We made a trip down to Crystal River, FL today. Our primary mission was to see about repairs on a couple of our Swift paddles and elicit some repair advice from Aardvark’s Florida Kayak Company, but we did a little 2-hour paddle in the afternoon after visiting both kayak shops in town.
Starting from Crystal River Kayak Company’s dock ($5 launch fee and they also have rentals) we paddled out to Three Sisters Springs. Three spring vents in a little grotto off a maze of man-made canals lined with houses, the grotto is now part of the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge. The water is about 25-30 feet deep in these pics. We saw one manatee cruising the area.