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12189 S Williams St, Dunnellon, FL 34432-6054
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All reviews captain jon original songs pontoon boat tour guide beautiful wildlife friends visiting great state fit the bill withlacoochee river species of birds blue gator great tour lots of fun spring fed fish real florida per person
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Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed this pontoon boat ride. It was only $15 for an hour and free parking. A little nippy in February but that was when family came to visit. While the captain navigated, our host offered so much information about Florida’s waterways. We were...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank gogousa
Reviewed August 21, 2018

I was looking for an activity I could share with my octogenarian parents, and this fit the bill. The boat dock is pretty to find and there is plenty of parking. The cost is only $15 for a two hour trip. The boat is a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

Captain Jon and his sidekick Andy were entertaining and knowledgeable! They took us first on the beautiful Rainbow River, explaining wildlife that we saw, plants, how the river has changed... then they took us on the Crystal River. The natural beauty of these waterways! Now...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Wolfnavarre
Reviewed July 3, 2018

My sister was visiting from Ohio and she loves being on water, this tour was the ticket. She can't walk much so this pontoon tour on two rivers fit the bill. John and crew are very knowledgeable and entertaining, the 1.5 hours go by too...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Carolyn R
Reviewed June 27, 2018

A fun and interesting way to see the Rainbow River and Withlachoochee River. We learned about the swamp waters, spring fed rivers, birds and eco-life in the area. The pontoon boat had plenty of room in the shade or sun, Captain Jon sang some great...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank edwardm191
Reviewed June 18, 2018

A great way to spend a couple of hours out on the rivers; the Withlachoochee and the Rainbow River viewing nature. Captain Jon is great at slowing down when wildlife comes into view so you can get good pictures. Having lived here since he was...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank GigiB628
Reviewed May 13, 2018

I requested this river cruise from my (grown-up) sons for Mother's Day. We weren't too sure about the singing aspect, but they both agreed with me that the tour of the two rivers sounded very interesting. We had a great time! The weather was perfect,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank linnki
Reviewed March 29, 2018

Took this tour with a group of older ladies after eating at Gators restaurant across the street. Our guide, John, explained all about the wildlife we saw, the history of these 2 very different rivers, and kept us entertained with his songs and stories of...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank piamama1
Reviewed March 28, 2018

Amazing ride in a 40” pontoon with plenty of seating, great history lessons of the springs and Withlacoochee River. And, the singing Capt Jim has an amazing voice and sings songs his momma wrote. Kid friendly and extremely affordable!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Anita V
Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

This is a eco-tour of two of Florida's most picturesque rivers, the Rainbow and the Withlacoochee. Jon Semmes is an amazing guide. He has lived on the river since he was 9 years old and there was no question he couldn't answer. I lost count...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Sandy m
March 16, 2018|
Response from gogousa | Reviewed this property |
You can fit at least 15, whatever a pontoon boat can carry and the cost is $15 each.
Sandy m
March 16, 2018|
Response from Cliffdweller2428 | Reviewed this property |
I think it can accommodate 20 to 30 people and I believe it was $15 per person.
July 18, 2017|
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Response from terri f | Reviewed this property |
yes, there is a ramp provided.