There are a lot of tourists out there who don`t know that Artesian springs is pumping each and every
year over 500 million of gallons of crystal waters nourish the natural paradise of the Silver river from
Florida. This extraordinary area is a place for ancient cypress or ever-blooming Florals which can be seen
on both parts of the Silver River State Park. Reptiles, riparian birds or mammals will have their habitat on
the shores of this river. A large variety of turtles or fish may be pretty visible in the river`s waters.. A lot
of interesting species of animals make their habitat here, which makes it a wonderful cruise option.
Artesian Springs on the Silver River managed to attract plenty of tourists for a lot of years. Seminoles or
Timicuan Indian dwelled in this area until the territory which is known in our times as Florida was
acquired by the U.S. and sold to settlers. Steam vessels chugged to this region since 1860, bringing
travelers clear waters of Silver River and its wildlife. By the early 1900s, tourists to this area were able to
check out the extraordinary aquatic life from several rowboats or canoes. The seven formations of Silver
Springs have managed to remain popular among travelers. In 1985, the state bought over 5.000 acres
near Silver River, managing to preserve most of this wonderful environment for future generations.
Over 90 species of birds are living in this particular region, making it perfect for bird-watching. But
tourists who might wish to see other species of animals will be able to see snapping turtles, alligators or
beavers; all these species may generally be seen swimming in the crystal waters of the river.
Additionally, rhesus monkeys may be seen on the Silver River as well. Descendants of monkeys kept as
tourist attractions at the beginning of the 1900s have proliferated on the shores of this river; they are
known to hop aboard a passing ship from time to time.
This sort of cruise may be considered to be pretty educational as tourists may learn as much as they
wish about this area`s history while they will paddle a kayak up the relaxing Silver River. They will be
able to take a quick snack on a floating picnic as well, while enjoying the sunset along the way, getting
back by moonlight so they may enjoy an evening of romance back on the ship on the Silver River.
Eco-tours may be offered on the way with a professional naturalist guide who will provide a lot of info in
relation to several species of flora and fauna which will reside from the subtropical environment, as well
as the environment impact on this river. Taking a quick tour on a kayak is a wonderful method of
experiencing the 2000-year-old cypress, stately magnolias or palm trees, while getting closer and closer
to the wildlife.