In addition to world-class SCUBA diving, Ginnie Springs Outdoors offers an array of water activities.
Swimming & Snorkeling
Take a dip and explore the wonders of our seven springs. Swimming and snorkeling in the crystal clear 72 degree water is fun year round. Masks, fins and snorkels can be rented at the Ginnie Springs Store.
When the Santa Fe River clears (typically in the summer and early fall), snorkeling in the river may reward you with glimpses of large gar, bass, mullet, catfish, turtles and many other critters. If you venture out in the river in snorkel gear, be sure to take a diver’s flag and float along.
The Santa Fe is a navigable waterway, and state law dictates that you have a flag and float with you at all times.
If you don’t have your own flag, you can rent one.
Tube the Santa Fe River
What could be more relaxing than tubing lazily down the Santa Fe River. Most people enter the water at the Devil’s Spring with a tube or raft and spend an hour or so floating down the River to the tube take-out at Twin Spring. The walk back to the Ginnie parking lot takes about 15 minutes on the tube trail. You can rent tubes at the country store or bring your own tubes and rafts. There is a free air station for filling tubes and rafts.
Canoes, Kayaks, Stand Up Paddle Boards (SUP)
Take a canoe, kayak or stand up paddle board out on the Santa Fe River. There is no better way to get in touch with nature. You can bring your own canoe, kayak or stand up paddle board. No worries if you don’t have one, we’ve got you covered with a rental. Be sure to paddle upstream when you begin your paddling trip as there is no pick-up service available.