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Rainbow River

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Address: Dunnellon, FL 34432
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US$ 32.00*
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Self-Guided Kayak Trip on Rainbow River
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The spring fed rivers in Florida are all beautiful and the Rainbow River is no exception. There is a lot of bird life and the water is clear and clean. We took to opportunity to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Windhoek, Namibia
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Windhoek, Namibia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The spring fed rivers in Florida are all beautiful and the Rainbow River is no exception. There is a lot of bird life and the water is clear and clean. We took to opportunity to do a drift dive down the river and hired a boat to take us up river and then made an easy dive down. Hadn't considered... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I am a native Floridian and I have lived in this area for years and the Rainbow River is a truly unique, must-see kind of place. You have never seen water this clear. Absolutely stunning

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The river is pristine and was very relaxing. The water felt warm compared to the air temperature. Not many places to get out and stretch.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Put in at KP hole and kayaked down to mouth of river- wonderful-well worth it! The trip upriver is harder paddling than back but is only a mile. You can get out at the State Park and walk trails then.

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virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow.... you can see forever! crystal clear 72 degree water. I could have stayed in the water forever just floating along and looking.

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wrote another review about the park, but the river is the star attraction. Snorkeling along with the clear water and grass gently waving underneath - this is what I imagine flying feels like.

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West Pensacola, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved it! The highlight of our manatee trip. Went with Capt. Mike of American Dive Pro. Crystal clear waters. Constant 72 degees. Snorkeling the whole way.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best Clearwater springs in FL. Mostly through residential areas but the houses are beautiful and fun to look at. Don't take disposable water bottles or snacks with wrappers. These are prohibited. Fruit is not.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

A drift dive down the river. American Pro Dive was our tour leader. Captain Mike told us the history, the landmarks to navigate by while underwater and what to check out. The water is super clean and clear.

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Dunnellon, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

Great place to just sit and watch the people in kayaks and inter-tubes. The river is so peaceful and refreshing. There are some restaurants that over look the river as well.

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