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“Snorkel with Manatees”
Review of Homosassa River

Homosassa River
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$68.90*
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Scallop Hunt Expedition with In-water Guide from Homosassa
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$750.00*
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Private Scallop Picking Party
Ranked #1 of 24 things to do in Homosassa
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2 reviews
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“Snorkel with Manatees”
Reviewed January 12, 2014

We had a wonderful time snorkeling with manatees...I got to rub ones side and belly when it rolled over for me....I can wait to do it again....Also saw about 10 dolphins who swam next to the pontoon we were on on the way back to dock...I had never really been able to relax enough to snorkel, but this time I did and really enjoyed the experience....

Visited January 2014
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London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
81 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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“One of nature's beauty spots”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

If you've been you know what we mean. If you haven't get down here and get out on the water or at least take the weight off your feet with a beer by the river. Great fishing, manatee in the winter half of the year, lots of bird and other wildlife. Rent a boat and guide from Old Homosassa for the day, go down river and out into the Gulf. Rent a kayak and go up all the way up river to the spring fed source - the river water is much clearer at the head of the river and nice to swim in.

Visited May 2013
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Homosassa, FL
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Wonderful”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

A ride on the Homosassa river is wonderful. Of course, during the summer on holidays or weekends it is not as relaxing with huge numbers of boats but the rest of the year is terrific. Lots of fish to look at, eagles, osprey and there are a few resident manatees that you can see if you are taking your time. Almost always have dolphins at play or involved in the serious business of catching some fish.

Visited November 2013
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Chicago
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2,128 reviews
613 attraction reviews
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“So relaxing and lots of fun”
Reviewed October 25, 2013

My wife and I spent four days in the Crystal River area including the Homosassa River. The Homosassa River is another of the spring-fed rivers within the Springs Coast Watershed. The headwater springs of the Homosassa River are home to both freshwater and saltwater fish. This phenomenon is possible because the mineral content in the spring water resembles minerals found in salt water. The freshwater fish you'll find in the Homosassa River include bream, largemouth bass and gar. Some of the saltwater species you'll see include jacks, mullet, sheepshead and snook.

The only problems with visiting this area in October are the swarms of no see ums (black flies) that vigorously attack humans.

Visited October 2013
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Spring Hill, Florida
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3 reviews
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“Refreshing”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

My family loves to go to the river, it's very refreshing in the hot Florida sun. We go snorkeling and scalloping and it's a great time.

Visited August 2013
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