Captain Mike's Kayak Rentals

Captain Mike's Kayak Rentals Rent a kayak or canoe and visit the playful world of the Manatee at Port Hotel and Marina directly on the Crystal River
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When you bring your children along on a kayaking trip, you’ll need some foresight, planning and organization to create a...
11/21/2018
5 Tips for Kayaking with Kids

When you bring your children along on a kayaking trip, you’ll need some foresight, planning and organization to create a safe and satisfying experience

#KayakingKids #CrystalRiverFL

When you bring your children along on a kayaking trip, you’ll need some foresight, planning and organization to create a safe and satisfying experience. A paddling venture with kids can bring either a lot of fun or loads of unexpected surprises depending on how prepared you are for the trip. Here ...

Kayaking is not only a wonderful and exciting activity, but also a safe and user-friendly venture#KayakSafety #CrystalRi...
11/12/2018
Safety Precautions for Kayaking

Kayaking is not only a wonderful and exciting activity, but also a safe and user-friendly venture

#KayakSafety #CrystalRiverFL

Kayaking is not only a wonderful and exciting activity, but also a safe and user-friendly venture. You can almost always be sure of an easy, trouble-free day in the water. But like all recreational activities, things can go wrong. And the fact that you are on water means that situations can change v...

In boat control, nothing is as important as knowing how to perform a variety of strokes. The more strokes you know, the ...
10/31/2018
The Basic Kayaking Strokes

In boat control, nothing is as important as knowing how to perform a variety of strokes. The more strokes you know, the more you are able to paddle effectively and get the most out of every kayaking venture

#KayakingStroke #CrystalRiverFL

Place your kayak on a safe spot and check whether it has the safety gear you’ll need, the foot pegs are appropriately ad...
10/22/2018
How to Launch Your Kayak

Place your kayak on a safe spot and check whether it has the safety gear you’ll need, the foot pegs are appropriately adjusted, the PDF is snug, the skeg or rudder

#KayakRental #CrystalRiverFL

You have planned for it and finally the day has come for you to realize your dream kayak adventure. And so you want to begin on a good note and hope to end well too. That means you want the smoothest entry, ride and exit of the water. But how do you launch your boat […]

Proper sitting in a kayak isn’t a matter of instinct and common sense, but something you have to learn and practice. Tha...
10/10/2018

Proper sitting in a kayak isn’t a matter of instinct and common sense, but something you have to learn and practice. That’s why when doing it for the first time, you definitely require some guidance

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The hull of a kayak is its foundation, the underpinning principle. As the “skeleton” of a kayak, the hull is usually des...
09/17/2018
What is primary and secondary stability in a kayak?

The hull of a kayak is its foundation, the underpinning principle. As the “skeleton” of a kayak, the hull is usually designed or shaped according to the paddling activities the kayak is intended. For example, a whitewater hull is typically short, curved at the bottom and rounded on its sides

#KayakStability #CrystalRiverFL

Kayaks have several features that we love. The seats, mounts, skirts, cleats, bungees, hatches and pedal drives, among others. But there is one kayak feature that you must prioritize above all these: the hull. Why is the hull so important? The hull of a kayak is its foundation, the underpinning prin...

The “qayaq” from which “kayak” is derived was a boat among the Inuit Eskimo people that was made of a wooden or whale-bo...
09/10/2018
Where did the name kayak come from?

The “qayaq” from which “kayak” is derived was a boat among the Inuit Eskimo people that was made of a wooden or whale-bone skin-covered frame, fitted with a tiny central opening and propelled by a double-bladed paddle

#OriginKayak #CrystalRiverFL

The name “kayak” was coined from “qayaq,” an Inuit Eskimo word that’s spelled like “kayak” except it has a “q” instead of a “k”. The “qayaq” from which “kayak” is derived was a boat among the Inuit Eskimo people that was made of a wooden or whale-bone skin-covered frame...

Sit-on-top (SOT) and sit-in kayak (SIK) are two basic kayak styles designed for different purposes. While there are seve...
09/04/2018
Are Sit-On-Top kayaks More Stable?

Sit-on-top (SOT) and sit-in kayak (SIK) are two basic kayak styles designed for different purposes. While there are several differences between sit-on-top and sit-inside kayaks, there are also a number of similarities

#Sit-On-TopKayak #CrystalRiverFL

Sit-on-top (SOT) and sit-in kayak (SIK) are two basic kayak styles designed for different purposes. While there are several differences between sit-on-top and sit-inside kayaks, there are also a number of similarities. For both styles, the top of a kayak is called the deck, the front is called bow,....

