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Karen's Kayaks

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Guided nature/wildlife kayak tours & rentals. Mobile outfitter- we bring the equipment to you at no extra charge. Over 15 years of paddling experience, American Canoe Assoc (ACA) trained, Florida Professional Paddle-Sports Assoc. Specializing in...more
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221 W Hibiscus Blvd, Melbourne, FL 32901-3044
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went on the turkey creek tour in October and had a great time! Karen is a pro...she meets you with the kayaks ready to go and makes sure everything is adjusted correctly. Our group had a mix of experience, and Karen was great helping...More

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Paddlelife, Owner at Karen's Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the review and so glad you all enjoyed the trip. Encountering wildlife especially the manatee are always a highlight and one of the many reasons small size groups are best. ~KK

Reviewed September 28, 2018

My wife and I booked an experience with Karen via her website online after talking with Karen on the phone. We were first timers to kayaking and she recommended this excursion for us. It was a great day on the water, hardly any wind, a...More

Thank Rich G
Paddlelife, Owner at Karen's Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Rich, So glad you enjoyed the trip. Thanks for the wonderful review. The Honest John's Fish Camp location is the best spot to give kayaking a try for it's easy, laid back, relaxing keys kind of feel. and the Dolphins never disappoint and have a...More

Reviewed July 31, 2018

we took the kayak tour from Honest Johns fish camp. Karen was there to meet us and talked us through the Kayaks on our arrival. she is knowledgeable and was also attentive to our safety inthe water. there was only our family of 4 inthe...More

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Paddlelife, Owner at Karen's Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time for the review. So glad you enjoyed the kayak trip and wildlife! It is always great to see the manatees and teens engaged having fun outside unplugged :-) ~KK

Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

Karen is very professional very knowledgeable of the species and plants in the area is very thorough and did not give up on us seeing manatees and was just a fun tour guide as well! You can't go wrong with Karen's kayaks if you're looking...More

Thank Holly V
Paddlelife, Owner at Karen's Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

WOW, thanks for the great review Holly! Your enthusiasm was by far the best all summer and makes my "job" even more fulfilling. ~KK

Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

We had a great and exciting adventure. We highly recommend this to anyone visiting the area. This was a learning experience. Being a florida native I learned things I never knew. Thanks for the great day.

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Paddlelife, Owner at Karen's Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

SO glad to hear. Thanks for taking the time for the review. Hope to see you out on the water again. ~KK

Reviewed July 13, 2018

Karen is a great guide and familiar with the water and wildlife. 3 hours is a long time for me to sit.I will try a different kayak next time. Will do it again soon!More

Thank Debra G
Paddlelife, Owner at Karen's Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the review. Yes, three hours can be a bit much for some. We have kayaks with more cushion back rest and seats but just in case (even for myself on occasion) have seat cushions now. Hope to see you out on the water...More

Reviewed July 11, 2018

We had an absolutely wonderful tour with Karen! She is so friendly, caring and passionate about what she does. She knows so much about the area and the wildlife that she is able to provide the perfect experience. Knowing we had a strong desire to...More

Thank CAD1964
Paddlelife, Owner at Karen's Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Awesome! I do what i do because of passion and enjoy getting people out close to nature and the wildlife. Thank you for sharing your experience and kind praise. ~KK

Reviewed July 7, 2018

This was an amazing kayaking trip! Karen was so knowledgeable of the area, the wildlife and the waterway. She was a great guide and knew the different paths and where we would see the most wildlife. We saw a group of manatees grazing on the...More

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Paddlelife, Owner at Karen's Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the review and hope you guys have purchased kayaks are have been out paddling and exploring. The manatees grazing is one of my personal favorites and rare encounters (luck was on our side). Glad you had a nice time and enjoyed the experience....More

Reviewed June 12, 2018 via mobile

Had a great outing with Karen down Crane Creek this week. Trips start in the morning so the inlet was very calm from no boaters being around and no wind. We spent the first hour just following dolphins and manatees in the inlet. Then down...More

Thank Becky H
Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

My friends and I were very lucky to find Karen’s Kayaks; at first I was weary because I don’t often like guided tours, but Karen was so friendly and knowledgeable! She clearly loves what she does and is passionate about the wildlife in the area....More

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Response from JaneRussel | Reviewed this property |
Likely, if she is physically fit. If she is not, there are two-person kayaks, so she could be a passenger and not paddle. She would have to sit in the kayak for about 3 hours. There is no getting up and moving around. I... More
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