Kayak Classes

                 Call us at 352-795-5650 during regular shop hour for the              
current schedule and to reserve your space.
AVG0092C - Ozello Kayak Trip
The Ozello Kayak Trip is an entry level exploration of the near shore marine environment and the estuary of Citrus
County. Students will explore the mangroves, oyster reefs, salt marshes and the clear water grass flats of the St. Martins
Marsh Aquatic Preserve. Offered by Reservation  Call 352-795-5650
Cost is $50 per person 2 person minimum charge..
AVG0901C - Crystal River Manatees Trip
The Crystal River Manatees Trip is an entry level kayak based exploration of Kings Bay. Most classes are scheduled
during peak manatee season, so manatee encounters can be expected. Discussions will center around manatee
ecology, biology and etiquette. Offered by Reservation Monday-Friday  Call 352-795-5650
Cost is $50 per person 2 person minimum charge..
AVG0094C - Rainbow Springs Kayak Trip
The Rainbow Springs Kayak Trip is an entry level paddle from KP Hole County Park to some of the springs making up
this unique freshwater river system. The Rainbow River is designated as an aquatic preserve and the former aquatic
preserve manager will discuss the ecology and geology of the river. Offered by Reservation Monday through Friday
Call 352-795-5650
Cost is $50 per person 2 person minimum charge.
AVG00XXXX   - Trails of the Crystal River Preserve State Park
Explore some of the walking trails on coastal Citrus County's largest preserve with the former land manager and biologist
who originally designed the trail system.  Offered by Reservation  Call 352-795-5650
Cost is $50 per person. 2 person minimum charge.

AVG1C - Introduction to Recreational Kayaking
Start your adventure the right way. Learn about the basics of recreational kayaking from a professional paddler. Matt
Clemons is the owner of Aardvark's Florida Kayak Company in Crystal River and has been paddling professionally since
2001.

Introduction to Recreational Kayaking will include a discussion of kayak types and characteristics, as well as their
intended uses,  equipment and safety.  We will also cover proper entry at launch and exit at  recovery, basic paddle
strokes and boat handling as well as basic boating safety.

Reservations Required Call Aardvark's at 352-795-5650.  Cost $50 pp with a 2 person minimum charge.

AVG2C - Basic Kayak Safety (Rescue and Recovery)
Basic Kayak Rescue meets at Aardvark's Florida Kayak Company in Crystal River. This class is designed for the
paddler who is already familiar with the basics of paddling. This class will focus on boating safety, assisted rescue and
self-rescue. Cost is $50 per person with a 2 person minimum charge..  Offered by Reservation Call 352-795-5650


AVG3C - Beyond the Basics
Beyond the Basics at Aardvark's Florida Kayak Company in Crystal River. This class is designed for the paddler who is
already familiar with the basics of paddling. This class will focus on taking your skills to the next level. Learn to maximize
your paddling efficiency. Cost is $50 per person with a 2 person minimum charge..  Offered by Reservation Call
352-795-5650
Paddling Classes
EcoTourism Classes
Classes are scheduled upon request and available anytime we have not previously scheduled a tour or other class.
Classes time is usually 2-3 hours depending on student progress.

Public Classes are $50 per person with a two person minimum.  Maximum class size is 6.

Private Classes are Also Available at $100 per person.

You may bring your own gear or use one of our high quality thermal composite kayaks at no extra charge.