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The Kayak Shack

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5414 Darlene St, Weeki Wachee, FL 34607-1514
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Kayak rental

My wife and I rented a two person kayak recently here and the employees were very helpful. Prices... read more

Reviewed yesterday
John G
Great spot. Nice staff

Enjoyed our day on the river. It was a great spot to launch. Staff was very helpful and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Mike S
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“beautiful river” (10 reviews)
“zip lock” (4 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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5414 Darlene St, Weeki Wachee, FL 34607-1514
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"beautiful river"
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"zip lock"
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"rental companies"
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"the water is crystal clear"
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"the upper deck restaurant"
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"shallow spots"
in 3 reviews
"launch site"
in 6 reviews
"rogers park"
in 8 reviews
"sun screen"
in 3 reviews
"state park"
in 11 reviews
"mullet"
in 4 reviews
"spring fed river"
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"head spring"
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"year round"
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"paddle boards"
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"awesome trip"
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"three hours"
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Reviewed yesterday

My wife and I rented a two person kayak recently here and the employees were very helpful. Prices were very reasonable, equipment was excellent would definitely recommend.

Thank John G
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Enjoyed our day on the river. It was a great spot to launch. Staff was very helpful and answered any questions we had. Very clean water. Little chilly but remember it is fed by a spring.

Thank Mike S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son recommended this place, so my daughter and I went for a quick a.m. paddle... first customers to arrive just before 8am. Glad we did because its a smaller place and the crowds started to roll in. Staff were helpful and laid back. No...More

Thank mss340
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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

We thankfully arrived early at the Kayak Shack, as the crowds were plentiful when we came off of the water. This is a very casual business. Parking in the area is at a premium, so we were greeted in the parking lot to verify we...More

Thank Travelgurl1956
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Bought My son and his girlfriend a gift certificate to Kayak/canoe and ask if there was an expiration date to which the reply was no. Last summer they tried several times with multiple phone calls to go but for one reason or another (they were...More

2  Thank mbanneh
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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Easy to reserve and take out a kayak. The river is pretty. The equipment is in good repair and the staff is helpful in getting you in the kayak and out. Some miss communication regarding a place down the river to swim. A bit different...More

2  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Reviewed 15 February 2018

We rented from the Kayak Shack last minute. You do start at the bottom but the current isn't that strong so it is good exercise. The rental is for all day so you can go early and be on the river all day. Bring a...More

2  Thank Heather A
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

Took my dauxhter, grandson and son in law For a fun and exciting trip. The staff was friendly and helpful. We saw fish, birds and beautiful natural scenery on Crystal clear water. To describe this very reasonable adventure in one word would be "WOW" Will...More

1  Thank Stan D
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

The river is one of the "fun" things in Florida that is not expensive. It is very educational and perfect for a day trip. Don't miss taking a canoe or kayak down the river. My choice is the Kayak Shack... they take you to the...More

1  Thank hardbottomfishing
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

My friend recommended The Kayak Shack because how great the people that run the store so we got are rental through them. After the kayak at weeki wachee river we got back to are hotel at clearwater beach. We meet some locals that lives in...More

15  Thank 567jessiea
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Karen62364
23 February 2018|
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Response from jonkayakshack | Property representative |
the upper deck is just net door
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Wendy S
17 February 2018|
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Response from Stan D | Reviewed this property |
I believe so, I didn't see any dogs on our trip but they have two of their own that hang out at the shack. Probably not an issue.
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Rosemary J
23 January 2018|
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Response from hardbottomfishing | Reviewed this property |
Each model of kayak has a "recommended maximum" weight. A larger person may be more comfortable in a "sit in" model vs. the sit on models. The sit in model offers a lower center of gravity when compared to the “sit on... More
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