Clear Kayak tour through Rainbow Springs

Dunnellon, United States

Experience hosted by Mario

2 hours, Hosted in English and Spanish
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes equipment

What you'll do

Clear kayak tours through the crystalline waters of Rainbow Springs!!

We'll get you checked in right when you arrive to allow for the most possible time on the water! Once you're all checked in, we'll give some basic paddle instructions and information about the tour ahead. We'll get you loaded up into your clear kayak and off we go! The paddle will last about 2 to 2.5 hours depending on the speed of our group and any wildlife we may see along the way. We will be sure to take plenty of pictures and give some awesome unique facts about the area on our several picturesque stopping points! There will even be a couple of chances for you to get out and enjoy the refreshing spring water! If you're looking for some added excitement, there's a tree with steps that can easily be climbed and used to dive into the crystalline fresh water. The first half of the paddle will be upstream towards Rainbow Springs, the second half will be a gentle coast back to our launch point. Be ready for lots of great local nature and wildlife along the way! There is a $5 entrance fee that is required when you get to KP Hole Park. Also, Airbnb does not collect taxes so that has been included in the price as well.


WHAT NOT TO BRING?
- Disposable Containers (Cans, plastic, glass, styrofoam, or paper)
- Alcoholic Beverages
- Oil Bases Liquids


*We will only wait 15-minutes after the selected start time.*
Clear kayak tours through the crystalline waters of Rainbow Springs!!

We'll get you checked in right when you arrive to allow for the most possible time on the water! Once you're all checked in, we'll give some basic paddle instructions and information about the tour ahead. We'll get you loaded up into your clear kayak and off we go! The paddle will last about 2 to 2.5 hours depending on the speed of our group and any wildlife we may s…

What's included

  • Equipment
    Clear Kayaks
    Paddles
    Life vests
    Whistles
    Dry Bags - to...

Meet your host, Mario

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 80 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I'm Mario - co-owner and head guide of Get Up and Go Kayaking - Rainbow Springs. I'm originally from Miami, FL and have a thing for la Naturaleza. I'm passionate about the world's conservation and support organizations like Conservation Florida to maintain the old Florida present. I can communicate through Spanish, English, Mandarin, and Portuguese. I'm an active traveler with so much more to experience. So please share some suggestions when we're out on your next clear adventure!

If you're not paddling with myself, you'll be guided by Brooke, Joshua, Lisa, Regina, or Samantha - all spring lovers with backgrounds in adventuring and hosting!
I'm Mario - co-owner and head guide of Get Up and Go Kayaking - Rainbow Springs. I'm originally from Miami, FL and have a thing for la Naturaleza. I'm passionate about the world's conservation and support organizations like Conservation Florida to maintain the old Florida present. I can communicate through Spanish, English, Mandarin, and Portuguese. I'm an active traveler with so much more to experience. So please share some suggestions when we're out on your next clear adventure!

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Tue., Aug. 3
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Tue., Aug. 3
$87 per person
$87 per person

Where you'll be

Rainbow Springs, a first-magnitude spring - ranked fourth in the state for volume of discharge. In addition to the springs located at the headwaters, there are many smaller springs that discharge from numerous caves, rock crevices, and sand boils through the entire length of the river. The tour will only cover about 1.25 miles of the 6-miles spring-fed river.

Launch Site: 9435 SW 190th Avenue Rd, Dunnellon, FL, USA 34432

Rated 4.88 out of 5 from 80 reviews.

Lexi
July 2021
So when we originally booked since Airbnb doesn’t disclose location it said it was a 19 minute drive for us we booked last minute and paid $200 then received the accurate location which ended up being 38 minutes away. So I messaged the host an entire hour prior to meet up time to ask if it was okay if we were running 15 minutes late. They never got back to us (very poor communication) on their end. We left and drove the 40 minutes to arrive and find out we had been left and absolutely no refunds. We called the host confused since on the Airbnb page nothing is listed about the STRICT 15 minute rule. We arrived 2 minutes past cutoff window. They were extremely rude to us on the phone when we called and wouldn’t even take the time to listen to the situation. If they would of communicated back to us we would of left that second and got to the location right on time but they never cared to reply. This is the biggest scam I’ve ever seen and I even showed them proof that there is no 15 minute late rule on their Airbnb page and still refused us a refund and that I did send a message an hour prior asking about if being late was okay? If they would of communicated back to me that it wasn’t okay none of this would of happened. But they refuse to accept they are in the wrong as well. The rude Manager said that we made other customers experience today unhappy and ruined it for them since we were two minutes late past cutoff time.. Excuse me? We paid $200 and drove an hour to get to you guys and you don’t even have the curtesy to reply to my messages and treated us like scum. So we are out of $200, gas money and bummed because we were so excited and they still don’t care. We are very upset about this and were so excited originally. We feel scammed and are mainly more upset at the fact that they were sooo unwilling to work something out with us. DO NOT GO TO THESE PEOPLE!! Worst experience ever and I have never been treated so poorly by a manager. Complete scam.
So when we originally booked since Airbnb doesn’t disclose location it said it was a 19 minute drive for us we booked last minute and paid $200 then received the accurate location…
Rejoice
July 2021
It was my fiancé’s first time to go kayaking/paddling and I’m glad we chose this activity. We got to experience how nice the water as well. The river was awesome. Learned new birds and other wildlife thanks to our guide, Sam.
Amber
June 2021
This was a great way to start our vacation. The creek Josh took us down was awesome. My hard to impress girlfriend was even impressed!! Josh was personable and had a lot of good information while we kayaked and walked down the creek. Josh made it a great experience.. and he is a pretty good camera man!
This was a great way to start our vacation. The creek Josh took us down was awesome. My hard to impress girlfriend was even impressed!! Josh was personable and had a lot of good in…
Tim
June 2021
The experience was great! Lisa did an excellent job of making everyone comfortable, explaining the whole process and sharing her insight. We enjoyed the full tour, but especially when we got out of the kayaks and walked up through the shallow springs where we saw the water “boiling” up through the sand. Nothing compares!
The experience was great! Lisa did an excellent job of making everyone comfortable, explaining the whole process and sharing her insight. We enjoyed the full tour, but especially w…
Cyndy
June 2021
Our tour guide Regina was great! She has a very cheerful and friendly attitude! Great for when meeting new people. She gave a very informative pre kayaking and safety information. She knew a lot about the animals/insects of the area. Very beautiful tour of the Rainbow Springs.
Our tour guide Regina was great! She has a very cheerful and friendly attitude! Great for when meeting new people. She gave a very informative pre kayaking and safety information.…
Daniela
May 2021
It was beautiful the water was clear and amazing tour Regina did great we got to see turtles , fishes , birds and went through this cool tour

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Cancellation policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

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