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/parks/pr_parks/PR_park_11.htm 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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.)
Get 10% off your
rentals with 24-hour advanced reservation!
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 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.
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.
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.