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Address: 5414 Darlene St., Weeki Wachee, FL
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+1 352-610-4169
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08:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 19:00

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This place is great!

There are other kayak rentals in the area, but this place is the best. You can rent by the hour or choose to have them take you to the Weeki Wachee springs and float down the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
jennings306
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West Des Moines, Iowa
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West Des Moines, Iowa
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There are other kayak rentals in the area, but this place is the best. You can rent by the hour or choose to have them take you to the Weeki Wachee springs and float down the river, ending at the Kayak Shack. Other rental companies will offer the trip down river from the spring but then you have to wait... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Amber and Jon the owners of the kayak Shack are very professional peole and made sure we had a awesome trip down the river.

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Thank RaPastore
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We called ahead and made a reservation. The staff couldn't have been more helpful. We had a fantastic time kayaking down the river,saw plenty of wildlife but sadly no manatees. Nevermind,there's always next time.

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Stratford, Connecticut
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I highly recommend anyone to do this! The staff are wonderful and very friendly. My husband and I ( NS, Canada living in CT) and my Brother and sister in law ( Ont, Canada) had a great day on the river. Many places to stop and swim or relax and have your lunch. Water is so clear and easy to... More 

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Thank wnallison14
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing time we had on Weeki Wachee Springs. The staff at the Kayak Shack were fantastic, so friendly and welcoming. We had a wonderful chat about where we are from, they were fab with our young daughter and full of information about the springs. We will be returning to Florida this year from Scotland and The Kayak Shack... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I booked a canoe for 3 people 1 day before our outing. My intent was simple, to see the river and relax- if we saw manatees it would have been a bonus ad well worth it. I went with my 9 year daughter and my 71 year old mother who can't swim (ouch). If you are a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The staff and service was really nice - no complaints and thank you for that. However, the river was overcrowded with other kayakers from this and other rentals... We were not able to enjoy ourselves as there was constant noise and hustle around, let alone seeing any wildlife... Disappointing.

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West Hollywood, California
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This river kayak float is fantastic. The water is so clear and the scenery is lush. It's a very slow moving river so it's very easy and super relaxing. You can stop and swim along the way and even climb trees and jump in to the river. It's a five mile journey and can take two to three hours depending... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I came to town to visit friends in Tampa, who took me here for a day trip hoping to see the Manatees. We were greeted in the parking lot by their lovable pup Amtrak, such a sweet dog and very friendly. The staff Amber and Jon were super kind. We had a short van ride from their place to the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had an absolutely awesome day with manatees! We are regular local customers and we always bring friends and family from out of town. Early arrival makes for a more personal and less crowded experience on the river. The staff is always friendly and professional. The kayaks and paddles are good quality! The Kayak Shack is definitely our go-to, Custimers for... More 

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