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Ocala & Silver Springs



This is a full weekend tour- Friday AM- Sunday PM

Price and accommodations based on double occupancy.  Rooms with king-size bed based on availability.

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Ocala & Silver Springs

This is a true weekend getaway!  Away from your day, away from the hustle and bustle.  We chose Silver Springs for a weekend getaway because it is one of the first tourist attractions in Florida. Several movies and TV shows were filmed here including Tarzan.  The glass bottom boat tour is fantastic. Silver Spring is America’s largest spring. Live oaks dripping with Spanish moss provide a beautiful backdrop for this area.

Ocala is considered by many as the Horse Capital of the World – home to over 600 thoroughbred farms and home to triple crown winner American Pharoah. The rolling hills, wooden fences, spectacular barns, and lush pastures – feels like we are in Kentucky!  You don’t have to be a “horse person” to enjoy this trip but you’ll likely come away one!

Day 1

Ocala & Silver Springs

  • Did someone say road trip? The fun starts as soon as you get onboard! Approximately 6 hr. drive time with stops
  • Lunch and fun on the bus as we head for Central Florida.
  • Arrive at accommodations- The newly renovated Equus Inn- check in and enjoy some free time before we head to dinner.
  • Group Dinner at the local pub Horse and Hounds- good food in a relaxed atmosphere.

Day 2

Ocala Horse Farms

  • Breakfast at our accommodations
  • Morning Thoroughbred Farm Tour with local guide. You’ll get up close to these magnificent athletes and go behind the scenes to learn about the farm operations and meet the professionals who train and care for the horses.
  • Free Time - ask your Joyride guide for suggestions
  • Western style BBQ dinner.

Day 3

Silver Springs State Park Glass Bottom Boat

  • Breakfast at accommodations / checkout
  • Silver Spring State Park. A cross between old Florida and Jungle, this Artesian spring has attracted folks since the 1870's. Watch for the roaming monkeys as we go through the park.
  • Glass Bottom Boat Tour for an up close and personal look at the underwater world through the crystal clear waters of the spring.
  • Lunch and Fun on the Bus Ride Home

Boarding locations & Times

9:00 AM - Westin Tarpon Point 5951 Silver King Blvd.
Cape Coral, FL. 33914 Board at Westin front door- parking garage is free.

To keep our tour running smoothly, please be at your location 10 minutes before pick up time.

Includes meals, excursions, and fun entertainment. Tax and a 5% booking fee will be added at checkout.

Please tip your tour guides if you enjoyed their service.

Additional information

Tour Date

March 6th-8th 2020