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.
   
 
 
 
 
 
Canoe & Kayak Rental / Shuttle
Withlacoochee & Rainbow Rivers
12121 River View
Dunnellon, Fl 34432
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   Hours of operation vary by season and weather conditions.  Please call ahead for reservations.
 

   
 
Get 10% off your rentals with 24-hour advanced reservation!
Call 352-489-7854 for Reservations
 
 

Frequently Asked Questions:

What's the Withlacoochee River Forest Float 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 Rainbow River 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.
Rainbow River 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 wasp nests!


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.


Are the prices per person or per boat?

The prices are per boat. For the Withlacoochee trip: canoes and tandem kayaks are $51.94. Single kayaks are $40.28.
For Rainbow River Trip: canoes and tandem kayaks are $46.64.

Single kayaks are $34.98 (Tax Included)

 

Remember!! Call 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 9am to noon, 9am till 2pm 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.

We look forward to seeing you on the river!

Nathan Whitt
Rainbow River Canoe and Kayak
www.rainbowrivercanoeandkayak.com
Phone: 352.489.7854

 
 
 
Rainbow Springs Florida
Dunnellon Florida
 
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