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Water Bike Rental in Crystal River
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Water Bike Rental in Crystal River

By Paddles Outdoor Rentals
Recommended by 100% of travelers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
This is a great way to see the sights and everything going on below you in the water from the BEST perspective. Our water bikes are human-powered and is the best eco-friendly way to get around the area to see everything Crystal River has to offer. You can see manatees swim directly underneath your bike, which is an incredible view to experience. The water bikes easily hold up to 300 pounds and have adjustable seats for all different heights of riders.

Ages 8-108
Duration: 2h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
English


  • Water Bike
  • Life Vest
  • Map of the area


Departure details
  • 469 NE 1st St, Crystal River, FL 34429, USA You arrive at Paddles Outdoor Rentals to register and sign the liability waiver. Then we take you in our passenger van to where the bikes will be waiting which is roughly 1/3 mile away from our shop. We then pick you up and bring you back when you are finished.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 184792P11

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 184792P11

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Remarkable
A remarkable experience thanks to Kyle with a Smile, our guide. We saw a dozen or more manatees, birds, fish, boili
kimbB5637ZX
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Fun kayak experience
Very nice folks. Brody, our guide did a great job. We saw two sets of mother and baby manatees. Water was beautif
S7959BGdanielled
S7959BGdanielled
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Awesome tour!
We had such a fun time seeing manatees with Kyle with a Smile! We got a guided tour of all of the area and must hav
kaylamZ9584YR
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Highly Recommend!
Our family of 10 had a blast!! Kyle with a smile was the best guide! Even the smallest crew members, ages 4 and 5,
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Great Kayaking Tour
Awesome time kayaking with the family. Kyle the smile did a great job teaching us about manatees and showing us aro
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Great time
Great time with kyle with the smile. That guy was great saw manatididees. Enjoyed it. homie was a blast and a manat
jolenep827
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Amazing time so fun
Kyle with a smile was amazing. Very knowledgeable and a ton of fun. He had fun facts and really seemed to enjoy his
967cariew
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Awesome
Our guide, Kyle with a smile,was amazing and very informative!!!! We will definitely be back again!!
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Great
Kyle was Great!!! Made is fun and full of information. 😃😃😃😃😃 Will tell friends and family!!!! Will do again
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Kyle is fabulous guide!
We had a great time, Kyle was funny, personable and knowledgable, we saw lots of fish and manatee!!!
347lexic
347lexic
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Awesome Trip
Kyle with a Smile was so so awesome! He explained everything so well and took us to many places and explored alittl
Resort779036
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We saw a lot of manatees and the water was very clear
Great time Kyle with a smile was great! Saw lots of manatees in the water. Also saw turtles and lots of birds.
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Family fun
Olivia was our guide! It was a really great trip out, she took us to all the spots to ensure we had a great manatee
Steven K
Steven K
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Crystal River Fun
Olivia was an awesome guides. Friendly l, knowledgeable and pleasant. Catered to the young and old! I strongly sugg
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f0tiniu
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Birds
My favorite part was all the different types of Birds and wildlife we got to see, can’t wait to come back!
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Minnesota Family
2 contributions
Dec 2020
Our family of 4 had excellent time on the water bikes cruising around Crystal River. The entire staff at Paddles Outdoor Rentals were awesome (The Best!) as they ensured every need was taken care thus ensuring a safe and relaxing family adventure on Crystal River. The check in process was fast and efficient. The drive from the shop was less than 5 minutes and upon arrival we were met by two awesome ladies ensuring your needs were taken care. The ladies provide an overview on the use of the bikes and made the necessary adjustments to the bikes for each of us. In addition, they provided pointers on where to go and what to see. The bikes were comfortable and easy to use and offered and excellent viewing to see the manatees gliding through clear water, but more importantly a fun family bonding time.

We highly recommend everyone to book through Paddles Outdoor Rentals as they are top notch and show this through their excellent services, equipment and team members.

We will be back to enjoy another day on Crystal River using Paddles Outdoor Rentals.

