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“Peaceful, beautiful, once in a lifetime opportunity!”

River Ventures - Homosassa
Ranked #1 of 34 Tours in Homosassa
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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 passion for what we do, and it shows! Our Endangered Encounter manatee tours are our specialty, but we have so much more to offer! Air boat tours, VIP customized packages, Stand Up Paddle Boards, Scallop tours, sunset cruises, private charters, guided paddle tours on multiple rivers....we have much more to offer than you would expect! Spend the day or spend the week and River Ventures will introduce you to 'More than Manatee'!! Tours to snorkel with the manatees in their natural habitat are conducted daily, year round (reservations in advance are highly suggested). Our highly experienced in-water guides will escort you into the refuge to find the endangered manatee for viewing and up close encounters. River Ventures offers daily group trips of up to 12, and also offers private trips for both large and small groups including VIP and houseboat tours.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 6 April 2018

River Ventures was able to accommodate our large group at the very last minute and we were very grateful for their flexibility. We loved the area. There is a lot of natural beauty and we did not find it crowded at all. We took a "Splash" tour of the Homosassa River with Captain Troy, which allowed us to jump in the river and swim with the manatees. Captain Troy was extremely pleasant and attentive, we never felt like we were on the clock. We had a multi-generational group of seven ranging from 9 to 87 and all had a fantastic time. Captain Troy was very well-informed, and gave us very interesting information about the manatees, the region, the river, etc. He interacted wonderfully with the children, was very respectful of the manatees and of the rules regarding boating and interacting with the animals. We were lucky to be able to do it. There is a manatee season which ended March 31st, so we made it in the nick of time. And, even though, there were no guarantees, we got to see several manatees (including a mom with a baby) and swim close to the gentle creatures. It was the highlight of our trip to Florida.

Thank Miriam W
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