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Rainbow River paddling adventure!

Escape to the natural beauty of Rainbow Springs State Park with Ecoventure Tours. Located in Dunnellon, Florida, Rainbow Springs is known for its crystal clear spring-fed waters and lush forests.

Our guided eco tour business offers a unique way to experience everything that Rainbow Springs has to offer – by kayak or paddle board. Our clear vessels allow you to not only see the stunning sights above the water, but also catch a glimpse of the underwater world.


During your tour, you'll have the opportunity to spot a variety of turtles, birds, fish, otters, and alligators. The Rainbow River is home to a diverse array of wildlife, making it a must-see destination for nature enthusiasts.


The tour starts 1.5 miles downstream at KP Hole Park and includes the opportunity to get in the water and explore the freshwater springs with a mask and snorkel. You'll also have the chance to paddle upstream through a small, crystal clear creek – a great spot to cool off on a hot summer day.


In addition to exploring the natural beauty of the area, your tour guide will also discuss the various ecosystems and how they all play a role in the local ecology. You'll learn about the threats facing the freshwater springs and the steps we can take to protect these natural resources.


Your tour will also delve into the history of Rainbow Springs, including its use by native Americans and European settlers, and its role as a popular tourist destination. We also offer sunset/night glow tours, which attach LED lights to our vessels to illuminate the water and everything beneath us. This is a thrilling experience that you won't want to miss.


While the tour does include some upstream paddling at the start, the second half of the paddle downstream is more relaxed and allows you to float with the current back to the starting point. If you're new to paddling or not the best paddler, we recommend taking one of our kayaks and paddling with a partner to make the experience easier. Experienced paddlers looking for a challenge will enjoy taking one of our clear paddle boards on the tour.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to experience the beauty of Rainbow Springs up close. Join Ecoventure Tours for a guided kayak or paddle board tour and discover the hidden wonders of this state park.

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