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#1 Rated Guided Tour in Crystal River, Florida!

Join us on our all-inclusive eco-tour which includes your choice of a kayak or paddleboard and an exceptional local guide. You will learn some amazing facts about the thriving eco-system and have a chance to possibly see manatees, bald eagles, owls, dolphins, pelicans, tarpon, turtles, otters, and other species known to be found in Crystal River. This is a tour that can be experienced by all age groups and experience levels and is a must-do when traveling to the area. Care to take a private group tour with your exclusive guide? Private group tours are available as well. Call 352-586-5259 for more information!

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About Our Guided Tours: 

This all-inclusive tour is ONLY $59.00 per person with your choice of a single or tandem kayak, or paddleboard and one of our fabulous guides.

Tours Leave: 

Daily at 9:30 and 12:30

Single and tandem kayaks or stand-up paddleboards are available for all tours.


Roughly 2 – 2 1/2 hours depending on winds and water conditions.


GRATUITIES NOT INCLUDED!  Please tip your guide if they give exceptional service.  They work hard for our guests and care about your happiness during your tour.

*Our company promotes conservation efforts and conducts our tours and rentals in the highest eco-friendly manner.


  • Your Choice of Kayak or Paddleboard
  • Amazing Local Guides
  • Amazing Customer Service
  • Free Parking And Transportation To Launch Location
  • Fresh Air On Our Amazing Waterways
  • Possibility To View MANY Wild Species Of Animals

Meet Our AMAZING Local Guides!

Meet our local tour guides :)

Our guides know the local waters like the back of their hands and will show you all of the best places here on Kings Bay and our local springs!

Tour guides at Paddles Outdoor Rentals

Meet the CREW!


Meet our local tour guide, Jessica. She is born and raised in Crystal River and loves the manatees more than her own children lol. If she is not doing a tour or working in the shop, you will most likely find her on the water anyways in her spare time. Jessica gives 5-star service to her guests and it shows in her reviews! Reserve your tour today and experience what hundreds of other guests think about our amazing guides!

Swim with manatees


Bree is world-famous as being known as the "manatee whisperer." She visited Crystal River many years ago and fell in love with the manatees so much that she moved here and has been a guide ever since. Like Jessica, she is known for her 5-star reviews and her pictures have been published all over the world from her guided tours. Reserve your tour today and experience what hundreds of other guests think about our amazing guides!


When Josh is not out paddleboarding around King's Bay, he's working his butt off at our shop! Josh runs our kayak and paddleboard rentals on weekends and gives world-class tours during the week. 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 hundreds of other guests think about our amazing guides!

Josh, our tour guide at Paddles Outdoor Rentals
Taylor, our tour guide at Paddles Outdoor Rentals


Taylor runs our Water Bike rentals, handles customer service in the shop, and gives amazing tours with her guests. She grew up on the water and has a vast knowledge of the area and our beloved manatees. As with all of our employees, she gives top-notch customer service to every one of our clients. Reserve your tour today and experience what hundreds of other guests think about our amazing guides!


Hunter is a transplant from Moab, Utah, and has been a guide for several years. He loves being on the water and educating his travelers on the amazing ecosystem that we have here. His customers absolutely love their time spent with him and he doesn't disappoint. Book your tour today with the newest member of our Paddles family!

Hunter Kessler, tour guide at paddles Outdoor Rentals

Our Happy Customers

Andrew S.
I can't say enough good things about this place.

The entire staff is very friendly and they do a great job getting you set up for your tour. Our guide was just awesome. She was excellent at explaining things and pointing out different wildlife on our tour. Both me and my wife are looking forward to booking with them in the future. They have nice kayaks that are well set up and easy to paddle.If you want a great experience out on the water and a company that respects the wildlife and waterways this is the place for you!

Chris B.
Chris and the Paddles crew are running an outstanding operation.

Clear communication, ease of registration, organization, and great equipment. The crew at the launch site were very helpful and accommodating as well. Oh and did I mention the amazing location on the beautiful Crystal River. My wife and I, and our three toddlers had a blast and were fortunate enough see a Manatee calf swimming along side it’s mother. We will definitely be back to join in on another outdoor adventure with the Paddles crew.

Suzanne W.
Great experience first time renting with Paddle Outdoor Sports.

The sit on top rental was awesome and stable. I am an experienced kayaker and had a great time seeing each of the springs. Many manatee sightings up close. Fantastic day and will be back with friends.

Vanessa G.
Absolutely had a great first time experience with my other half.

The staff was phenomenal they greeted us with smiles from start to finish. When it came to booking the night before Chris was very helpful and informative answered all my questions and made sure I was ready and all set for the next day when we arrived at the kayak pick up station. The best customer service so kind and genuine. I can't rave about this kayak rental place enough. We will most definitely be coming back with the family.