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Homosassa Semi-Private Houseboat Swim with the Manatee Tour provided by River Safaris And Gulf Charters

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Homosassa Semi-Private Houseboat Swim with the Manatee Tour

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 27/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 27/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    River Safaris - Adventures on the Wild Side
    10823 W Yulee Dr, Homosassa, FL 34448, USA
    Please check in at River Safaris main office, the large green Key West style building with a large airboat out front. Please arrive 20 minutes early for check in.
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    River Safaris And Gulf Charters
    Stop: 5 minutes
    Start your adventure at this full service tour center featuring airboats, rental pontoons, manatee and scallop tours, a unique gift shop, cafe and home to our very own alligators; Van & Halen.
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    Pass by
    Homosassa River
    Monkey Island
    Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park
  • You'll end at
    River Safaris - Adventures on the Wild Side
    10823 W Yulee Dr, Homosassa, FL 34448, USA
    Please check in at River Safaris main office, the large green Key West style building with a large airboat out front. Please arrive 20 minutes early for check in.
    See address & details
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Departure Point
River Safaris - Adventures on the Wild Side, 10823 W Yulee Dr, Homosassa, FL 34448, USA
Duration
4h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Use of equipment (mask, snorkel gear and wetsuit)
  • Bottled water
  • Professional guide
  • Coffee, Hot Cocoa & Tea
  • Snacks
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Photo DVD or USB (available for purchase)
  • Towel and Swimsuit
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not recommended for child aged 2 and under
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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April wrote a review Jun 2020
Escondido, California22 contributions
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I was here in Feb and to say it was incredible would be a complete disservice! It was life changing. With Captain Fish and our guide Shelly (real names!!) we set off on not the clearest of days. While making our way around , it started to rain...do NOT let the weather fool you!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Missy Hall wrote a review Jun 2020
Fort Worth, Texas1 contribution
We had Irish Dave and he was so polite, funny and had lots of information about the area. He made sure we got good pictures of manatees. Our girls loved swimming in the natural springs This was an unforgettable experience and we would definitely recommend this . Hope to to
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Date of experience: June 2020
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traciemmett wrote a review Mar 2020
Madison, Ohio2 contributions1 helpful vote
What a great experience!! Captain Irish Dave and swim guide/photographer Shawna were Excellent from the start. The weather was in question when we arrived; but we decided to brave it and let Captain Irish Dave find us some manatee's which he did! Shawna prepared us with the
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Scott D wrote a review Feb 2020
Morrison, Colorado18 contributions9 helpful votes
We recently took the River Safaris- Homosassa River Manatee Tour with Captain Gavin and Tourguide Dylan. This was one of the most enjoyable wildlife experiences of our lives! Captain Gavin is extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of manatees, but never arrogant nor
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Date of experience: February 2020
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DazzleDog wrote a review Feb 2020
Griffin, Georgia18 contributions9 helpful votes
We went out with Captain Irish Dave and Guide/Photographer Shana on 2/18/20. Booked on the earliest trip out and are so glad we chose that excursion. Our hosts were super. Eager to share info about the area and answer our questions. While it took a while to locate the
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Date of experience: February 2020
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About the operator

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By: River Safaris And Gulf Charters
Nicole V
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Irish Dave is the best!
Irish Dave was our guide and he was great! The tour was so relaxing and we got to see dolphins, manatees and so man
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cgmdbm63
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Great River Cruise
Captain Garwin was our guide. He was very nice and knowledgeable about the history of the River. We will ask for hi
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deborahsE4262UE
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Awesome!! Best ever!!
All was awesome!! Irish Dave was awesome!! We really enjoyed the boat ride. Iris Dave was a super awesome captain.
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Melanie S
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Fantastic Experience
The manatee snorkel tour was the highlight of our time in Florida and we highly recommend it if you're visiting in
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dianekE3562VG
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Manatee swim
A dream come true to swim with manatee’s; and a wonderful experience thanks to Captain Fish an JJ. They could not h
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chrishS2054QO
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Very educational, enjoyable, comfortable and exciting!
We actually went on MERMAIDS & MANATEES - FROM THE SPRINGS TO THE GULF which was guided by our captain, Gavin. What
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emsleezer
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Great time!
Captain Gavin was highly entertaining and gave us a great ride to the Gulf and back! I would highly recommended tak
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JillPersinger
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Pontoon Tour
We had an absolutely fabulous day with Captains Irish Dave and Gavin! They were very knowledgeable about the area a
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JSDavis0512
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Great experience
Our Captain, Gavin was great! Very personable Knowledgeable and fun! We had such a great time and look forward to c
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ejsrei
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Pontoon Trip
We had an excellent time Gavin gave us an excellent tour and very informative! The store and ticketing was clean an
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dogfamily12
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Awesome Airboat Tour
Beautiful views, lots of bird life, interesting plant life. Captain Fish shared his knowledge of the area and was a
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dogfamily64
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Awesome airboat tour!
Captain Fish was a wonderful guide, giving us some local history, info on plant and bird life, and pointing out thi
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jamiesN2222GW
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We will be back for a manatee swim experience.
Irish Dave was great! Learned alot about old homosassa the springs and the manatees, wonderful relaxing pontoon boa
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rcherndon71
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Airboat ride
Had a wonderful experience. Captain Gavin was very knowledgeable and made sure we enjoyed the ride! Would recommen
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murphcat102
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Great Day on the Homasassa River!
Captain Irish Dave was the best tour guide! We did the 75 minute pontoon boat river tour. He entertained us with s
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  • Duration: 4h
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