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Rainbow River Canoe and Kayak

12121 River Vw, Dunnellon, FL 34432-6096
+1 352-489-7854
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The last day of November 2017 seemed like June!

The 82 degree temperature on a cloudless day had me thankful for my hat and dangling my feet and... read more

Reviewed 2 December 2017
South Deerfield, Massachusetts
A Fun Day on The Rainbow River

For first time kayakers the trip was a bit long. The water is beautiful an crystal clear. We did... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2017
The Villages, Florida
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Rainbow River Canoe and Kayak is located at the end of the Rainbow River on the Withlacoochee River. Park your car and ride our upriver shuttle to the paddling destination of your choice. On either river, you float downstream back to your car. We offer the largest selection of canoes and kayaks in the area, Old Town Canoes and 'sit-in' Kayaks and Ocean Kayak 'sit-on-tops'.
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12121 River Vw, Dunnellon, FL 34432-6096
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Reviewed 2 December 2017

The 82 degree temperature on a cloudless day had me thankful for my hat and dangling my feet and hands in the 72 degree water to stay comfy. It took us four hours from the shuttle drop off to paddle up to the Rainbow Springs...More

Thank 5inavan
Reviewed 18 November 2017

For first time kayakers the trip was a bit long. The water is beautiful an crystal clear. We did not see much wildlife and no manatees at all! It took us 4+ hours to make the trip in a leisurely fashion. Remember we are first...More

Thank jorg123
Reviewed 3 November 2017

We went in October to see Rainbow River when it was not quite so busy. The staff at Rainbow River Canoe and Kayak know the river well and showed us the spots where we could stop for a break, how river flow worked at the...More

Thank R_MART_10
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Very easy people to work with. They have a large selection of kayaks from Sit-In, Sit-On-Top, tandems, children's etc... Everything is provided and all of the equipment appears to be in good shape. The facilities and the bus were both clean. The route was explained...More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Been here many times the staff and equipment and service are always top notch! We like visiting between October and April because there are minimal tubers as tubing season is over. Thanks for a great time again!

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 13 October 2017

First time using this rental for kayaks on the Rainbow. Very clean with outside showers and foot wash. Clean bus, knowledgeable people and nice equipment. Easy to sign in and get going. Loved it. Rainbow river is awesome. Saw two gators, 5 otters, several bald...More

Thank wolandy
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Loved it! The water is soooooo clear!!! The staff are very friendly and helpful!!! A must do! Reasonably priced.

Thank Julie M
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Family of 5 did the Rainbow River kayak. Kayaks were in excellent condition and they even had a child-sized kayak that my kids loved. Maps and instructions were easy to follow. Shuttle drops off at KP Hole and we easily kayaked about 1 mile upstream...More

Thank Melissa T
Reviewed 27 August 2017

My wife and I went stand up paddle boarding for our first time on the rainbow river a few weeks ago and had an amazing time. It didn't take very long for us to get used to the boards. Carrie was wonderful, she went over...More

Thank April R
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Rainbow River Canoe and Kayak is a great rental company. I recently kayaked the 7 miles with a friend. I have my own kayak so I paid for a launch only. My friend rented a really nice balanced kayak. I was able to leave my...More

Thank Soilsister1244
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Questions & Answers
17 July 2017|
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Response from Marc M |
yes. shuttle fee is $15 to KP Hole where you can put your kayak in.
3 August 2016|
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Response from Greg B | Reviewed this property |
Hello, if you paddle about 2 hours, if you let the current take you could be a little over 3 hours.
Rickie D
5 March 2016|
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Response from Jannekebfl | Reviewed this property |
It's a great river for beginner kayakers. You can get some beginning pointers from whoever launches you but you mostly have to just try it on your own. It's an easy river so probably one of the best learning situations... More