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Rainbow River Canoe and Kayak

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Address: 12121 River View, Dunnellon, FL 34432
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+1 352-489-7854
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Rainbow River Canoe and Kayak is located at the end of the Rainbow River on...

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 offer the largest selection of canoes and kayaks in the area, Old Town Canoes and 'sit-in' Kayaks and Ocean Kayak 'sit-on-tops'.

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We rented a tandem kayak and took the shuttle for a great paddle/ float down the rainbow river It was overcast and rain was in the forecast- which made for a quiet Saturday We... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Joe A
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We rented a tandem kayak and took the shuttle for a great paddle/ float down the rainbow river It was overcast and rain was in the forecast- which made for a quiet Saturday We saw lots of wildlife and missed the raindrops Trip was easily done in 3 hours We stayed in the boat and skipped some of the parallel... More 

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jjindasouth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love this river!! Been coming here a couple times a year for 12 years! Staff is always really accommodating! Facility and especially the restrooms are ALWAYS immaculate!! I've brought friends here who've gone with other companies in town and they agree no others come close to the service and facilities here! Especially since you get your kayak ALL day!!... More 

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Oldham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are in our late fifties and decided to hire a tandem kayak,wether this was a good idea are not we thought we can do that, mmmm!The guys are really nice and helpful they drive you to a start point and push you off with a map to help you out ,sounds easy. After seven miles thinking we are in... More 

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Holden, Missouri
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23 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great day yesterday on the Rainbow River. We were greeted by name as we arrived, as we were on only ones scheduled for that time. After signing the necessary releases and such we were taken outside and shown on a huge map on the side of the building the route of the river. They pointed out various landmarks... More 

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Koh Tao
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The guys here really do look after you and give you a choice of canoes and kayaks to suit you best. The river itself is beautiful and full of life. An amazing day out!

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

Steve is the best. He will make sure you are set up with the right equipment, you know what to expect and that you get the most out of your fun trip.. They have a great system - a bus towing the kayaks takes you up to KP Hole where they help you into your kayak, push you off and... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend renting from them. We were given an explanation of the Rainbow River and shown a large map. VERY friendly. We rented a canoe. While on the river witnessed a family of 3 otters feeding. So much fun!

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Thank Ann W
Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

Very nice and helpful people. Especially Steve!! The paddle was very very easy and relaxing even if you aren't experienced. If you go at a good time of the year you will see a lot of animals... otters, turtles, fish, birds, etc.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

Me and my family did about a 3 hour kayak and canoe water was crystal clear water. Totally recommend.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016

Kayaked down the lazy Rainbow River yesterday, enjoying the clear water, fish, turtles, lots of shore birds and finally one otter! The folks who run this operation provide "valet service" -- they shuttle you to the put in site and help you in and out of the water -- no need to even get your feet wet! And they're nice... More 

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