Crystal River is a great trip for those looking for clear water in our crystal clear kayaks with high chances of viewing wildlife. Includes a beginner/intermediate paddle through Kings Bay to the pristine waters of Jurassic Spring, Hunter Spring, and more!
Our Manatee Tour is a great option for those looking for clear water and manatees sightings in our crystal clear kayaks! Includes a beginner/intermediate paddle through Kings Bay to different waterways of Crystal River where manatee are typically active.
If you’re looking for a unique and unforgettable experience in Crystal River, Florida, your next adventure is around the corner! Join us for our 100% clear kayak tours through the active waterways of Crystal River. Our CLEAR kayaks provide you with a great way to get up close and personal with the area’s abundant marine life, including the gentle manatees that call the springs their home. Unlike your standard kayak, clear kayaks offer a completely different perspective on the natural beauty of Crystal River, allowing you to see the underwater world beneath you as you paddle.
We offer TWO different tours throughout the year! During November 15th – March 31st, we offer our Manatee Season Tour. On this tour, we paddle to a number of different areas in Kings Bay with the hope of passively observing manatees and other kinds of Wildlife! During manatee season, manatees often congregate in the warm waters of the springs during the winter months, providing visitors with a truly unforgettable experience!
Our other tour option is our Springs Tour that runs from April 1st – November 14th! On this tour, we paddle to different springs and you will have the opportunity to get out for a quick swim in Hunter Spring as well as paddle over different springs throughout Kings Bay! If you’re lucky, you might even encounter a manatee or two on this tour as a number of manatees call Crystal River home year-round! Manatees are not the only marine life that can be found in the area. Dolphins, sea turtles, and a variety of fish species are also commonly seen in the Crystal River waters.
After your tour, you can also experience the local culture and cuisine. The charming downtown area is home to a variety of shops, galleries, and restaurants, where visitors can enjoy fresh seafood and locally sourced ingredients! Our small town prides itself on its unique culture and history, and we work hard to preserve the natural resources that make the area so special. We hope to have the opportunity to paddle with you and share this beautiful area with you soon!
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Crystal River is a great trip for those looking for clear water in our crystal clear kayaks with high chances of wildlife! This 2 to 2.5-hour guided adventure includes a beginner/intermediate paddle through Kings Bay to different springs in Crystal River – Jurassic Spring, Magnolia Spring, Hunter Springs, and Three Sisters Springs.
Depending on boat traffic, there are areas where participants can take a quick swim if they choose. Crystal River is known for its natural springs and large amounts of manatee during the colder months, but some stay year-round! Be on the lookout for manatee, dolphin, and many different species of birds, plants, turtles, fish, and more! We only bring out group sizes of up to 10 paddlers, so be ready for an awesome, personalized experience with our friendly guides!
Collect the exclusive Crystal River sticker on the day of your tour from your guide! Collecting more location stickers can unlock some great rewards. Learn more about our loyalty program HERE!
↠ MEET OUR TEAM ↞
Born and raised in Florida, Shade has always appreciated the picture perfect water and wildlife surrounding him. From hiking parts of the Florida trail, to many spring and beach trips he is always looking for new ways to experience nature! When he’s not on the water, he is most likely watching a movie, playing drums, or listening to his favorite band, Wage War. Come and experience Crystal River in a totally unique and beautiful way with our clear kayak tours!
Matthew is a former Peace Corps volunteer, world traveler, and manatee connoisseur! He has helped to slow the effects of climate change through his passion for marketing and research and is currently one of our guides along the Crystal River.
Chris, a native Floridian, is excited to be back in the Sunshine State after three years of touring around Alaska. Born and raised in St. Petersburg, Chris has traveled the world as an accomplished videographer, setting foot in over 40 countries across six continents. (Yes, Antarctica included!) Chris has a passion for the environment and our guests often note his calm and collected energy are a great reflection of the area’s natural beauty. When he’s not out on the water, you’ll find Chris on the local bike trails, diving into a good book or trying to pet every dog in town.
Hey, my name is Kristopher. I am a Crystal River born and raised native. I grew up on the water and have always had a deep love for it. Most of my free time is spent paddle boarding and enjoying the serene beauty of nature. I love history and make it a point to learn as much as I can about our local area and waterways. I can’t wait to see you on the river!