You are new to kayaking and you want an ideal kayak. But since the market is flooded with a wide variety of different ka...
08/26/2018
What is the best type of kayak for a beginner?

You are new to kayaking and you want an ideal kayak. But since the market is flooded with a wide variety of different kayak models of varying sizes, weights, features and designs, you just don’t know where and how to begin your search for the right one. You feel overwhelmed and intimidated

#Kayak #CrystalRiverFL

You are new to kayaking and you want an ideal kayak. But since the market is flooded with a wide variety of different kayak models of varying sizes, weights, features and designs, you just don’t know where and how to begin your search for the right one. You feel overwhelmed and intimidated. Well, ...

Even for the more experienced paddlers, there is a never-ending canoe vs kayak argument. Nevertheless, these boats have ...
07/31/2018
Difference Between Canoe and Kayak

Even for the more experienced paddlers, there is a never-ending canoe vs kayak argument. Nevertheless, these boats have fundamental characteristics in their shape and design that make them distinctly different

#CanoeKayak #CrystalRiverFL

Kayaks and canoes are both small boats that are ideal for paddling excursions. They both use paddles and appear quite similar. In fact, if you are new to paddling, it may be a bit confusing trying to tell the difference between a canoe and a kayak. Even for the more experienced paddlers, there is a....

Due to its often perfectly calm waters, Crystal River is one of the finest kayaking places in the world#KayakingSeason #...
06/22/2018
When is the best time of year to go on a kayaking adventure?

Due to its often perfectly calm waters, Crystal River is one of the finest kayaking places in the world

#KayakingSeason #CrystalRiverFL

  With its wonderful tropical climate, shallow clear waters and exceptional natural beauty characterized by undisturbed islands, backwaters, inlets and forests, Florida’s Crystal River is a great kayaking destination for adventurers, photographers and nature lovers. Paddling in the warm waters of...

People who regularly engage in swimming, bicycling and hiking are already in good shape for kayaking#Kayaking #CrystalRi...
06/14/2018
Do I need to be in shape to be able to kayak?

People who regularly engage in swimming, bicycling and hiking are already in good shape for kayaking

#Kayaking #CrystalRiverFL

  Kayaking is a great way to get out on the water, enjoy the wonderful outdoors and see nature up close. So whether you are looking for the peace and serenity to rejuvenate your body and mind, an economical pet-friendly outing for your entire family, a heart-stopping roller coaster exhilaration or ...

05/20/2018

We often get the question "can I fish off of the kayak?" Yes, yes you can!!:)

Come and Kayak with this guy!!
05/19/2018

Come and Kayak with this guy!!

Using correct paddling techniques not only ensures that a kayak moves quickly and easily but also guarantees your safety...
05/06/2018
How do you paddle a kayak?

Using correct paddling techniques not only ensures that a kayak moves quickly and easily but also guarantees your safety during a paddling venture. Proper paddling techniques also will ensure that your hands will be less sore afterward, your trip will be smooth and your movement on water will be graceful. For effortless, thrilling and memorable kayaking, you need to begin by holding the paddle correctly. This will increase the power generated by your strokes and reduce fatigue. You also should position yourself properly on the kayak so your legs and torso can help you generate as much power as possible. Likewise, a mastery of good forward stroking and effective steering techniques will help you to paddle without problems

#KayakPaddling #CrystalRiverFL

Using correct paddling techniques not only ensures that a kayak moves quickly and easily but also guarantees your safety during a paddling venture. Proper paddling techniques also will ensure that your hands will be less sore afterward, your trip will be smooth and your movement on water will be ....

If you are interested in seeing or swimming with manatees at Crystal River, Fl., then renting a kayak at Captain Mike’s ...
04/25/2018
How to Reserve a Kayak?

If you are interested in seeing or swimming with manatees at Crystal River, Fl., then renting a kayak at Captain Mike’s Kayak Rentals can give you the best chance for an experience of a lifetime. Offering kayaks at competitive prices, Captain Mike’s allows kayakers to acquire single or tandem kayaks for half-day or full-day trips without breaking a sweat. The kayaks come with private on-the-water parking, top-of-the-range equipment, private launch and close proximity to Three Sisters Springs. By reserving your kayak at Captain Mike’s, you will not have to be shuttled around and can see and dive with the manatees at your own pace and convenience

#ReserveKayak #CrystalRiverFL

If you are an adventurer or nature lover, then kayaking in Crystal River, Fl., can offer you an amazing and memorable outing. By renting your kayak, you will not have to be shuttled around and can see and dive with the manatees at your own pace and convenience. For maximum kayaking pleasure on spots...

