Kings Bay Tour

Depart from our dock with a local guide and navigate out among the wildlife that inhabits our beautiful bay area. Cool fall temperatures bring in over 800 manatees to the bay for the colder winter days. Bring your camera because with our guided kayak tours and kayak trips, you’ll get a chance to see wildlife such as ospreys, bald eagles, manatees, Florida alligator, wild hogs, otters and several species of waterfowl. However, the herd thins out in the spring as the Gulf of Mexico warms above 68 degrees F (22 C). Click Here to view current temperatures in the eastern Gulf of Mexico. There are 40-50 manatees that will remain in Kings Bay all summer.

Tour length is about 2-1/2 - 3 Hours.
(Includes: Guide, Kayak/SUP/Canoe, Paddles, US Coast Guard approved Life Vests)

PRICE: $55 p/p.

AVAILABLE TOURS

Guided Kayak, Paddleboard and Canoe Trips are a great way to get out and tour on the water by kayak. See much of the native habitat Florida has to offer. Bring your camera because with our guided kayak tours and kayak trips, you’ll get a chance to see wildlife such as ospreys, bald eagles, manatees, Florida alligator, wild hogs, otters and several species of waterfowl. Our kayak tours will give you a chance to witness Florida's nature in all its native beauty. See Old Florida from a kayak, paddleboard or canoe as our guides take you on a most memorable trip. So book your reservations now and take in a Real Florida Vacation. Call +1(352)795-2255 to schedule your guided tour. At the Crystal River Kayak Company and Dive Center our hours are flexible and we’re here to take you on your next great paddling trip. Setting up a time to take your next tour is simple. Simply give us a call  and we will be able to provide you with a time that accommodates you best. The process is simple and you will be out viewing the beautiful area of Crystal River in no time.

Kayak or Pontoon Sunset Tour

The evenings are beautiful in Crystal River.  The sunsets over King’s Bay and the Gulf of Mexico are picture perfect. Experience paddling by the light of the moon in a canoe, kayak or SUP. Not many people get to experience this view and the serenity of the night on the water. Come out and see the moon and the stars on a night paddle. 2 hours tour. The tour leaves our launch 1 ½ hours before sunset. We paddle through the area's canals and then to King's Bay to watch the Sunset before returning to our store.

Tour length is about 1-1/2 - 2 Hours.
(Includes: Guide, Kayak/SUP/Canoe, Paddles, US Coast Guard approved Life Vests)
PRICE: $55 p/p.

The Chassahowitzka River – The Crack Tour

We leave the "Chaz" kayak launch and paddle down river to Baird Creek which leads to the Crack. Along the way you may see bottlenose dolphin feeding or a manatee in a small side creek. We moor the boats and stroll up the spring run (wear water shoes) to the Crack, a spring opening that is linear fracture in the lime rock and not a round hole. Bring a water, and a snack to enjoy, while we are at the `Crack.'. Take a dip in the salt spring.  We then paddle back up river to the Seven Sisters springs. 3 hour tour depending upon conditions and paddler ability.

Tour length is about 3 - 4 Hours.
(Includes: Guide, Kayak/SUP/Canoe, Paddles, US Coast Guard approved Life Vests)
PRICE: $60 p/p.

Bennett's Creek Paddling & Birding Tour

West of Yankeetown the Withlacoochee River empties into the Gulf of Mexico. Roughly three miles above the mouth of the river is a wonderful creek that flows from the river and meanders around to an estuary and out to the Gulf. Paddle up the creek and enter the Withlacoochee and back to the beginning. Near the fork of Bennett’s Creek and the Withlacoochee River is a rookery area. You can see many roseate spoonbills and wood storks perched on the trees. Along the river and creek you can see other local inhabitants of the marshlands, such as alligators, turtles, bottlenose dolphin, and many fish species as well as many bird species including the bald eagle, osprey, roseate spoonbills, wood stork. Sometimes we're lucky enough to find manatees during the warmer months.


Trip is approximately 6 miles and requires paddling against the current at times. Intermediate to advanced paddlers.

Tour length is about 3 - 4 Hours.
(Includes: Guide, Kayak/SUP/Canoe, Paddles, US Coast Guard approved Life Vests)
PRICE: $65 p/p.