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Osprey Guide Services - Tours

#1 of 5 things to do in Yankeetown Features Animals
6301 Riverside Dr, Yankeetown, FL 34498-2364
+1 352-400-0133
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Top Notch Tour

Do you want to see manatees, alligators, roseate spoonbills, Ospreys and more in a pristine coastal... read more

Reviewed July 19, 2015
C C
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Orlando, Florida
Beautiful trip on the river

We had a beautiful trip on the river with Rick, who is very knowledgeable about the area history... read more

Reviewed May 28, 2015
Eisite59
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King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
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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 area. The scenery is all wilderness, the way Florida was in the past. We will also share photographs dating back to the 1800's of the largest phosphate shipping operation on the west coast of Florida during that time. You will enjoy all of this while riding in our clean, comfortable covered boats with US Coast Guard certified Captains. Reservations highly recommended.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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6301 Riverside Dr, Yankeetown, FL 34498-2364
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+1 352-400-0133
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Reviewed July 19, 2015

Do you want to see manatees, alligators, roseate spoonbills, Ospreys and more in a pristine coastal landscape, plus experience a well narrated history tour of the area? Then this is the tour for you. An excellent value and experience.

Thank C C
Rick L, Owner at Osprey Guide Services - Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2015

Thanks for allowing me to share this beautiful area with you. Capt. Rick

Reviewed May 28, 2015

We had a beautiful trip on the river with Rick, who is very knowledgeable about the area history and ecosystem. Great for bird watchers, nature lovers and history buffs. Comfortable ride, boat has shade and cooler for your drinks/snacks. Will gladly go out with Rick...More

1  Thank Eisite59
Rick L, Owner at Osprey Guide Services - Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2015

Thanks guys. I really appreciate all your nice comments. Looking forward to seeing you again. Capt. Rick

Reviewed May 18, 2015

Our Kids came to Florida and we took them on this tour, they loved it and now their friend come down from Pa to go. .Everyone we send loves it and says how beautiful and worth going to again.

1  Thank Kristine L
Rick L, Owner at Osprey Guide Services - Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2015

Thank you for the great review and for being a repeat customer!

Reviewed April 5, 2015

Very nice ma and pop tour down the historic Withlacoochee River with a knowledgeable guide and his wife. Stop for dinner and a drink after wards at the Izaak Walton Lodge.

Thank Mark P
Rick L, Owner at Osprey Guide Services - Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2015

Thank you for allowing us to show you the area, we appreciate your review also. Hope to see you again. All the best, Capt. Rick

Reviewed March 15, 2015

My Mother and I share the same birthday so we had decided to take one of Capt Ricks tours, we had such a wonderful tour we have decided to tell all our visitors to go there. You would not be disappointed on these tours! Mother...More

Thank Kristine L
Rick L, Owner at Osprey Guide Services - Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2015

Hi Kristine, I'm sure I posted my appreciation for allowing us to take you and your mother out on her Birthday but just in case THANK YOU! Capt. Rick

Reviewed February 1, 2015

Rick was a great tour guide. He was extremely knowledgable about plant and wildlife. The eco tour was almost two hours and I enjoyed every minute. My boyfriend and I will definitely be returning and are looking forward to a scallopping boat trip with Rick....More

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Rick L, Owner at Osprey Guide Services - Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2015

Thank you for the review. Customers like you guys make my business fun. Capt. Rick

Reviewed October 16, 2014

My friends and I took the sunset tour with Ike's Tours. Rick is a very friendly and knowledgeable captain! We had a nice, and relaxing time on this boat ride. We got to see a lot of Florida's nature, and actually got a nice history...More

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

Thank you Sheryl for the great recommendation. Hope to see you guys again sometime. All the best, Capt. Rick

Reviewed April 1, 2014

Capt. Rick took us on a personal boat tour. It was an interesting experience and he shared his considerable knowledge of the history, wildlife, and present day situation of the area. All told in a friendly and humorous fashion. We can recommend this trip-

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Rick L, Owner at Osprey Guide Services - Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2016

Thanks for the review, sorry it took me so long to respond, I missed doing that some how. I appreciate your contribution and hope to see you again. Capt. Rick

Reviewed February 23, 2014

We took the 10am Eco Tour. Even on an overcast winter day, we saw great beauty on the river. There were lots of different birds, interesting foliage and even an alligator. But the best thing about the tour is Captain Rick and his narration on...More

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Rick L, Owner at Osprey Guide Services - Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2015

Thank you! I'm flattered by your response but it is passengers who enjoy the trip like you that make my job one of the best. Look forward to having you on board again. Capt. Rick

Reviewed July 30, 2013

All I can say is WOW what an amazing weekend. Capt. Rick provided an Eco Tour on Thursday afternoon that had us sitting in amazment at the information we were given and the beautiful things we were able to see. I also highly recommend that...More

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Rick L, Owner at Osprey Guide Services - Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2015

Thank you. We did it all! Fishing, Scalloping and the eco tour. I have some great pictures and wonderful memories from you weekend. Capt. Rick

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