Crystal River

Tours are open! We are practicing social distancing and also taking extra sanitary precautions on all tours.​

Join us for a 100% clear kayak tour through the active waterways of Crystal River! Hundreds of manatees make Crystal River their home during the colder months, and a few stick around all year to enjoy the refreshing water from Three Sisters Springs. Our 3 different tour options each give a unique perspective on this incredibly popular location. Come paddle with us!


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Each of our guided tours are sure to excite any outdoor enthusiast or adventure-seeker. These relaxed paddles are about 2.5 hours long in tandem kayaks, and our pricing is per person/seat with a weight limit of 425 lbs per kayak or no more than 250 lbs per person.


$55 per adult, $45 per child under 11 years old.
We launch at Kings Bay Park located at: 268 NW 3rd St, Crystal River, FL 34428!

Check Out Our

We have officially launched our new Crystal River GLOW Tours! The fact that this tour happens at night makes it unique in and of itself, but when you add LED lights… you are in for an experience you will never foget! We paddle through the crystal clear waters of Hunter Springs and Jurrasic Springs where manatees often graze, and are in the middle of an ecosystem of different types of fish, crabs, turtles, and much more!


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Meet Our Team

Austin Adkins


Meet Austin, the owner of Get Up and Go Kayaking in Crystal River! He is often the guy behind the scenes, answering your phone calls and emails (among MANY other things) to make sure all tours run smoothly. He bought the first franchise of Get Up and Go Kayaking in 2018 and loves that his job encompasses two of his many passions: business and the outdoors! He currently lives in Nashville, TN with his wife and two dogs, is an avid golfer, and never turns down an opportunity to have some fun or make someone laugh. 


Tour Guide

Quentin, or as we like to call him, “Little Handsome,” has kayaked more miles in the past five years than most people will in their entire lives. His specialty? Distance trips! Before he was twenty, he had already kayaked the entirety of the 120-mile long Apalachicola River. In December of 2019, he went on a similar expedition with Jack, another one of our guides, and paddled over 100 miles of the Santa Fe and Suwannee Rivers in under a week! When you’ve got Quentin as your guide, every member of your family will be leaving with a smile on their face!


Tour Guide

Hey I’m Winsor, I grew up here in Crystal River so I know these water like the back of my hand. People usually catch me laughing or singing horribly to a song I love. Things I do for fun are traveling and anything water related. I’ve been to Bahamas, Jamaica, Brazil, Australia and hopefully more to come! Adventure with me on one of my tours so we can make memories that last a lifetime! 🤙🏾


Tour Guide

Originally from Chicago, Taylor moved to Florida 15 days after she laid eyes on the brilliant blues of Florida water. She has since spent all of her time finding different ways to play on the water. An avid outdoors woman, adventurer and conservationist; Taylor loves all the birds, wildlife and lush vegetation the nature coast has to offer (but manatees are her favorite). You can find her guiding for Get Up and Go Kayaking on Crystal River and Rainbow River. She also teaches stand up paddle board yoga (SUP yoga) on the Weeki Wachee. Come find enchantment as you explore these emerald waters with her and follow her adventures on IG @taylorinthelandofflowers


Tour Guide

Hey guys! My name is Josh, I grew up in the Crystal River area and am an avid paddler myself. I love photography and I usually always have my camera in-hand. Traveling is a huge passion of mine; I’ve currently visited 13 different countries and am looking to explore more in the near future! I look forward to having you out on a tour soon to make some awesome memories! Follow me on IG to keep up with my adventures! @joshuamswander


Tour Guide

Also known as T-Pang! Tyler has aadventure running through his blood! He recently hiked the Appalachian Trail (make sure to ask him about it) and came back to Florida to spend his time on the water. If you knew him at all you’d know how intentional and welcoming he is to everyone he meets. If you have a tour with Tyler, you will not regret it!

Get in Touch

(352) 834-1556

available from 8:00am – 5:00pm