Guided Kayak & SUP Tour of Cypress Springs
Discover Holmes Creek and explore Cypress Springs with the best-guided eco-tour on the 30A, Panama City Beach, and Destin. Kayak, canoe, and snorkel in natural spring water alongside amazing wildlife.
Cypress Springs Eco Adventure
Pickup locations from
Panama City Beach / 30A
Destin / Santa Rosa Beach / Sandestin
Just a short distance from PCB or 30A, inside Holmes Creek, rests one of the most beautiful cold springs in Florida known as Cypress Spring. To reach the spring, which is only accessible by boat, you get your choice of kayak, canoe or paddle board. It's just a short paddle on Holmes Creek (15-20 minutes) with our fun and informative guides. Once at the spring enjoy the view from your beach chair or jump in and explore the spring with one of our SeaDoo Underwater Scooters and mask & snorkel. Everything that you'll need for the day is provided; including beach chairs, towels, mask & snorkel, lunch, drinks, sunscreen, GoPros, and SeaDoo Underwater scooters.
Kayak, Canoe, and SUP. All-Inclusive Guided Eco Tour
Our knowledgeable guides will lead you through Cypress Spring to see all the amazing local flora and fauna on your own canoe, kayak, or paddle board. We use Perception Access 11.5 Kayaks (11.5 feet single sit on top kayak), Mad River Journey 156 Canoes (15.5 feet 2 and 3 seaters) , and Yolo's Hamerhead/Explorer line of Stand Up Paddle Boards (10.5 - 12 foot ultra tough boards). All of our equipment is state-of-the-art and in great condition. You can expect the pinnacle of top-notch professional treatment as our guides help you to enjoy the calm, rejuvenating waters of the spring.
Best Kayaking Trails on 30A and PCB
Don't miss out on the best kayaking trails that Northwest Florida has to offer. The Cypress Spring Eco Adventure offers the best trails on Holmes Creek for people of all ages, from small kids to adults. The creek is slow moving and is easy to navigate. The waters in and around the cold spring are crystal-clear and the spring life is abundant. Come join us and experience one of the best natural springs in all of Florida while also learning about local history, the surrounding Cypress and Tupelo trees, and why Ponce de Leon hailed Florida Springs as the "Fountain of Youth".
Wildlife in Holmes Creek Cold Springs
With crystal clear water every day, and visibility to incredible depths, take a peak below the surface and you’ll find a variety of fish, turtles, crawfish, and even on occasion fossilized shark teeth. Some of the species you can expect to see are blue gill, large mouth bass, flat head grey mullet, cooter turtle, pond slider, and soft shell turtles. Surrounded by woods you can hear the call of birds, such as heron, ibis, woodpeckers, warblers, cardinals, blue jays, mockingbirds, hawks, eagles, owls, and vultures, while you are paddling or enjoying a number of different activities. Get in touch with nature and with some of the wonderful animals who live in Cypress Spring and Holmes Creek.
Snorkeling with an Underwater Scooter
Unlike the ocean, the beach at Cypress Springs is free of rip tides. This allows you an easier time if you decide to venture under the surface of the spring. Like the beaches of Northwest Florida the water at Cypress Springs stays shallow around the shore and gradually gets deeper until you reach the middle where there's a drop off and the water reaches a depth of about 23 feet. So there's something to explore for people with all comfort levels. The underwater scooters will make navigation a breeze and you will be able to enjoy yourself more while you’re submerged in your adventure.
Premium Service and Safe Tours
Coldwater Excursions guided eco tour meets the need of every adventurer, from novice to expert. Transportation to and from Cypress Springs is provided for your convenience. Coldwater Excursions is one of the only tour companies in the area to offer fully INSURED tours (you and everyone in your group will be insured for the duration of your tour). Enjoy the 5 Star treatment from the highly trained, knowledgeable, and hospitable staff; your happiness is paramount during your stay.
Tour Times & Duration
7:45 AM Tour (approx. 6 hours)
8:00 AM Tour (approx. 6 hours)
10:00 AM Tour (approx. 6 hours)
12:00 PM Tour (approx. 6 hours)
2:00 PM Tour (approx. 5 hours)
2:15 PM Tour (approx. 5 hours)
Hours and Duration May Vary
- Tour Guide
- Transfer to Cypress Spring
- Beach Chairs
- Kayaks, Tandem Kayaks or Paddle Boards
- Underwater Scooters
- Snorkeling Gear
- Life Jacket
- GoPro Cameras
- Water and Beverages
- Lunch of Your Choice
- Dry Bag for Cell Phone
What to Wear and Bring
Are You Ready for an Adventure?
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