Florida Springs Getaway
Come explore the pristine clear blue waters of Florida’s natural springs with Women Who Explore!
With an average temperature of 72 degrees, Florida’s springs are the perfect place for a weekend of swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, tubing and more! We will be on the look out for some of the abundant wildlife within Florida’s springs as well. Frequently seen creatures include manatees, otters, the secretive, eel-like greater siren, loggerhead musk turtles, Florida gar and more!
August 9-11, 2019
High Springs, FL USA
About this Adventure…
Florida’s springs are magical and often go unnoticed! Come along and join us for a weekend of swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, SUP, tubing and more! We will also be searching for wildlife as we tour each spring. Frequently seen creatures include manatees, otters, the secretive, eel-like greater siren, loggerhead musk turtles, Florida gar and more!
This weekend is open to all levels of experience.
- what’s included
- YOUR CHECKLIST
Here’s the plan…
Friday August 9th
Plan to arrive between 5-6pm on Friday August 9th. The house is located outside of High Springs, Florida. You will meet Vanessa, your host of the weekend and the other ladies and settle in.
The evening will include homemade dinner where you will get to know each other. The rest of the night is yours to enjoy relaxing and mingling.
Saturday August 10th
After a continental breakfast, we will head out to explore two of Florida’s most beautiful natural springs.
Snorkel the day away! We will spend the day exploring two local parks featuring natural springs with pristine, clear blue waters. Here we can swim, snorkel, kayak, SUP, tube, search for wildlife, explore the park on foot or relax by the water with a good book.
We will break for lunch at a great spot nearby, The Great Outdoors Restaurant.
After lunch we will head to another nearby spring for more exploring! After a full day of fun and adventure, we will settle in and have a relaxing evening at the house with taco night!
Sunday August 11th
Enjoy a continental breakfast and morning chats with your new buddies. Check out of the home will be at 10am and the rest of the day is yours to explore!
There are many nearby attractions to check out. Depending on the way you are traveling you may choose to take a road trip to explore the theme parks in Orlando (approx. 2.5 hrs each way), head to a beach (Atlantic Beach is 1.5 hours away), spend the day shopping in Gainesville, or hit up the springs again for more!
- Shared accommodations in a beautiful home near High Springs, FL
- Kayak or SUP rental on Saturday
- Mask with snorkel rental
- Entrance fees to parks
- Continental style breakfast on Saturday and Sunday
- Friday and Saturday night dinner
- Incredible experience in some of the world’s most breathtaking nature
- Limited to 7 women (including the host)
You’ll need to provide…
- Lunch on Saturday at The Great Outdoors Restaurant
- Transportation to and from High Springs, FL
Let’s get you there…
Plan to arrive between 5-6pm on Friday August 9th, accommodations are located just outside of High Springs, FL. Checkout will be at 10am on Sunday and the rest of the day is yours to explore.
Upon booking you will be sent more information, as well as added to a private group just for attendees.
Payment Plan is available at checkout.
This weekend is hosted by Vanessa! Learn more about her by visiting her Instagram.
There is a minimum of 3 women that must sign up in order to have this weekend take place.
BOOK YOUR TRIP
August 9-11, 2019
How are Women Who Explore Events different from other events?
The number one goal is to introduce you to other kick-ass, adventurous women. It’s all about building tribes! Our second goal is to introduce you to the outdoors. It’s quite the thing to witness, putting a group of women who are passionate about the outdoors in an epic location. We know it’s a cliche thing to say… but it’s where the magic happens.
Do you arrange transport to the event?
No. You are responsible for your own transportation to the events
Do I need travel insurance?
All of our tours require that you have medical travel insurance which includes at least USD$200,000 worth of emergency evacuation and repatriation coverage. Two weeks before departure we will ask you for proof of coverage. Cancellation insurance is recommended but not mandatory.
Is food included?
Yes. Unless otherwise specified in the trip itinerary or information.
Is there a minimum age for this event?
19+ for all events in Canada. 21+ for all events in the USA.
I want to book with friends. How do I do that?
The best way is to add all of the tickets to one cart, that way you know if we have enough spaces.
I’m coming solo. Is that okay?
YES! More than 70% of women who sign up for our trips, sign up solo.
Is a deposit required to secure my place?
Yes. Deposits vary from trip to trip. Check each individual event page for details.
What if I need to cancel?
Please let us know as soon as possible. Unfortunately we are unable to offer refunds but you can transfer your ticket. If you can no longer make the event, please get in touch to discuss transferring your ticket.
What is your refund policy?
Due to the nature of the Women Who Explore getaways, we don’t offer refunds. We do, however, offer transfers. You are responsible for finding someone to transfer your ticket to and arranging the exchange of funds for your ticket. If you can no longer make the event, please get in touch to discuss transferring your ticket.
How many people will be going to the event?
Our group sizes vary, but never exceed more than 20 people. This gives us the chance to really connect with one another and to make sure each individual has the best time possible.
Who will be managing our trip?
One of our awesome trained ambassadors will be running your trip.
Is there a strict daily itinerary?
There is an itinerary for each getaway, but we realize everyone has their own needs. When you purchase a getaway, you will join a private Facebook Group to work out all the details. We will help facilitate to the best of our ability!
Do I have to join in on all the activities?
You can still join us on the getaway, the ticket price remains the same. You are not required to join in on all the activities. You do you!
Are these tech-free events?
Nope! We happen to love social media and sharing what are doing with others. We find it so inspiring! You can choose to be tech-free, but we encourage you to share your experiences digitally if you feel like it.
What if the weather doesn’t cooperate?
Let’s be honest, Mother Nature never cooperates. That’s why we love her. Keep an eye on the forecast and pack accordingly. We never let uncooperative weather ruin our fun!
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