Captain Mike’s Kayak Rentals on Crystal River!
At Capt. Mike’s Crystal River Kayak Rentals 352-795-7234 we have the best Kayaks and value on Kings Bay in the quaint little town of Crystal River, Florida. No waiting, no shuttles to busy public launches, private on the water parking, private launch, best equipment, closest to Three Sisters Springs (Less than 1 mile).
We do have available the Delta 12.10, the most durable, comfortable, adjustable, and tracking kayak in its class or the rental class, you must request this Kayak at booking due to the limited availability of inventory. All of our kayaks are excellent quality and the finest you would find in a rental fleet.
We are a recreational rental facility that stresses value as well as affordability, fitting you to the best possible kayak in the area of Crystal River, Florida at the best price. Since we are a rental facility ONLY we do not sell kayaks. This keeps our inventory prices low so we can provide you with the best possible rental kayaks at the very best price.
We now have Single and Tandem Kayaks for rent.
PFD, Paddles, and High Back Seats.
Where We Meet
We ARE the closest PRIVATE launch site to 3 Sisters Springs. We are conveniently located on the water at Port Paradise, 1610 SE PARADISE CIRCLE CRYSTAL RIVER, FL 34429. No shuttle, no time wasted loading and unloading and following a trailer to an extremely busy launch site.
We operate Year Around.
$35 Single, 1/2 day
$45 Single, full day
$55 tandem, 1/2 day
$65 tandem, full day
We accept all major credit cards. Kayaks cannot exceed limits of 300 lbs.
Walk-ins welcome 8 AM – 2 PM
You will need to sign a waiver and rental damage agreement before embarking. Rental times are 8:00 am – 12:00 pm/12:30 pm – 4:30 pm or 8:00 am – 4:30 pm for a full day; we do charge $5 per minute for every minute late. We provide everyone with a map and we are on a protected bay with almost zero current so pickup is not available. If for some reason you are not able to return to our rental site on your own and we have to come to you on the water, for return of boat, the rate is $60 + $30 per hour per boat.
We also try to give you the best information to let you know where the manatees have been sighted lately.
In fact, you may see more manatees from your kayak than from the boats we use. Kayaks allow you to explore inlets and springs smaller than our boats usually can go. You’ll also have a chance to explore the many “nooks and crannies” of the springs’ inlets and creeks. Don’t be surprised if you come across river otters frolicking near shore, or if a flock of birds floats right by you. You’ll also get a chance to see some beautiful water tarpon or other fish (no fishing is allowed, however).
We’ll give you a short kayaking how-to (kayaking is really easy!) before you head off on your own at about 8:30.
All you need do is bring bring a dry bag should any clothes get wet and maybe a dry shirt/pants, just in case, we do sell dry bags and under-water cell phone bags if you do not have them. Not to worry, the chances of you taking a tumble into the river are really quite slim, but it’s always best to be prepared. Layered clothes also are a great idea, as the air will warm up over the morning.
And that’s it! Just bring your curiosity, your desire to meet and commune with manatees, and a willingness to explore and you’re all set!