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The trip is a river tour departing from the historic Izaak Walton Lodge, down the Withlacoochee River to the Gulf of Mexico returning by a small tributary making it a seven mile loop. Flora, fauna will be identified along with the history of the...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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6301 Riverside Dr, Yankeetown, FL 34498-2364
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Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

The 2-hour boat tour takes you from Yankeetown to the Gulf on the Withlacoochee River. Most of the time, you see only the gorgeous beauty that was Florida before development...manatees, dolphins, eagles, wood storks, roseate spoonbills, wild marshes, islands, the river, and the ocean. Captain...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Rick L, Owner at Osprey Guide Services - Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2018

Thank you Trail805215 I appreciate the response. Look forward to having you on the boat again. Capt. Rick

Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

We've been going to Yankeetown for about 7 years for kayaking, fishing and discovering eateries. This was our first time on the River for a 2hr. tour. Captain Rick was great! He shows the area from a whole different perspective and talks about how Yankeetown...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Rick L, Owner at Osprey Guide Services - Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2018

Thanks guys, It is good to know that even with all the knowledge you have about the area I was able to add to your experience.

Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

The Withlacoochee River a winding River the Native Americans also called Amasura explore this beautiful natural Florida Rivers. This is wild and Capt Rick gives a well detailed tour on his Pontoon. See amazing wildlife Manatees, Gators, Roseate Spoonbills, Dolphin and an array of wading...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Rick L, Owner at Osprey Guide Services - Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2018

Thank you for your review Jack. I appreciate you and your group taking the trip and glad to hear you enjoyed it. Hope to see you aboard again some day. Sincerely, Capt. Rick

Reviewed February 2, 2017

Captain Rick provides a very entertaining tour of the Withlacoochee. His knowledge of the river, the area and its history is sure to keep every guest interested. The scenery is breathtaking! What a wonderful way to spend a couple of hours.

Date of experience: January 2017
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Rick L, Owner at Osprey Guide Services - Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 7, 2017

I'm glad you enjoyed your tour and thank you for the review. Check us out in the Spring or Summer, the river will have a completely different look and the Manatee and Spoonbills will return. Capt. Rick

Reviewed January 18, 2017

Captain Rick knows these waters and it's rich history. Do not know how many times we have been on his boat, but never tire of it and always learn something new.

Date of experience: December 2016
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Rick L, Owner at Osprey Guide Services - Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2017

Thank you for being such a loyal customer and for the kind words. Capt. Rick

Reviewed January 4, 2017

Third trip on the Withlacoochee with Captain Rick and will go again when guests who haven't been come to town! The boat is easy on - easy off for everyone; elderly and young children included. Captain Rick is very knowledgeable about the river and the...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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Rick L, Owner at Osprey Guide Services - Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2017

Thanks guys, I really appreciate you being such loyal customers and look forward to meeting more of your family. Capt. Rick

Reviewed December 30, 2016

Captain Rick Lefiles gave the tour and he is very knowledgeable about the area and the local history. Was a very interesting tour. Although Yankeetown is off the beat and path, if you are in the Gainesville or Ocala area and you like boating or...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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Rick L, Owner at Osprey Guide Services - Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2017

It was a pleasure having you on board Lucy and thanks for the review! Check us out again this Spring when the plants start to bloom and the Rosette Spoonbills are back. Capt. Rick

Reviewed January 5, 2016

We have been going out on tours with Captain Rick for a little over 4 yrs and each tour we see something new. Our kids and Grandkids came for Christmas and we went out on a tour..This time was even better than ever, We saw...More

Date of experience: December 2015
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Rick L, Owner at Osprey Guide Services - Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2016

Thank you Kristine for being one of our best customers. It's always a pleasure have you and your family on board. Look forward to seeing you next time. Sincerely, Capt. Rick

Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

I learned about the local history of Yankeetown. Also had some pictures of some historical landmarks that are now back to nature. We saw many animals as one would expect. I just enjoyed the boat ride. The Captain was a pro! I got a few...More

Date of experience: December 2015
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Rick L, Owner at Osprey Guide Services - Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 29, 2015

Thank you for the review Daniel. It was a pleasure having you and your wife on board. It was a beautiful day. Hope you will look us up on your next trip to Florida. Capt. Rick

Reviewed December 9, 2015

Captain Rick and Captain Jim gave us a wonderful tour of this area ...we saw some beautiful scenery..Eagles, osprey, white Pelicans, otter and alligators..we will return again in the early summer to see some different flora and fauna..

Date of experience: December 2015
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Rick L, Owner at Osprey Guide Services - Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2015

Thanks guys it was a pleasure to have you on the boat. Looking forward to seeing you this Summer. Merry Christmas Capt. Rick

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