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Aardvark's Florida Kayak Company

707 N Citrus Avenue, Suite A, Crystal River, FL
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Ranked #16 of 33 Activities in Crystal River
Type: Tours
Traveler Description: This place is the place to go for "local" homegrown knowledge with the owners operating the business.  Matt and Sue taylor a kayak trip for advanced... more »
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We booked the St. Martin's Marsh tour with Matt as our guide. To begin with, the equipment was top notch and in excellent condition. Matt gave us a quick refresher course on kayaking and a summary of what we might experience on the tour. He is very open to questions and extremely knowledgeable. The tour was even better than we... More

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Niagara Falls, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My husband and I were in Homosassa in February of 2014 and were eager to view some manatees up close and personal. It was important to us that we found a company that respected the manatees and did not invade their space. Aardvark's Florida Kayak Co, fit the bill. Unfortunately Aardvark's was not able to accommodate our date, but they... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We booked a private kayak trip (5 of us total) on the Chassahowitzka River. What a beautiful spot! We saw lots of wildlife - a variety of birds, otters, manatee - and hardly any humans! Our guide was very knowledgable and helpful with the kayaks. Their equipment is top notch - not the same as your $20 hr boats. I... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We went for a private kayak trip in crystal river thru this company. overall outstanding. great information . the trip leader is a retired park ranger who was very knowledgable and has a real concern for the manatees. we were able to kayak in the river and throughout the bay in search of manatees. we saw quite a few and... More

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We did not do a tour with Aardvark but rented two boats for another organized paddle. The boats were very nice Eddyline sea kayaks with PFDs and paddles. Pick up and delivery were smooth. Be aware if you rent kayaks that other safety gear, such as paddle floats, pumps, spray skirts are not provided. You should assess your need for... More

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Beverly Hills, Florida
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

This local thoroughly enjoyed her kayak rental from Aardvark. Susan, the owner, was extremely thorough and helpful in preparing me for my adventure, from selecting the perfect kayak to adjusting my foot pedals "just right" and providing me with a map and guide to the area. I highly recommend this professional company, in the heart of downtown Crystal River.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

We signed up for a private (just the 2 of us) tour with Matt, the co-owner. He is a marine biologist and spent over 20 years doing research work and even necropsies on manatees. His wife, Sue (I think) gave us a very informative lecture before we set off. They are very diligent about making their customers aware of the... More

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Shawano, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Our experience with Aardvark's was outstanding - start to finish. Susan helped us select a tour that was right for our family, gave us suggestions for other things to do/see in the area, made sure we brought the right gear (polarized sunglasses!, hats, etc.). Matt was fantastic - extremely knowledgeable about the geology and ecology of area. We saw lots... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We booked the Back Country tour, which was 3 hours. A good length and pace for me since, it was only my second time in a kayak. The kayaks were nice, and Matt provided helpful tips where needed, which was appreciated. Matt warned us to follow him in areas where it was shallow, so we wouldn't bottom out. We were... More

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London, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

We had a private tour with Matt which was a learning experience from start to finish. He is very knowledgeable (= he is trained marine biologist with years of experience in the field working for marine agencies) about every aspect of the wildlife - of course the manatees, but also the birds, fish, tides, and the locals! I would totally... More

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