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Rainbow River Canoe and Kayak

12121 River View, Dunnellon, FL 34432
352-489-7854
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Ranked #2 of 14 Activities in Dunnellon
Type: Tours, Bodies of Water, Adventure
Owner description: Rainbow River Canoe and Kayak is located at the end of the Rainbow River on the Withlacoochee...
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Type: Tours, Bodies of Water, Adventure
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Dunnellon, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The Front Porch is the kind of place you might just drive by on your way to somewhere else but STOP and go in, enjoy the friendly funky atmosphere and the quality of service with a smile! Even the customers are friendly in this feel-good down-home place! My personal favorite side dish of theirs is the potato salad, tops! My... More 

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We took our boy scout troop down the rainbow river with the help of this company. They did a FANTASTIC job of explaining everything and ensuring we were properly prepared for a fun time. They loaded and unloaded canoes for us, all we had to do was have a fun time. All the boys had a fun time, and enjoyed... More 

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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Today we rented kayaks from Rainbow River Canoe/Kayak. The owner is very friendly, and we were promptly taken to the point of embarkation. The equipment seems well-maintained, and my only criticism is that the take out site is substandard compared to the rest of the operation and really needs significant improvement. If you make this trip during the summer months,... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We rented two kayaks and floated down the Rainbow for 4 hours. I would recommend the Rainbow river trip just because of the beautiful water. Absolutely a pleasure to rent from this company.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Helpful knowledgable staff with good kayaks economic to rent. Kayaking on these rivers is a fabulous experience and the way to get back into it This is an area of Florida not advertised in the UK and we'd like to keep it that way Wonderful experience

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The Villages
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Eight of us had never been in a kayak before, and, after a few minutes, it was as if we'd done it forever, except, maybe for the bumping of the paddle against the kayak's side when making the switch from one side to the other. Then we became more proficient... From the phone call to make the reservation, for the... More 

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Coconut Creek, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I am so glad we chose this place to rent on the river. Derek was very helpful to us. Please understand that when you call, and ask your 1 million questions that they answer these same questions all day long. Read the website. Its very informative, and will answer your questions. They drive you up Rainbow River, and drop you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

Couldn't ask for nicer people great service. Park your car under the shade load up on the bus they drive you to KP Hole county park, you must pay $5 entry fee per person. They put in canoes or kayaks and you paddle & drift down the beautiful river. Takes about 2.5 hrs the most. You wind up right back... More 

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Fort Meade, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We arrived early because we knew the parking would be crazy. After waiting in a long line to get a shuttle ticket $7.00 per person we were told there was a circle K about 300 feet from the business. WRONG it was over a mile away. We were told they would call our name for the shuttle WRONG after waiting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I reserved 2 s.u.p's for a Sunday but there was an oversight with over booking! They went the extra mile to make sure I got the equipment we wanted! I would recommend this business to anyone new or old to the rainbow river experience!

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