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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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Highlight of our teip

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Jennifer P
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Cary, North Carolina
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Cary, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

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 

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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
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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 

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Spring, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 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 

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Greater Cincinnati
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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 

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Beverly Hills, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

If you are looking to rent, look no further as this is the place to go. Only a 10 minute paddle to the famous Three Sisters Springs. If you are looking to purchase, these folks will do everything possible to assist you with your purchase. They will let you try several different kayaks to help in the decision making process.... More 

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Miami
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I had the most amazing experience on Crystal River, thanks to the Crystal River Kayak Company. My friend and I were traveling from Miami and arrived at the destination 30 minutes before closing...they were incredibly generous and stayed open for more than two hours for us! Not only is the staff very understanding, but also very knowledgable. They explained the... More 

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Crystal River, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Fair prices, kayaks are in decent shape. Staff was courteous and friendly. Getting to the store was not difficult.

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Blairsville, Georgia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

My wife and I are fairly new to Kayaking. We felt lucky to have chosen this company because of their patience with us.The lady and two gentlemen who helped us were the most professional, knowledgeable and friendliest folks we have dealt with at any business in a long time. They answered all of our questions and gave us some great... More 

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Mystic, Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We traveled to Crystal River during the holidays and had a great experience at A Crystal River Kayak Company. The staff were extremely knowledgeable and accommodating of a larger (8) group. Everything was in great shape, and they gave us great tips on the best places to view the manatees without disturbing them in their natural environment. I would highly... More 

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