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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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great customer service. clear, cool water. wildlife.

Had a great experience today. I showed up and we left within 10 mins. I took a single kayak. It was nice, and in good shape. They put it in the water and pushed us out. Super... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Had a great experience today. I showed up and we left within 10 mins. I took a single kayak. It was nice, and in good shape. They put it in the water and pushed us out. Super clear water, tons of fish, all kinds of birds, turtles, and a few gators. Had a blast. Not Super rural as there are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We rented kayaks for the day to explore rainbow river. The front desk gave us a great recommendation for a sit on top tandem. We had never been kayaking and there were so many options. They right on with the rec. Very friendly staff and very knowledgeable about the river. The provide a map with great landmarks so you know... More 

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Skaneateles, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We had a marvelous time meandering down the Rainbow River in kayaks. Excellent speedy service and drop off so your day is not spent waiting. Thee trip downriver is a dream. Wildlife galore and lovely scenery. Would do this again.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We have our own kayaks and needed a shuttle on the Rainbow River. I highly recommend this company. The staff was very friendly, helpful, organized and professional. They had a clean facility and are expanding to include larger bathrooms and showers. We didn't use their canoes and kayaks but they seem to have a very large selection including stand up... More 

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Canton, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

staff very helpful and willing to please; we took the 2 hr KP Hole trip; we were shuttled to an upstream launch and then boated down the steady but gentle current back to the business site; water was very clear and there was abundant wildlife (fish, birds, turtles, etc.) to keep you busy nature watching; much of the drift however... More 

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Beverly Hills, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We took trip down withlacoochee river. Its a 9 mile run but a very beautiful and peaceful one. The staff were wonderful and very informative. Cant wait to do this again.

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Dunnellon, Florida
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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 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 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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