Rainbow River

Float the crystal clear, pristine stream as up to 500 million gallons of pure water each day flow from the many springs that form this aquarium-like river.

K.P. Hole Float 4.5 Miles (2-3 hrs.)

$33.00 Single Kayak

$44.00 Canoe or Tandem Kayak

Additional Entrance Fee of $5.00 Per Person to be Paid at K.P. Hole County Park.  Children 5 and under free

 

Withlacoochee River

This 9 mile trip is best of wild Florida. Your jungle cruise is very scenic as you meander your way through the Withlacoochee State Forest.

Forest Float 9 Miles (4-6 hrs.)
$48.00 Single Kayak
$49.00 Canoe or Tandem Kayak Tax Not Included

 

Prices include Boat, Transportation, Paddles, Lifejackets and Safety Whistle. Taxes are included

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IF YOU HAVE YOUR OWN CANOE OR KAYAK WE CAN SHUTTLE YOU UPRIVER!
PARK AND RIDE FROM OUR LIVERY AT THE END OF THE RAINBOW!
  
K.P. Hole Float Shuttle up the Rainbow River
$14.15 Single Kayak
$18.85 Canoe or Tandem Kayak

($5 each additional person)
Tax Not Included
Forest Float Shuttle up the Withlacoochee River
$18.85 Single Kayak
$23.55 Canoe or Tandem Kayak

($5 each additional person)

Tax Not Included
 

**ATTENTION!**
BY LAW, DISPOSABLE CONTAINERS AND ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ARE NOT ALLOWED ON THE RAINBOW RIVER AND ARE SUBJECT TO HEAVY FINES! ALL FOOD AND DRINK SHOULD BE IN NON-DISPOSABLE CONTAINERS! (SUCH AS TUPPERWARE, THERMOS, GLADWARE, ETC.)

 

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Call (352) 489-7854 for Reservations

 
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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

 

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