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River Ventures - Homosassa

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River Ventures scalloping tour

Captain Irish Dave is the best!!! We had great fun & educational scalloping tour for 5 hours. Irish... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
hazoy17
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Spring Hill, Florida
The highlight of our trip!

We took the VIP tour with Heidi and Captain Wade, we loved it. It was such a personalized... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
hk123_10
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Hong Kong, China
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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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10823 W Yulee Dr, Homosassa, FL 34448-3817
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+1 352-564-8687
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Captain Irish Dave is the best!!! We had great fun & educational scalloping tour for 5 hours. Irish Dave knew just where to go to find many scallops. The best company to book your tours. I recommend them highly!!!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the VIP tour with Heidi and Captain Wade, we loved it. It was such a personalized experience for us as a family. We have 2 young girls, 6 and 3 yo and both had a wonderful time. It wasn't the height of the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just got back from my airboat ride with Captain Irish Dave and had a fabulous time! He was a great captain and we had an amazing time. I had friends from the UK visiting who had never been on an airboat ride and they...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went on an airboat tour with our guide Captain Irish Dave. He was great and very knowledgeable about the area and wildlife. We had a great tour and got lucky seeing some sharks and dolphins. Even without the unpredictable wildlife Dave made the ride fun...More

Thank Kirk B
RiverVentures, Manager at River Ventures - Homosassa, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We love the title of your review, and we LOVE the 5 stars even more!! Not every tour gets to see dolphins and sharks but lucky tours get the opportunity to see wildlife from an interesting perspective on the air boat! We have many tours...More

Reviewed 10 July 2018

I visited River Ventures with my family for the 4th of July weekend. We stayed in the on-site vacation rental, and had an all-around awesome experience. We absolutely loved our scalloping trip with Captain Phil and Sheena. We were first-timers, but Phil and Sheena did...More

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Reviewed 4 July 2018

My family visited Crystal River with the hope of swimming with manatees, but knowing that we may not because of the time of year. Well, this tour with Captain Laura, Sheena and Gavin, was by far the highlight of our vacation! The whole crew was...More

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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Our family went on this manatee tour in the summer, when there is less manatees. We had Jody as our guide and Tanner as our captain. They were absolutely amazing! We had a great time with the manatees and they did an excellent job getting...More

3  Thank Haley B
RiverVentures, Manager at River Ventures - Homosassa, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to recognize your awesome guide and Captain. Jodi and Tanner are two of the most passionate around and take a lot of pride in what they do!! We may not see many manatees in the summer time but having...More

Reviewed 22 June 2018

In 2016, I brought my family to snorkel with the manatees. I had many tour groups to chose from and knowing that my teenagers had no snorkel experience, I wanted a group that educated not only on the manatee but water safety, equipment usage and...More

Thank sborne2018
Reviewed 20 June 2018

Top 5 Comments about the trip: 1. Don't be discouraged about "manatee off season"; I went June 19th & John Stark was an expert boat captain with a keen eye for tracking down these amazing mammals and getting us up close to observe them in...More

3  Thank smirk009
RiverVentures, Manager at River Ventures - Homosassa, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2018

Ok, OK Gregory, we don't know who you are......but you are definitely part of our 'wacky tribe'! What a beautiful, descriptive and helpful review.....in fact it may be one of my favorite of all time!! You describe Ms. Jodi as a wizard who can control...More

Reviewed 20 June 2018

From beginning to end was truly a wonderful time. The staff was kind, helpful and gave great advice to have a wonderful "bucket list" experience. Captain John B and guide Emerson greatly aided in giving our whole family a fun, and exciting experience.More

1  Thank 3morecakes
RiverVentures, Manager at River Ventures - Homosassa, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

John B and Emerson are champs! They will deliver an awesome adventure rain or shine!! We take the responsibility to deliver a 'bucket list experience' seriously, so everyday is like a new day for us. You traveled long distances and planned well in advance so...More

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jimdwdy
22 May 2016|
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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
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