04/21/2018

Kayaks, Canoes, Paddle boards, and Pontoons come make the best of a beautiful Florida day!!

Steering a kayak means directing or controlling the movement of a kayak and often includes the ability to turn or propel...
04/17/2018
How do you steer a kayak?

Steering a kayak means directing or controlling the movement of a kayak and often includes the ability to turn or propel a kayak as necessary. The most commonly used technique for steering and turning kayaks is called opposite side paddling. Opposite side paddling helps to direct, turn or control a kayak by redirecting water around the paddle’s blades. It is usually achieved by making two simple strokes, a forward sweeping stroke and a stern rudder stroke. When using the opposite side paddling technique to steer the kayak left, you will need to perform the sweeping strokes on the right side of the kayak. Likewise, to turn or steer the kayak to the right, you will need to perform sweeping strokes on the left. While one or two sweeping strokes are quite effective, multiple strokes are often necessary to fully direct a kayak.

#KayakSteering #CrystalRiverFL

Effective kayaking is much more than just making simple forward strokes. In fact, once out on the water, you will face a variety of challenges requiring different skills. You will need to have the ability to steer a kayak seamlessly using a paddle. Steering a kayak means directing or controlling its...

Not many outdoor activities can offer the thrill and exhilaration, peace and serenity and huge range of beautiful experi...
04/09/2018
How Much Does It Cost To Rent A Kayak?

Not many outdoor activities can offer the thrill and exhilaration, peace and serenity and huge range of beautiful experiences like kayaking in Crystal River, Fl. During such kayaking trips you can see a large number of birds and wildlife, see and swim with manatees, travel along narrow springs and enjoy sceneries that only a very small percentage of people are able reach. Kayaking in Crystal River is easy, fun and memorable, but only if you have a stable, adjustable, tracking, comfortable and safe kayak. At Captain Mike’s Kayak Rentals, you can get single kayaks at $35 for a half-day trip and $45 for a full day trip. For tandem kayaks, you only need to pay $55 for a half-day trip and $65 for a full day. If you are planning to go out on a paddling venture, just reserve your kayak and have all the fun you crave

#KayakRentalCost #CrystalRiverFL

Not many outdoor activities can offer the thrill and exhilaration, peace and serenity and huge range of beautiful experiences like kayaking in Crystal River, Fl. During such kayaking trips you can see a large number of birds and wildlife, see and swim with manatees, travel along narrow springs and e...

Tens of kayaks of different types and sizes sink each year, most of them happening at the dock. When a kayak sinks, the ...
03/30/2018
Why are there holes in a kayak?

Tens of kayaks of different types and sizes sink each year, most of them happening at the dock. When a kayak sinks, the loss can be huge, ranging from personal items and equipment to damage of the kayak and the potential loss of life. To minimize the risk of sinking, kayaks are normally designed with holes called scuppers, or scupper holes, found on the side walls of kayaks. They are positioned at or near the ground level, allowing water or liquids to flow off to the side of the kayak instead of pooling in the walls of the craft. Scupper holes in kayaks are often found at the foot wells, in the cockpit or at the tank well. They are designed to be self-bailing, meaning they automatically drain any water coming in or flowing over the deck.

#Kayak #CrystalRiverFL

Tens of kayaks of different types and sizes sink each year, most of them happening at the dock. When a kayak sinks, the loss can be huge, ranging from personal items and equipment to damage of the kayak and the potential loss of life. To minimize the risk of sinking, kayaks are normally designed wit...

Renting a kayak can enable you to explore the springs, reach the backwaters and mangroves, see and swim with the manatee...
03/19/2018
Different Types of Kayaks at Captain Mike’s Kayak Rentals

Renting a kayak can enable you to explore the springs, reach the backwaters and mangroves, see and swim with the manatees and quietly sample the breathtaking views of Crystal River, Fl. But just like any other craft, a kayak needs to be comfortable, adjustable and safe, giving the user the peace of mind necessary for an adventure or exploration trip. At Captain Mike’s Kayak Rentals, paddlers can rent their kayaks from a wide variety of tested single, tandem, sit-in and sit-on-top kayaks, guaranteeing them the comfort and safety they need during their trip. Captain Mike’s provides a broad range of stable kayaks and top-notch equipment, making kayaking trips in Crystal River, Fl., as relaxing, exhilarating and safe as possible

#KayakTypes #CrystalRiverFL

 Launching a kayak to Three Sisters Springs and enjoying your time with the fabulous manatees can be thrilling, fun and memorable, particularly when you rent your kayak from a reliable provider. Like any other craft, a kayak needs to be comfortable, adjustable and safe, giving the user the peace ...

