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“Pontoon ride”

Silver Springs River
Ranked #6 of 65 things to do in Ocala
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed April 1, 2012

Beautiful, Relaxing Nature... Loved the Historical feel

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Reviewed March 16, 2012

Have gone to Silver Springs many times over many years., this time it was so sad!! We took family members with small children 2 & 5 yrs. old. A lot of the shows were not on, the whole place was run down and there was really not much to do except for the glass bottom boats!! The "clear springs" were murky and dirty looking. The only place open to eat was very expensive, for very poor quality food. The admission price was very high for what you got, and they failed to tell you not much was even open. I know times are tough and they need to pay there bills and feed the animals, but in a way it was deceitful to the public. I can only hope somehow things get better.

Thank Dezi B
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Reviewed March 15, 2012

If you want a peaceful and yet informative trip on the Silver Springs River, go with Captain Tom. He is both knowledgeable and funny; he introduces you to the river and its birds and animals with stories about the history of the area as well as the ecology. Best of all, its perfect for 2 or 3 couples. We loved seeing the monkeys and hearing the story of how they got there, in the wild. I got great photos -- especially after it started to rain and the whole river and trees filled with a misty light. We're going to do the three hour trip again with our children and grandchildren. We KNOW they'll love it! And his prices are very reasonable.

2  Thank Betty E
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Reviewed March 15, 2012

First time here in 20 years & sad to see the park has gotten a bit run-down . Parking fee & entry fee high for a short boat ride & tour of a scaled down zoo. River is beautiful, but again, seems to have deteriorated & offers less than in the past. Rumor had it that Disney was purchasing the park - so if this is true, perhaps the park will be revived.

Thank Sassafras22
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Reviewed March 10, 2012

captain tom took our group on a silver springs river of 2 boats. We had such a wonderful time of seeing the animals of the river and both captains on the boat were so knowledgeable of the area and enjoyable to be with. We would recomend this to any group or set of couples to enjoy.

2  Thank diane g
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