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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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Manatees, need I say more...

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Peachtree City, Georgia
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Peachtree City, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW 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 NEW

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 NEW

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 1, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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 

Newnan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Very easy to reserve, but definitely reserve before hand. It was VERY expensive, but we had a blast! Three Sisters Springs is indescribable! We are planning to return in February. We rented for 4 hours and covered a lot of ground. We even saw a couple of manatees!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Great service and very accommodating. We arrived 10 mins late and they were extremely nice about it since it was entirely our fault and could have charged the $50 late fee. The entire experience was outstanding and we even got to see a manatee, which is extremely rare this time of year (June). The manatee swan along side our kayak... More 

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Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Knowledgeable, helpful staff. Hop in your rental kayak from their dock and along with your laminated map off you go. An easy 10-15 min paddle to Three Sisters Springs. Beautiful!! Choose between 2,4 or all day rental. We were out about 4 hrs. They have two changing stalls outside so you can change into dry clothes.

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Winter Garden, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This is in a great location- 15 minutes of easy kayaking to get to Three Sisters Springs. Because the manatees are now gone for the summer, you can kayak right into the springs and take a swim. The kayaks we rented were great and came with a back seat rest. The employees were very friendly and professional, answering our questions... More 

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Covington, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We did a lot of research before we went to Crystal River, FL. I found "A Crystal Kayak" to have the best reviews and rates. There is a Manatee Visitors Center in CR and they even recommended A Crystal Kayak. I had a coupon for $5 off and I told the attendant about the coupon and she honored it without... More 

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Additional Information about A Crystal River Kayak Company

Address: Address: 1332 SE Hwy 19, Crystal River, FL 34429
Phone Number: 352-795-2255
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Crystal River
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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