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Discounted group tours available
Scallop season is from July 1st to September 24th
|Full day and half day only|
Full day: 8 am to 5 pm
• You must be 25 or older to rent a boat! Have a valid driver's license and credit card.
• Night rental. Rent a boat and keep it overnight for an extra $100.
Observation:The boats are rented with the maximum number of people allowed, BUT you know the size of your people and the amount of coolers, etc. that you will take on the boat. Please consider this when booking, the more weight on the boat the slower it will be and the lower it will be in the water.
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Mandatory boat insurance $42.00 plus 6% tax
All 21 and 25 foot boats come with extended Bimini Tops for extra shade during the
|21ft 60 hsp pontoon motor|
Capacity for up to 12 people at 150 pounds per person
|21 foot pontoon 60 hp engine|
Holds up to 8 people at 150 pounds per person.
Removable front seats
|25ft 90hsp Pontoon Motor|
Capacity for up to 12 people at 150 pounds per person
|18ft 50 hsp pontoon motor|
Holds up to 6 people at 150 lbs per person
** We keep our boats clean and preventively maintained so you get the best possible performance from your boat and engine.
*Boats are rented with indicated capacity, anyone who exceeds these capacities is subject to fines and additional fees. Florida State Law!
* Full day and half day rentals available 9/25 6/30
*Full Day ONLY 7/1 9/24 (Scallop Season)
•Observation:There may be times when a boat becomes unviable due to damage or mechanical failure. If this happens, we will make every effort to notify you as soon as possible. We determine the cancellation until the date the boat rental reservation is made. Make your reservations in advance to avoid this happening to you!
Bookings canceled five calendar days prior to the Tour, Charter or Rental arrival date will receive a full refund minus the 4% booking fee. Any tour, charter or rental canceled by River Safaris or River Ventures due to bad weather or other conditions beyond our control will receive a 100% refund.
Reservations canceled before the period or conditions described above will have the chance to reschedule (based on availability) or receive a voucher for the Tour, Charter or Rental for the full amount paid. Vouchers do not expire and can be used for any Tour, Charter or Rental.
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10823 W. Yulee Drive, Homosassa, Florida 34448
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US Coast Guard licensed
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The Homosassa River is a great place to spend a lazy afternoon on a boat or in a Kayak.Is Homosassa River saltwater? ›
This short, slow-moving tidal river flows eight miles from the headsprings to where it meets the Gulf of Mexico in Citrus County. The river is a mixture of fresh water from the headsprings and salt water from the Gulf of Mexico. The tidal influence makes the river home to both freshwater and saltwater fish.How much does it cost to get into Homosassa Springs? ›
Adults (age 13+), $13; children ages 6-12, $5; children 5 and under admitted free. See all fees.Can you kayak in Homosassa? ›
The Homosassa River is an estuary, which means that as it moves inland, it changes from salt water to fresh very gradually, and the river is brackish. The river is good for canoeing and kayaking.Are there alligators in the Homosassa River? ›
The river is home to common bottlenose dolphins, West Indian manatees, alligator snapping turtles, nine-banded armadillos, snakes, birds, eastern box turtles, oysters, raccoons, American alligators, Virginia opossums, North American river otters and many species of both freshwater and saltwater fish.Are there alligators in the Homosassa River in Florida? ›
Are there alligators in the Homosassa River? Yes, the Homosassa River is home to dolphins, manatees, alligators, and many other species.Is it safe to swim in Homosassa Springs? ›
Can You Swim at Homosassa Springs State Park? You cannot independently swim in the springs of Homosassa Springs State Park. However, boats, private tours, and kayaks will take you out to the Crystal River, where swimming is possible. Private agencies even offer swim with the manatee tours!What springs can you boat to in Florida? ›
- Dunnellon Rainbow River. Explore the rainbow river and marvel at the countless wildlife available on display at Dunnellon Rainbow River. ...
- Three Sisters. ...
- Fanning Springs (Suwannee River) ...
- Silver Glen Run. ...
- Ginnie Springs. ...
- Juniper Springs.
There are 18 available permits per day. WILD: These permits encompass the entire river corridor all of the Wild river section of the river. The wild segment of the river is from Pittsburg Launch to Hells Canyon Dam. These permits are required 7 days a week, with 6 permits available per day.Can you touch manatees in Homosassa? ›
Look, but don't touch manatees.
Also, don't feed manatees or give them water. If manatees become accustomed to being around people, they can alter their behavior in the wild, perhaps causing them to lose their natural fear of boats and humans, which may make them more susceptible to harm.
Boat Ramp. You can launch your boat at our boat ramp. Remember that the Santa Fe is a relatively shallow river. Canoes, kayaks, stand up paddle boards, and small motorized boats should have no trouble navigating the waters of the Santa Fe River.