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Aardvark's Florida Kayak Company

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Aardvark's Florida Kayak Company
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“eco tour”(7 reviews)
Providing Award Winning Eco Tours and Paddle Sport Instruction throughout central Florida. Public, Private, and Kid Friendly options. Visit springs, see manatees and dolphins, experience coastal mangroves. We offer some of the best coastal paddling...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
410 N Pirate Pt, Ozello Community Park, Crystal River, FL 34429-5102
+1 352-795-5650
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed April 2, 2017

I enjoyed a wonderful 3 hour kayak tour in the St. Martins Marsh Aquatic Preserve led by Matt, a knowledgeable and personable marine biologist. The location was an easy 1.5 hour drive from the Tampa area. Matt and Sue took extra time to match the...More

3  Thank Diane R
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed November 28, 2016

Our tour guide was great and we saw many manatees and actually were lucky enough to see some dolphins! The poor part of the experience was when we were greeted at the kayak store. We got there at 8:32, we were supposed to be there...More

1  Thank Cynthia O
Management response:Responded January 29, 2017

I am glad you enjoyed the tour and got to see manatees and dolphins as a bonus. I'm sorry that your experience at check in negated that. We do offer private tours that allow for more a leisurely approach where we are not impacting other...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We booked a public tour but eventually got a private tour during the low season in November. The guides were very friendly and extremely knowledgeable (biologist and ex ranger). We got to see many different birds, racoons, turtles and even a small alligator. Some manateees...More

Thank MXiaoXiao
Reviewed 1 week ago

My son (14), daughter (10) and I were in FL for a long weekend and were looking for a kayaking experience to see manatees in the wild. I chose Aardvark's because of their knowledge, experience and focus on conservation and environmental protection. It just did...More

Thank sfp325
Reviewed June 24, 2018

You Will Not Be Disappointed! I've been doing recreational kayaking in Kentucky for several years. After moving to the Crystal Springs area / new environment, I thought it would be a good idea to receive some formal training & I'm so glad I did! I...More

Thank DDeMaster
Reviewed May 2, 2018

My wife and I had a great three hour kayak tour of the Chassahowitzka river. Matt was a tremendous guide and pointed out many interesting plants and wildlife that we would never have been able to identify or spot on our own… including baby alligators!...More

Thank devcolabs
Reviewed April 30, 2018

Our second time with Aardvarks. Our day on the Marsh was really awesome. Perfect weather and water condition. Porpoise was swimming around us. Ray's and mullet everywhere! Crabs of several kind. An appreciated beginning to a well deserved vacation.

Thank Kevin K
Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

We made an error with our reservation and turned up a day late. Aardvarks were very understanding and provided us with the paddle boards at no extra cost. Before we went out we watched a video and learned about manatee etiquette - this was really...More

Thank Jennifer F
Reviewed March 22, 2018

Matt Clemons' background has afforded him an excellent knowledge set about the ecological basics of the mangrove island-dotted shallow waters of this part of the Gulf of Mexico. We began slightly later (10 AM) due to a cold start to the day. By the time...More

Thank artgKanata_Ontario
Reviewed March 4, 2018

I really enjoyed this tour. The likelihood of seeing a manatee was fairly small due to the warm weather, but we still saw them. I really appreciated the company's respect for the safety and well-being of the animals. Matt was so knowledgeable about all of...More

Thank bunkercm3
Reviewed February 26, 2018

Will indeed revisit for a great eco-tour. If you are interested in the animals and the environment and the issues like us, we were elated.

Thank Jana T
Reviewed February 12, 2018

Our trip was a wonderful time. The guide, Matt, is very protective of the natural environment. He is so knowledgeable about the area, the birds, the springs and the manatees. It was a real treat and pleasure having him as a guide. My partner was...More

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April 23, 2018|
Response from yakker1 | Property representative |
Depending on the tour (I like our backcountry tour) you can often see dolphins, eagles, osprey, tutrles, mullet, alligators in some areas, roseatte spoonbills, and wading birds of all types. Paddling boarding or kayaking on... More
liz h
February 28, 2015|
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Response from Kaat88 | Reviewed this property |
It is till early March, they say. So they are starting to move out. If you are lucky you can see some!