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Address: 2070 SW County Road 138, High Springs, FL 32038-2652
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+1 386-454-4247
09:00 - 17:00
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Wed - Mon 09:00 - 17:00

Kayak or Canoe the beautiful Santa Fe River and visit the many outstanding...

Kayak or Canoe the beautiful Santa Fe River and visit the many outstanding springs it has to offer. We are located near Rum Island County Park, we have Paddle Sport rentals and will outfit you for a half or full day on the Santa Fe River. Rentals start at $25, including transportation to and from the river, paddle and vest. We have plenty of parking so all you have to do is enjoy your special time. Snacks and drinks are available or bring a picnic and cooler. Also at Rum 138 you'll find an Art Gallery with over 30 artists, fine art paintings, print makers, photography, sculpture, ceramics, Jewelry and more, all inspired by the areas springs and their love of the Santa Fe River. Plus a Hair Salon with Hair Artist "Merrillee Malwitz-Jipson, who is also curator of the gallery and President of "Our Santa Fe River". "We are all about the River" Be sure to like Rum 138 on Facebook where we post art & music events and boat rental specials. We're open year round, Monday through Sunday, 9 am to 5 pm. Visit us at Rum 138, and enjoy all that we have to offer!

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Hunting clear cool water

I had a great time today. My brother found a half day rental offer and since I was off, we went. The building was very colorful and clean. The staff was very friendly and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jacksonville, Florida
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I had a great time today. My brother found a half day rental offer and since I was off, we went. The building was very colorful and clean. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. While waiting for the shuttle to take us to the entry point at Rum Island, I checked out the gallery. It was beautiful. I wanted... More 

1 Thank CEAdvm
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These guys are the real deal on the river. They care about your experience and that their guests know how special the Santa Fe is and how we can help save it for the future. My kids never got tired on the 8 hour paddle, because every new spring and bend around the corner was exciting. Make sure to play... More 

1 Thank Byron K
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

The Santa Fe River is a hidden gem of FL & the people here did an excellent job making this experience awesome. The staff is super friendly & accommodating. Not only is the price really good for what you get, but they also transport you to the drop off spot & pick you up at the end so you don't... More 

1 Thank Steve K
Valrico, Florida
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Booked the trip a few days in advance. Easy to find, process, and pay. Our group consisted of 2 adults (1 with some experience) and 2 kids under 14. We were expecting a guide for this night time adventure, but found out there was not one at departure time. None the less, we had a map and it seemed that... More 

1 Thank mbraden
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Reviewed 3 February 2017

We have gone canoeing here twice now over the last two years and each time the team at Rum138 is super friendly and helpful. The price is good 2 kayaks for $40 all inclusive (off season). The river is beautiful and plenty of wildlife and springs to explore.

1 Thank Scott M
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 January 2017

We rented Canoe from this place. The store generally rent out in two sessions a day morning and afternoon. Even we were half an hour late for the afternoon session, they understood the situation. They drop us at a location near to Rum Island by the bank of the Santa Fe river and they picked us from the Sana Fe... More 

1 Thank subhadip p
Bartow, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 January 2017

This was the perfect service we needed for our river time while had a cabin over there. Made things so easy, for sure for my amputee fiance. They dropped us of at start and picked us up next day at the suckholes. We will definatly be going back to Rum island and then also use this service again. The people... More 

1 Thank jadoretrue
Gainesville, Florida
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30 reviews
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Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

4.8 miles of pure outdoor enjoyment. 2 families combined in 3 canoes to enjoy a delightful afternoon. Brought a picnic lunch and ate at a riverside bench. Staff was very pleasant and informative. Lots of wildlife (turtles & birds). Fresh water Springs galore. Highly recommended. We are going back!

1 Thank Craig M
Durham, North Carolina
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

We chose Rum 138 on a recommendation from a friend. We called to get information and book the shuttle service. We have our own kayak and they were still happy to be our shuttle service. On their suggestion, we parked at the "end" of the Santa Fe run (at Hwy 47 bridge) and they took us back up to Rum... More 

1 Thank SlowDownSeeMore
Ocala, Florida
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34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

what a great kayak trip on the santa fe river. very clear waters and world class springs. staff is eager to please. check out groupon.

1 Thank James H

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