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River Safaris And Gulf Charters

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Homosassa, FL, USA
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About River Safaris And Gulf Charters
River Safaris - Mild to Wild Airboat & Dolphin Tours, Manatee Swim Excursions, Pontoon Rentals, Eco Boat Tours and Guided Scalloping Tours. Rentals and tours leave from our waterfront location. Key West style building in front of the property is where you go to sign in for tours, rentals and information. Please take the time to browse our gift shop. Breakfast & lunch are available at our very own Two Pop's Deli. 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. Visit our Live Alligator exhibit and relax in a park like setting along our waterfront canal that leads to the Homosassa River and the Gulf of Mexico.
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Zip through the canals and backwaters of Homosassa on this airboat ride. Hold on to your seat as you take in views of Battle Creek, Sam’s Bayou, Salt River, Shriver's Bay, and the Little Homosassa, before returning to the dock. Keep an eye out for local wildlife such as dolphins, manatees, and maybe even a gator.
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from $41.34
9 reviews
Set out on a search for scallops during this private half-day tour from Homosassa. Citrus County is abundant with scallops and a great place to spend a day out on the water with friends and family. Harvest up to two gallons per person or ten per vessel and head back to shore to prepare these delicious morsels into a tasty meal.
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from $318.00
78 reviews
Take a 1-hour airboat ride through the waters of the Gulf of Mexico on this tour from Homosassa. You'll zoom through estuaries and backwaters, looking for dolphins as you go. Select a morning or afternoon departure time when booking.
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from $51.94
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Explore the calm waters of the Homosassa head springs and see native manatees during this half-day tour. Begin with an introductory session about passive interaction, a way to swim with the manatees without disturbing their natural behavior. Get out on the water and jump in to swim around these docile giants, endangered and living only in this part of Florida. Learn about their biology and behavior from your certified captain and walk away with purchased photographs of your experience.
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from $67.84
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Spend a full or half day enjoying the laid-back Florida lifestyle on a pontoon boat in the Homosassa River. These boats are built for fun and comfort, with a sun shade and bench seating for 6 or 12 passengers depending on the choice of boat. Opt for an 8-hour rental and go out scalloping, or spend 4-hours fishing or relaxing with your family and friends.
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from $127.20
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Our hour and half tour with Captain Irish Dave was an excellent time! We got to witness 2 dolphins up close, see all kinds of living sponges, mangroves, wilds birds, sea grasses and an alligator. We highly recommend this tour with Captin Irish Dave! It's...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Captain Gavin was the best!! He was very knowledgeable and had no problem adjusting tour to meet our requests. Had a great day floating in the springs and got to see several manatees up close . Will definately be back!!More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Renee R
RiverVentures, Manager at River Safaris And Gulf Charters, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We appreciate you reaching you out, it really means so much to us! We love the fact that you mentioned he was able to adjust to your requests. Our priority is to deliver you the experience you long for, what you expect....we want you to...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

We have been using River Safaris for various trips and services for more than ten years. From scalloping trips to airboat rides to boat rentals, our activities have always been handled professionally. Special mention on this particular trip to our scalloping boat captain, Irish Dave,...More

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Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Theresa M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great guide! We had a wonderful time on the river - my parents were able to see manatees and dolphins for the first time...very special! Thanks for the memories!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Lori S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had an awesome time. We saw manatees, dolphins, and sting rays. Make sure to ask for Captain Irish Dave. He was very knowledgeable. (Thanks for the lunch suggestion...it was yummy!)

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Beth A
Reviewed 5 days ago

Weather really interfered with our plans but the River Safaris understood and helped greatly We will be back againMore

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Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Larry H
RiverVentures, Manager at River Safaris And Gulf Charters, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hey there Larry!! Considering the conditions, this 5 star review is an incredible compliment!! It's speaks volumes about our people...AND your patience! We are so glad you are thinking of coming back, give us the chance to show you what an awesome time it can...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Gavin is amazing. We will come back for sure. He was very knowledgeable and very nice. He accommodate our request to float and swim as well as tour the springs. We really enjoyed our trip.More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank drw325
RiverVentures, Manager at River Safaris And Gulf Charters, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for reaching out and sharing your experience! Gavin is incredible, and we are so blessed to have him as a Captain. Remember to call when you return...you'll get a nice repeat customer discount, and you can even request Captain Gavin! We...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

excellent airboat ride, we loved Captain Bob....ride was serene and alot of fun, and the beauty of the waterways..

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Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Barb1954
Reviewed 6 days ago

Fun looking for scallops. 7 people fit comfortably on the boat. Great staff in the office and on the boat.

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Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Danielle K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The perfect experience. I traveled alone and everyone made me feel very welcome! I had a difficult time finding scallops. My guides taught me what to look for and I was able to gather them myself! They also teach you how to clean your own...More

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Response from Harry W | Reviewed this property |
I'd go to the "Plantation Inn" dive shop in Crystal River. Great folks, great prices, great info, and close!
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July 19, 2015|
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Hi Shirley, great question! Alligators live in freshwater environments, such as ponds, marshes, wetlands, rivers, and swamps, as well as brackish environment. Our rescue gators Sal, Mo, & Nella arrived over 10 years ago... More
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April 3, 2015|
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We check our inbox multiple times during the hours of 8am until 4pm. If we have not received your email perhaps it is lost in transit? we do check spam file as well.
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