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Discovery Kayak Tours

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Ocala, FL 34488
+1 352-789-4959
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great way to see the silver spring park sites and a few alligators up close

Took the kids to one of our local icons. Silver spring park Also know as Silver springs... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Florida_family_kids
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Ocala, Florida
Great Service - Flexible - Friendly - Quick Shuttle Ride

Pros: flexible, friendly, great service, helped with launch, no wait for shuttle service back to... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2017
Kaci P
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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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“dry bags” (3 reviews)
“life jackets” (3 reviews)
“wild monkeys” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Ocala, FL 34488
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+1 352-789-4959
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the kids to one of our local icons. Silver spring park Also know as Silver springs attractions. Is was quite an advanture. Turtles everywhere. Clear spring water. Even a few alligators :> . Kids loved it .

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Ryan T, Owner at Discovery Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Did you do the kayak adventure with us? Glad you had a great time. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 6 November 2017

Pros: flexible, friendly, great service, helped with launch, no wait for shuttle service back to our cars, high-end gear, detailed trip instructions with maps + dry bags, wild monkeys and manatees Cons: Little bit pricey I worked with Ryan of Discovery Kayak Tours (DKT) to...More

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Ryan T, Owner at Discovery Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Thanks Kaci for organizing your group. You did a great job. We had a lot of fun working with you. I am so glad everyone had a great experience and saw all the wildlife. It is a great river! Looking forward to seeing you again...More

Reviewed 28 October 2017

This was a wonderful addition to our trip. The trip down the Silver River was very relaxing and enjoyable. The water was crystal clear and we saw an abundance of wildlife. We dealt with Ryan from Discovery Kayak Tours and he was great. Very easy...More

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Ryan T, Owner at Discovery Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2017

Hey guys glad you were able to make this apart of your FL trip. Hope to see you next time you come down.

Reviewed 25 October 2017

My friend and I used Discovery Kayak Tours for their equipment rental and ventured down the Silver River on our own. Ryan gave us a map and told us what to expect. He was prompt with delivery of his sit-in kayaks (you need to request...More

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Ryan T, Owner at Discovery Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Thanks guys for using our service. So glad you had a wonderful time on the river. Can't wait to see you again next time!

Reviewed 5 September 2017

Hands down the best kayak trip I've been on in awhile. The service was exceptional. They even dropped me and my personal kayak off right at my truck and helped me load it after the day was done. When we go back we will definitely...More

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Ryan T, Owner at Discovery Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

I'm so glad you had a perfect day and saw lots of monkeys. Please come back and see us soon!

Reviewed 21 August 2017

Ryan and his staff were knowledgeable, provided great equipment, explained the map in detail and were waiting for us at the end of a perfect kayaking trip down a gorgeous spring fed river. The best kayaking trip I've done so for. Highly recommend kayaking Silver...More

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Ryan T, Owner at Discovery Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

Thanks guys and so glad you had a great day! Can't wait to see you next time.

Reviewed 4 July 2017

We use Discovery Kayak whenever we are kayaking the Silver Spring. They are an top notch outfit! Tony and Ryan are super! Excellent experience.

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Ryan T, Owner at Discovery Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Thanks guys... Can't wait to see you next time. Bring some more friends.

Reviewed 12 June 2017

Ryan and his staff are extremely knowledgeable regarding the geological and cultural history of the waterways and the areas that surround them. When my GPS put me in the wrong place Ryan talked me to the right route.

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Ryan T, Owner at Discovery Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

Yes you finally found us and it was a pleasure to have you paddle with us on the tour. Please feel free to join us anytime on a different tour.

Reviewed 11 June 2017

Four of us had an absolutely PHENOMENAL time on the Silver River, thanks to Ryan and Discovery Kayak Tours! Sososo thrilled with our experience from start to finish. The entire "process" - booking, transportation, instruction, etc - is uber professional and EASY. Ryan was on...More

Thank Kimberly S
Ryan T, Owner at Discovery Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

Wow! Thanks for the great feedback. We do try hard to give everyone a great experience. I am so glad it was a perfect day for you. I hope to see you again in the near future.

Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

We had planned a trip down the Silver River for my daughters 13th birthday. Unfortunately we had to reschedule several times due to illness and bad weather. However, each time Ryan with Discovery Kayak Tours was very understanding and helpful with our plans. We finally...More

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Ryan T, Owner at Discovery Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

Yes you find all made it out on the river. It was a pleasure to finally meet you and your family. So glad you all had a great day. I look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Tammie F
10 July 2017|
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Response from Ryan T | Property representative |
No you do not need experience but prefer that you are comfortable on the water and can be out for a min of 3 hours.
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Lisa B
18 February 2017|
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Response from Ryan T | Property representative |
Yes these animals live along the river. The monkeys are not native but have been living wild in the area since the 1930's. Alligators are a natural part of the FL landscape and are not a problem.
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Intuitivetouchsu
11 July 2016|
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Response from Ryan T | Property representative |
We offer guides tours in many different locations and rentals. Rentals are by reservation and only available on the Silver River. There is also a shuttle provided.
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