Rainbow River tubing, Rainbow Springs Florida tubing, KP Hole, Rainbow Springs State Park

Rainbow River Tubing from Rainbow Springs State Park Florida KP Hole

WE DON'T RENT TUBES!  WE RECOMMEND CANOES AND KAYAKS!  With a paddle in your hand floating in a boat you have many more options than in a tube.  You can paddle upriver and snorkel the caves or pick up your pace if you hear thunder.  None of which you can do in a tube.

IF YOU WANT TO RENT A TUBE, CONTACT K.P. HOLE COUNTY PARK for the four hour tube trip at 352.489.3055 or click on this link http://www.marioncountyfl.org/Home/Components/FacilityDirectory/FacilityDirectory/54/663  It is first come, first serve so get there early on the weekends.  They open at 8 am and are usually out of tubes and parking by 10 am or soon after.  On slower days (usually weekdays) they rent tubes until noon.

Crystal River Kayaking

Kayaking Crystal River Florida is a great experience for kayak and nature lovers alike. Rent a kayak in Crystal River from Manatee Tour and Dive so you don’t have to be shuttled. For your kayaking pleasure we are located on Kings Bay. No shuttle required for your kayaking adventure. Just rent a kayak, hop in and kayak for a full or half day in one of our kayak rentals. We have several kayak rentals available. Call today to reserve your kayak. We can recommend kayaking spots like Three Sisters and Buzzard Island. We offer a map of Kings Bay in Crystal River for your kayaking trip. You can kayak with Manatees or just observe Manatees in their natural habitat. Kayaking is a great way to see Manatees up close. After your done kayaking you might want a bite to eat. So if your hungry you can kayak to one of the restaurants, pull up in your kayak and have a bite or a cool drink.

Pine Lodge Bed and Breakfast

Pine Lodge was built in the 1940's. It has always been an Inn. It is one of a few 2 story homes built in the area. We invite you to come relax in a comfortable, warm and friendly atmosphere here at Pine Lodge Country Inn. Come listen to the whispers of the pines and the chirps of the birds. We are located in the heart of Old Crackertown, the center of Inglis, Florida. The Inglis-Yankeetown area is one of the most perfect outdoor playgrounds in Florida http://www.pinelodgefla.com/


Manatee Tours - Snorkeling Diving - Scalloping - Boat Rides

Welcome to the world of, Crystal River Manatee Tour & Dive! Whether you are swimming with the West Indian Manatee or thinking of trying for the first time, we have the package for you to choose from to make your West Indian Manatee tour a unique, exciting, and memorable one!

If you like the idea of egg hunts or diving for sunken treasure, you will love scalloping. With just a mask, snorkel and fins you, too, can jump in and experience the adventure of diving for scallops. http://www.manateetoursusa.com/

Rent this 1 Bedroom 1 Bath Dunnellon Seasonal Waterfront Rental in Tranquil Old Florida. The Birdhouse is located in Dunnellon Florida on the scenic Withlacoochee River. From the dock you can see the confluence of the Rainbow and Withlacoochee Rivers. The Dunnellon Birdhouse location is 15 minutes from Ocala Fl and Crystal River Fl. Tampa Bay, Orlando, and Daytona Beach are only about an hour’s drive from the residence in Dunnellon Fl.


Antique Hunting

 Enjoy the small town charm as you visit the many different shops in Historic Dunnellon Florida. The Grumbles House is a two story historic house loaded with treasures. http://www.dunnellonfloridaantiques.com/

Adventures Unlimited Outdoor Center

Discover the FUN of Canoeing, Kayaking, Tubing, Camping, RV Camping, Ropes Course, and Group Retreats in the beautiful panhandle of Northwest Florida with Adventures Unlimited Outdoor Center at your Coldwater Creek Headquarters. http://www.adventuresunlimited.com


Horseback Riding - Guided Trail Rides - Horses Boarded - Horse Supplies

Let North Star Acres guide you through the tall pine forests of Goethe State Forest, which encompasses nearly 55,000 acres, with over 100 miles of marked trails, and many more that are yet unmarked. You will also find many other trail heads within a 50 mile radius of North Star Acres http://www.dunnellonbusiness.com/northstar.htm



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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
Phone: 352.489.7854



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