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A Crystal River Kayak Company

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Address: 1332 SE Hwy 19, Crystal River, FL 34429
Phone Number: 352-795-2255
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Description: We are the friendliest kayak store around. Crystal River is the place to...
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.
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The closest to the Three Sister Springs

We rented a canoe for 4 hours, and made a big trip using the map that was provided. We saw a manatee swimming in one of the canals (eventhough it was july) I believe this company... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Gorinchem, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We rented a canoe for 4 hours, and made a big trip using the map that was provided. We saw a manatee swimming in one of the canals (eventhough it was july) I believe this company is located the closest to the Three Sister Springs.

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Oconomowoc, Wi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

What a great experience! And at a great price. The afternoon rental on a two person kayak, about $40 and a nice model, easy to handle for even the novice (we aren't new to kayaking) Lifevests provided, and maps to the Three Sisters Springs. Laid back, helpful, informative, will share everything about the area. Very nice people and business.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We rented two kayaks for 4 hours and paddled around King's Bay looking for manatees. Even though it rained on us, we had a great time! We saw lots of birds, fish, turtles and spent time floating in a cove area as a manatee surfaced and swam around us. It was a wonderful experience! Next time I will rent for... More 

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Ironton, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Me and my fiance went on vacation with 4 of our friends to St. Petersburg Beach and decided to drive up to crystal river for the day (which was about an hour and a half drive). We rented from this place and they were extremely helpful and very nice. We went at a time of the year where the manatees... More 

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Peachtree City, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

We took a trip down to crystal river to swim with the manatees. We rented kayaks and went off in search a manatee. Luckily we found one after about an hours worth if paddling around, which was fun anyway. Once my son saw it he was too scared to jump in the water...lol. I wasn't however and he held my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Staff was very helpful and friendly. Kayaks were top notch, very comfy. A great way to spend our July 4th morning! Didn't see any manatee (wrong time of year) did see turtles, fish and a few crabs. Would recommend and will return!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

It was amazing! The staff were friendly, and the expirience was amazing, I went to Hawaii and I didn't see stuff this cool. When you go down the river you see this place called three sisters springs, it was crystal clear, so clear you could see the bottom. In conclusion, I suggest this very much.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

My wife and I kayaked the Crystal River. It was a lot of fun and everyone at Crystal River Kayak was very helpful. They made good suggestions on where to see manatees, how to enter the Springs and manage all of the people on the water. I'm sure we will be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This is only a paddle away from 3 sister springs. They were very nice and accomidating. We went to another place first and found they did not want our business. They would rather us do one of their tours. We would go back here again!

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Homosassa, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The place is small, the people have been friendly the cpl times we have launched from there, but the price on self launch to $7 PER kayak, so with tax nearly $15 for us. Thats crazy! It should be a standard $5 to park for self launch. We will launch elsewhere from now on. I think since they are close... More 

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

I am sorry my fees are too high for you. There is not a standard price. Price fixing is illegal. We have limited parking here. It is private property that I rent. Also, I have paid for the dock and the ramps. Charging self launch fees helps me to recover those costs. Lower fees will fill up my parking lot... More 

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