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A Crystal River Kayak Company

1332 SE Hwy 19, Crystal River, FL 34429
352-795-2255
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Type: Bodies of Water
Owner description: We are the friendliest kayak store around. Crystal River is the place to kayak, canoe, swim, and snorkel with the Manatees. We have kayak rentals,... more » Owner description: We are the friendliest kayak store around. Crystal River is the place to kayak, canoe, swim, and snorkel with the Manatees. We have kayak rentals, canoe rentals, Kayak Tours. We carry all the paddling gear you'll need to fill your boat. If it's a new kayak you're looking for then paddle on in now and get out on the water today. Our own kayak launch site will take you directly to 3 Sister's Springs in 10 minutes. We are American Canoe Association Certified Kayaking instructors. « less
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Ocean City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

This was our second kayak trip with Crystal River Kayak, we had such a great experience two years ago that we knew we wanted to come back to the same place. It was overcast the morning we planned on going kayaking. The lady behind the counter was very kind and recommended just paying for a 2 hour trip. She said... More

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Homosassa, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Always rented kayaks in Homosassa, thought we would try Crystal River. Customer service was rude! Just not worth it!

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LadyWren01, Owner at A Crystal River Kayak Company, responded to this review

I am sorry you had a bad experience. I do not know what happened. Did you arrive when every boat was reserved? Please contact me at the store to discuss your issue. I would like to know who was rude and the circumstances. I would like to correct the situation. Mary Morgan Owner. More

Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Our day started off with hints of clouds and rain and with the help of our friendly staff member we decided to pay for the 2 hour tour and if we stayed out longer we can just pay the difference. The equipment was all well maintained and we were offered the use of a dry bag that came in handy.... More

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Crystal River, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Let me tell you a story about these guys! First of all the lady can never remember me and I live here and used to rent from her often UNTIL..... I had some family friends come down with their kids and the guy who was putting the Kayaks in the water became very frustrated with the kids. My buddy was... More

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LadyWren01, Owner at A Crystal River Kayak Company, responded to this review

Sir, I admit that I am bad at remembering people. I have been that way all my life. I apologize for that. I am working on that. We often see over 100 people per day and I am not always at the front desk. Again, I apologize. I do not side with my workers. I always discuss the issue with... More

East Lansing, Michigan, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

The service at Crystal River Kayak was superb, extremely friendly and helpful workers. The equipment was in excellent shape, they provided everything you could ever need from life jackets to anchors to waterproof boxes for your valuables. The location to launch is perfect, just 10 minutes from Three Sisters Springs and dozens of manatees (November-April 1st).

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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Stayed in Crystal River one night. Had an afternoon to kill and wanted to paddle. On a recommendation, we ended up here. Got lucky!! Very helpful, pleasant, and quick to get us on our way. Equipment is good - not worn out or damaged. Close to the springs which provide an awesome spot to observe manatee during early spring. My... More

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Dallas, TX
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We rented kayaks from Crystal River Kayak last year in early April. We had a great time but didn't see a single manatee; too late in the season. This year we went in mid March and were amazed by the number of manatees in the channels between three sisters and the bay; we must have seen 40 to 50. A... More

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Using the coordinates which the company website provided we drove straight here no problems. We had our own boats but the company offered to let us barrow an anchor and told us where to anchor if we wanted to get out and swim into the spring. They also provided a waterproof map so we could explore Kings Bay. The paddle... More

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Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

My fiancée spent a week up and down Florida visiting family and celebrating our engagement with several short trips around the state, one of these being two nights in Orlando going to Universal Studios. We decided to make our way north west and check it, excited to see the manatee. We stopped at a Subway and got some sandwhiches made,... More

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Beverly Hills, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

I had a wonderful experience buying a kayak from these friendly professionals. Crystal River Kay Company is a gem...hard to find but worth it...I have lived in Citrus County for 20 years, and my only regret is that I did not find them sooner. "Get a good paddling"!

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