(Kayak / Pontoon)

[5 star rating]

Reviewed: May 2016.

"Why 5 stars? Because this was a very memorable paddle boarding experience!
If this wasn't such a journey from my house, I'd be a regular customer!
I really have no complaints about any step of the process: the people were friendly, the boards were great, and the price was fair. Plus, obvious bonus - we got to hang with manatees! We saw a couple within...



Launch the kayak from our waterfront site and paddle out among the wildlife that inhabits our beautiful bay area. Cool fall temperatures bring in over 300 manatees to the bay for the winter. The herd thins out in the spring as the Gulf of Mexico warms above 68 degrees F (22 C). There are several manatees that will remain in Kings Bay all summer. ...

Trip Advisor Reviews

[5 of 5 stars]
Reviewed: May 2016.

"We are not the best canoeists but we had a fantastic time ! These guys are second to none , our guide was one of the easiest going guys We have ever met ! No hard sell here ! Money can not buy the experience we had ! Manatee right under the canoe not once but three times ! We were so lucky to have the experience . Our guide truely had a passion for Crystal river which reflected in our tour..."

Facebook Reviews


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 ...



(Kayak / Pontoon)

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 or kayak. 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. The tour leaves our...


Crystal River Kayak co.
and Dive Center

We are very proud to announce this year that we will be running scalloping trips out of Crystal River.
We will be taking 1-4 passengers for $375.00 on our 6 passenger pontoon. Our trips include mask, snorkel and fins and Captain and crew. 
We will clean your scallops as we motor back into Crystal River. Passengers 5 and 6 will be an extra $75 each...

Company — 5 star
Reviewed: February 2016.

"This was an absolutely amazing experience! The team at Crystal River Kayak Company are all very friendly and helpful. We planned our trip for Valentine's weekend and when we saw the news of the record breaking counts of manatees in Three Sisters Springs we became very worried that our now third attempt in a year trying to swim with the manatees may be cancelled. We called and they assured us that we would..."

Guided Kayak Tours and Canoe Trips are a great way to get out, 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 hog, otters and several species of waterfowl on our guided kayak tours. Our other kayak tours will give you a chance to witness Florida nature in all its native beauty and see Old Florida from a kayak 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 (352)795-2255 to schedule your guided tour.​

Yelp Reviews


Experience the Zen of Manatee Swimming with our Captains and highly qualified in-water guides on our Florida Manatee tour in the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge. We will depart from PETE'S PIER dock at 6am and at 9am daily, with a minimum of 2 and maximum of 6 persons for a peaceful 2 ½ – 3 hour tour to observe these gentle giants in their natural habitat. We provide all necessary equipment, such as 5mm...