Homosassa, Florida

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clock-o90 minutes (Approx.)
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commentOffered in: English

Overview

Take a 1-hour airboat ride through the waters of the Gulf of Mexico on this tour from Homosassa. You'll zoom through estuaries and backwaters, looking for dolphins as you go. Select a morning or afternoon departure time when booking.
  • 1-hour airboat ride from Homosassa
  • Look for the native wildlife of Florida's gulf coast
  • Zoom through backwater marshes and canals
Your airboat adventure starts at the tour office in Homosassa, where you'll meet your USCG captain and eco-tour guide and hop on the boat. