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Paddles Outdoor Rentals

Clear Kayak Ecotours, Kayak and Paddleboard Rentals in Crystal River, Florida :)

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  • #1 Tour In Florida
From $79 $74

Take our amazing tour on clear kayaks with LOCAL guides who will educate you on local wildlife and manatees.  Crystal River is home to the largest population of manatees in the world, so don’t miss out on this tour.  There is limited availability on our clear kayak tours, so book your tour today!  Three Sisters Springs is closed for the 2023 season due to refurbishment of the spring.  It reopens on May 1st 2024 and there are several other springs in the area as well.

From $35

We are the number ONE kayak rental shop in Crystal River, FL!   We rent the nicest single or tandem sit on top kayaks in Crystal River for your convenience.  If you have a 3-5 year old in your group, we can add an additional seat for them as well.  We pride ourselves on 5-star customer service and are family-owned and operated.  Additionally we offer military discounts for past and current members of our military.  Thank you for your service 🙂

From $45

Rent an awesome stand-up paddleboard and explore Crystal River and King’s Bay the best way possible.  This is an awesome way to see down in the water from a different perspective and see the wildlife that is going on below the surface.  Our paddleboards hold up to 275 pounds and are very stable and easy to paddle.  Book early as our top of the line paddleboards book out early each day 🙂

From $240

The Only Party Paddleboard in Crystal River is a great way to celebrate any occasion like a birthday or a bachelorette party.

This Party Board holds up to 6 people and 1,200 pounds.  Book today to use the hottest rental activity in Crystal River, Florida!

*Due to manatees in the area, this rental is from April 1st – November 14th ONLY each year.

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Clear Kayak Manatee Tours, Kayak and Paddleboard Rentals, Party Paddleboard Rental

We are a family-owned and operated tour company in Crystal River, Florida.  We specialize in all clear kayak manatee tours, and kayak / paddleboard rentals.  Our company takes pride in giving top-notch customer service with the best equipment in town!  Our crew at Paddles Outdoor Rentals are all locals who want you to have the best experience possible. Read our reviews and book your adventure with Paddles Outdoor Rentals today!

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Bring Your Dog!

We are pet-friendly for kayak rentals, paddleboard rentals, and water bike rentals for your enjoyment with your pets (sorry, no pets allowed on guided tours).  We are dedicated to delivering fun and the best customer service in Crystal River, so if there are any special requests to make your adventure even more special, please let us know and we will do everything possible to accommodate you.

We specialize in creating lifetime memories for couples, team building, family reunions, bachelor/bachelorette parties, first timers, experienced enthusiasts, and pets!

Top-Rated Kayak Rentals & Tours in Crystal River, FL

Paddles Outdoor Rentals Crystal River, FL
Great Equipment and Helpful Staff

We rented 3 kayaks for 2 hours to see the manatees. We had an outstanding time with an accommodating staff as well as excellent equipment. The laminated maps clipped to the kayaks were so helpful, and the facilities for the rental were great! Well worth the time and money! The manatees were amazing!

– Michele C. | TripAdvisor
Paddles Outdoor Rentals Crystal River, FL
Great Experience!

We arrived, they brought us right in to watch the video and right out the door for a shuttle drive to the launching spot. Launching spot was a beach and was fairly easy in and out of kayak. Quick to pick us up as well and we were on our way. Kayaks were nice as well and not at all tippy. We saw so many manatee in the canals near Three Sister Spring - we went to hidden springs and others on the map but no luck - it was also a little rougher in the open waters getting there. Next time we will stick with the canals.

– Kathy R. | TripAdvisor
Paddles Outdoor Rentals Crystal River, FL
Fun Eco-Tours in Crystal River

It was our first time kayaking in Crystal River and really enjoyed the tour with our guide Jessica. It was a perfect length of time and she was very knowledgeable and it was relaxing. We did see over a dozen manatees too! We did get wet in kayaks so wear bathing suits under clothing if cool out. Great memory

– Ann G. | TripAdvisor
Paddles Outdoor Rentals Crystal River, FL
Awesome trip!

We visited on April 2nd. We had a private tour for our group of 14 with Jessica. She was the most patient, fun, and informative guide! We saw several manatees and learned a lot. We also purchased the photos Jessica took on our trip for a very reasonable price. The gift shop is super cute and clean. The whole experience from check in until we left was perfect.

– Maria G. | TripAdvisor

Military Discounts

Thank you for your service from all of us at Paddles Outdoor Rentals. Please use coupon code Military25 at checkout to receive 25% off your rental (not applicable for guided eco-tour or swim with manatee tours). This is for ALL military personnel, past or present. We cannot thank you enough for your service, so please enjoy your rental as we are grateful for the freedom you have provided us. *This is good for rental products only. Past or current military I.D. required upon arrival.