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Address: Ocala, FL 34488
Phone Number:
+1 352-789-4959
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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We are a full service guide and Florida kayak tour and rental company,...

We are a full service guide and Florida kayak tour and rental company, based in the Ocala, FL area. We pride ourselves on the best customer service and kayak experience available. We want to help you get out and experience a day like no other. So,come see the "Real Florida". Check our schedule on the website and make a reservation today! Hurry we fill up fast.

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Amazing day with manatees!

Just got home from an amazing trip in Salt Springs with our guide Ryan and a bunch of friends. We saw so many manatees. Ryan was an awesome guide and was gave us a lot of good... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
KMGriggs
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Ocala, FL
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Ocala, FL
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20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just got home from an amazing trip in Salt Springs with our guide Ryan and a bunch of friends. We saw so many manatees. Ryan was an awesome guide and was gave us a lot of good info on the manatees and other animals in the area. I can't believe I haven't done this trip sooner. Now I want to... More 

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Thank KMGriggs
Ryan T, Owner at Discovery Kayak Tours, responded to this review

I'm so glad you all had the perfect day. It was lots of fun and your pictures were great too. Thanks again for your awesome review. See you next time! More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I just spent Valentine's Day kayaking the beautiful Silver river near Ocala Florida. Thanks to Ryan for the being right on time and great information about the river. We did a three hour trip and Ryan was right there when we finished so we could enjoy other activities we had planned for the rest of the day.... More 

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Thank David W
Ryan T, Owner at Discovery Kayak Tours, responded to this review

Thanks guys... I look forward to seeing in March with the grandkids. More 

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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We rented kayaks from DKT on a Friday morning at Silver River. Ryan was very friendly, on time and helpful getting us all set up to kayak five miles down the river. We saw so much wild life (gators, birds, ducks, monkeys, fish...). The equipment was all great quality and well taken care of. We felt very safe and had... More 

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Thank Melanie J
Ryan T, Owner at Discovery Kayak Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. Glad you had a wonderful time with your family. See you next time! More 

Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ryan and Discovery Kayak Tours wins my customer service award of the year! My visit was in February and my 10:00 start ensured I had the entire river to myself. After you enter the park you'll be greeted by a large parking lot and the entrance to the glass bottom boats. The kayak launching area is 100 yds to the... More 

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Ryan T, Owner at Discovery Kayak Tours, responded to this review

Thanks again for using our services. So glad you had a wonderful time on the river. See you next time! More 

The Villages, Florida
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ryan, the owner of Discovery Kayak Tours, keeps this equipment in excellent order. He makes sure that your kayak is properly setup for you. He helps launch your kayak and helps you get out at the end of the tour. He keeps the group together and safe. He does an excellent job about informing you about the history of the... More 

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Thank John32162
Ryan T, Owner at Discovery Kayak Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words. I do love what I do. See you again next time. Happy Paddling🚣 More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

The MOST helpful and nice person we met the whole trip! We needed a shuttle for our SUPs on Silver Springs and Ryan was informative and quick to answer questions. If I ever decide to kayak in Ocala, he is the ONLY person I will call!

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Thank hmswanger
Ryan T, Owner at Discovery Kayak Tours, responded to this review

I'm glad I was able to help you out. Hope to see you again when you are back in FL. More 

Merritt Island, Florida
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

We have never been kayaking before! But after kayaking down the Silver River, we are huge fans. Thanks Ryan for the great instructions and tips to get us safely from point A to point B. The kayaks were in fantastic shape as well as the other equipment. We saw tons of turtles, several gators, two manatees, otters and monkeys! This... More 

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Ryan T, Owner at Discovery Kayak Tours, responded to this review

I am so glad you had a wonderful time. I can't wait for your next visit. See you soon! More 

Orlando, Florida
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128 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

We got to the park to rent kayaks from another place but ran into this company first. We ended up renting from them and it was wonderful. The equipment was perfect and he made sure our seats to our feet were adjusted correctly. I saved his card and will definitely rent from them again when we go back. We did... More 

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Ryan T, Owner at Discovery Kayak Tours, responded to this review

Thanks guys. It was my pleasure to help you out and I look forward to the next time. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

We had a wonderful experience and highly recommend Discovery Kayak Tours. Great value. Ryan is super friendly and very, very helpful. Met us and helped launch our kayaks and was there to pick us up on schedule. Very accommodating and interested in making sure you have a great experience. The Silver River is beautiful and the trip is very leisurely.... More 

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Thank billygator13
Ryan T, Owner at Discovery Kayak Tours, responded to this review

Glad you had a wonderful time. Can't wait to see you next time. More 

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42 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Ryan is great! My husband and I rent kayaks all over Florida, Ryan was the first guide to make sure my husband's kayak seat was properly adjusted and comfortable. Good equipment and reliable service. Ryan picked us up at the end of our 5 mile paddle, in a clean, air conditioned van. He even brought my SUP back that I... More 

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Thank robin d
Ryan T, Owner at Discovery Kayak Tours, responded to this review

Glad you guys had a wonderful time. Let me know next time you come this way. More 

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