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Address: 10823 W Yulee Dr, Homosassa, FL 34448-3817
Phone Number:
+1 352-628-5222
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08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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River Safaris - Mild & Wild

Airboat Rides & Dolphin Tours / Manatee...

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

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US$67.84*
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Crystal River Manatee Swim
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US$94.00*
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Small Group VIP Manatee Pontoon Tour
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US$51.94*
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Gulf of Mexico Airboat Ride and Dolphin Quest from Homosassa

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Great tour!

My wife and I booked a manatee tour and swim with river safaris and had a great time. A very unique experience with friendly and knowledgeable staff. Our guide, Lindsey, and our... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Daniel S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I booked a manatee tour and swim with river safaris and had a great time. A very unique experience with friendly and knowledgeable staff. Our guide, Lindsey, and our Captain, Rick were awesome and devoted to showing us a good time. I would recommend to anyone!

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Thank Daniel S
The Villages, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our teenage grand children and we had a wonderful time on our three hour pontoon boat trip. Captain Bruce was an outstanding guide - he was funny and knowledgeable. We saw many manatees, some dolphins, monkeys and many birds. We highly recommend this tour.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went on an air boat tour on Saturday afternoon and it was FUN! It was a little chilly so sweatshirts were appreciated. When we stopped so our guide could point something out, it was hot, so off went the sweatshirts! It's loud but you get ear protectors. We saw stingrays and a dolphin out near the Gulf and a manatee... More 

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Oneonta, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went out with a party of six (family & friends.) Other tours were having trouble finding manatees, but Captain Paul and Amanda had no problems giving us plenty to look at. Both were very personable and knowledgeable. Even though all you have to do is float, I had trouble in the water. Paul and Amanda made sure I was... More 

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Elverson, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My Brother in law and Sister in law came down for a visit from Maryland, so we took them on the 2 hour boat trip with Captain Pete. He was very knowledgeable on the history of the area. We had a great time and will do the Air boat next time! Thanks Gary!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A lot of fun! Easy to schedule, and we'll run. Educational stops for wildlife sightings. Exhilarating. Our second ride and still great fun. If high tide, you will Airboat more over the saw grass.

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Will definitely use this company again the staff are fantastic and the area is beautiful full of manatees along with some playful interactive ones. ! The staff very accommodating when weather goes bad , which they have no control over but went out of their way to make up for.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My son and I had a great time. The weather was cooler than we would have liked but the ride was a lot of fun and the sites were beautiful!

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Thank Lisa A
Homosassa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had 6 people - 2 who were somewhat handicapped. Our guide was very patient and helpful at getting them into the boat. He showed us lots of things and was very good at stopping at Monkey Island and when we saw birds so we could all take pictures. He slowed down to explain things of interest to us along... More 

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Woodstock, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gloria was our tour guide and Paul was our captain. They were so knowledgeable and made the experience unforgettable. Gloria took incredible pictures and the USB offer is well worth the price. Be sure to ask for a separate one of your party (I wish that I had!). The memories of being in the water up close to these amazing... More 

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