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Paddles Outdoor Rentals

Kayak And Swim With Manatees In Crystal River, Florida



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Kayak Rentals, Swim With Manatees, Paddleboards, Water Bikes, and Clear Kayak Tours

We are a family-owned and operated kayak rental shop in Crystal River, Florida, providing top-notch customer service with the best equipment and swim with manatee tours 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 kyacking 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 kyacks 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.

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