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A Crystal River Kayak Company

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Address: 1422 Bld B US Hwy 19, Crystal River, FL 34429
Phone Number: 352-795-2255
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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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An amazing experience

My two friends and I snorkled with the manatees yesterday and we can't say enough about what a great time we had! We were advised to book the 6am tour for the best experience and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Orlando, United States
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Orlando, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My two friends and I snorkled with the manatees yesterday and we can't say enough about what a great time we had! We were advised to book the 6am tour for the best experience and were so pleased we took Robert's advice! We were able to swim and interact with a group of manatees undisturbed for quite some time before... More 

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Thank Debra L
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wonderful experience. Just a short paddle to Three Sisters Springs to see tons of manatees. We chose to do a guided tour and our guide was very knowledgable about the area and the manatees. Worth every penny.

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Thank Sheshell7
Rockmart, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My car said the temperature went to 88 today, and I wanted to make a late trip to Three Sisters without the long paddle from the public launch. Just yesterday I learned about A Crystal River Kayak Company, just 10 minutes south of the springs where I could pay $7 and launch my own boat, or pay $25 and use... More 

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Anthony
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a Saturday so naturally it was very crowded with people. But we saw lots of manatees. There were 4 of us and we all really enjoyed it. Crystal River Kayaking was great. Very helpful and nice folks.

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We paddles for 15 minutes and saw lots of manatees. I think this is the best place to start paddling. The company staff is very friendly and kind. We rented a 2-person kayak (2-hrs) and 1-wetsuit for $48. Seeing and swimming with manatees was the highlight for this trip.

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2 Thank Nako G
LadyWren01, Manager at A Crystal River Kayak Company, responded to this review

Making sure everyone has the knowledge and the tools to enjoy themselves in a professional and friendly manner is what we strive to maintain. More 

Miami, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My parents met the very friendly Captain Michael at a restaurant in Ocala. He talked to them passionately about his job and his love for manatees. My parents decided it would be a great gift to celebrate my 30th birthday. I am so glad they did. We went snorkeling with the manatees on 1/16 at 6:00am! We were so embarrassed... More 

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1 Thank Sarah M
LadyWren01, Manager at A Crystal River Kayak Company, responded to this review

Captain Mikes Zen of Manatee swimming is something that we will continue to implement with all of our future tours as well. Its the only way to truly view these amazing animals in their environment without disturbing them and of course in doing so the manatees are more willing to come investigate us in the water making for a great... More 

Bloomington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have had several excellent experiences with this company. Staff is friendly and helpful. Emily is great with information. Lots of help getting in and out of kayaks. Saw several families enjoying the friendly service.

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Thank Wilma C
LadyWren01, Manager at A Crystal River Kayak Company, responded to this review

We are happy to hear when our customers enjoyed there trip with us. Customer service and good quality equipment is something we strive to maintain. Thank you again for coming and we hope to see you again in the future. More 

Savannah, Georgia
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff here are friendly and accommodating. We were running behind schedule and not going to make the 10:30 reservation for kayak rental - the staff were very accommodating in allowing me to push the reservation back and hour the day of. The place was very busy on the Saturday that we went. The parking lot is small so they... More 

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Thank Ashlee W
LadyWren01, Manager at A Crystal River Kayak Company, responded to this review

I'm glad we were able to accommodate your trip with us. We try to be very understanding as we know and understand things happen. We hope to see you again in the future. More 

Carlyle, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a few hours of paddling with family, exercise, and scenery. We had Older children and grandma

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Thank doggonbad
LadyWren01, Manager at A Crystal River Kayak Company, responded to this review

We are glad you had a good time please come back and see us again. More 

Bradenton, Florida
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was there for watching Manatees but saw not very much because it was New Years Day and perhaps they didn't like the firework . Anyway, it was a very nice Tour , our Guide was very friendly and told us a lot about the nature and kajaking was much fun

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Thank Simone K
LadyWren01, Manager at A Crystal River Kayak Company, responded to this review

I hope that even with the small amount of manatees seen you still enjoyed the rest of the wildlife that Kings Bay has to offer. Please come back and see us again. More 

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