse of the natural beauty at this Florida attraction, and stay tuned as I continue to post Family friendly attractions in the Tallahassee area.
Carlee @ FLL