We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 1332 SE Hwy 19, Crystal River, FL 34429
Phone Number: 352-795-2255
Website
Today
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 176 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 153
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Most recent review
Family Fun

I wanted to take the family out for a couple of hours and maybe see a manatee or two. I had a really good experience here. Would definitely use them again. They were patient with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
Tampa_Dude2
,
Tampa, Florida
Add Photo Write a Review

176 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Tampa, Florida
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
15 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

I wanted to take the family out for a couple of hours and maybe see a manatee or two. I had a really good experience here. Would definitely use them again. They were patient with my questions and very accommodating when I changed my mind from using a canoe to a kayak (for 3 people)...and then the wife changed her... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Ottawa, Canada
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
22 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

We rented 4 single sit-on kayaks (for 2 hours) which were great for a family of beginners. We saw fish, birds, crabs,dibut unfortunately no manatee (I should mention that I rented last year around the same time and saw plenty of manatees!) even though we didn't see the manatee on this trip, it was a fun outings enjoyed by our... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oxford, Maine
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

The staff were friendly and helpful getting mid 60's folk in and out of kayaks! Directions to possible manatee sightings were good, unfortunately the day was a bit warm to see manatee, but many turtles & birds were out. It was fun to get a view of local homes, boats and islands from on the water.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dallas, TX
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This was our third time at Crystal River Kayak. They offer a $5 discount for returning customers; ask about the discount and they may give it to you even if it's your first time. We rented 4 sit in single kayaks. One of our group was tall 6-4 and for some reason the dock attendant gave him one of the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Houston
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This kayak trip was the highlight of our two-week Florida vacation, and the friendly staff of this company and the beautiful Three Sisters Springs contributed to the highlight. I would highly recommend making reservations - this place was crazy busy when we arrived for our 10 a.m. reservations. Even though it was so busy and there were only two staff... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Cary, North Carolina
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Make reservations! This place is popular and deserves to be. They are smoothly run with a friendly staff. The kayaks were nice and clean. But of course the highlight was the manatees! They are magnificent! Saw lots of them and even some babies. I'm glad we went on the kayaks. My kids are 8 and 11. I would love to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
LadyWren01, Owner at A Crystal River Kayak Company, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for using my company to see the manatee. You can come back with snorkels and snorkel by kayak. There is no need for a tour boat unless that is your preference. We sell snorkels and masks or you can rent gear from a nearby company. More 

Panama City, Florida
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Our best kayaking experience was today with A Crystal River Kayak Company. True professionals who are passionate about the environment they live and work in. Ray was our guide on the Chassowitzka tour and it could not have been a better experience. He is very courteous and knowledgeable of the area. I hope the company realizes how well he represents... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Spring, Texas
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

These guys know what they're doing! We reserved two tandem kayaks for 4 adults to share. No credit card was required to make a reservation. We watched the Manatee Manners video and quickly found our way out to the boat launch. The friendly guy at the dock helped us board our kayaks and we paddled our way out to the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Greater Cincinnati
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We had a great day kayaking Crystal River today. Were able to call ahead and reserve our kayaks. The staff was busy today and they still took time to talk us through what to do, show us maps and give us pointers. Kayaks and equipment were good and comfortable. It was amazing to see so many manatees! My family and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Folks, I always read the negative reviews people write in order to identify any possible trends. I did the same here, and I really believe there are people that just can't be satisfied. Crystal River Kayak Company is the way to go. The springs are within 10 minutes (we saw manatee within 3 minutes of the launch), they give you... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5

Travelers who viewed A Crystal River Kayak Company also viewed

 

Been to A Crystal River Kayak Company? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of A Crystal River Kayak Company and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from A Crystal River Kayak Company staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?