Swimming With The Manatees
03/15/2018

Swimming With The Manatees

Muah! #manatee #kisses 😘

Swimming With The Manatees
03/12/2018

Swimming With The Manatees

#selfiesunday #sundayfunday we love manatees yes we do!!!

03/12/2018
Swimming With The Manatees

Swimming With The Manatees

Hey guys!!:) just wanted to let all of you know that we have an Instagram and a twitter account if you could go like and follow us that would be amazing!!

Swimming With The Manatees
03/12/2018

Swimming With The Manatees

Anyone have the time??

Swimming With The Manatees
03/12/2018

Swimming With The Manatees

Big yawn!!!

Swimming With The Manatees
03/12/2018

Swimming With The Manatees

#selfiesunday

Swimming With The Manatees
03/12/2018

Swimming With The Manatees

I just absolutely love manatees! #manateemonday #manatee

Kayaks and canoes are among the most commonly used crafts by outdoor enthusiasts and adventurers. But often, when buying...
03/07/2018
Is It Easier To Kayak or Canoe?

Kayaks and canoes are among the most commonly used crafts by outdoor enthusiasts and adventurers. But often, when buying a craft for a paddling venture, we are faced with the question of whether to get a canoe or a kayak. Determining the right answer is not easy, and at times we end up with the craft we do not need for the particular outdoor venture. Is it easier to kayak or canoe? It depends on what you want to do with the boat. For instance, if you want more speed, maneuverability and paddling ease, a kayak will do. If you are looking for more comfort, stability and space for your gear, then a canoe will do. At Captain Mike’s Kayak Rentals, we can help you to make the right choice.

#KayakVSCanoe #CrystalRiverFL

If you are an adventurer, an outdoor enthusiast or a nature lover, then investing in a craft, whether a kayak or canoe, is a really wise decision. With your own craft, you can travel with ease across bodies of water and sample the best that nature has to offer from a very close range. But […]

03/05/2018
Swimming With The Manatees

Swimming With The Manatees

Hey guys!!:) just wanted to let all of you know that we have an Instagram and a twitter account if you could go like and follow us that would be amazing!!

Swimming With The Manatees
03/03/2018

Swimming With The Manatees

Sun!!!!!!

If you are looking for a place where you can see hundreds of manatees within a very short time, then the Three Sisters S...
02/27/2018
Where is Three Sister Springs?

If you are looking for a place where you can see hundreds of manatees within a very short time, then the Three Sisters Springs is the ideal destination. Endowed with blue-green crystal clear water, the Three Sisters Springs provides an extraordinary experience with the manatees.

Located in Crystal River, Citrus County, Florida, the Three Sisters Springs is a natural inlet on the eastern side of Kings Bay, where three springs pass. To protect and preserve the manatees and their habitat, the springs and surrounding areas have been declared manatee sanctuaries. They are closed to vessels but open to the public from Nov. 15 to March 31 each year. Tourists can see manatees in their natural habitat from the observation boardwalk that overlooks the springs. A visit to the Three Sisters Springs is worth the money. There are hundreds of manatees in the springs throughout the year and you will be able to see and swim with these amazing giants when you visit

#ThreeSistersSpring #CrystalRiverFL

If you are looking for a place where you can see hundreds of manatees within a very short time, then the Three Sisters Springs is the ideal destination. Endowed with blue-green crystal clear water, the Three Sisters Springs provides an extraordinary experience with the manatees. Located in Crystal R...

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1610 SE Paradise Circle
Crystal River, FL
34429

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:30
Thursday 08:00 - 16:30
Friday 08:00 - 16:30
Saturday 08:00 - 16:30
Sunday 08:00 - 16:30

Telephone

(352) 795-7234

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Hello, do you provide teacher discounts? I teach first grade at Crystal River Primary. I'm getting ready for the school year and am broke. Would love to go, but looking for a discount.
We had a great trip today. Thanks for introducing us to the locals.