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Daily Rates

3 hours for $120

+ $5.00 per person

* to enter/use the county park.
Rental includes: Seating for 4 adults and 2 small children (10 & under), Electric Motor, Acrylic Viewing Panel in Hull, Swim Platform & Safety Flotation Vests.

Rental Applicants must be 25 years of age or older with a valid drivers license and major credit card to rent.

Easy viewing for everyone

Designed to be easy to use for everyone, Florida Glass Bottom Boats are equipped with an electric motor to take you along the Rainbow River north of the launching point, the K.P. Hole to just outside Rainbow Springs State Park’s head springs.

Fitted with a panoramic acrylic viewing panel in the boat’s hull, Florida Glass Bottom Boats allows up to four adults and two children to see what lies beneath the water in an area of the Rainbow River known for its water clarity.

Active Wildlife

Whether it’s because of the natural beauty of the Rainbow River or the unique experience of seeing wildlife in their natural habitat both above and below the water, a ride in one of the Florida Glass Bottom Boats is a unique adventure unlike any “adventure” fabricated in a theme park.

The Rainbow’s series of springs discharge over 400 million gallons of water every day, making the Rainbow Springs the fourth largest of Florida’s first magnitude springs. Reports put the average daily flow between 462 and 493 million gallons daily, with average rainfall and human groundwater use being cited as some examples of what cause the variations.

Availability is limited, don't miss out on this once in a lifetime experience!

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The U.S. Department of the Interior designated Rainbow River as a National Natural Landmark in 1972. It was also recognized as an aquatic preserve in 1986 and as an Outstanding Florida Water in 1987. Locals and tourists alike appreciate the Rainbow River’s unique beauty and the abundance of wildlife living in and around it. Research puts the number of species recorded in or near the Rainbow Springs Aquatic Preserve at about 600. This includes over 60 different types of birds, about 40 types of fish, nine varieties of turtles, plus otters, alligators and snakes.

The many different types of spring formations are on the locator map provided in your boat. As you cruise along, you can observe dozens of these springs using the detailed map that comes with your boat.

Be sure to pack properly

Frequently Asked Questions

The Rainbow River is 5.7 miles long from the head spring (located at the Rainbow Springs State Park) to the Withlacoochee River.

The four main “vents” (encompassed by the Rainbow Springs State Park) have an average daily output of more than 400 million gallons of water per day.

The current averages approximately 1½ knots.

The average water temperature is 72 degrees year round.

Most of the natural river bed ranges between 8-15 feet deep, although there are deeper areas. Garfish Hole, also known as Devil’s Elbow, located approximately ½ mile upriver from the K.P. Hole, on the east side of the Rainbow River, is the deepest accessible area for divers. It averages between 20 and 26 feet deep.

County Park Rules

  • Pets and alcohol are not permitted.
  • Coolers are subject to search.
  • Disposable containers (such as cans, plastics, glass, plastic foam or paper) are not permitted on the Rainbow River.
  • Divers and snorkelers are required to float a “diver-down” flag.
  • The entire Rainbow River is a designated “Idle Speed/No Wake” zone.
  • The main springs are protected. Motorized vessels, anchoring, diving, and fishing are not permitted beyond the marker buoy.
  • Exiting the Rainbow River at any point except the Tuber’s Exit (also known as Blue Run of Dunnellon Park) is considered unlawful trespassing and violators may be subject to arrest.
  • Personal float size may not exceed 60 inches in any dimension. Tying or lashing together of floats may not exceed 10 feet.
  • Fees and cut-off times are subject to change without notice.
  • All rentals require proof the renter is at least 18 years of age. Acceptable identification includes a driver’s license, state-issued identification card, military identification, or passport.

County Park Rules


  • Pets and alcohol are not permitted.
  • Coolers are subject to search.
  • Disposable containers (such as cans, plastics, glass, plastic foam or paper) are not permitted on the Rainbow River.
  • Divers and snorkelers are required to float a “diver-down” flag.
  • The entire Rainbow River is a designated “Idle Speed/No Wake” zone.
  • The main springs are protected. Motorized vessels, anchoring, diving, and fishing are not permitted beyond the marker buoy.
  • Exiting the Rainbow River at any point except the Tuber’s Exit (also known as Blue Run of Dunnellon Park) is considered unlawful trespassing and violators may be subject to arrest.
  • Personal float size may not exceed 60 inches in any dimension. Tying or lashing together of floats may not exceed 10 feet.
  • Fees and cut-off times are subject to change without notice.
  • All rentals require proof the renter is at least 18 years of age. Acceptable identification includes a driver’s license, state-issued identification card, military identification, or passport.

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Awesome Point of View

My family and I took the boat out for Mother’s Day and let me just say that it was such an amazing treat! As a local who has seen the Rainbow River ...

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Jun 13, 2018

Awesome Point of View

My family and I took the boat out for Mother’s Day and let me just say that it was such an amazing treat! As a local who has seen the Rainbow River a hundred times, it was awesome to see it from this point of view! I have never experienced anything like this and I will absolutely be doing this again. This is a perfect way to spend the day and I highly recommend this one of a kind service! Thank you Shawn for the great day!
Jun 13, 2018

One of a Kind Experience

Our family had a great day on the river. Getting to use these boats is a one of a kind experience....

Jun 13, 2018

One of a Kind Experience

Our family had a great day on the river. Getting to use these boats is a one of a kind experience.
Jun 13, 2018