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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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Ocala, FL 34488
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+1 352-789-4959
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We recently rented kayaks from Discovery Kayak Tours. Ryan was terrific! He was professional in every way! He met us at Silver Springs and was so accommodating to all of us! He brought the kayaks from his van to the loading dock and gave us...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank adrieneb2019
Ryan T, Owner at Discovery Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Yes it was a great day and so glad we were able to work it all for your group at the last minute. Thanks for the great feedback and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easy kayak ride down a spring fed river. The kayaks were clean and in good shape as were the life vests. The Kayak ride Starts in Silver Springs State Park and ends 5.2 miles later in another park. Ryan seems very well organized, efficient and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Ellen B
Ryan T, Owner at Discovery Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks, so much and so glad you had a great day. please tell your friends about us and maybe try one of our guided tours too!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ryan and his company are simply the best. Drop off at the mouth of the Silver River with pick up four and half miles down stream. Great service. Great equipment. Stunning scenery. Just booked my sixth trip with him.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JeanneD638
Ryan T, Owner at Discovery Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hey thanks for the great feedback. We love when we have customers that come back again and again. So glad you had a great times. See you soon!

Reviewed 10 January 2019

Ryan from Discovery Kayaks runs an excellent kayak hire operation on the fantastic Silver Springs River near Ocala. We had an awesome paddle down this outstandingly beautiful river. Ryan set us up well at the launch base at Silver Springs and was there to pick...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Ryan T, Owner at Discovery Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2019

Thanks guys,. So glad you had a great experience and were able to see all the wildlife. Some days it is just perfect out there. I do hope to see you again on your next visit.

Reviewed 3 January 2019

We had a group of 10 going out on the Silver River for a day of Kayaking. We called and reserved both single and tandem kayaks. Ryan was super helpful over the phone during the reservation process, which was easy btw. The day of the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Ryan T, Owner at Discovery Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2019

Hey thanks guys, So glad you had a wonderful day and kayak experience on the Silver. Hope to see you next time!

Reviewed 20 November 2018

We went on a kayak trip with Ryan on Silver River. There were 4 20 year olds who enjoyed the trip as much as me (a senior). Beautiful nature with excellent commentary by Ryan. We saw manatee, alligators, turtles, fish and many variety of birds...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Ryan T, Owner at Discovery Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2018

Thanks guys, I think k I enjoyed the day just as much. Definitely a fun group and it was amazing at how much wildlife we were able to see. Hope to see you all again next year!

Reviewed 4 October 2018

Learning to kayak and go through a part of Silver Springs State Park was on my bucket list of things I needed to do. Check that one off! Our guide was Ryan and he was very good at making sure we all were comfortable in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Ryan T, Owner at Discovery Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2018

I am so glad you enjoyed your trip. Yes that one that you signed up for can be a bit long for first timers, but we do offer shorter tours too. This river is always amazing. We have been seeing lots of wildlife including monkeys...More

Reviewed 30 September 2018

Discovery Kayak Tours, GREAT service! Today was our second time renting from these folks and will continue to rent from them! Beautiful trip floating down the Silver River! This is a great trip, no experience necessary. Highly recommend renting from Discovery Kayak Tours! Very friendly...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Ryan T, Owner at Discovery Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2018

Thanks guys for using our service. We definitely appreciate your business. So glad you had another fabulous day. Can't wait to see you again.

Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Kayaks were well cared for, the staff was extremely courteous and punctial. I wil def be coming back later in the winter for manatee season and will be renting from them again. Silver springs itself was beautiful and I would reccomend to kayakers of all...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Ryan T, Owner at Discovery Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Thanks for using us for your rental needs. I am so glad you all had a great time on the river. I hope to see you again soon. We also offer naturalist guided tours too.

Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

So it was partly my fault. There was some miscommunication as to meeting the guy with the boats. I didn't realize that DKT is a separate entity from the Kayaking company onsite. They guys from the Silver Springs State Park were very pleasant while the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Ryan T, Owner at Discovery Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2018

Oh wow! As owner I am alarmed at this comment. We pride ourselves in the best service and best equipment. Yes you were confused on where to meet us, but we had all the others meeting us in the right place. When you had called,...More

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ttylbodydark
25 May 2018|
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Response from Ryan T | Property representative |
Well we do tours and rentals. Tours are $65 and rentals are $49. Check out our website for all info.
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Amma N
12 May 2018|
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Silver Springs State Park, 5656 E. Silver Springs Blvd, Silver Springs, FL 34488...we entered at 'old' Silver Springs Attractions entrance.
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Tammie F
11 July 2017|
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Response from Ryan T | Property representative |
No you do not need experience but prefer that you are comfortable on the water and can be out for a min of 3 hours.
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