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“Exploring Turkey Creek with Karen”
Review of Karen's Kayaks

Karen's Kayaks
Ranked #2 of 20 Tours in Melbourne
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Owner description: 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 small intimate groups (2 to 6 avg) to ensure a personal connection with the guide and higher probability of wildlife encounters.
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 river bank grasses. It was so cool! We never felt like she was rushing us through. She gave us a lot tips in what to look for in purchasing a kayak.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank markandbev1982
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Paddlelife, Owner at Karen's Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2018

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. ~KK

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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 Crane creek to explore. Karen is a wealth of information and made the tour fun while teaching us about the plants and wildlife. Make sure you allow extra time in case you find lots wildlife to follow around. Our tour was for 2 hrs; I allowed 3 in my schedule and we still had to hurry back! But I loved that Karen was more interested in showing us the animals than sticking to a specific route. Can’t wait to return another time!
Oh, and kayaks were easy to learn how to use and paddles were so lightweight. Just make sure to put lots of sunscreen on- especially your legs!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Becky H
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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.
We were able to see many types of birds, alligators, and a shy manatee.
The path itself was beautiful as well; we will definitely come back to Karen in the future. 10/10

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank brownsaru
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Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

Karen is amazing! Knowledgeable, kind and passionate about what she does. We saw many dolphins upclose! Small groups and her equipment was also in excellent condition. Can’t wait to go out with her again!

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

What a great day paddling with Karen! Highly recommend a tour with her. She is fun, knowledgeable and provides a great tour.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank kathleenmO264GQ
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