Since 2009, KAYAK KARAVAN has been outfitting on the beautiful, spring fed Chassahowitzka River. The “Chaz” has several tributaries that are easily navigated and terminate in springs that are occupied by varied species of wildlife. Our resident manatee,”Rachel”, will greet you in the Snapper Hole and if you’re willing, you can see “Gunther” in the Gator Hole.

I am located at the Chassahowitzka River Lodge’s private launch beside the Redneck Yacht Club, an old Florida fish camp, in downtown Chassahowitzka. I am a full service establishment with emphasis on personal needs and functions, putting the customer first regardless of skill level. I have singles and tandems with varying lengths, widths and styles. You are welcome to select your own or I can select according to your preferences and experience. I offer complimentary snorkels and provide comfort provisions so that the kayaker can fully relax and enjoy the springs, wildlife and river with confidence.

Accordingly, my exploration experience has formed my guiding skills of which I use for my exclusive tours which are custom. I guide on the Chassahowitzka, Homosassa, Halls, Ichetucknee and Suwannee rivers.

For the adventurous, I also provide Spring Run tours in the Ocala National Forest with multiple Spring snorkeling destinations.

In addition, more Old Florida awaits you up the US 19 corridor with.charming and rustic destinations that beckon to be discovered.  I have day tours with lunch at a riverside eatery on the Suwannee, multiple Spring destinations, overnight tours that include Cedar Key and Shired Island including stays at historic, haunted hotels……What a way to spend the day! Look for future tour dates.

Call me, the original, local guide,”kayak Carla”  to design your next adventure as I create world peace… one kayak at a time.