All about Florida springs! Links to resources to enjoy a unique experience.
Florida is home to more first and second-magnitude springs than any other state in the nation. Our communities rely on healthy springs for fresh drinking water, diverse ecosystems and exciting recreational opportunities that attract visitors from all over the world.
Local springs to enjoy during your stay:
Ways to swim with manatees:
Rent a boat to explore:
Try scalloping at Three Sister Springs:
Scalloping in Florida is essentially an underwater scavenger hunt for dinner! It’s a Floridian tradition that many enjoy year after year. Florida scalloping is a family-friendly way to spend the day on the water catching juicy edible mollusks on many seafood menus worldwide! There are various types of scallops to be had from different regions. Florida scallops are bay scallops vs. sea scallops. Mostly, they are the smaller scallops. Florida scallops may be small, but they are worth the effort to catch.
Enjoy kayaking at Three Sister Springs:
Enjoy Weeki Wachee springs state park:
Weeki Wachee is an enchanted spring where you can see live mermaids, take a trip on a river boat cruise, learn about Florida wildlife, and swim in the pristine waters at Buccaneer Bay. You can also embark on a paddling adventure down the pristine waterway of the Weeki Wachee River. Weeki Wachee Springs State Park is one of Florida’s most legendary and unique family destinations, entertaining audiences since 1947.
See the Weeki Wachee Mermaid Show:
The Mermaids of Weeki Wachee perform underwater feats from the past six decades, including eating and drinking underwater. The show also includes several musical numbers. The mermaids give the audience historical information (via video), and the technical aspect of the show.
Enjoy kayaking at Weeki Wachee: