Swimming with manatees is a bucket list item for many travelers, and we provide the BEST eco-friendly swim tour in Crystal River, the home of the manatees. Our tour is the ONLY combination tour in Crystal River where you kayak AND Swim with manatees. We are an ecofriendly company that believe in preserving the safety and education of our beloved manatees.
Book a Guided Tour :)
This is our MOST popular tour during manatee season, and this tour books up DAILY! On this awesome manatee tour, you will journey out in our all clear kayaks to try to spot some amazing manatees. Our highly trained LOCAL guides will educate you about manatees, our local ecosystem, and the various springs that are in the area.
Rent a Kayak or SUP in Crystal River
When Josh is not out paddleboarding around King’s Bay, he’s working his butt off at our shop! Josh runs our clear kayak tours and is an up and coming entrepreneur in Crystal River. Josh and Jessica are brother and sister and have a friendly competition of who can give the best customer service and get the most 5 star reviews. Reserve your tour today and experience what THOUSANDS of other guests think about our amazing guides!
Kyle With A SmileThe Fun Guy!
If you have read our reviews, then you have heard about “Kyle With A Smile!” He is fun loving and a natural tour guide. He has a vast knowledge of the area and will share some great stories while giving you the best tour in Crystal River, if not the best of your life! Do NOT hesitate to book your tour with him today as his tours do fill up frequently.
Kylie is a true local who grew up in the area, spending a ton of time on the water. She has been with us for a couple of years now and absolutely LOVES doing tours and educating our guests on Three Sisters Springs and our local manatee population. Kylie is all about customer service and gives 5-star tours to all of her customers. Reserve your tour today and experience what THOUSANDS of other guests think about our amazing guides!
Jessica has been with us since day one! The “OG”, the “Queen Bee”, the “Talkative One”!!! When Jessica is not running the shop like a boss, she is out giving amazing tours to our guests. She was born and raised on our waters and has an answer to any possible question that you might have. She truly is remarkable!!!
Josh and Jessica are brother and sister and have a friendly competition of who can give the best customer service and get the most 5 star reviews. Reserve your tour today and experience what THOUSANDS of other guests think about our amazing guides!
Marleigh , from Crystal River’s homecoming queen to majoring in Marine Science, has been rooted here her whole life. Always participating in some sort of school and church activity, it’s her love of spending time on the water that shows through on each of her tours. She’s patient, has a warm smile, and our guests love her vibe! Book your tour with Marleigh today and don’t miss out 🙂
Bring Your Dog!
We are pet-friendly for kayak rentals and paddleboard 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!
Clear Kayak Manatee EcoTours, 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, swim with 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!
Top-Rated Kayak Rentals & Tours in Crystal River, FL★★★★★
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.