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Address: 1422 Bld B US Hwy 19, Crystal River, FL 34429
Phone Number:
+1 352-795-2255
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8:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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We are the friendliest kayak store around. Crystal River is the place to...

We are the friendliest kayak store around. Crystal River is the place to kayak, canoe, swim, and snorkel with the Manatees. We have kayak rentals, canoe rentals, Kayak Tours. We carry all the paddling gear you'll need to fill your boat. If it's a new kayak you're looking for then paddle on in now and get out on the water today. Our own kayak launch site will take you directly to 3 Sister's Springs in 10 minutes. We are American Canoe Association Certified Kayaking instructors.

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what an amazing experience. the location is perfect, the equipment is excellent and the staff is very helpful. Thank you for a great day out on the River!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Sonja M
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Cincinnati, Ohio

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

According to an employee at this Kayak Rental Company it’s a big mystery if the three Sisters Springs will be open to In-Water access viewing of the Manatee. All you can do is check a face book posting in the morning and keep checking it all day long to determine if the springs will be opened up to in-Water swimmers... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun for the whole family. Enjoyable for everyone. Up close with nature, what's not to love when everyone is smiling. Staff helpful and friendly. Would recommend

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

what an amazing experience. the location is perfect, the equipment is excellent and the staff is very helpful. Thank you for a great day out on the River!

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Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rented a canoe for 3 hours. Loved it! The manatee were all around us and came up right next to us. The A Crystal River went out of their way to help us. When we arrived we discovered a tire was going flat. So one dear employee (sorry I forget her name) followed us to the tire store about a... More 

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Bowling Green
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

My husband, daughter and I went on a Kings Bay guided kayak tour. It was a great experience! I highly recommend Crystal River Kayak Company. The guides were extremely helpful and friendly. We were fortunate to also see some manatees.

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LadyWren01, Owner at A Crystal River Kayak Company, responded to this review

Thank you for coming out paddling with us. Its a good time to see the Manatees with the colder temperatures. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

Two families met here Saturday to kayak with manatees. The staff was friendly and helpful. We saw 4 manatees in various locations. Even though it is manatee season and areas are closed off, the manatees are swimming around and can be seen.

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LadyWren01, Owner at A Crystal River Kayak Company, responded to this review

They're such amazing animals! Thank you for coming to see them with us. Hope to see you back soon. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

Fun way to get some exercise on your vacation. We paddled out to the bay and back, had fun. Didn't take the full 4 hour option, 2 hours is enough to get to a destination and back. Also, I'm only in good enough shape to paddle about 2 hours. Bonus because they'll let you launch later in the day if... More 

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LadyWren01, Owner at A Crystal River Kayak Company, responded to this review

We love the fact that we're the closest spot to start paddling to Three Sisters Springs. Keep that paddling up and the next time you come to visit we can take you out on our longer guided tour to see more of the natural Florida. More 

Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

The kayak trip was awesome. We had so much fun and did see several manatee. We were out on the water for 3 hours.

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LadyWren01, Owner at A Crystal River Kayak Company, responded to this review

3 hours is a perfect time to be on the water and enjoy all that Florida offers. We love that this is a more natural and wild Florida. More 

Panama City, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

Great day kayaking with excellent directions of the area. Nick gave the best recommendation for seeing a manatee. Turned out to be one of the best days of my life. I am definitely going back for another adventure.

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LadyWren01, Owner at A Crystal River Kayak Company, responded to this review

Nick is the Man!!! Glad you had fun and we hope to see you back soon. More 

Rockville Centre, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

5 of us (4 adults and one teenager) set out for an evening water adventure on the Gulf. We booked the Sunset Tour with the Crystal River Kayak Company and Nick was our tour guide. After he fitted us with life vests, we headed out approximately an hour and a half before sunset. That gives you plenty of light to... More 

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LadyWren01, Owner at A Crystal River Kayak Company, responded to this review

Nick is a great Tour guid, one of the best. Glad you got to experience the late day sun that most people miss. Hope to see you back soon. More 

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