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Address: 111 SE 21st Ter, Ocala, FL 34488
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+1 352-789-4959
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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We are a full service guide and Florida kayak tour and rental company,...

We are a full service guide and Florida kayak tour and rental company, based in the Ocala, FL area. We pride ourselves on the best customer service and kayak experience available. We want to help you get out and experience a day like no other. So,come see the "Real Florida". Check our schedule on the website and make a reservation today! Hurry we fill up fast.

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Great Professional and Friendly Service !

My family planned a kayaking day at Silver Springs and rented 6 kayaks from Discovery Kayak Rentals. I made all plans via website/phone calls to Ryan who ran the rentals. It was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Eddie R
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My family planned a kayaking day at Silver Springs and rented 6 kayaks from Discovery Kayak Rentals. I made all plans via website/phone calls to Ryan who ran the rentals. It was a perfect decision choosing Discovery Kayak Rentals - the boats were sit-on-top, very well maintained, and included paddles and personal flotation devices. Ryan met us at the appointed... More 

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Thank Eddie R
Greenwich, New York
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff was attentive, the equipment top notch and we spent a wonderful 4 hours on Silver river. The area is beautiful, with lots of wildlife and fauna to see. We are experienced kayakers, and really appreciated the information we received, and the insights we were given. Don't miss the monkeys!

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Thank _67squish
Ryan T, Owner at Discovery Kayak Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for paddling with us. Glad you had a great time. See you next time! More 

Norwood, Massachusetts
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can't say enough about this tour. From beginning until the end, it was wonderful. For beginners to the more advanced, it is the perfect trip down Silver River, with a current making the paddling a pleasure. Ryan, the owner, and Tony are excellent guides with a wealth of information on the wildlife and interesting facts connected to this beautiful... More 

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Thank patiruss
Ryan T, Owner at Discovery Kayak Tours, responded to this review

Yes this river is amazing. Thanks for joining us and I hope to see you again soon. More 

The Villages, Florida, United States
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I live in The Villages for 5 years and a few months after moving from GA we met Ryan at the local introductory class to kayaking. It was an immediate thrill for us and we have been on just about every river that DKT does. We especially enjoy Silver Springs and Three Sisters Springs. It is a... More 

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Thank Carolyn C
Ryan T, Owner at Discovery Kayak Tours, responded to this review

Wow! Thanks guys. I do love being out with you too. See you soon. More 

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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91 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This IS the way to go. If you want to see the full scope of the river, experience the Florida jungle and complete nature. Let the current of the Silver River sweep you through one of Florida's greatest jewels. Crystal clear waters reveal fish, turtles. And some gators. The birds are incredible and the Monkeys are a blast !!! The... More 

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Thank Lynne R
Ryan T, Owner at Discovery Kayak Tours, responded to this review

I agree, it is the best way to go. You described it to a T. Thanks for kayaking with us. See you next time. More 

Moncton, Canada
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent adventure. Easy Kayak paddle down a slow moving spring fed crystal clear river. Lots of wild life..Monkeys, birds, alligators (Small) fish. Great Jungle scenery, smells and noises. Takes about 3 hours of easy paddling or just coasting with the current. Staff and equipment top notch as well as service to drive you back to your starting point. Well worth... More 

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Thank Reghebert
Ryan T, Owner at Discovery Kayak Tours, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed it and were able to see all that wildlife. Hope to see you again soon. More 

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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent 3 1/2 hours kayaking down the Silver River and was so amazed at all the wildlife that I saw. Everything was ready for our tour to include life jackets, paddles and dry bags. Tony did a great job of pointing out various wild life to include some monkeys. We had a wonderful day.

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Thank Rachel M
Ryan T, Owner at Discovery Kayak Tours, responded to this review

Yes the monkeys have been everywhere lately. Thanks again for the kind words. We do try hard to keep a great reputation. See you soon! More 

Ocala, Florida
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17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

This is by far the best way to experience the true wonders of Ocala and the surrounding areas. Each kayaking spot offers it own views and wildlife that you must see!

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Thank caitlindesirae
Ryan T, Owner at Discovery Kayak Tours, responded to this review

I agree, it is the best way to experience the "real Florida". More 

Hayes, United Kingdom
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275 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Booked online which was really easy, arrived to meet Ryan who was really helpful gave up instructions map etc, saw loads of turtles, bird, gators and monkeys on our 3.5 hour trip. Ryan then returns us back to the state park, highly recommend this trip, when next in the area will visit again.

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Thank Karen W
Ryan T, Owner at Discovery Kayak Tours, responded to this review

I'm so glad that you had a great day and saw so much wildlife. I just love helping people experience this amazing river. See you next year. More 

East Greenbush, New York
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Our kayaking group from NY traveled to Florida to paddle Silver Springs, we had reserved our kayaks months in advance with Ryan at Silver River Kayak Rentals and had a spectacular trouble free experience. Ryan dropped our equipment off, reviewed the map of our paddle and shuttled us all back to our cars at days end. Along the river we... More 

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Thank craigr454
Ryan T, Owner at Discovery Kayak Tours, responded to this review

Yes your group was great to work with. I hope you can come again next year. More 

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