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The Kayak Shack

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5414 Darlene St, Weeki Wachee, FL 34607-1514
+1 352-610-4169
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Surprisingly had a great time

We heard from others this was a lot of fun. So my husband and I took a chance and tried it out and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Karen S
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Brooksville, United States
So rude

The female staff were so very rude. The screaming started from the parking lot through paying... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
MARIE M
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  • Very good8%
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5414 Darlene St, Weeki Wachee, FL 34607-1514
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+1 352-610-4169
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"beautiful river"
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"rental companies"
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"the water is crystal clear"
in 10 reviews
"the upper deck restaurant"
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"zip lock bags"
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"shallow spots"
in 3 reviews
"rogers park"
in 8 reviews
"sun screen"
in 3 reviews
"state park"
in 11 reviews
"spring fed river"
in 3 reviews
"awesome trip"
in 3 reviews
"these guys"
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"paddling"
in 23 reviews
"manatees"
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"float"
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"launch"
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"adventure"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We heard from others this was a lot of fun. So my husband and I took a chance and tried it out and we had a great time. I would recommend this to anyone. It is a great way to enjoy nature on a hot...More

Thank Karen S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The female staff were so very rude. The screaming started from the parking lot through paying process. They spoke to the patrons as if speaking to kindergarteners. Be prepared to pay for an upcharge if you don't have cash for your rentals. I've never dealt...More

5  Thank MARIE M
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jonkayakshack, Owner at The Kayak Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

bashing businesses on social media should be banned ! first of all when we have large amount of people asking the same question over and over the only way to let everyone hear is to speak louder. EX. {i didnt hear you say be back...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Rented kayaks for a few days with a very warm welcome and would readily refer these guys! One two-person and three single kayaks were our vessels on our Weeki Wachee adventure.

1  Thank sunnysideoffood
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time and kids loved it. Very relaxing and enjoyable. Saw a turtle and manatees. This is our third time kayaking and will keep coming back.

1  Thank jodstertwo
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here to kayak the weekie. The kayak shack was the only place that could accommodate us do to out mid day arrival. The service was phenomenal!! Two big thumbs up. The equipment was in good working order. The instruction on point. The parking...More

1  Thank drivitlkustoleit
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They were very helpful stating that if you go off course into the canals you will see manatees. We accidentally did that and sure enough we saw about 6 manatee. Fun course with at hotdog/ice cream vender at about the one hour mark. Tuck a...More

2  Thank Tami S
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

My wife and I rented a two person kayak recently here and the employees were very helpful. Prices were very reasonable, equipment was excellent would definitely recommend.

2  Thank John G
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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed our day on the river. It was a great spot to launch. Staff was very helpful and answered any questions we had. Very clean water. Little chilly but remember it is fed by a spring.

2  Thank Mike S
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

My son recommended this place, so my daughter and I went for a quick a.m. paddle... first customers to arrive just before 8am. Glad we did because its a smaller place and the crowds started to roll in. Staff were helpful and laid back. No...More

1  Thank mss340
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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

We thankfully arrived early at the Kayak Shack, as the crowds were plentiful when we came off of the water. This is a very casual business. Parking in the area is at a premium, so we were greeted in the parking lot to verify we...More

1  Thank Travelgurl1956
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Floridafreaks
16 July 2018|
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Response from Tami S | Reviewed this property |
My husband and I had never kayaked before and are not in the best of shape- the river is spring fed so the resistance is fairly low- it does vary at some points- but I think they told us it moves at 1 mile an hour- I am not... More
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Pa Kou L
11 May 2018|
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Response from Mike S | Reviewed this property |
I noticed that depending on the time of day the current is harder than other times. But it isn't too bad. When the current is strong it is hard to steer a bit. But the ride back is a breeze. Well worth it
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Karen62364
24 February 2018|
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Response from jonkayakshack | Property representative |
the upper deck is just net door
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