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River Ventures - Homosassa

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Homosassa, FL, USA
About River Ventures - Homosassa
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.
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Get in the water with Florida's endangered manatees on this snorkeling tour to the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, with several time options to suit your schedule. With your guide's careful supervision, you'll safely swim and snorkel around these slow-moving giants and learn about their biology and behavior, as well as the conservation efforts that protect them. Pack light, as your wet suit, snorkel gear, and mask are provided.
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On this quintessential Florida adventure, you'll observe the endangered West Indian Manatee in Florida’s Kings Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Cruise the Crystal River in a luxury pontoon boat that is fully enclosed and heated during winter (the best time to see the manatees). This small-group experience is designed to view the animals without disturbing them. Plus, if manatees are spotted, you'll slip on your fins and snorkel and swim alongside them. 
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Get to know central Florida’s endangered manatees on this private, 3-hour tour and boat cruise. Swim and snorkel with these gentle giants at the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, located in King’s Bay in the town of Crystal River — well known as the home of the manatee. Photos above and below the water will be taken throughout the tour and can be purchased later, if desired. Use of a mask, snorkel gear and wet suit, plus fees and beverages are included.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went out into the gulf with captain Emerson and tour guide JJ. It was a beautiful morning for a boat ride. Once we got to the grassy beds, Emerson and JJ did a great job helping us get comfortable with our equipment to snorkel...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the airboat tour to the gulf. Since we had never been on an airboat before we didn't know what to expect, but it was a great ride! Irish Dave and Gavin were excellent at navigating! They definitely gave us a fun ride! Though...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed August 3, 2019

This was our second year scalloping with river ventures and we absolutely love it! Thats why we came back this year. Super fun once you do this tour you're hooked. We had the pleasure of having Irish Dave as our captain this year. He's very...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed August 3, 2019

We started the day scalloping with our captain Irish Dave and our guide Shanna. We had the most amazing time, this was our first time scalloping and will not be our last. Irish Dave put us in a great spot and Shanna was a great...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank John P
Reviewed July 30, 2019

Hands down the best excursion I've ever experienced!!! We were greeted with big smiles and helpful staff there moment we walked in the door!! Our Captain (Mariah) and tour guide (Megan) were able to locate manatees and anchor the boat within just several minutes! This...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed July 15, 2019

The staff is very friendly and helpful. Before you go out on a boat you get very helpful instructions on what to do and not do. The boat tour itself is also very entertaining. You get to see other animals (e. g. turtles) and, of...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Toni K
Reviewed July 9, 2019 via mobile

Great trip with Capt. Jody and our guide Gavin. Very knowledgeable about the area and a lot of FUN. I definitely recommend this tour.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 9, 2019 via mobile

We took my niece and nephew to swim with manatees and they had an amazing time! The staff is amazing and they took great pictures so we didn’t have to worry about taking pics!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Meggyamber
Reviewed June 16, 2019

This was an amazing ride! We had a great time. Irish Dave Was a fun captain and told us a lot about the area. Would do it again!

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Brenda C
Reviewed May 20, 2019

Absolutely LOVED the air boat tour! Irish Dave was extremely knowledgeable, entertaining, and accommodating.

Date of experience: May 2019
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May 21, 2016|
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