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Riverside Tours Inc.

1005 Riverside Dr, Palmetto, FL 34221-5008
+1 941-779-3606
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Cancelled with no notice

My wife & I drove 1.5 hrs to get there this morning by boarding time. No one was there so we called... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2017
Tim S
Lakeland, Florida
Explore Manatee River and Terra Cia Bay

Enjoy a beautiful Gulf Coast sunset with the river cruise. Safe, comfortable, enjoyable. Get out on... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Southern States
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Riverside Tours Inc. offers narrated sightseeing, sunset, bar hopping, birthday, or custom boat tours up and down the Manatee River starting at $25 per person. Please go to manateeriversidetours.com for more information.941-779-3606
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good11%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible13%
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1005 Riverside Dr, Palmetto, FL 34221-5008
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Reviewed 4 November 2017

My wife & I drove 1.5 hrs to get there this morning by boarding time. No one was there so we called & Capt. Tom claimed he sent us an email & called us to let us know the tour was cancelled because we were...More

Thank Tim S
Tom H, Owner at Riverside Tours Inc., responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

I called these people Saturday I text them Saturday I emailed them Saturday I call them Sunday morning it says also we do not go out with less than 10 people the information they gave me to contact them should have been something that they...More

Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Enjoy a beautiful Gulf Coast sunset with the river cruise. Safe, comfortable, enjoyable. Get out on the water, it is mental floss, do it often. Located at Regatta Point Marina where you can enjoy a wonderful meal also at Reef Grill.

Thank SkipperandSusie
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

We had a beautiful time. The captain and the hostess were great. We will be going again. Well worth the money.

Thank rodrigl6
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

We and another couple booked the morning two hour cruise with a Groupon. We were told a minimum of 10 had to book for the boat to go out. The captain said he would call the night before if enough people did not book. We...More

1  Thank debblocher
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful 2 hour tour down the Manatee River into Terra Ceia Bay and then through Chantilly Bayou out to Tampa Bay. Our captain kept us mostly out of the storms, but we did get caught in some rain. We had a very...More

Thank LesleyAnn7414
Reviewed 18 June 2017

I had always heard about the beautiful sunsets on the Gulf, but experiencing it on the boat was first rate! Our group rented the boat for a private tour and we saw gorgeous homes along the river, the skyway bridge, and an amazing sunset. But...More

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 13 June 2017

We rented the entire boat for a Family Reunion activity and had a great time! Enjoyed being able to bring our own drinks onboard and a couple of people in our group played DJ. Dancing, laughs and fun! A great group experience for young and...More

Thank CourtneyPaat
Reviewed 30 May 2017

We did the sunset cruise. Capt. Chuck and his mate were cordial enough but...not a word spoken regarding specific highlights about the area as we cruise towards the sunset. Great music if you were of Spanish decent. I actually thought we were in South American...More

1  Thank Jeanne W
Tom H, General Manager at Riverside Tours Inc., responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2017

Jeanne, I sincerely apologize that you did not enjoy your experience with us. Out website describes the day trips as an eco tour with explanations of the mangroves, and estuary and a short lesson in the history of the settling of the area. The sunset...More

Reviewed 30 April 2017

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 reviewResponded 15 May 2017

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

1  Thank rockydogz1
Tom H, General Manager at Riverside Tours Inc., responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

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

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Kathleen M
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.
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