River Cruises

Have you ever gone on a River Cruise? It’s always so relaxing and so enjoyable to see nature and the wildlife. Check out these River Cruises….

The Anhinga Spirit

  • Te Anhinga Spirit offers trips down the Ocklawaha River in the company of an  experienced local captain. The trip can be tailored to your specific needs,  whether it is to fish, learn about the environment or for a special occasion.  Facilities are basic, but the 24-foot pontoon boat has sun and rain protection  and a bathroom on board. It has a six-person capacity.

    16275 NE 149th Ave, Fort McCoy, FL 32134 352-546 5718 captainerikasfloridaboatcharters.com

Monkey by Robin McCallum

Glass Bottom Boats

  • Spot crawfish, snails, turtles or even an alligator on a glass-bottom boat on  the Silver River in Silver Springs. A cover protects you from the sun and rain.  The water is almost 100 percent pure allowing for excellent views of underwater  life. The captains are licensed by the US Coast Guard licensed and steer the  small boats through seven major spring formations. They will also point out  fossils in the area that date back 70 million years.

    5656 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Silver Springs, FL 34488 352-236 2121 silversprings.com

Fort King River Cruise

  • The Fort King Army stockade, a Seminole Indian village, a riverboat dock and  train depot dating from the 1880s and an authentic Florida homestead are some of  the sights you’ll see on the Fort King River cruise in Silver Springs Nature  Park. The area has 10,000 years of history and interactive exhibits and a  working archaeological dig help put it into context. Boats are basic but  comfortable with sun protection.

    5656 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Silver Springs, FL 34488 352-236 2121 silversprings.com

Lost River Voyage

  • The Silver Springs Nature Park offers sights of osprey, heron and basking  alligators as it drifts past tall, bald cypress trees. The cruise includes a  stop at a wildlife post where naturalists can answer questions and offer  information about breeding programs and wildlife rehabilitation. The boats are  simple, but comfortable, small river cruisers.

    Gator by Robin McCallum

    5656 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Silver Springs, FL 34488 352-236 2121 silversprings.com

Silver River Spirit

  • The Silver River Spirit offers a free cruise in a very basic, glass-bottom,  eight-man boat. The 3.5 hour tour takes in three miles of the Silver River  departing from the Ocala Boat Club in Silver Springs. Cruises are seasonal and  can get booked up, so early online-booking is advisable. Time is allowed for a  free lunch and swimming, and there are towels on board for passenger use.

    9570  NE 28th Ln Silver Springs, FL 34488 352-236 3227 glass-bottom-boat.com

On a lazy, lazy day, can you think of anything better to do than cruise down a cool river? Captain Mike’s Lazy River Cruises offers guided boat tours down the Withlacoochee River. What better way is there to view great wildlife and great scenery than from a relaxing seat on a boat ride? The tours are from a covered pontoon boat with very plush seating. They leave from Stumpknocker’s, a favorite local restaurant,so passengers can have dinner before or after their cruise. The rivers in Florida offer some of the best bird watching in the U.S. The River is much as it was when the Indians canoed it a hundred years ago. There are many varieties of birds such as herons, egrets,hawks, and eagles,along with many other types of animals especially our ALLIGATORS.

Captain Mike has been voted the best tour guide by the local community year after year. He has certificates in Eco-tourism and enjoys sharing his knowledge of the rivers, their history,as well as the wildlife and native flora.

In business since 1997, Capt. Mike’s is already known for offering one of the most scenic and informative boat tours in Florida.

Tours from Stumpknockers restaurant on Hwy 200. Please do not call the restaurant.  Call Captain Mike for reservations or info. 352-637-2726

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