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Karen's Kayaks

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“crane creek”(33 reviews)
“fish camp”(11 reviews)
Guided nature/wildlife kayak tours & rentals. Mobile outfitter- we bring the equipment to you at no extra charge. Over 15 years of paddling experience, American Canoe Assoc (ACA) trained, Florida Professional Paddle-Sports Assoc. Specializing in...more
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221 W Hibiscus Blvd, Melbourne, FL 32901-3044
+1 321-848-8416
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Reviewed 1 week ago

2nd outing with Karen, will be back, on Crane Creek, novice kayaker friend felt very comfortable-knows kayaking skills, vast local knowledge and cheerful passion, even useful stretches to wrap it up:-)

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Melonie S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We saw lots of birds, manatees and dolphins. Karen is extremely knowledgeable and nice. Good equipment. Easy to find location. Long way to paddle kayak - trip was 1 1/2 miles each way and the way back was a deadhead. No bathrooms. Trip could be...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank dennis f
Paddlelife, Owner at Karen's Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Dennis, Thanks for nice review. We do shorter trips for novice ( Honest John's Fish Camp or private tours) but the manatee do steal the show at Crane Creek and end up sitting and staying out longer.

Reviewed 29 December 2018

My daughter and I had an amazing day with Karen on the Turkey Creek Tour. With little kayak experience, we headed out after seeing outstanding reviews and it was a great decision. Karen guided us in kayak techniques, safety approaches, and eco-tourism. We joined a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank W4KIDS
Reviewed 27 December 2018

Today, 12/26/2018, my Daughter, and I had a wonderful tour of Crane Creek in Melbourne, Fl. Thank you Karen for a great experience. By the way, Im a non swimmer, and trusted Karen on a very windy day. She was able to keep me calm...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank edwinc32907
Reviewed 24 December 2018

Karen is an outstanding guide. She is personable and very knowledgeable of the wildlife, waterways and region. We book with Karen regularly and always have an exceptional experience.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Spacecoastgal
Reviewed 13 October 2018

We went on the turkey creek tour in October and had a great time! Karen is a pro...she meets you with the kayaks ready to go and makes sure everything is adjusted correctly. Our group had a mix of experience, and Karen was great helping...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sjiden
Paddlelife, Owner at Karen's Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2018

Thanks for the review and so glad you all enjoyed the trip. Encountering wildlife especially the manatee are always a highlight and one of the many reasons small size groups are best. ~KK

Reviewed 28 September 2018

My wife and I booked an experience with Karen via her website online after talking with Karen on the phone. We were first timers to kayaking and she recommended this excursion for us. It was a great day on the water, hardly any wind, a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Rich G
Paddlelife, Owner at Karen's Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2018

Rich, So glad you enjoyed the trip. Thanks for the wonderful review. The Honest John's Fish Camp location is the best spot to give kayaking a try for it's easy, laid back, relaxing keys kind of feel. and the Dolphins never disappoint and have a...More

Reviewed 31 July 2018

we took the kayak tour from Honest Johns fish camp. Karen was there to meet us and talked us through the Kayaks on our arrival. she is knowledgeable and was also attentive to our safety inthe water. there was only our family of 4 inthe...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Paddlelife, Owner at Karen's Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2018

Thank you for taking the time for the review. So glad you enjoyed the kayak trip and wildlife! It is always great to see the manatees and teens engaged having fun outside unplugged :-) ~KK

Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Karen is very professional very knowledgeable of the species and plants in the area is very thorough and did not give up on us seeing manatees and was just a fun tour guide as well! You can't go wrong with Karen's kayaks if you're looking...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Holly V
Paddlelife, Owner at Karen's Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2018

WOW, thanks for the great review Holly! Your enthusiasm was by far the best all summer and makes my "job" even more fulfilling. ~KK

Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

We had a great and exciting adventure. We highly recommend this to anyone visiting the area. This was a learning experience. Being a florida native I learned things I never knew. Thanks for the great day.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Phase s
Paddlelife, Owner at Karen's Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2018

SO glad to hear. Thanks for taking the time for the review. Hope to see you out on the water again. ~KK

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Response from JaneRussel | Reviewed this property |
Likely, if she is physically fit. If she is not, there are two-person kayaks, so she could be a passenger and not paddle. She would have to sit in the kayak for about 3 hours. There is no getting up and moving around. I... More