Safari along the Homosassa River
River Safaris & Gulf Charters is located at the epicenter
of the Homosassa River. They have Airboat Rides, Pontoon
Rentals, Private & Semi- Private Scalloping Tours, Manatee
Tours, Treehouse Rental and even live Alligator Feeding.
Captain Susan Bogart & Jim Miller are the caretakers of this
beautiful property, known by the locals as Mama & Papa River.
River Safaris is your ideal one-stop shop for an adventure.
You can call ahead and order drinks, sandwiches, pastas and
cheese plates along with an assortment of beer from their
The Treehouse is a popular place to stay and is located
right on the property. It comes with several kayaks to use,
way to explore the river! On the trip you will see a variety
of wildlife. There are 2 egrets that have made the river their
home, cheerfully named Hamburger and Hot Dog, if you get
lucky, you’ll see a bald eagle in its nest, dolphins, sea turtles
and even monkeys. The Homasassa River is home to the famous
Monkey Island, which is only a short distance from the
scribe the features on the tour. There are two stops to make
along the way, one is a restaurant called The Freezer, known
for their fresh shrimp. It was actually built on an old commercial
freezer! Hence the name! If you go, bring cash, many
smaller establishments in the area do not accept credit cards.
Although you are welcome to bring your own food on the
Tipsy Tiki and enjoy your meal with a breeze up the river!
to stay or visit
is The Monkey Bar
at Riverside Resort.
They have the only
hotel with a pool
and is newly renovated!
Bar is just across
from Monkey Island
and has main-
and Monkey Juice! Give it a try!
There is also the
Airboat Tour given
by Irish Dave.
(David Holley, a
true Irishman, accent
and all). His
skills as a captain
and tour guide are
has been known to
show guests how to scallop, spot the dolphins and sea turtles
while weaving in and out of mangroves and high grasses. The
Airboat is able to glide over areas a traditional boat would not
allow. A true bucket list experience, everyone should do at
least once in their life!
With scallop season
September 24th, Safaris
& Gulf Charters
offers private & semi
private tours on the
pontoon boats. They
provide all of the
equipment you would
need to have a successful
trip and a guide to teach you the ropes! There are large
Pontoons and Airboats that can accommodate up to 12 people!
Groups of up to 24 can go out at once!
On Saturdays, River
Safari feeds their
live Alligators, named
Van & Halen at around
1pm. This is open to
the public so it is a perfect
time to take the
kids, stop by and pick
up a brochure!
Airboat Tours • Boat Rentals • Pontoon Tours • Manatee Tours • Scalloping • Shopping • Lodging
• Airboat Tours
• Boat Rentals
• Bungalow Treehouse
• Manatee Tours
• Pontoon Tours
• The Nature Coast
• Tipsy Tiki Bar Tour
• Gi Shop
• Plus Much More
10823 W. Yulee Drive, Homosassa, Florida 34448
www.riversafaris.com (352) 628-5222
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