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Cedar Key Paddling

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Address: Cedar Key, FL 32625
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+1 352-665-1276

Thank you for the opportunity to earn your business. We have all different...

Thank you for the opportunity to earn your business. We have all different styles of kayaks(MOST STABLE KAYAKS ON THE ISLAND) canoes, and sup's to fit everyone's needs no matter experience or size. Cedar Key Paddling has 8 different launch and pick up sights surrounding all of Cedar Key. You can paddle to and from any of them and we will shuttle you and the equipment to and from. We have weekly and monthly specials if your rental property has water access and you still get the use of all our launch sighs and shuttle service. There is more! We have guided Tours and Guided fishing trips. Want to go fishing? Our bait and tackle shop will set you up with all your needs including rental fishing poles and tackle if you want to try, and land one of our local fish. Don't hesitate to text, call, or email us any questions!

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Great Paddling + Fantastic Guiding

Our family rented kayaks for two days from Captain Dan and then went on a guided tour for a third. He has a great collection of kayaks, sit-on tops and canoes. Dan is a really... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 December 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Our family rented kayaks for two days from Captain Dan and then went on a guided tour for a third. He has a great collection of kayaks, sit-on tops and canoes. Dan is a really excellent guide - quite knowledgeable about local flora, fauna and history. His customer service is amazing and is really looking to make sure you are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Very helpful informations, good boats, very nice owner. To paddle in the sea and beetween the islands is a sensation.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Even if you've never kayaked before Dan will get you started and off you will go. We rented from him for three days, paddling each time in a different area. Dan will put you in wherever you want and is very knowledgeable about the area as well as the tides, the wildlife, and how not to get stuck in the... More 

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Palm Coast, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Daniel really knows his business and you can tell he loves his job and Cedar Key. This was our 2nd time using his services and have enjoyed both of our experiences. This year we rented a tandem kayak and paddled the inland areas. Lots of wildlife but our highlights were "Pelican Island" (lots of pelicans in the trees, more than... More 

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Wildwood, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This was our fist time using CKP for kayaking in Cedar Key. Dan was highly recommended and we had a great experience. We stayed at Old Fennimore Mill condos and we was super to work with. He offers drop off/pick up service and works with your schedule. Will definitely use him again.

1 Thank trippingbillies2014
Dallas, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

We chose Cedar Key Paddling because of their prices. We had a great experience with the owners and our hired guide. We learned a lot about the Otie where we kayaked and saw some great wildlife. There was one problem with our kayak (we rented a tandem). Once we got out on the water and had been out some time,... More 

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Cedarkeypaddling, Owner at Cedar Key Paddling, responded to this review

Our #1 goal is to make sure everyone has a great time. I feel terrible that you did not. I also am a little confused because we have never had an issue on any of our guided tours and would love it if you would contact us so we can clarify this issue and make any changes necessary to do... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

So while I was setting up my vacation on deployment (Navy) I contacted Daniel, and was super taken back by his hospitality via email. Upon arriving to Cedar Key, I went an stopped by and talked to Daniel about setting up a rental a few day later. He runs a small shop with his wife and little girls. Super friendly... More 

1 Thank Greg C
Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

During our anniversary trip to Cedar Keys, my husband and I rented a tandem kayak from Capt. Daniel. He was so knowledgeable about the islands--asking us all kinds of questions about what kind of experience we wanted to have to ensure he could point us in the right direction. They have so many places to drop off and there are... More 

1 Thank Rebecca B
Clyde, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

My husband and I walked in and inquired about the possibility of renting a tandem kayak for the afternoon. Within 20 minutes we were in the water heading to Athena Otie Key...the wildlife refuge. We couldn't have asked for a better experience. The equipment was perfect and the scenery was breathtaking. .we even spent an hour following 3 dolphins! Within... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

Daniel at Cedar Key Paddling was the nicest person we met on the island!! He was very personable and friendly. Our kayaks were dropped off right at our rental and picked up quickly when we let know we were done. Daniel showed us the best navigation paths and kept telling us to call if we needed anything at all. Had... More 

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