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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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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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“airboat ride” (138 reviews)
“captain bob” (45 reviews)
“scallops” (83 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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10823 W Yulee Dr, Homosassa, FL 34448-3817
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+1 352-628-5222
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"airboat ride"
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"captain bob"
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"scallops"
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"air boat"
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"river safari"
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"great ride"
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"white pelicans"
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"saw dolphins"
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"rented a pontoon boat"
in 9 reviews
"bald eagles"
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"scalloping trip"
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"next year"
in 16 reviews
"pod of dolphins"
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"lots of fun"
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"great guide"
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"nature coast"
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This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 2 days ago

We booked with River Safari last year and again this year and had a totally awesome time both times. Our kids (hard to please teenagers) were begging to go back this year. I gave a rating of 4 stars instead of 5 only because we...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Our Captain was so knowledgeable of the history and area - we learned alot. Saw birds and fish and sponges. Would recommend as a fun family and friends event.More

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RiverVentures, Manager at River Safaris And Gulf Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for reaching out! We love that we added to your Birthday experience....and what an awesome way to spend the day!! If you get the chance next year, we would love to have you back!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY and many more from the...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is my 9th year with chartering with River Safaris during Scalloping Season and will continue using them in the future. SCALLOP IN THE BAG!!!More

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RiverVentures, Manager at River Safaris And Gulf Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We simply can NOT say thank you enough for your long term support and returning to us each year! We work hard to make sure everyone has a great time, and even though we are far from perfect....our repeat customers like you mean that we...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We absolutely had an amazing time! Our Captain Pete was so knowledgeable about the local area an its history. I will now be taking every visitor I have to River Safaris to do the Air-boat tour!

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Had been on a ride here about 2 years ago and loved it. This time we took my son and daughter-in-law for a ride. Our captain was Irish Dave and we were very happy with spending time with him on our ride. It was a...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Captain Phil did an excellent job of preparing us for our scalloping trip! He dropped anchor in a rich scallop bed and we had a great time hunting. He was very friendly and helpful- made sure that we had a great trip! I would highly...More

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RiverVentures, Manager at River Safaris And Gulf Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Phil is an awesome Captain and we really appreciate you noticing!! Thanks for the super feedback, the scallop hunt is truly an awesome time!! We hope you get the chance to come back and see us again....Phil also does air boat tours all year and...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My husband and I really enjoyed our time scalloping with Captain Troy this afternoon. He’s very adept at finding where the scallops tend to hang-out. I would recommend this activity to anybody with snorkeling experience. Less strong swimmers should book a low tide cruise and...More

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AmberG8R
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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!
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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
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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.
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