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Nature Coast Eco Tours

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Homosassa, FL, USA
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About Nature Coast Eco Tours
We specialize in connecting people with nature off the beaten path! See the Real Florida on a non-commercialized wilderness tour. We offer boat rides, guided kayaking tours & rentals, scalloping tours and hiking tours!
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We take you scalloping in the pristine sea grass beds of the Gulf Of Mexico. This is a very fun and active swimming sport to do here in the summertime! It’s like an underwater Easter egg hunt. You will likely see fish, coral, starfish, turtles and seahorses on this adventure undersea!

We provide the licenses, snorkel gear, and equipment needed to harvest the scallops! No prior experience needed and we give you expert pointers on the boat ride out to sea! We leave from Homosassa ( Citrus County ).
Scallop season runs July - September.

We highly suggest booking a tour in advance because this is the busiest time of year!

The bag limit is 2 gallons of whole scallops, (in the shell) but no more than 10 gallons per vessel.

​All you need to bring is a bathing suit, towel, sunscreen, cooler with food & beverages of choice. Sea-sick pills (if you need them).
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Joan wrote a review Jan 20
Washington DC, District of Columbia68 contributions30 helpful votes
Both Drake and Jodi are super knowledgeable about the environment and animals. I highly recommend kayaking with them. Since it was our vacation, we thought about going kayaking at or after 9am. Jodi convinced me to start at 8am. I was very pleased that I listened. Everyone starts kayaking at 9am. If you want the river to yourself -- go at 8am.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Diane T wrote a review Dec 2020
Tampa, Florida16 contributions5 helpful votes
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Best kayak trip ever! Jodi was amazing! We saw nature at its best ~ manatees, native birds, a gorgeous sunset... and we watched the full moon rise as we paddled back. It was not exhausting, a nice pace, had the opportunity to enjoy our surroundings. Jodi provided a safe, guided tour with a plethora of information about the environment and constellations. You can tell she loves what she does and you feel her passion. Drake assisted, was extremely knowledgeable, and ensured we all had a great time. His enthusiasm was contagious. Thanks Jodi and Drake!
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from naturecoastecotours, Owner at Nature Coast Eco Tours
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to share feedback after your excursion with us. We're happy to know you found the pace of the kayak trip to be enjoyable, as well as all the marvelous sights you experienced along the way. We hope you'll consider another adventure with us in the future!
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Kathy G wrote a review Dec 2020
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Great interaction with wildlife, especially manatees. Captain Jodi was very instructive, the pontoon boat was very nice.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from naturecoastecotours, Manager at Nature Coast Eco Tours
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for the wonderful review and kind words, Kathy! We're so glad to hear you had such a wonderful time on the tour.
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Cathy R wrote a review Dec 2020
Manateeville14 contributions14 helpful votes
Our group had a fantastic kayak outing with Captain Jodi in the waters off of Ozello. The kayaks we used were very comfortable and more importantly very stable. The seats in the kayaks are so comfortable! Captain Jodi kept us intrigued by her vast knowledge of the area and all the different wildlife we saw. We saw beautiful White Pelicans on their migration south and a manatee made a surprise visit. I would highly recommend Captain Jodi if you are looking for a fun day out on the water with a guide that is passionate about what she does.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from naturecoastecotours, Manager at Nature Coast Eco Tours
Responded 4 weeks ago
Cathy, thank you for the kind words and recommendation for our kayak tour! We hope to have you back again for another adventure.
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Milissa F wrote a review Dec 2020
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Such an amazing tour!! Highly recommend Capt Jodi to take you out and tell you all about the manatees.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from naturecoastecotours, Manager at Nature Coast Eco Tours
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your wonderful kind feedback! We truly appreciate your recommendation of us to others and we hope to have you join us again sometime soon.
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