I was looking for something exciting to do while in Melbourne when I found Karen's Kayaks. I am very happy that I called Karen asking about a tour that would be good for a beginner. She suggested Crane Creek. I met her, 3 other people and after a few quick lessons, off we went. I was a bit nervous at first, but as soon as we took the right turn into the creek, I was fine. I had a fantastic time kayaking on that beautiful day. We saw huge boats at the marina, beautiful birds, dolphin, 3 gators, many manatee, turtles and a lot of jumping fish. We had so much fun that Karen took us out much longer than expected into the "jungle" area where we had to navigate over logs and under very low plants and trees. I thought, if I can navigate through that, I can do anything. So much fun. Karen is very nice, knowledgeable about the history of the area, and all of the birds, dolphins, gators, manatees, turtles, fish and everything else too. I highly recommend Karen's Kayaks to anyone wanting to do something fun and exciting. I will definitely go again the next time I am in the area.