Whether you are a local who has lived your entire life in Crystal River, or a visiting tourist, there is only one way to properly experience all that Crystal River has to offer. Kayak rentals are a great way to experience the nature surrounding Crystal River. Home to plenty of rare animals, kayak rentals can give you the opportunity to experience the nature along the waterway in an efficient and exclusive way. Have the opportunity to see fish, dolphins, turtles, birds, and the rare and protected manatees. For the best kayak rentals Crystal River has to offer, turn to Paddles Outdoor Rentals. We offer the newest, and best quality kayaks for your outdoor adventure.
Kayak rentals are great for singles, couples or for a group. We have a range of kayaks available to suit your needs. Our single kayaks are top quality and can support up to 300 pounds. We also offer tandem kayaks, suitable for two travelers, that can support up to 500 pounds. For a group of three, we offer a triple kayak so you can explore Crystal River with two of your best friends. We also have group kayak rentals available capable of outfitting an entire outing. Our rentals all include a kayak, oars, life vest, anchor, and map to help you successfully navigate the Crystal River waterways. Kayak rentals start at just $25 for a two hour rental. Or, we also have the ability to rent a kayak for the entire week. Have the kayak at your disposal for your entire vacation. Children must be at least 13 years or older in order to rent a kayak without a parent. Our triple kayak is wonderful solution for families traveling with small children. A child between the ages of 2 and 12 can ride in a triple kayak pending they are accompanied by an adult.
If you are new to the sport, Crystal River kayaking is a great opportunity to truly see what kayaking can offer. Not only is a kayak an excellent way to see the nature surrounding the area, but kayaking is great exercise. Paddle as hard or easy as you like as you explore the area by water. Many of our waterways have calm, peaceful moving water which is perfect for beginners. Crystal River kayaking can even introduce you to our protected animal, the manatee. Paddle to the Three Sisters Springs area to have a chance to interact with these majestic creatures. The area is open from November to March. Please remember that these are protected animals and rules must be followed to ensure the safety of the manatees. Never pursue or chase a manatee, and never disturb a manatee that is sleeping or eating. These are protected animals, and there are steep penalties for people who do not properly abide by the rules. Fines can exceed $100,000 and people can be sentenced to up to one year in jail. Enjoy the manatees from a distance, and feel free to take as many photographs or videos as you like.