Paddle to Three Sisters Springs and swim with manatees.
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Accessing Three Sisters Springs is unique. In order to swim in this springs one must access the spring run via water – meaning paddling into the springs or boating to the entrance and swimming into the springs. Visiting the springs can be quite inexpensive if one has a kayak or paddleboard. Visitors can launch boards from Hunter Springs and paddle to Three Sisters Springs. There are also rentals nearby at Hunter Springs for those who do not have kayaks or paddleboards. The rental companies will provide instruction for new paddlers. The difficulty of the paddling depends on the marine forecast – on a calm day the paddle would be a leisure activity, but in strong winds or currents the paddle would be challenging. During the winter Three Sisters Springs is a refuge for manatees and it is possible to swim with the manatees. The manatees are protected so make sure to check the rules on the Three Sisters Springs site before planning a visit.
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Paddle Board or Stand-up Paddle Board. Propelled by a swimming motion using their arms while lying, kneeling, or standing.
A kayak is a small, narrow watercraft which is typically propelled by means of a double-bladed paddle
Three Sisters Springs can be accessed year round but certain activities are restricted when the manatees are in the springs. For example, during the winter, visitors can swim into the springs to swim with the manatees, but paddle crafts are not allowed into the springs. Visit the Three Sisters Springs website to plan your visit.