Weeki Wachee

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Weeki Wachee is a destination that showcases the true essence of Florida’s natural beauty. It offers a wide range of outdoor activities, acres of beautiful nature preserve, water adventures, and the famous Weeki Wachee Springs Park. The park includes Buccaneer Bay; two water slides that pour into natural Weeki Wachee Springs. The park also features water rides, animal shows, mermaid costume shows, manatee watching, and more.


I spent most of the days during my stay on the river, paddleboarding, kayaking, and canoeing with the dogs. Busch Gardens Amusement Park is only an hour away inTampa, Florida.

Main Attractions / Where to Stay 


Buccaneer Bay Water Park
Weeki Wachee Springs State Park
Rent Kayaks or SUP gear at Get Up And Go Kayaking
Manatee Season mid-November – March 31st

Where to Stay

AirBnB ‘The Blue Grotto’
blue grotto air bnb

Weeke Wachee

6131 Commercial Way
Spring Hill, FL  34606



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Where to Go, What to Do

manatee season

Nov 15th - March 31st

The Weeki Wachee area has a lot going on, but don’t miss out on a chance to see the Manatees while gliding through the river in a clear kayak. Reserve through Get Up and Go Kayaking


Where to Stay


The Blue Grotto

The Blue Grotto AirBNB is located right on the Weeki Wachee river. The house sits on a canal that is a VERY short paddle away from crystal blue waters. I saw many manatees throughout my stay; even a mom and baby. There is a main sandbar right as you cross into the blue waters, it’s a popular hangout!  The river can be crowded at times, but there are plenty of places you can anchor to hangout and swim. There is also a super fun boat that serves food and drinks that is parked down the river at another sandbar; it has music and a great relaxing vibe. 

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