Your Adventure Awaits...

Take a paddle through the crystalline waters of Rainbow Springs!
This paddle is what any outdoor enthusiast or adventure-seeker is looking for.

Year-round we experience other wildlife such as fish, turtles, birds, otters, alligators, and more!
The best part is that you have a chance to see some of these directly below your clear kayak!

There are areas where participants can take a quick swim if they choose! We encourage taking a splash into the fresh spring water! Clear kayaking in Rainbow Springs is the best way to adventure these amazing waterways!

Check off another great paddle by adventuring into Rainbow Springs. 

We launch at the City Boat Ramp located at: 20750 River Dr., Dunnellon, FL 34431

*Reservations required*

Tours start at $50/person

Get In Touch

(352) 541-0115

available from 8:00am – 5:00pm

Launch Address 20750 River Dr., Dunnellon, FL 34431


Spanish & Portuguese Tours Offered



Sam Heimgartner

Co-Owner + LEad Guide

Meet Sam! Sam, originally from IL, is an adventure seeker at heart and passionate of all things outdoors! In her spare time you can catch her hanging at the beach either surfing, snorkeling, or scuba diving. She enjoys traveling to different parts of the world, so be sure to share your epic travel stories with her on your next paddle! Sam also has an eye for spotting out wildlife on tours! 

Mario Simauchi

Co-Owner + Lead Guide

Meet Mario! Originally from Miami, FL and could be considered a nature enthusiast. He is a Rollins College Alumni, with an International Business degree in Global Brand Management and International Franchising. Growing up speaking both Spanish and English, Mario can also communicate in Mandarin, Portuguese, and French… making him multilingual! In addition to studying at Rollins, Mario also took his studies overseas and spent time studying in China. In his free time he enjoys traveling and experiencing new cultures. So ask away for some interesting stories and/or share your own on your next tour with Mario! 

Alec Waldrop

Tour Guide

Meet Alec! Alec is originally from Dunnellon, Florida and an avid huntsman! He grew up swimming and diving through Rainbow River – making him a native of the Springs! Talk to him about the open season or lasso him into the history of Rainbow’s crystalline waters and boomtown era. He’s a great marksman but even more fun of a guide!

Hailey Getzlaff

Tour Guide

Meet Hailey! Hailey is full of wildlife facts! In fact, she has a Bachelor of Science from USF in Environmental Science & Policy! Some of Hailey’s hobbies include fishing, hiking, yaking (of course!) and diving… but in reality she enjoys doing just about anything recreational and outdoors. Not only is she a wealth of knowledge on wildlife at Rainbow Springs, she also volunteers for a non-profit called Save Crystal River. Currently her volunteer work includes working on the King’s Bay restoration project where she is planting ecologically important Eelgrass. Way to go Hailey!