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Rainbow River Canoe and Kayak

Open today: 09:00 - 18:00

Rainbow River Canoe and Kayak
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  • Excellent91%
  • Very good7%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“rainbow river”(96 reviews)
“kp hole”(35 reviews)
“fish”(23 reviews)
Rainbow River Canoe and Kayak is located at the end of the Rainbow River on the Withlacoochee River. Park your car and ride our upriver shuttle to the paddling destination of your choice. On either river, you float downstream back to your car. We...more
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12121 River Vw, Dunnellon, FL 34432-6096
+1 352-489-7854
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 3 May 2013

I had always intended to "tube" in one of Florida's freshwater spring rivers but my wife was never keen. This vacation my wife and her friend went off on a cruise from Tampa leaving Norm and myself with some free time. I suggested driving up...More

4  Thank Wyrleybart
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 31 October 2012

We picked a bad day to kayak the Rainbow. Instead of a nice leisurely paddle we had to fight a strong wind most of way down the Rainbow River. While fighting the wind, we missed the takeout point. For a sign Rainbow River and Kayak...More

3  Thank John32162
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All reviews rainbow river kp hole fish highly recommend this company paddle boards rental company in excellent condition nice equipment first timers the water is crystal clear drop off point whole family rent kayaks head spring state park canoe shuttle
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great place to go canoeing and kayaking. Visited her in October and we had a good time. We would come back when we are in the area.

Thank digger-kitty
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

I was in Tampa visiting family and friends when we decided to go kayaking. As I’ve never been before I was a bit apprehensive. The driver loaded the kayaks, unloaded them at the river and gave a few quick pointers. Nothing to it!! I had...More

Thank lauraX2727FT
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

I would love to give Rainbow River Canoe & Kayak 5 Stars But....I can’t. We all did our registration on line so the office was ready for us when we arrived. Cleanest Public bathroom ever!!! Check in was fast, bus trip & loading in to...More

Thank ritas369
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

The crew have your safety and river experience as a top priority and are very helpful in getting you into the river. Once afloat, the Rainbow River is abundant with wildlife. We saw otters, turtles, and loads of waterfowl. We even saw fish thanks to...More

Thank Anne M
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Beautiful, clean, and friendly! I’ve always had such a good time at Rainbow river canoe and kayak! Can’t wait till my next visit! I love this place!

Thank Amy B
Reviewed 20 August 2018

This company makes the experience better and more convenient. Something that seems rare today. I paddled my own boat and they provided access and would have shuttled the boat if I did not elect to go out and back on my own. Great river.

Thank seaseanc
Reviewed 8 August 2018

A beautiful place and amazing people that work here. They were all very helpful in getting us in our kayaks and we even had a tether for our youngest so he can use his own kayak. I definitely recommend them and look forward to making...More

Thank drhammster
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

The staff at the park was excellent. Recommend to ing here. The water and surroundings are beautiful! I went with my husband and son and had a fantastic time!

Thank cln1126
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

The staff are friendly and helpful. The boats are in good shape. Check in is a bit chaotic on Saturday so reserve your boats and arrive early. Everything else is organized and flawless. The bus to KP hole is a short ride. The boats are...More

1  Thank Big_daddy_1812
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

We chose Rainbow River Canoe & Kayak because of the glowing reviews on TripAdvisor. We couldn't be happier with our experience. We called to make our reservations over the phone & received a discount for reserving before the day of our float. Also, we were...More

1  Thank charleyjoe
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16 July 2017|
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Response from Marc M |
yes. shuttle fee is $15 to KP Hole where you can put your kayak in.
3 August 2016|
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Response from Greg B | Reviewed this property |
Hello, if you paddle about 2 hours, if you let the current take you could be a little over 3 hours.
Rickie D
4 March 2016|
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Response from Jannekebfl | Reviewed this property |
It's a great river for beginner kayakers. You can get some beginning pointers from whoever launches you but you mostly have to just try it on your own. It's an easy river so probably one of the best learning situations... More