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River Safaris And Gulf Charters

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10823 W Yulee Dr, Homosassa, FL 34448-3817
+1 352-628-5222
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USD 67.84*
and up
Crystal River Manatee Swim
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USD 94.00*
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Small Group VIP Manatee Pontoon Tour
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USD 51.94*
and up
Gulf of Mexico Airboat Ride and Dolphin Quest from Homosassa
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River Safaris - Mild & Wild Airboat Rides & Dolphin Tours / Manatee Tours / Pontoon Rental / Eco Boat Tours / Fishing Charter / Scalloping / Cafe & Alligator Exhibit Tropical setting with plenty of parking on our 3 acres of natural and landscaped property. Rentals and Rides leave from our waterfront location. Key West style building in front of the property is where you go to sign in for tours and rentals and to get information and visit our gift shop and cafe. Next door on the same property is the Pepper Creek Pottery in a 1930's Florida Cracker House and the Glass Garage under the Tree House Vacation Rental. Restrooms in the main building with Changing rooms located next to the Glass Garage. Live Alligator "pit" is between the buildings and the waterfront canal that leads to the Homosassa River and the Gulf of Mexico
  • Excellent86%
  • Very good9%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“captain bob” (40 reviews)
“air boat” (31 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
10823 W Yulee Dr, Homosassa, FL 34448-3817
+1 352-628-5222
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This morning my wife, her parents and I had the pleasure of floating in the Homosassa River with the manatees at Homosassa, Florida. We were able to observe & have physical contact with these big, gentle and curious creatures for well over an hour. The...More

Thank Julie K
Reviewed 3 days ago

Once again, we had an incredible experience! Capt. Paul went out of his way to ensure that we had an excellent encounter. We felt safe and in great hands. I highly recommend River Safaris

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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great trip , the tour was well organised , time flew in , the guide gave us plenty of information stopped to point out all sorts of wildlife ( eagles,Dolphins to many to mention , highly recommend this company good price , all...More

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Thank thefl0ridasix
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a blast! Our kids enjoyed the air boat ride. Ages 9 and 5. We had Captain Bob as our tour guide and he was awesome! You can tell he loved his job because he made it fun. He didn't rush the tour or...More

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Thank JaredandMonica
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Emerson and Casey made sure we all had a fabulous experience with the manatees. They were friendly, knowledgeable and kind. I highly recommend this team!

Thank jenniferhY9613UL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I brought my wife and 4.5 yr old son today to “swim” w/ the manatees. It was INCREDIBLE to say the least. We happened to luck out and have the boat to ourselves, w/ Capt. Evan & Miss Jamie as our guides. We could not...More

Thank JayCoryAJ
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took the 7 am swim with manatee tour. Captain Paul and the guide Sheena were great! We had a wonderful time swimming with the beautiful and friendly manatees. We also saw dolphins, river otters, sting rays and plenty of beautiful birds. This is the...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The boat Captain was great, the sights were awesome! Would take this tour again and will bring out of town visitors here.

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Thank shbrewerds
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The manatee tour with Dave and Sheena was absolutely incredible! They were both so knowledgeable and made our experience truly amazing!

Thank Becky G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went up river to see manatees and to the Gulf to see dolphins. We also saw herons, pelicans, comorants, ibis, eagles, turtles, and monkeys. The Irish captain was well informed and a great story teller.

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28 March 2017|
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Response from Harry W | Reviewed this property |
I'd go to the "Plantation Inn" dive shop in Crystal River. Great folks, great prices, great info, and close!
20 July 2015|
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Response from Thomas P | Property representative |
Hi Shirley, great question! Alligators live in freshwater environments, such as ponds, marshes, wetlands, rivers, and swamps, as well as brackish environment. Our rescue gators Sal, Mo, & Nella arrived over 10 years ago... More
3 April 2015|
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Response from Thomas P | Property representative |
We check our inbox multiple times during the hours of 8am until 4pm. If we have not received your email perhaps it is lost in transit? we do check spam file as well.