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Rainbow River Canoe and Kayak

Closes in 20 min: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Rainbow River Canoe and Kayak
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Rainbow River Canoe and Kayak is located at the end of the Rainbow River on the Withlacoochee River. Park your car and ride our upriver shuttle to the paddling destination of your choice. On either river, you float downstream back to your car. We...more
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12121 River Vw, Dunnellon, FL 34432-6096
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All reviews rainbow river kp hole fish paddle boards highly recommend this company rental company nice equipment in excellent condition can't wait to come back the water is crystal clear drop off point large group one person whole family rent kayaks head spring state park
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time kayaking on the Rainbow River. The staff at Rainbow River Canoe and Kayak are knowledgeable and helpful. The facilities are clean and beautifully decorated.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 583lynettef
Reviewed December 21, 2018

My Airbnb host recommended the Rainbow River as a must to paddle - so happy Rainbow River Canoe and Kayak was able to accommodate me and get me on a paddle board to enjoy this beautiful river! First I literally ran into a hawk sitting...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SupGirl60
Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

Rent your kayak, get fabulous advice and get transported to the up river launch point; all this and friendly smiles. These outfitters make one of the best fresh water kayaking locations in Florida, over the top perfect. The crystal clear water makes this 2 1\2...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JFair100
Reviewed November 20, 2018 via mobile

Reserved our kayaks and paid for them online the night before our visit. Was also able to sign our release waiver online, too. So, when we arrived, all arrangements had been made and we picked up our kayaks and road the shuttle bus to Rainbow...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jeannem6522
Reviewed November 9, 2018

What a great place to go canoeing and kayaking. Visited her in October and we had a good time. We would come back when we are in the area.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank digger-kitty
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

I was in Tampa visiting family and friends when we decided to go kayaking. As I’ve never been before I was a bit apprehensive. The driver loaded the kayaks, unloaded them at the river and gave a few quick pointers. Nothing to it!! I had...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lauraX2727FT
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

I would love to give Rainbow River Canoe & Kayak 5 Stars But....I can’t. We all did our registration on line so the office was ready for us when we arrived. Cleanest Public bathroom ever!!! Check in was fast, bus trip & loading in to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ritas369
Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

The crew have your safety and river experience as a top priority and are very helpful in getting you into the river. Once afloat, the Rainbow River is abundant with wildlife. We saw otters, turtles, and loads of waterfowl. We even saw fish thanks to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Anne M
Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful, clean, and friendly! I’ve always had such a good time at Rainbow river canoe and kayak! Can’t wait till my next visit! I love this place!

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Amy B
Reviewed August 20, 2018

This company makes the experience better and more convenient. Something that seems rare today. I paddled my own boat and they provided access and would have shuttled the boat if I did not elect to go out and back on my own. Great river.

Date of experience: August 2018
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July 16, 2017|
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Response from Marc M |
yes. shuttle fee is $15 to KP Hole where you can put your kayak in.
August 2, 2016|
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Response from Greg B | Reviewed this property |
Hello, if you paddle about 2 hours, if you let the current take you could be a little over 3 hours.
Rickie D
March 4, 2016|
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Response from Jannekebfl | Reviewed this property |
It's a great river for beginner kayakers. You can get some beginning pointers from whoever launches you but you mostly have to just try it on your own. It's an easy river so probably one of the best learning situations... More