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A Crystal River Kayak Company

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A Crystal River Kayak Company
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We are the friendliest kayak store around. Crystal River Kayak is the place for kayak tours, manatee swim tours, and snorkeling with the Manatees. We have Kayak Tours, kayak rentals, Stand Up Paddle Board and canoe rentals. Our own kayak launch site...more
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1422 Bld B US Hwy 19, Crystal River, FL 34429
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to this place today with my wife and ended up locking my keys in my wife’s car! Progressive insurance which I have turned out to be very unhelpful during this situation even though I have roadside assistance with them. First I sat on...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Brandon K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best kayak rental company if you want to check out the three sister springs or the manatees in the winter months. Three sister springs is closed to swimmers from approx November to some time in February (depends on water temperature), and it is always...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank shamrockgirl88
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Fun winter tour with friendly and knowledgeable guide. Early morning start around 8 am. Easy access to the waterway straight from the property. Saw probably 10 manatees fairly close up and various birds including Osprey diving for a fish. Relaxed tour. Great time! Would def...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 61juliana
LadyWren2, Owner at A Crystal River Kayak Company, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

So glad you had a great time. We appreciate your business.

Reviewed December 10, 2018 via mobile

The staff was super friendly and helpful, really cool experience. It is definitely a must do and I recommend Crystal River Kayak co. Even if you aren’t an expert it is still a very enjoyable experience

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Hugoe1323
LadyWren2, Owner at A Crystal River Kayak Company, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review. We appreciate your business. We cater to beginners and experienced kayakers.

Reviewed November 30, 2018 via mobile

Everything went perfect and the workers are very helpful and nice! It was an overall amazing experience and I would definitely do it again!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DayTrip55449871044
LadyWren2, Owner at A Crystal River Kayak Company, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are glad you had an amazing experience! We appreciate your business.

Reviewed November 9, 2018 via mobile

I’ve always loved kayaking and this was by far the best kayaking experience I’ve ever had! John & Steve were very friendly and knowledgeable! They even gave wonderful suggestions on other places to visit while in the area. The launch site is right behind their...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Melissa C
LadyWren2, Owner at A Crystal River Kayak Company, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are so happy that you had a fantastic experience. Thank you for the great review!

Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

Any family who enjoys outdoor adventure needs to visit Crystal River Kayak Company. The people are friendly, knowledgeable and make sure you have all the information to have a good time. Their location is great and we were only about 15 minutes ride from Three...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank K8Keen
LadyWren2, Owner at A Crystal River Kayak Company, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review. We are happy that your family had a good time on the water.

Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Nice kayaks and great advice on where to go given our timeframe. We saw 4 manatee and really enjoyed the easy trip in and out. Three Sisters Spring was gorgeous!

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Kristine L
LadyWren2, Owner at A Crystal River Kayak Company, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the good review. We appreciate your business.

Reviewed October 11, 2018

This is a nice place for kayak rental. We were warmly greeted and shown the prices. They answered all of our questions and showed us a video concerning the rules of interacting with manatee. They didn't try to sell us any extra stuff. I think...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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LadyWren2, Owner at A Crystal River Kayak Company, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your excellent review. There are changing rooms that you would have passed on the way to get your kayaks. Just recently we added some changing rooms in the store. We are glad you had a great time with our company!

Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

Excellent experience!! We had a big group of 14 people total that traveled up from South Tampa to do some kayaking. The entrance is off of the main road and it takes you to a small parking lot. The staff were very well organized, thorough...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank KirstyW247
LadyWren2, Owner at A Crystal River Kayak Company, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review. I am glad your group had an awesome time on the water!

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Stacyweeks7
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Response from cathymR5113PE | Reviewed this property |
I have seen people with their dogs on their boards but don’t know if they rented from Crystal River or put in elsewhere
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Variety of birds, gators, fish, turtles
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Lerac L
Willemstad, Curaçao
Paddling Adventures Weeki Wachee State Park (0 Replies)
Hi all, I am doing a roadtrip trough Florida and would like to kayak along the route. I have found 2 options 1. Paddling Adventures Weeki Wachee State Park 2. A Crystal River Kayak Company. Both are more or less about the same price. But of course different location. The impression I get is weeki wachee option is more of a roadtrip but then on kayak and crytal river is more like a big lake (more commercial). Also Paddling adventures you do not pay for every hour Right now I am...More
October 06, 2013|
Lerac L
Willemstad, Curaçao
Kayak Weeki Wachee State Park vs A Crystal River Kayak (1 Replies)
Hi all a simple question. I found 2 kayak company's at 2 places for a good price in the month Novemeber. I was wondering which one of these 2 you would recommend me. 1. Paddling Adventures Weeki Wachee State Park 2. A Crystal River Kayak Company If you would have a better kayak suggestion for 2 people traveling north towards Ocala I would definitely like to know. We prefer not pay more then 40 dollars in total and also want to go together on 1 kayak. Thank you!
October 05, 2013|
Response fromamanx|
Try asking this in the local forum as well/