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).

All of our kayaks for rent average $1,450.00 retail.

We use the Delta 12.10, the most durable, comfortable, adjustable, and tracking kayak in its class or the rental class. These kayaks are simply the best boats on the bay.

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 Tandem Kayaks for rent.

Guided Tours

We offer guided tours by John Norris, Florida Master Naturalist. Read Bio.

Includes

PFD, Skagit Paddles, High Back Seats, and Bilge Pumps.

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.

Our Rates

$35 Single, $45 tandem. If you can find a better price with the quality and comfort ability provided on my rentals, I will match it. 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. You must be back by 3:00 pm. Hourly rates of $30/hour are applicable if you return later. If we have to come to you on the water for return of boat the rate is $60 + $30 per hour per boat.

We also supply you with maps of the area and 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 to bring you to areas where you may swim with them. Kayaks allow you to explore inlets and springs smaller than our flat-bottomed boats usually 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. 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!

Call Capt. Mike’s Crystal River Kayak Rentals 352-795-7234 to book your tour

Our Tours

Tour A
Crystal River Manatee Tour
Swim with manatees in the Crystal River, the highest concentration of manatees worldwide.  7am & 10am.
Tour B
Crystal River Manatee Tour
Our later manatee tour on King's Bay. Since manatees tend to rest later in the day, this tour is only scheduled by request.
Tour C
Our 1st Class Manatee Tour!
Private manatee tour from 2-6 guests. Enclosed Houseboat, heated in Winter. Swimming with manatees in several springs.  YEAR ROUND. 8 AM Only.
Scallop-o-Rama
The Best Scalloping Tour
Enjoy a peaceful day on the water, scalloping in the Crystal River Florida area. Scalloping Tour is $75/Per Person, No Minimum, Includes Fishing License, Mask, Fins and Snorkel