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Aardvark's Florida Kayak Company

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Crystal River, FL, USA
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About Aardvark's Florida Kayak Company
Providing Award Winning Eco Tours and Paddle Sport Instruction throughout central Florida. Public, Private, and Kid Friendly options. Visit springs, see manatees and dolphins, experience coastal mangroves. We offer some of the best coastal paddling in Florida. Go where the locals go. Book Online. Download Our Free Mobile App for Android and IPhone: https://floridakayakcompany.com/SelfGuidedManateeTour.html
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Linda B wrote a review Sep 2019
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My daughter ad I took the guided tour to celebrate her birthday. It was a super special experience with the kind and knowledgeable guidance of Matt and Sue. We saw many birds and water foul, manatees and playful otters. I highly recommend it to kayakers of all ages. Matt and Sue are terrific hosts. Low key but brimming with knowledge about the waterways and creatures that inhabit them. I will definitely do more trips with them.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Fltraveler wrote a review Jul 2019
Central Florida, Florida3 contributions
Three of us took this tour. Great experience. Matt and Sue are extremely knowledgeable about the area and made it a fun, learning paddle. Will definitely go on another of their tours.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Larry L wrote a review Apr 2019
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At 70 years old I was not sure that I had the stamina to pull of Kayaking. I had hoped for a public class, but I'm glad I did it as a private one. Susan was very accommodating and made sure the boat I got was similar to what I would consider buying. Matt taught the class. He's really good at it and he's the kind of guy you could have lunch or drinks with and really enjoy yourself. We went over strokes and did some practice with them. We paddled up the shoreline and got enough distance in that I'm sure I can handle it. I even got 20 minutes of cardio out of it. I am shopping for my yak right now, and after a trip or 2 of practice, I want to take a tour... probably the Chaz.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Dawn H wrote a review Apr 2019
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We had a family group of seven, ages 9 to 78. Matt and Sue were terrific. The wildlife cooperated but Matt not only knows where to look but is knowledgeable about wildlife and the area. He knows many of the manatee by their identifying scars. He and Sue are also sensitive to conditions so that you have the best possible experience.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Lica R wrote a review Feb 2019
Sao Paulo, SP40 contributions9 helpful votes
I did the kid friendly kayak tour to see manatees in the Chassahowitzka River with Aardvark this January and it was a truly amazing experience! I went with my sister, my mom and 2 year old niece. Sue and Matt were outstanding guides that showed a lot of knowledge and commitment to the conservation of manatees and their environment. In fact, one of the reasons that made us choose Aardvark's tour was the concern they showed regarding the animals' well being during the email exchange before booking and the fact that they donate a percentage to Save the Manatee Club. We had already done a kayak tour in Crystal River with another company a couple of years ago at Kings Bay, however this was a totally different experience. While Kings Bay is still a nice place, there you are surrounded by houses. On a completely different landscape, the Chassahowitzka is a beautiful and wild environment, without any development around. Besides more than 20 manatees we also saw pelicans, woodstorks, anhingas and great blue herons. Sue and Matt were also very thoughtful of my 2 year old niece, doing their best to better accommodate our needs with a toddler. I would definitely recommend the kayak tour with Aardvark at the Chassahowitzka!
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Date of experience: January 2019
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