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Riverside Tours Inc.

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“sunset cruise”(21 reviews)
“manatee river”(25 reviews)
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Riverside Tours Inc. offers narrated sightseeing, sunset, bar hopping, birthday, or custom boat tours up and down the Manatee River starting at $25 per person.
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1005 Riverside Dr, Palmetto, FL 34221-5008
+1 941-209-0203
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice ride, went out to the mouth of the river to get the best, beautiful view of sunset and occasional narration by the captain; interesting info and beautiful river views. The captain kept us all upbeat with music, got some great audience participation and took...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 620popovicd
Reviewed June 4, 2018

Very entertaining, love the cruise and the crew are always friendly. Nice location, very enjoyable walk to the boat from the parking lot and parking was great and free! We ate on the pier when we finished the cruise, terrific view and food.

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank hankg1217
Tom H, Owner at Riverside Tours Inc., responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2018

I am so happy you had a great time and make good memories hope to see you back again

Reviewed February 8, 2018 via mobile

Despite having to have several phone calls over several days, we did enjoy this narrated tour of the Manitee River, it’s history and seeing some beautiful homes.

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank JudyBethDeKalb_IL
Tom H, Owner at Riverside Tours Inc., responded to this reviewResponded February 10, 2018

We try our best to keep everyone informed as to whether the trip will happen or not so people can plan their day i'm sorry that was an inconvenience.

Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

Took the water taxi across the river during the river regatta, very nice! I can imagine a sunset cruise with the dolphins is most enjoyable. Will be back with friends & family soon!

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Floridaskimmer
Tom H, Owner at Riverside Tours Inc., responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2018

Thank you so much for the review and it was a pleasure to have you aboard hope to see you back thanks Captain Tom

Reviewed November 4, 2017

My wife & I drove 1.5 hrs to get there this morning by boarding time. No one was there so we called & Capt. Tom claimed he sent us an email & called us to let us know the tour was cancelled because we were...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Tim S
Tom H, Owner at Riverside Tours Inc., responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2017

I called these people Saturday I text them Saturday I emailed them Saturday I call them Sunday morning it says also we do not go out with less than 10 people the information they gave me to contact them should have been something that they...More

Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

Enjoy a beautiful Gulf Coast sunset with the river cruise. Safe, comfortable, enjoyable. Get out on the water, it is mental floss, do it often. Located at Regatta Point Marina where you can enjoy a wonderful meal also at Reef Grill.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank SkipperandSusie
Tom H, Owner at Riverside Tours Inc., responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 2018

Thanks so much, hope to see you back again. Captain Tom

Reviewed August 11, 2017 via mobile

We had a beautiful time. The captain and the hostess were great. We will be going again. Well worth the money.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank rodrigl6
Reviewed July 26, 2017 via mobile

We and another couple booked the morning two hour cruise with a Groupon. We were told a minimum of 10 had to book for the boat to go out. The captain said he would call the night before if enough people did not book. We...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank debblocher
Reviewed July 22, 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful 2 hour tour down the Manatee River into Terra Ceia Bay and then through Chantilly Bayou out to Tampa Bay. Our captain kept us mostly out of the storms, but we did get caught in some rain. We had a very...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank LesleyAnn7414
Reviewed June 18, 2017

I had always heard about the beautiful sunsets on the Gulf, but experiencing it on the boat was first rate! Our group rented the boat for a private tour and we saw gorgeous homes along the river, the skyway bridge, and an amazing sunset. But...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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August 10, 2018|
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Response from Tom H | Property representative |
The tours are 2 hours and you can bring your own food and drink for your trip. $35 pp
Kathleen M
April 21, 2017|
Response from janeecap | Reviewed this property |
I'm so sorry. We were not here to answer your question. I hope you had a great time.
May 7, 2015|
Response from Waternest | Reviewed this property |
The tickets are $30.00 each for a great educational tour of the Manatee River. Minimum persons are 10 but they have other people standing by to fill the quota. I think 44 is max on there boat but have another boat for larger... More