- 1 Can you bring your own kayak to Weeki Wachee?
- 2 Are there alligators in Weeki Wachee River?
- 3 Where can I launch my kayak in Weeki Wachee?
- 4 Can you tube down the Weeki Wachee River?
- 5 Is it safe to swim in Weeki Wachee River?
- 6 Do alligators flip kayaks?
- 7 Are there manatees at Weeki Wachee?
- 8 Do alligators attack manatees?
- 9 Can you drink at Weeki Wachee?
- 10 Do you need reservations for Weeki Wachee?
- 11 Can you float down Weeki Wachee?
- 12 Is Weeki Wachee mermaid show open?
- 13 Is Weeki Wachee closed?
- 14 Is Weeki Wachee safe?
Can you bring your own kayak to Weeki Wachee?
Yes, you can bring your own kayak to Weeki Wachee Springs State Park.
Are there alligators in Weeki Wachee River?
Are there alligators in the Weeki Wachee River? Yes, but don’t expect to see them. They are there, but prefer to stay in the marsh areas where guests do not paddle.
Where can I launch my kayak in Weeki Wachee?
The kayak launch site is on the opposite side of the parking lot and downhill from the main entrance to Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, which is along US 19 just south of the intersection with SR 50. Follow the narrow unpaved road down to the parking area that adjoins the outfitter.
Can you tube down the Weeki Wachee River?
No they do not. The tube is only inside Buccaneer Bay for the lazy river they call it but it’s not worth it. they have a lazy river where you can relax in your tube. You can also rent tubes from there.
Is it safe to swim in Weeki Wachee River?
The spring water flows for 7.5 miles (12 km) before it empties into the Gulf of Mexico. Because there are no alligators in the river (they prefer the safety of murky waters), it is safe to swim at any point along the Weeki Wachee, whose name translates into “small spring” from the local Seminole language.
Do alligators flip kayaks?
In the wild, alligators mostly keep to themselves and leave kayakers alone. However, there are certain conditions that can elicit aggressive behavior from alligators. Alligators are typically most aggressive during breeding season.
Are there manatees at Weeki Wachee?
You can see manatees at any point along the Weeki Wachee; sometimes there are manatees right at the springhead. Kayakers who start at the Weeki Wachee Springs State Park no longer paddle as far as Hospital Hole.
Do alligators attack manatees?
Alligators aren’t a threat to manatees larger than a calf, the FWC said. Attacks on manatees by gators are extremely rare, and manatees’ large size and swimming ability (they’re speedy in the water) make it difficult for alligators to pose a significant threat, according to the FWC.
Can you drink at Weeki Wachee?
Food and drink are not permitted inside the buildings at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, including the Underwater Theater. However, you can bring food/drink into the park, and use the picnic areas located on the water park side (Buccaneer Bay). Alcohol and glassware are NOT permitted anywhere in the park.
Do you need reservations for Weeki Wachee?
Reservations are required. Visitors at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park will want to take full advantage of the dual adventure and relaxation found on the Weeki Wachee River, as well as the natural beauty around it, beside it, and within it. You can also contact us via phone at 352-597-8484.
Can you float down Weeki Wachee?
Buccaneer Bay Rental Items Once capacity is no longer an issue, rentals will resume. Guests are not permitted to bring in personal flotation devices. Only those for children, i.e, noodles, life jackets, are permitted.
Is Weeki Wachee mermaid show open?
The Only City of Live Mermaids! Open daily from 9am to 5:30pm, 365 days a year! Since 1947, Weeki Wachee Springs State Park has been dazzling visitors with its beautiful, mesmerizing mermaids who swim in its cool, crystal-clear waters.
Is Weeki Wachee closed?
WEEKI WACHEE — Shut down for a year due to COVID-19, the mermaids are swimming again as the Weeki Wachee Springs State Park reopened this week. But safety precautions and some limits were put in place to protect park visitors and staff. The popular park will operate from the hours of 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.
Is Weeki Wachee safe?
Weeki Wachee is safer versus other cities of the same size for crime. The table below compares crime in cities with comparable overall population in the city’s boundaries. Considering only the crime rate, Weeki Wachee is safer than the Florida state average and safer than the national average.