|Boat Tour at Wakulla Springs|
After Nadia and I left the Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park, we traveled onto Wakulla Springs State Park. I was hoping we could do both boat tours; the riverboat tour and the glass bottom boat tour. Unfortunately when we arrived, the glass bottom boat tour was closed. We learned that it is hard to get a tour on the glass bottom boat now a days, because it is rare for the water to be crystal clear. The green water does not allow the much needed sunlight to shine through the water to be able to view the deep chasm below.
am not going to lie, I really wished the water was clear for the glass bottom boat tour; but do not fear, the River Boat Tour was worth it! We had a great narrator who was also the park ranger.
Here is an extremely short video of the beginning of the tour, my phone was not cooperating with me that day.
We were even lucky enough to see a manatee. I was just not able to get a good enough picture of him or her for you.
Nadia and I also saw a variety of birds.
We learned a lot of history of the park and that The Creature from the Black Lagoon and some early Tarzan movies were filmed here at the springs!
Not only can our "modern" wildlife be found here, but actual bones of a Mammoth and Saber Tooth Tiger among other prehistoric animals have been found at the park!
When the Riverboat ride was over. We went over the Wakulla Springs Lodge. The Lodge was completed in 1937 and is still open for overnight guests. There is also a little gift shop and restaurant inside where you can get a nice ice-cream sundae.
Check out the Wakulla Springs Website for prices and all the activities going on. There is an extra fee for the boat rides.