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“Wonderful Experience”

A Crystal River Kayak Company
Ranked #12 of 52 Tours in Crystal River
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: We are the friendliest kayak store around. Crystal River is the place to kayak, canoe, swim, and snorkel with the Manatees. We have kayak rentals, canoe rentals, Kayak Tours. We carry all the paddling gear you'll need to fill your boat. If it's a new kayak you're looking for then paddle on in now and get out on the water today. Our own kayak launch site will take you directly to 3 Sister's Springs in 10 minutes. We are American Canoe Association Certified Kayaking instructors.
Reviewed January 6, 2014

It was a very busy day for kayak rentals! When we arrived, they didn't have any left. Next time, I will make a reservation! But...they promised to reserve 2 tandem kayaks for us if we returned later in the afternoon. We did. We were very impressed by the staff. Knowledgeable and friendly. We enjoyed a two hour paddle and saw so many manatees and other wildlife. It was wonderful. We will go back the next time we are in Florida.

Thank CJG17
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Reviewed January 3, 2014

Just returned from my second experience renting with Crystal River Kayak Co. Again, I was impressed by their professionalism and courtesy. Customer service is NOT dead. My kids aged 8 and 9 had their own kayaks and loved their independence as they paddled among the manatees. We were so happy to be free of the charter-bus/pontoon boat nightmare of the dozens of snorkelers motored in to experience nature. Kayaking gave us a quiet, low impact experience of watching the peaceful manatees in the clear spring water without clamoring around them like the snorkeling masses from the pontoon boats. Staff at the kayak company were pleasant, patient, nature loving locals. Loved how they treated us like friends, even lighting a warm fire for us when we returned from our paddle.

Thank camgira
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LadyWren01, Owner at A Crystal River Kayak Company, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2014

It was our pleasure to help you and your family have a wonderful experience with the manatee.

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Reviewed December 30, 2013

If you don't immediately find them, don't give up looking for them! Crystal River Kayak Co. may not be so easy to spot from the street (just North of SunTrust Bank), but this is your place to rent (different kinds of) kayaks or canoes. VERY friendly and helpful, lots of advice, knowledgeable - just one great business. Not much more to say, they're just great!

Thank DanMel08
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Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

We are from Michigan. Our first stop in Florida was here. The staff was SUPER friendly and knowledgeable. The owner is super sweet.

We took our three daughters (12,9,7) sharing 2 canoes. The manatees were an experience that our entire family will not forget.

This is a must do!!

1  Thank shuttermother
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Reviewed December 5, 2013 via mobile

Best kayak location, located right on canal and only 10 minute paddle to three sisters spring. We saw thirty plus manatees. Gary in shop was very knowledgeable and friendly. Highly recommend. No sign in front so put address in GPS.

2  Thank JMV-NY
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