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#1 of 48 Outdoor Activities in Homosassa
Our group of six were fitted with wetsuits, instructed how to interact with the gentle giants, helped aboard the heated and enclosed boat and taken to the crystal clear water teeming with manatees.
The kayaks were comfortable because we wore warm clothes and some curious manatees did pop up to visit us, but for the up close and personal encounter, snorkeling in a wetsuit is the way to go.
#2 of 48 Outdoor Activities in Homosassa
We learned about turkey and black vultures, old growth Cypress, and saw Ospreys, cormorants and anhinga birds, cooter and painted turtles, snook and red snapper, herons, egrets and so much flora and fauna in an ec...
Jodi and her tours are very interesting and educational.She is patient and understanding of everyone's needs and skill levels .. Uses great equipment,shows you beautiful places,animals and talks to you about their...
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#3 of 48 Outdoor Activities in Homosassa
It is surprising how many interesting things there are to see -- beautiful homes, lots of islands, trees, birds and usually dolphins and/or sea cows -- and just the thrill of the air boat ride.
Shana & Jodi from River Safari were very helpful answering our questions the day before too, which set us on our way for a great day of kayaking with manatees the day before!
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#4 of 48 Outdoor Activities in Homosassa
We love this company for their conservation ethos and manatee ethics - everyone involved helps you respect the manatees and their environment, and as a result we got great interaction with the manatees.
The ride to the location of our snorkel was very informative with tidbits of the history of the area and going over the safety of the boat plus the rules and how to behave when snorkeling with the manatees.
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#5 of 48 Outdoor Activities in Homosassa
Everyone that works here is completely competent and so very knowledgeable about the environment, birds, manatees, wildlife, etc! I cannot recommend this outfit enough to everyone!
The boats were clean and spacious and our captain chris was safety conscious and accomodating to our party of mixed ages We learnt a lot about the area and wildlife and off course the manatee ... the experience fr...
#6 of 48 Outdoor Activities in Homosassa
... knowledgeable about a variety of subjects pertinent to the tour.The dolphin part of the tour was equally amazing as we were surrounded by at least 50 to 60 dolphins, playing and frolicking in the boats wake...
Oh yes, can’t forget to mention the warm blankets and hot chocolate for the ride back to the dock, during which we were fortunate enough to spot the Bald Eagles.
#7 of 48 Outdoor Activities in Homosassa
He also provided very helpful suggestions of sights like the State Wildlife Park and nature trails nearby as well as excellent local dining suggestions.
Throughout the guided tour we spent our time up close with manatee, water birds, bottle nose dolphin, sting ray, blue crab, jumping fish, and beautiful crystal blue bubbling fresh water springs.
#8 of 48 Outdoor Activities in Homosassa
Captain Billy helped us get situated with wetsuits before the sun came up (an adventure in itself!) and navigated us out to a quite cove on the Homosassa, all the while teaching us about the local area and the man...
I was fortunate enough to go out with Captain Sean for an early morning manatee swim during my stay in Crystal River, and I have to say it was the most memorable experience of my entire trip.
#9 of 48 Outdoor Activities in Homosassa
It was a awesome experience, Captain Don has been doing manatee tours for many years and knows the river and manatees very well.
They were very knowledgeable about the local area and wildlife, and how to ensure the safety of the manatees in the river.
#10 of 48 Outdoor Activities in Homosassa
He actually slowed down or stopped so that we can fully appreciate dolphins playing or jumping out of water and also people can take pictures.
Beautiful sunset cruise with Native Sun Tours
#11 of 48 Outdoor Activities in Homosassa
I had lots of fun swimming, snorkeling and trying to dive for the scallops.
Captain Joe made the ride so much fun.
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#12 of 48 Outdoor Activities in Homosassa
I used Nature Coast in the summer with a friend to swim with the gentle giants and loved it so much that I planned an entire family vacation with family from around the country to swim with the Manatees.
It was overall a wonderful experience and I know it was due to the terrific staff at Nature Coast Manatee Tours!
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I always try to respect the locals out on their boats and also try to stay close to the shore to let them have the deep middle of the river.
We really enjoyed paddling here.
#15 of 48 Outdoor Activities in Homosassa
Because of a scheduling glitch, Captain Paul let us join a longer ride without charging us the difference, and he even exceeded that time frame since we were all having fun.
Always wanted to ride on an Airboat and it was fantastic FUN!
#16 of 48 Outdoor Activities in Homosassa
He is very knowledgeable about the river, wildlife and watches the clouds for storms.
They may need Father and Son as they have a group of more than 6 but we know that Rod and Son can lash the two boats (same style) together and build their offering for up to 12 guests.
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#19 of 48 Outdoor Activities in Homosassa
He was super knowledgeable about the area and the manatees and very helpful with tips and locating the manatees and how to interact with them.
He was exceptionally helpful with tips for the swim and information about how to best interact with the Manatees.
#20 of 48 Outdoor Activities in Homosassa
Took out of town fisherman/family on this day trip and we caught more fish, and huge red fish!! Would definitely recommend this outing for families, friends, and business associates.
On the way back to the river we were followed by three playful dolphins which was amazing to see and of coarse I said yes to feeding the birds on the way back.
#21 of 48 Outdoor Activities in Homosassa
if you want a fun charter with people that truly know the area and what Manatees are all about this is the Charter you should sign up for.
Great boat ride and amazing service
#22 of 48 Outdoor Activities in Homosassa
Look closely and you can see the dolphin tossing the fish up in the air and catching it over and over!!! Annie was informative, fun and always on the lookout for birds, and sea creatures.
The ride out was short and beautiful, seeing some manatees on the way with a great narrative by Anna on the area and its wildlife.
#23 of 48 Outdoor Activities in Homosassa
There are animals such as the Florida red wolf and the Florida panther as well as all kinds of birds and other animals.
When we arrived at the marina, within minutes, they had stopped there entire operation and all hands were dock side with the equipment at the ready.
#24 of 48 Outdoor Activities in Homosassa
Super Fun Fishing Trip
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#28 of 48 Outdoor Activities in Homosassa
Tommy is the bet fishing guide I have had the honor of fishing with.His knowledge of the Homosassa fishing is unsurpassed.He knew the tides and where the fish would be and biting.We saw many other boats near by bu...
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