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Riverside Tours Inc.

1005 Riverside Dr, Palmetto, FL 34221-5008
+1 941-779-3606
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Beautiful, peaceful tour of Manatee River

Very friendly staff, Capt Chance and BeBe kept us informed about what we were seeing and some... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Chicago, Illinois
Truly Disappointed, would not recommend!!!

Did a Groupon and Captain Tom was no real glad to see a Groupon customer. The cruise started ok... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2017
Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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1005 Riverside Dr, Palmetto, FL 34221-5008
+1 941-779-3606
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very friendly staff, Capt Chance and BeBe kept us informed about what we were seeing and some history. No dolphins, however, so great to see Skyline Bridge from the water, much better view then being the driver going over it. They also have Sunset cruises...More

1  Thank Kathy4325
Tom H, General Manager at Riverside Tours Inc., responded to this review

Kathy, Thank you so much for taking the time to tell us how much you enjoyed your experience! Please feel free to schedule another trip anytime, from a beautiful fun filed sunset trip to an up river eco tour or maybe on of our Pub...More

Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Did a Groupon and Captain Tom was no real glad to see a Groupon customer. The cruise started ok and we cruised out toward the gulf and the sunset. The music on the boat was rock and roll and personally on a cruise, tropical music...More

Thank Rockydogz1
Tom H, General Manager at Riverside Tours Inc., responded to this review

We are truly sorry that you didn't enjoy your experience on our sunset trip. We book these trips as a peaceful ride out to see the sunset and a fun filled rock and dance party trip heading back towards the marina. This trip is usually...More

Reviewed 29 March 2017

This was a sunset cruise with many members of our condo association. Our group rented the entire boat which needs to be a group of at least 30. The price was $30 per person. The seats were very comfortable, and there were tables for snacks...More

Thank janeecap
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

A group of friends and I purchased tickets for this boat ride on Groupon. It was a fantastic deal. The boat ride was a very enjoyable trip. They do a wonderful narrative of the trip. It's also nice that you are able to bring your...More

1  Thank Sandy1568
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We went on the Riverside Tours twice - once during the day and once during the evening. Both tours were great, although the daytime tour was the better of the two. Captain Tom is very knowledgeable about the Manatee River and Bradenton. The padded benches...More

1  Thank Debra169
Reviewed 4 February 2017

The Down River Day Trip provided a wonderful afternoon of water, nature and territorial exploration along the Manatee River and out into the Bay. Both Captain Tom and his awesome "first mate/tour guide/naturalist" Susan made the whole experience fun and enjoyable. Views are unrestricted from...More

1  Thank JB P
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

My wife bought tickets for the holidays for the boat tour we had heard so much about. We could not have been more pleased with our decision! For the money, we haven't had that much fun in a long time. I saw all age groups...More

1  Thank vande1972
Reviewed 21 January 2017

chartered the whole boat for a morning cruise with a group of sports car owners. had a gorgeous day of boating on the river with Capt. Tom and first mate Susan who gave narratives about the history and ecology of the area.

Thank ninetyninevette
Reviewed 6 January 2017

we chartered this boat for our boaters club and everyone had a wonderful time. the captain was very professional , as was his crew. the boat was nice and clean and comfortable. the trip down the river was timed perfectly with the sunset, which was...More

Thank jvojvo123
Reviewed 29 December 2016

I bought a two person Groupon for this tour after looking at the tour's website. The trips went at 10am 1pm and sunset. However, after getting the Groupon and actually trying to reserve a time, I found out the boat only goes when 10 people...More

3  Thank ERIC S
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Kathleen M
We're scheduled to cruise with you tonight. Would it be possible for tropical music to be played so that we might have a calming evening and truly enjoy the tour? 4/21/17
21 April 2017|
Response from janeecap | Reviewed this property |
I'm so sorry. We were not here to answer your question. I hope you had a great time.
how much are the tickets
8 May 2015|
Response from Waternest | Reviewed this property |
The tickets are $30.00 each for a great educational tour of the Manatee River. Minimum persons are 10 but they have other people standing by to fill the quota. I think 44 is max on there boat but have another boat for larger... More