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Address: 5414 Darlene St, Weeki Wachee, FL 34607-1514
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Kayaking I'm Weeki Wachee

Great kayak outfitter... relaxed down to earth people. Very helpful and friendly. They have 2 beautiful dogs that act like part of the staff. They were very accommodating. They... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ernie R
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great kayak outfitter... relaxed down to earth people. Very helpful and friendly. They have 2 beautiful dogs that act like part of the staff. They were very accommodating. They overheard me asking my wife if she brought the zip lock bags to put the valuables in (she forgot) and they went ahead and gave us a bunch... on the way... More 

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Thank Ernie R
Orlando
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18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are a family of 4 and we rented 2 tandem seat kayaks. First off let me just say if your out of shape think twice before doing this. I am and big. 280. Between me and my daughter we had about 400 pounds. The kayak was tilted a little towards the .... rear so when a boat passed us,... More 

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Thank 683anthonyd
Itasca, Illinois
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35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If looking for a break from the Florida beaches & unique excursion, this is it! Our family loves kayaking & spent a few hours on a scenic kayak excursion on the Weeki Wachi River. Even saw a manatee shorty after depart. Helpful staff, friendly & pricing reasonable to a trip down a very scenic & clear river. Recommend early morning... More 

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1 Thank Beatthedrum
Huntsville, Alabama
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by on a whim and everyone was great. The trip was worth way more than it cost. The water was beautiful.

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Thank lvinson
Dade City, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My sons have both kayaked from this business and loved it. They were taken up stream to start the 5.5 mile trek down river. That was not the case when we showed up last week. We were told we would have to paddle upstream and then turn around and come back. I called to make reservations and should have been... More 

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1 Thank RARM65
jonkayakshack, Owner at The Kayak Shack, responded to this review

as was stated when you made your appointment due to regulations set into place from the state of florida and the company that runs the top of the river, guest services, that we would not be bringing shuttles to the head springs. The river has been very busy as we are in spring break. Again we have no control on... More 

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5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved it.. loved it . We enjoyed every second of it.. Excellent customer service and trip was just awesome

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Thank Jenny P
Fitchburg
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

I brought my two daughters and my niece here to kayak for the day. A little break from Disney. Their ages 11, 13, and 14 all girls and we had a great time. We saw quite a few Manatees and a bunch of huge vultures both were pretty cool to see. Jon and his wife were awesome to deal with.... More 

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Thank N8194LXdavidb
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We started out at a different area to rent kayaks but they were booked and directed us to 2 different places in the area that rent kayaks. We went with the Kayak Shack because it had better reviews. I am so glad we did. They were very helpful, friendly and the price was comparable if not slightly cheaper. The Kayak... More 

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Thank Christy365
Annapolis, Maryland
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35 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Nice people. Lots of help getting the kayak in the water. Battle the current heading upstream, then relaxing float back down. Spotted one manatee. Lots of places to stop for a swim or to jump in. Definitely a worthwhile trip. Only negative was the boats with motors, which were more of a mild nuisance.

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Thank Fishberry1962
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36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

We stopped in to inquire about their kayak rental prices. A very friendly couple run this place. They have several options for kayak rentals at good prices. I will mention they have two large dogs one lab & a pitbull. Both dogs are very mellow and friendly. But seeing a pitbull face staring at me as I approached was rather... More 

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jonkayakshack, Owner at The Kayak Shack, responded to this review

Please be advised that we our pets are rescued and are from C.A.R.E.S. we consider our pets as part of our family. If for any reason we felt they were a threat they would not be here..We consider our place as our backyard it is against COUNTY regulations to tether pets. thank you , have a nice day.. More 

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