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Address: 10830 S. W. 180th Avenue Road, Dunnellon, FL
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River Tubing

Nature Quest has the potential to be top notch. They have the equipment but lack organization. The employees were all very young and no one seemed to be in charge. We paid for 7... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2013
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Dunnellon, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The 2 owners are about as dumb and clueless as the little teens they hire also. The workers take more responsibility and could run the operation better than the owners. Last time i was there the lady owner (Mrs.Tere) was the only one in the building with at least 20+ of the customers keys and personal belongings in there with... More 

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Long Branch, New Jersey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

They have everything in hands to be a nice Kayak rental company, beautiful place, nice location but providing a poor quality equipment. Stinking life jackets and broken seats kayak.

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Tampa, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

They completely ignored us for ten minutes after we asked for help in making a decision of whether or not we were allowed to bring an extra floating cooler to store belongs- not drinks, in. The lady, who seemed to be the manager, could not make the decision, she was very unhelpful, all we wanted was a yes or a... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

This is a beautiful, incredibly clear river. I rented a kayak at the park for a 2 hour trip. This was my first kayaking trip and I enjoyed it. I had no negative issues with the staff while renting, and was helped getting into, launching, and getting out of the kayak. There were quite a few other kayakers, boaters, tubers,... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

I called to get some information about the kayaking, and was treated very rudely by the person that answered the phone. I would not recommend this kayaking outfit. We have been to many kayak rental operations in the past, and have never encountered such unhelpful staff members. I was inquiring about the rentals and the river itself, and the kid... More 

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Ocala
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Nature Quest has the potential to be top notch. They have the equipment but lack organization. The employees were all very young and no one seemed to be in charge. We paid for 7 people to take the tram and tube. They were short about 50 tubes so you had to wait in the hot sun for about an hour.... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Rainbow river was great. Nature Quest was terrible, impolite, moody and inefficient. Never use this operator they will ruin your day before it begins.

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Maui, HI
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

I would highly recommend tubing the Rainbow River, however I would try a different operator, someone other than Nature Quest. My husband and I rented tubes and took the shuttle with Nature Quest on a beautiful day. We had a great time and everything worked out, but renting from Nature Quest was strange and unpleasant. Buying tickets took FOREVER, a... More 

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Rainbow Springs State Park is a beautiful, well-maintained park, but it's a shame that Nature Quest has a monopoly on renting boats at this place. They tell you you can bring your own kayak and put-in for free, but there is no convenient unloading spot or put-in. You have to carry or wheel your kayak about 100 yards from the... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2011

The rainbow river was amazing! My husband and I drove to the tubing entrance around 11 am on a Thursday. I was nervous from all the reviews about crowds on weekend, so wanted to avoid that. The parking lot was only half full. We had zero wait time to buy a ticket, get a tube, or get on the tram.... More 

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