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Rainbow River Canoe and Kayak

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Address: 12121 River View, Dunnellon, FL 34432
Phone Number: 352-489-7854
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Description: Rainbow River Canoe and Kayak is located at the end of the Rainbow River...
Rainbow River Canoe and Kayak is located at the end of the Rainbow River on the Withlacoochee River. Park your car and ride our upriver shuttle to the paddling destination of your choice. On either river, you float downstream back to your car. We offer the largest selection of canoes and kayaks in the area, Old Town Canoes and 'sit-in' Kayaks and Ocean Kayak 'sit-on-tops'.
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Now THAT Was A Workout!!

This "mom and pop" outfit was just perfect! The equipment was in excellant shape, any vessel you wanted to travel down the river was readily available and offered. Our reservation... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Hamilton, New Jersey
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Hamilton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This "mom and pop" outfit was just perfect! The equipment was in excellant shape, any vessel you wanted to travel down the river was readily available and offered. Our reservation was for 10am, however, our group hustled up that morning and got there an hour early. Not a problem for this flexible outfitter! Also be aware that an advanced reservation... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The Rainbow River is always nothing short of amazing. Our time this trip was better than ever thanks to Rainbow River Canoe and Kayak! Paddleboarded up to Spring head and back to where we started the day, 7.5 mile trip and loved every minute. Staff was very helpful and friendly. We will either be buying our own Paddleboards now or... More 

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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The water was cold and the sun was hot...but we had a blast! They drove us about 2-3 miles up stream and we took their advice and went further upstream for some beautiful scenery. Tons of turtles and birds. The water is so clear that you can see about 30' to the bottom. CLEAR! And the fish were huge. Not... More 

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

My wife and I scheduled a trip down the Rainbow River and planned on taking our grandsons with us. However, mother nature had other ideas on our date. So, the only thing to do was come back the next day. Boy, what difference a day makes in Florida! Beautiful skies, light breeze and the water was cool. The boys loved... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Came upon Rainbow River Canoe and Kayak as a last minute spontaneous trip and the group and I were glad we stumbled across this site for kayak rentals. Staff there are friendly people and will break down all necessary tips needed for the ride down rainbow river. We had no idea what we would be encountering down stream but the... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I highly recommend the Rainbow River Trip, start with the short paddle up to the head spring and then back down. The water is sooooo clear, pictures look like the boats are floating on air. These people are super nice and well organized. I went solo this trip to check it out, but will go back with entire family and... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This river is a must-see. Beautiful crystal clear water, cool and refreshing. We really enjoyed our time. This company was really nice and helpful. Definitely recommend!!

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OCALA, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Made a reservation one month in advance on the website for 5 kayaks and 1 paddleboard for july 3rd. When we arrived filled out the forms , payed, and we were shuttled up the river to state park right on time 9:00 am. They were very busy but took care of everything as agreed . All equipment was top notch[... More 

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Hernando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Three and a half hour tubing down the Rainbow River. Saw lots of turtles, birds and fish. Water was a comfortable 72 degrees. Pace was slow and enjoyable. Take your waterproof cooler but no disposables to enjoy lunch at the mid-point ramp. Then complete the second half and exit at Swampy's. I had my son and my 10 year old... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We called to get reservations since they give a 10% discount if you do. They have ride on and ride in kayaks. If you want something to lean back on, get the ride in. They drive you up to the drop off point which is nice so you don't have to wait for a bus to bring you back to... More 

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Additional Information about Rainbow River Canoe and Kayak

Address: 12121 River View, Dunnellon, FL 34432
Phone Number: 352-489-7854
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Dunnellon
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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