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The Kayak Shack

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First Kayak

My wife and I have never been kayaking before. The staff was great and helped us get started with a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Troy L
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Kayak Shack/Sunshine Inn weekend

We had a very nice time at Weeki Wachee this past weekend. everything was wonderful, the place was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wendy L
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5414 Darlene St, Weeki Wachee, FL 34607-1514
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My wife and I have never been kayaking before. The staff was great and helped us get started with a few pointers! We will come back next year!

Thank Troy L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We, also, were not made aware of the fact that we would be paddling AGAINST the current the whole way. We did make it all the way up to Weeki Wachee and were able to float back; however, there was a LOT of kayakers heading...More

Thank Denise O
Reviewed 1 week ago

This by far was the worst experience I have ever had at Weeki Wachee. When I called the day before to make a reservation they hurried me through the process and stated they were working through cancellations but that they could get us in. I...More

1  Thank Danielle O
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very nice time at Weeki Wachee this past weekend. everything was wonderful, the place was clean and comfortable. The Kayaks and canoe that were available for us to use for the weekend were fantastic! I was confused about one thing, I thought...More

Thank Wendy L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a wonderful time kayaking with my kids. Ages 14 and 8, rented 2 two person kayaks. Beautiful water, fun atmosphere, did not feel any pressure to be great at what we were doing. Kids had a great time on the rope swing. We got...More

Thank anewman1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Busy, destination to nowhere, murky water., lots of partying locals. The owner was accommodating and assisted with parking, but that is the best I've got. You may want to try Weeki Wachee State Park (local) instead or better yet, swim with manatees in Crystal River...More

Thank Coconina
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was looking to replace my sit in Kayak with a sit on top kayak which is much more suited to warm water paddling. Most rental kayaks are terrible. The kayak Shack has a good selection of high Quility kayaks. They could not have been...More

Thank Bill D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great time! We rented two single kayaks. The employees were very friendly. We are definitely going to visit The Kayak Shack again.

Thank Wanda C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Family of 5, kids ages 12-19. First time kayakers! We all had a great time. Easy to paddle, chose 2 doubles and a single for cost savings. We paddled for about 1.5 hours then stopped for a picnic lunch. We found a little alcove, just...More

Thank Kristi C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Let me start with the good. The water was wet. After that it is all down hill. Rude and condescending from the time you park to the time you leave. Maybe you like this this type a treatment from a 17 year old. Talking down...More

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July 16, 2018|
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Response from Tami S | Reviewed this property |
My husband and I had never kayaked before and are not in the best of shape- the river is spring fed so the resistance is fairly low- it does vary at some points- but I think they told us it moves at 1 mile an hour- I am not... More
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May 10, 2018|
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Response from Mike S | Reviewed this property |
I noticed that depending on the time of day the current is harder than other times. But it isn't too bad. When the current is strong it is hard to steer a bit. But the ride back is a breeze. Well worth it
February 23, 2018|
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Response from jonkayakshack | Property representative |
the upper deck is just net door