Located at the confluence of
the Rainbow River and the Withlacoochee River, we offer you the unique
opportunity to canoe or kayak two of the finest rivers in Florida!
From our livery, at the end
of the Rainbow, you simply park and ride our shuttle to the paddling
destination of your choice; the crystal clear spring water of the
Rainbow River, or the deep water and dense forests of the Withlacoochee
River. On either trip, you will drift peacefully back to your car.
We are proud to provide
Old Town Canoes and Kayaks for your day on the water.
Hours of operation
vary by season and weather conditions. Please call ahead for reservations.
off your rentals with 24-hour advanced reservation!
Call 352-489-7854 for
Frequently Asked Questions:
like? The Withlacoochee trip is 9
miles which is 3 to 4 hours paddling, or 5 to 6 hours drifting (4 to 6 hour
average.) Much more remote than the Rainbow trip, but not a pure spring,
so it's not crystal clear like the Rainbow. It's tannic tinted like
most Florida Rivers.
Does the RainbowRiver
K.P. Hole Float have to be only 2 to 3 hours? What's it like?
The Rainbow trip is 4.5 miles downstream which is 2 hours paddling, 3
hours drifting, but can be up to 7.5 miles (3 to 5 hour average) if you
paddle to the headsprings. RainbowRiver
is Crystal Clear, one of the largest springs in the world, but not a very
remote trip, unlike the Withlacoochee.
Are there places to stop along the way on either trip? There are
only a few public areas along the way, so pick your stops carefully.
If you do stop, please stay out of the tree branches! They're full of
What exactly does the no-disposable food and
drink container law mean? If you are bringing food and drinks,
please make sure they are in non-disposable, dishwasher-safe containers.
There are many city, county, and state officials that patrol the river and
they can fine you for having disposable food or drink containers in your
boat. Don't have Coke cans, Gatorade bottles, Doritos bags, etc.
They are illegal on the Rainbow! Thermos', travel mugs, tupperware,
gladware, camelbacks, nalgene bottles, etc. are all dishwasher safe and
reusable. These are legal on the Rainbow.
prices per person or per boat?
The prices are per boat. For the
trip: canoes and tandem kayaks are $51.94. Single kayaks are $40.28. For
Trip: canoes and tandem kayaks are $46.64.
Single kayaks are $34.98 (Tax Included)
Ahead and You will receive 10% off with a reservation!!
When do you run shuttles, and are we
shuttled in the beginning or at the end? We run shuttles every hour
on the hour for the Withlacoochee
trip from to , till for the Rainbow.
We ask that
you're here at least 20 minutes prior to your departure time. We
shuttle you upriver and you float back to your car on either trip.
What information do you need to make a reservation?
Please let us know which date and shuttle time you'd prefer, along with
the number of people, boat preferences, and choice of river trip. We
also ask for a cell phone number.
Remember, if you decide to do the Rainbow trip,
there is a $5 fee per person at the put-in.