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River Ventures - Homosassa

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River Ventures is a full service Tour center located in beautiful Crystal River and Homosassa, Florida. We offer many tour options to share all that the Nature Coast has to show you and we emphasize education about these Eco-systems!We have a...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
10823 W Yulee Dr, Homosassa, FL 34448-3817
+1 352-564-8687
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Because of the weird weather situation (warm/ cold) we got lucky and saw 6 beautiful manatees on our tour! We had warm welcome and got many information on manatees. The company is making sure you know how to behave while interacting with these amazing animals....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank He-Fr-Ja
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommended! Our family of four plus two of our friends enjoyed a great time with River Ventures. Captain Emerson and Lindsay were super friendly and took is right to the Manatees where we swam and observed these beautiful creatures. Great service and we’ll definitely...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank brefmchugh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Irish Dave captained a great airboat ride! He made certain we were safe. He had very good knowledge of the waterway and wildlife.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on the airboat ride with Irish Dave and it was awesome! Dave was very personable and very capable boat captain. Saw a lot of birds along the way and had a very enjoyable time.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Captain Emerson and Heidi provided a first rate experience for my wife and I. Even if we had not located a Manatee the trip would have been memorable Emerson and Heidi persevered and we spent an incredible 30 minutes up close and personal with a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was on a business trip to Tampa and decided to make the 1.5-hour trip to take this tour. I ended up getting a call saying they had to cancel my tour as I was the only person who booked but they offered a later...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 15 February 2019

We had a great time on the Manatee VIP tour with Captain Phil & Guide Shanna! Tons of education on Manatees and how to quietly observe without bothering or scaring them. Captain Phil was entertaining and super helpful! We loved this experience and got to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 12 February 2019 via mobile

Today a long time dream of mine came true! After learning about the manatees as a child, I was able to encounter them in their natural habitat and swim with them! Heidi was our guide and Emerson was our captain, and I cannot say enough...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 9 February 2019 via mobile

Captain Emerson and Guide Heidi were a great team. The manatees are so beautiful and the whole experience was incredible. During the return boat ride we were treated to dolphins fishing and then leaping in unison off the starboard side of the boat. Magical moments!!!!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Weiberama01
Reviewed 8 February 2019 via mobile

Shanna and Jodi were our captain and guide today. Very pleasant and relaxing afternoon looking for and snorkeling with the manatees. They were very helpful and explained many things about the river, wildlife and in particular the manatees that come to the river in the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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22 May 2016|
Response from RiverVentures | Property representative |
Thank you so much for writing! We have different air boat rides to fit nearly any budget or time frame. Our Scenic Safari is one hour and $39 pp, our Gulf and Dolphin Discovery is 1.5 hour and is $49 and our St Martins Keys... More