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Contact Us 352 559-3399

Mon-Sun  8am-8pm

or email us at rodsfloridacharters@gmail.com

 

 

Manatee Tours

 

Let us take you on one of the most exciting and unique tours you will ever experience! These gentle giants of the sea are naturally curious mammals and are unafraid of human contact. We are permitted and licensed to conduct this service for your enjoyment.

Our captains are USCG certified and trained. Professional service is our highest priority. You will enjoy learning about these animals while swimming with the manatees in their natural habitat from well informed guides. Click here for prices and information.

Driving Directions

 

All tours depart from the public boat ramp, located at 5424 South Cherokee Way Homosassa Florida 34448. Please DO NOT park in the MacRea's Parking Lot, All tours MUST park at boat trailer parking lot or next to the 4 way stop before the boat ramp. Thanks, The Management!

We are conveniently located approximately 1.5 hours from Tampa or Orlando and 1 hour from Ocala.

Notice

Manatee tours are available 7 days a week for your convenience. We are open year round and most holidays. If our charter service is unable to accommodate your tour date and time please visit our sister site at www.swimwiththefloridamanatees.com.  We have a 4 person minimum for our semi private tours. The boat can not wait longer than 10 minutes past your scheduled departure time because others will want to get underway. If you are more than 10 minutes late you will have to reschedule. Private tours are handled differently because we will just be waiting for your group. But, we do except you to call if you are delayed. Manatees are in the area year round. Although they are not afraid of interacting with humans our charter service can not guarantee the number of them because the manatee migrate in and out of the area. Please call at least 7 days in advance although you may call anytime for availability. Please be on time! It is very important that you allow adequate travel time.

Cancellation Policy

Due to our limited number of tours we have found it necessary to implement a cancellation policy. When you make a reservation with us it means that someone else may be turned away if they try to book that date and tour. We make a commitment to our guests when we reserve a tour on their behalf and require a commitment from our guests in return. We require seven (7) days notification prior to your tour date. Refunds may take up to 30 calendar days to complete. We will not refund short-notice cancellations or cancellations due to weather instead a rain check will be issued. We pre-charge all credit card reservations for the cost of the tour. This is to insure that people don't book a tour and then not show up. No call and no shows will be charged the full amount of their scheduled tour and is not subject to refunds.

 

 

Progressive Appetizer Cruise

Looking for an exciting evening on the water with a twist? Have you ever shared in a progressive dinner with your friends? Let us do the driving and take you on one of the most wonderful experiences of your life. A progressive appetizer cruise on the Homosassa springs river is just the ticket.

All you have to do is show up at the dock and our well trained crew will take care of the rest. The nice thing about this tour is that you don’t have to know how to swim! Click here for prices and information.

 

 

Fishing & Scalloping

 

Fishing is also available for the sportsman in your family. Homosassa and Crystal River Florida our well kown for "Fishing The Flats." 

Fishing equipment is available or you may bring your own. Native species to this area are Cobia, Redfish, Seatrout, Black Tip Shark, and Grouper to mention just a few. Click here for prices and information.