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Rainbow River Canoe and Kayak

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Address: 12121 River Vw, Dunnellon, FL 34432-6096
Phone Number: 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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Great trip and staff

Took us up river and did all the work setting us up in kayaks, paddled and drifted back making a couple of stops to snorkel and have lunch. Weekends come early or better on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Troy M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took us up river and did all the work setting us up in kayaks, paddled and drifted back making a couple of stops to snorkel and have lunch. Weekends come early or better on weekdays.

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Thank Troy M
Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The owner/operators of Rainbow River could not be more accommodating. they seem to go out of their way to expedite your float trip and provide plenty of support and instruction.

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They took us to the KP hole and we paddled up river to the spring head. We floated down the river and enjoyed our time on the river. The river gets very crowded in the afternoons, so go early. The rental price is a good value for having the kayaks all day. We are looking forward going back.

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Thank chris d
Katy, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Very pleasant to work with. We rented two kayaks the staff was very helpful told us where the best swimming hold were and made sure our kids brought their snorkeling gear.

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Lake Placid, Florida
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

We used this outfitter for our group of 20+ kayakers & canoers on the Rainbow River. They were very accommodating, organized, and made helpful logistical suggestions for our large group. We had a variety of needs, including shuttling some of our own kayaks, and they met our variety of requests superbly. We couldn't have asked for a better experience of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

We were able to call and talk with the people here and helped us make the best choice to kayak the river with my family. Super friendly and knowledgeable staff. We took our 14, 12 and 6 year old on this trip and all faired very well and had a great time. Staff here gave us a lot of information... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

We visited 4th of July! The staff was great. They really worked with us. We called another company that morning before departing Orlando, and that company really was not friendly and didn't answer our questions! The staff at Rainbow River Canoe and Kayak took their time and went the extra mile to explain everything to us and answer our questions!... More 

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Thank Cisco G
Tampa, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

We decided to go on a trip down the Rainbow River this Fourth of July weekend for a little nature trip with our two daughters. On the website the pictures showed a beautiful, nature filled, peaceful journey down the river... When we got into the river is NOTHING like the photos on the website... the river was surrounded by homes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I came down here for a day trip and we did the KP Hole float. It was such an awesome experience, the staff was super helpful and kind and very accommodating. We will definitely be back!(:

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Thank Alyssa E
Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

The guys over at Rainbow River Canoe are great! We decided to go 4th of July weekend and it was packed so without a reservation, you wouldn't be able to get a canoe or kayak. With all the madness going on, they attended everyone in a very quick and orderly fashion and within minutes of checking in we were on... More 

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