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Rainbow River

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Address: Dunnellon, FL 34432
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US$32.00*
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Self-Guided Kayak Trip on Rainbow River
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Floating along the Rainbow River, whether tubing, kayaking or canoeing, is a wonderful experience. There is plenty of nature all around you - from great hammocks to beautiful... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Hernando, Florida
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Hernando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Floating along the Rainbow River, whether tubing, kayaking or canoeing, is a wonderful experience. There is plenty of nature all around you - from great hammocks to beautiful birds. Watching the turtles sun themselves is very relaxing. Also, it is an unusual place in Florida in that you do not see many gators ( maybe 1 or 2 small) because... More 

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Palm Coast, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited Rainbow Springs State Park at the head springs of the river. An excellent place to swim or rent a canoe or kayak or take a hike on some beautiful trails and view several waterfalls.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family snorkeled and went scuba diving with American Pro Dive Ctr here. The water temperature is cool but not uncomfortable. KP Hole is clean with conveniences, not far from Orlando. A fun, memorable day was had for all of us.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We kayaked and snorkled the Rainbow River. It is absolutely gorgeous river!! Crystal clear water. Saw turtles, birds and fish. Busy during Christmas break, but still fun :)

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Altoona, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is awsome my family and I have been going here for a long time we love it always do the longer tube float cause we love the nice relaxing water ..we have also stayed in the cabins for the weekend very nice cozy and there was a rec room and pool i would recomened this place to anyone... More 

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The Villages, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What began as an overcast, chilly December morning turned out to be a beautiful day enjoying the Rainbow River's 72 degree, crystal clear water. My Pacific NW, experienced kayaker son was impressed with the abundance of wild fowl and the litter-free, pristine waterway. After our two-hour self-guided kayak trip, we enjoyed a good seafood lunch at "Swampy's" in Dunnellon, right... More 

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Thank Sue G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So much to do, tubing, boating, swimming, etc. River is 72 degr. year round. Boat rentals available.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Fun, gets crowded at times. Great opportunity to see nature at its finest.lots of tubers and swimmers, no disposable items allowed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Always 72° and crystal clear. Swimming, kayaking, tubing. Rental equipment available in town. Local restaurants are good and plentiful. Antique shops too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We really enjoyed our day kayaking on the Rainbow River. Put in at KP Hole paddled up to the head waters, then down to the ramp in Dunnellon

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