Learn Something New

Our Educational Outings are completely land based. We team up with the FL State Park Rangers to walk your group through some of the most beautiful inland scenery as we educate through sight, smell, touch, and sound. The standard outing is a 4 hour Adventure where the group will go through the JR Ranger program  then go on a short hike looking at some of the natural wonders that can only be found inside Florida's newest State Park. Below you will find a couple of add on options to add to your outing to make it even better.

 

Add-on Eco-Scavenger Hunt for your group to identify plants, animals, and minerals on their own check list. The Eco-Scavenger Hunt will end with an Eco-Scavenger Medallion for each complete checklist.

 

Add-on Natures Window for your group to have a look at what lies beneath the water. With this add-on we give each participant their very own mask and snorkel to allow them the opportunity to see all of the life that dwells below. Our snorkel instructor will be there for assistance as well.

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Location: R.B.K. Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park
Duration: 4 hrs. each add-on is an additional hr.
Group Size: 12 min. - 36 max.
Cost: $35 per participant. + $35 p.p. each add-on
Lunch: Not included. BBQ lunch add-on $14 p.p.

After your booking and before your arrival, you will be sent a welcome email. In this email we will discuss how to prepare for your Adventure. Attached to the email will be a waiver that must be signed before we can begin.

Set Out on an Epic Adventure

Our Recreational Outings are river based fun. You meet us at the starting point and kayak down river, enjoying the natural wonders along the way. There are several trip options to choose from lasting from 3 hours to 4+ hours. Look below to find what is best for your group.

 

8 in 8 this option is our longest single day option. The 8 Springs in 8 Miles down river trip starts at beautiful Poe Springs Park and ends at the Santa Fe River Park. Along the way you can see up to 8 springs including Lilly Spring, Mermaid Spring, Rum Island Spring, Gilchrist Blue Spring, Devil's Ear, Ginnie Spring, Dogwood Spring, and July Spring. 4+ hours

 

6 in 5 this option is our medium single day option. The 6 Springs in 5 Miles down river trip starts at the newly renovated Rum Island Park and ends at Santa Fe River Park. Along the way you can see up to 6 springs including Rum Island Spring, Gilchrist Blue Spring, Devil's Ear, Ginnie Spring, Dogwood Spring, and July Spring. 3.5 hours

 

Gilligan this option is our shortest single day option. 5 Miles down river starting at the newly renovated Santa Fe Canoe Outpost and ending at the beautiful Poe Springs Park. Only 1 spring on this trip and that would be Poe Spring itself.

3 hours.

If you like this trip but would like a little more take a look at the Edu-Rec section for

"Gilligan +"   

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Location: Depends on which option is chosen
Duration: Depends on which option is chosen
Group Size: 10 min. 30 max.
Cost: $45 per. person
Lunch: Not included. BBQ lunch add-on $14 p.p.

After your booking and before your arrival, you will be sent a welcome email. In this email we will discuss how to prepare for your Adventure. Attached to the email will be a waiver that must be signed before we can begin.

Learn & Burn

Our Edu-Rec Outings are both land & river based fun. You meet us at the designated location and kayak down river, enjoying the natural wonders along the way. Then when you end, you get to partake in some educational fun as well. 

 

Eco-Scavenger Hunt + this option includes a 1.5 hour kayak trip starting with a short shuttle ride. We shuttle your group to the starting location from Poe Springs Park where you will meet us. At the starting location you will set off on a short kayak trip with your Scavenger Hunt Checklist. This checklist will include plants, animals, and minerals that can be located on the river. Once back at Poe Springs Park you will continue your Adventure by a guided trail hike to complete the land based portion of the Scavenger Hunt. Next, it will be time for lunch. Slow smoked BBQ pork sandwiches or smoked hotdogs (dietary restrictions can be observed with advance planning through your welcome email) After lunch the group will gather for a short "raise your hand to answer" quiz talk and receive a medallion souvenir for each completed checklist.  

 

Gilligan + this option is a 3 hour kayak trip starting at Santa Fe Canoe Outpost with your Scavenger Hunt Checklist. This checklist will include plants, animals, and minerals that can be located on the river. Ending your river trip at Poe Springs Park, Next, it will be time for lunch. Slow smoked BBQ pork sandwiches or smoked hotdogs (dietary restrictions can be observed with advance planning through your welcome email) After lunch, your group will continue their Adventure by a guided trail hike to complete the land based portion of the Scavenger Hunt.  At the end of the hike your group will gather for a short "raise your hand to answer" quiz talk and receive a medallion souvenir for each completed checklist.

 

Add-on the Nature's Window to either of the above for your group to have a look at what lies beneath the water. With this add-on we give each participant their very own mask and snorkel to allow them the opportunity to see all of the life that dwells below. Our snorkel instructor will be there for assistance as well.

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Location: Poe Springs Park
Duration: Depends on which option is chosen
Group Size: 10 min. 24 max.
Cost: $70 p.p. Add-on Nature's Window +$35 p.p.
Lunch: Included

After your booking and before your arrival, you will be sent a welcome email. In this email we will discuss how to prepare for your Adventure. Attached to the email will be a waiver that must be signed before we can begin.