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River Safaris And Gulf Charters

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10823 W Yulee Dr, Homosassa, FL 34448-3817
+1 352-628-5222
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US$ 67.84*
and up
Crystal River Manatee Swim
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US$ 94.00*
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Small Group VIP Manatee Pontoon Tour
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US$ 51.94*
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Gulf of Mexico Airboat Ride and Dolphin Quest from Homosassa
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River Safaris - Mild & Wild Airboat Rides & Dolphin Tours / Manatee Tours / Pontoon Rental / Eco Boat Tours / Fishing Charter / Scalloping / Cafe & Alligator Exhibit Tropical setting with plenty of parking on our 3 acres of natural and landscaped property. Rentals and Rides leave from our waterfront location. Key West style building in front of the property is where you go to sign in for tours and rentals and to get information and visit our gift shop and cafe. Next door on the same property is the Pepper Creek Pottery in a 1930's Florida Cracker House and the Glass Garage under the Tree House Vacation Rental. Restrooms in the main building with Changing rooms located next to the Glass Garage. Live Alligator "pit" is between the buildings and the waterfront canal that leads to the Homosassa River and the Gulf of Mexico
  • Excellent86%
  • Very good9%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“captain bob” (40 reviews)
“air boat” (31 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
10823 W Yulee Dr, Homosassa, FL 34448-3817
+1 352-628-5222
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My husband and I had a wonderful experience on the airboat ride. The scenery was beautiful! We even saw dolphins very close to the boat! Thanks for a great time! It made my birthday weekend very special.

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Thank lauradecosmo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of 5 decided we would try an Airboat ride, as none of us had ever done it before. We are certainly glad we did! :) Captain Pete was not only a great driver, but he was full of interesting history about the area...More

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Thank dacrio
Reviewed 1 week ago

We live in the area and have taken the tour to the gulf around five times with visitors from away. Our guides are very knowledgeable of local history, flora and fauna. Every time we go is better than the last.

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Thank sandyU8191TV
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have relocated to the area and had company coming to visit. Our friend had been on a river airboat ride in the past and suggested we try it when he was here. I opted to go for the Gulf ride instead of the river...More

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Thank joecQ9026ES
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Add this to your bucket list!!! Gorgeous scenery, great customer service, and a knowledge Captain, Bob, who seems to really enjoy what he does. He has a sharp eye for bald eagles, Manatees and other wildlife you might encounter! We had such a fantastic time...More

Thank Amanda L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very cute place and the staff is very friendly. It was our first time on an airboat but it definitely won't be our last. We had a blast!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the second year we have taken this airboat tour. This is a wonderful ride of discovery and thrills as you glide along the canals and out into the Gulf of Mexico where you’ll see nesting pelicans, millions of other birds, and dolphins. Next...More

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Thank Harry W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our captain was excellent. I would definitely recommend him. Our only scare was the night before, we were asked to cancel our adventure because not enough on boat. We had flown in from Arizona, rented a car and hotel. But all worked out in the...More

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Thank gayleandbill
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had family down from up north and they always wanted to try out an air boat, so we went on the 1 hour trip, although in hind sight I would have opted for the longer trip because it was so much fun!

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Thank Roddy66
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A manatee swim is a must-do for anyone visiting the area! And there is no better company to book with! Reservations were easy and the entire staff at River Safaris was super friendly and helpful! We booked a private boat (would highly recommend) for just...More

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27 March 2017|
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Response from Harry W | Reviewed this property |
I'd go to the "Plantation Inn" dive shop in Crystal River. Great folks, great prices, great info, and close!
20 July 2015|
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Response from Thomas P | Property representative |
Hi Shirley, great question! Alligators live in freshwater environments, such as ponds, marshes, wetlands, rivers, and swamps, as well as brackish environment. Our rescue gators Sal, Mo, & Nella arrived over 10 years ago... More
3 April 2015|
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Response from Thomas P | Property representative |
We check our inbox multiple times during the hours of 8am until 4pm. If we have not received your email perhaps it is lost in transit? we do check spam file as well.