We were down in Florida for Thanksgiving and decided to work off some turkey on 11/30/2013 by kayaking the Rainbow River. We hooked up with Rainbow River Canoe & Kayak in Dunnellon, FL, as our outfitter. We rented kayaks, and they shuttled us in a mini-bus to the put-in point up river at K. P. Hole County Park. We kayaked about a mile further upriver to the headwater springs of the Rainbow in the Rainbow Springs State Park, and then floated downriver to the takeout point which was on the river frontage of RRC&K, about 6 miles total.
The Rainbow River is a spring-fed river with crystal clear water. We saw alot of wildlife; especially fish, birds , otters, and turtles (no alligators, but I'm sure there must be some). The downriver float is easy as the River has a nice current. The scenery, both in the River and along its banks, is spectacular and representative of a true Southern river.
The owner and staff of RRC&K expertly took care of all our needs for an enjoyable, fun-filled day. They can even recommend several very good places along the river to have some lunch and liquid libations after a day of kayaking!
PS - Reserve in advance and receive a 10% discount.