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First kayaking trip

Learning to kayak and go through a part of Silver Springs State Park was on my bucket list of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
BooBear517
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The Villages, Florida
Excellent river kayak trip!

Discovery Kayak Tours, GREAT service! Today was our second time renting from these folks and will... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
jpoirierallen
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Viera, Florida
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Ryan T, Owner at Discovery Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

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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

Thank Yvette B
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.

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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

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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

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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.

Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Friendly folks And great trip down the river A number of wood ducks painted ducks painted turtles and gators 3 hour paddle with the current

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Ryan T, Owner at Discovery Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Thanks for using our service for you paddle trip down the river. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 7 April 2018

Ryan Tolen is an experienced kayak guide and naturalist. He and his staff provide the equipment and tours in the surrounding area. Today was a 2 hour kayak trip on Silver River. Ryan shared his knowledge of the waterway and the history of the area....More

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Ryan T, Owner at Discovery Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

Thank you souch for coming out with is and the kind words. I love that river and am so glad you did too. Please tell your friends and I can't wait to see you all again.

Reviewed 3 April 2018

We had such a beautiful day on the Silver River (Silver Springs State Park), with Ryan as our guide! The tour was about 3 hours, and Ryan was a wonderful guide, with so much information to share about the history of the area, the wildlife,...More

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Ryan T, Owner at Discovery Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Thanks Karen. I am so glad you and your family had a wonderful day. I had a blast! Your boys were a delight and a great help. Hope to see you again the next time you are in FL.

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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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Response from ChattanoogaNB | Reviewed this property |
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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