The Family from Minnesota
Written January 11, 2021
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paddlesoutdoor
Thank you so much for your awesome 5 Star review !!!! Taking the time to share your experience means so much to us. We definitely strive to give each of our guests' TOP NOTCH service as you had experienced but moreover, we are thrilled that you and your family had an exceptional time. Thanks again and when you plan a trip back to Florida come by and see us again :)
Written February 13, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Tourist With Tots
Central Florida, FL92 contributions
Jun 2020
Whether you are planning a trip to boat, scallop, fish, or see manatee, Crystal River is a gorgeous, quaint Florida town where outdoor adventures top the list of fun! You may have kayaked or paddle boarded in the past, but have you pedaled across the crystal clear waters of Crystal River on a water bike? I highly recommend a family-friendly adventure on a water bike with Crystal River Water Bike Rentals.

Whether you are looking to water bike on the beautiful waters of Crystal River, kayak, or paddle board, Paddles Outdoor Rentals has you covered. Their office is located right off Highway 19. With a quaint gift shop, restroom, and changing room, Paddles Outdoor Rentals and Crystal River Water Bike Rentals provides you with customer service from the moment you walk into the shop.

Book a tour ahead via their website but be sure to check their Facebook pages for summer specials. Hop aboard a lime green 6 person golf cart for the 5 minute drive from the office to Pete’s Pier Marina for a safety briefing and information on the best places to see manatee, where to view Hunter Springs, Three Sisters Springs, and Kings Bay Park before pedaling into the sunshine on your water bike adventure.

It was not difficult for myself, my husband, or my son to pedal the water bike. After a three hour tour, we were tired but not completely wiped out. There is no brake to stop, just start pedaling backwards to slow down and reduce your forward movement. Turn the handlebars to maneuver the bike. I can attest pedaling the water bike much easier than kayaking or paddle boarding.

We saw two mom manatee and two baby manatee. As you can see from the below picture, the height of the water bike allows you to see everything much better than if you were in a kayak. The crystal clear waters allow you to see fish, cormorants swimming along side of you, as well as the docile sea cow.

We swam in Three Sisters Springs. We brought our own snorkel gear and I highly recommend you do the same. The water is crystal clear and you can see fish and rocks. Kayaks and paddle boards can access Three Sisters Springs. Be careful as you swim. You will need to stand to the side of the springs at times to avoid being hit by paddle craft.

