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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...more
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

Ryan from Discovery Kayaks runs an excellent kayak hire operation on the fantastic Silver Springs River near Ocala. We had an awesome paddle down this outstandingly beautiful river. Ryan set us up well at the launch base at Silver Springs and was there to pick...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank NeilMyrie
Ryan T, Owner at Discovery Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks guys,. So glad you had a great experience and were able to see all the wildlife. Some days it is just perfect out there. I do hope to see you again on your next visit.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a group of 10 going out on the Silver River for a day of Kayaking. We called and reserved both single and tandem kayaks. Ryan was super helpful over the phone during the reservation process, which was easy btw. The day of the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Irish5150
Ryan T, Owner at Discovery Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hey thanks guys, So glad you had a wonderful day and kayak experience on the Silver. Hope to see you next time!

Reviewed 20 November 2018

We went on a kayak trip with Ryan on Silver River. There were 4 20 year olds who enjoyed the trip as much as me (a senior). Beautiful nature with excellent commentary by Ryan. We saw manatee, alligators, turtles, fish and many variety of birds...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Anne M
Ryan T, Owner at Discovery Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2018

Thanks guys, I think k I enjoyed the day just as much. Definitely a fun group and it was amazing at how much wildlife we were able to see. Hope to see you all again next year!

Reviewed 4 October 2018

Learning to kayak and go through a part of Silver Springs State Park was on my bucket list of things I needed to do. Check that one off! Our guide was Ryan and he was very good at making sure we all were comfortable in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Ryan T, Owner at Discovery Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2018

I am so glad you enjoyed your trip. Yes that one that you signed up for can be a bit long for first timers, but we do offer shorter tours too. This river is always amazing. We have been seeing lots of wildlife including monkeys...More

Reviewed 29 September 2018

Discovery Kayak Tours, GREAT service! Today was our second time renting from these folks and will continue to rent from them! Beautiful trip floating down the Silver River! This is a great trip, no experience necessary. Highly recommend renting from Discovery Kayak Tours! Very friendly...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jpoirierallen
Ryan T, Owner at Discovery Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2018

Thanks guys for using our service. We definitely appreciate your business. So glad you had another fabulous day. Can't wait to see you again.

Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Kayaks were well cared for, the staff was extremely courteous and punctial. I wil def be coming back later in the winter for manatee season and will be renting from them again. Silver springs itself was beautiful and I would reccomend to kayakers of all...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Ryan T, Owner at Discovery Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Thanks for using us for your rental needs. I am so glad you all had a great time on the river. I hope to see you again soon. We also offer naturalist guided tours too.

Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

So it was partly my fault. There was some miscommunication as to meeting the guy with the boats. I didn't realize that DKT is a separate entity from the Kayaking company onsite. They guys from the Silver Springs State Park were very pleasant while the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Ryan T, Owner at Discovery Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2018

Oh wow! As owner I am alarmed at this comment. We pride ourselves in the best service and best equipment. Yes you were confused on where to meet us, but we had all the others meeting us in the right place. When you had called,...More

Reviewed 19 June 2018

Clear, clean water flowing from the headwaters of the Silver River at the Silver Springs State Park, also another place for interesting local history. Easy kayaking and easy in state ramps. We always enjoy our trips.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Melody D
Ryan T, Owner at Discovery Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

Thanks for using our service for your kayak experience. So glad you had a wonderful time on the Silver River. Looking forward to seeing you on your next visit.

Reviewed 3 June 2018

We had a great day paddling and floating down the Silver river. Discovery Kayak was on time with the kayaks and the equipment is nice. However they were short on transportation today. We also had to help load the kayaks on the trailer.More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Ryan T, Owner at Discovery Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

So glad you had a great day on the river and that the weather worked out. Thanks again for helping Tony load up the trailer, but as always you don't have to do that. As far as transportation we had one truck and trailer with...More

Reviewed 22 April 2018

Absolutely the best kayaking trip in Central Florida! Nature at its best. The trip down Silver River is so relaxing and relatively easy to do, even for someone who is not in the best physical shape! Do yourself a favor and book a trip soon!...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Charsgigi
Ryan T, Owner at Discovery Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2018

Wow! So glad you had a perfect time on the river. Yes it is so beautiful and relaxing and great for all ages. Hope to see you again soon.

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ttylbodydark
24 May 2018|
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Response from Ryan T | Property representative |
Well we do tours and rentals. Tours are $65 and rentals are $49. Check out our website for all info.
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Amma N
11 May 2018|
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Silver Springs State Park, 5656 E. Silver Springs Blvd, Silver Springs, FL 34488...we entered at 'old' Silver Springs Attractions entrance.
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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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