Are you looking for a unique, one of a kind, famil- friendly adventure in Crystal River, Florida? I highly recommend a water bike tour with Crystal River Water Bike Rentals/Paddles Outdoor Rentals. We took a three hour tour and it was the perfect amount of time to see everything, pedal quite a distance to Three Sisters Spring, swim, and return to the pier. I would recommend doing the three hour tour so you have time to see everything.
Written June 25, 2020
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paddlesoutdoor
Thank you so much for trying out our water bikes and your amazing review of our location/business! We really do try to the best experiences possible in Crystal River, so that is why we have the most unique equipment for rentals. Whether you are renting a kayak, paddle board, water bike, our gigantic party paddle board or one of our beach cruiser bikes, we try to have the best equipment around. The next time you are in town, we would love to have you try our top notch paddleboards or some of our exclusive Crescent kayaks! Thanks again for visiting us and giving your opinion on all that Crystal River and Paddles Outdoor Rentals has to offer.
Written July 2, 2020
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Kelly H
5 contributions
Mar 2021 • Couples
We had an absolute blast today with Crystal River Bikes cruising around enjoying the sunshine and seeing lots of manatees. The bikes were super easy to use and you can see so much more than being down low in a kayak. Staff was super friendly and the whole experience was great! We will be back!
Written March 8, 2021
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paddlesoutdoor
Thank you for your 5 Star review!! We greatly appreciate it. So glad you had a blast on our water bikes as they truly are a fun time. Hope to see you back soon :)
Written March 26, 2021
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1957dr
21 contributions
PaddlesOutdoor is a well run company with friendly and efficient employees who make sure the customers have an awesome experience. We rented water bikes in the morning and swam with the manatees in the afternoon. Crystal River has many springs with clear water that Lacie, our outstanding tour guide showed us. She was able to locate one manatee and caught some underwater photos. The Gulf waters were cooler, so most manatees were not in the river. She also told us about the fish we saw.
When you rent a water bike, you are able to spot the manatees better with the higher viewpoint. I had the experience of a lifetime when a manatee came up to my water bike and actually pushed me with their snout. Priceless!
Christopher Brown is a hands on owner who wants to make sure his customers have a great experience.
I would highly recommend renting from PaddlesOutdoor.
Written February 27, 2022
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paddlesoutdoor
Thank you so much for your 5 star review. We appreciate having awesome guests like yourself join us! Please come bak to visit again soon and please spread the word about us :)
Written March 1, 2022
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Pat P
The Villages, FL29 contributions
Jan 2021
We rented water bikes. What a fun way to see the manatee! The bikes are on pontoons so they are very stable. I was surprised at how easy they were to peddle. Now you don't go very fast, but it is very easy. Turning takes a very wide radius, but you'll figure it out! More manatees can be seen on cold days. The only thing that gets wet might be your toes, so you don't have to worry about needing to change clothes.
Written January 28, 2021
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paddlesoutdoor
Thank you so much for taking the time in sharing your experience on our water bikes and rating us 5 Stars!! We are excited you had fun on them and look forward to seeing you back soon :)
Written February 12, 2021
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R G
17 contributions
Jan 2021
Our family of 3 had an awesome afternoon in King's Bay on the water bikes. It was our first time riding these very easy to operate water craft. It gives you a unique perspective being at a higher level than a kayak. They are super stable and virtually impossible to overturn. Everybody was very professional and made us feel welcome. We arrived at the shop, were checked in and within minutes were on our way to Pete's Pier in a golf cart. It's just a short 5 minute ride. At the pier we were greeted by another employee who adjusted the bikes to our bodies, gave us brief instructions and helped us launch into the bay. In the 2 hours renting, we were able to easily travel to Three Sisters and then back past Pete's Pier in the opposite direction for a while before returning to the dock. The sweet lady who was at the dock was super nice and even made a few photos for us on the bikes. I would highly recommend this to anyone considering kayaking. It is a faster way to get around and it's a lot easier on the back. If you like riding bikes you'll love this.
Written January 4, 2021
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paddlesoutdoor
Thank you for sharing your experience with us and all of our future guests. We love doing our water bike rentals and are amazed at how much people really love them. The staff is grateful for your kind words and we all look forward to seeing you again soon :)
Written February 16, 2021
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Karen G
7 contributions
Dec 2020 • Friends
We had such a great time! I totally recommend this company and the water bikes . Lots of manatees to be seen. Pedal slow and consistently you'll glide across the water. No one fell in and you get a great view being up higher. So worth the great price.
Written December 28, 2020
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paddlesoutdoor
Thank you for taking the time to give us a 5 Star review!! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience on our water bikes as they truly provide a fun and unique time. Hope to see you back again real soon :)
Written February 12, 2021
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Christina W
1 contribution
Feb 2021 • Friends
First time renting the water bikes. They were so much fun! Very easy to pedal, and it moves about the same speed as a kayak, maybe a little faster. Very sturdy also. We enjoyed them much better than kayaking. It definitely caught the attention of others on the water, since you don’t see them a lot. I would highly recommend renting these. The employees were also exceptional and very easy to work with.
Written February 21, 2021
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paddlesoutdoor
So glad you enjoyed the water bikes. We thank you for your 5 Star review and for sharing your experience with us!! Please come back and see us again real soon :)
Written March 26, 2021
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Mary M
2 contributions
Nov 2020
We had family down from Pennsylvania and we all loved this, it was hard on the butt but worth it. Taylor and Jessica were awesome young ladies and gave great tips on where to go to see the manatees as well as other information we asked for. We will be back for sure. Thanks again for a nice day.
Written November 17, 2020
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paddlesoutdoor
We are so glad you enjoyed the water bikes! Please come back and visit us again soon and try our swim with manatee tours:)
Written November 18, 2020
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Joyce M
Homosassa, FL1 contribution
Jan 2021
We've rented Kayaks on a previous visit and now water bikes from Paddles Outdoor Rentals. The staff are very personable and easy to work with. They do a good job of getting each person through the process. Prices are fair and we enjoyed the whole experience.
Written January 25, 2021
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paddlesoutdoor
Thank you for being a repeat customer. We appreciate you and your 5 Star review of our business and our awesome team!! Look forward to seeing you back again :)
Written February 12, 2021
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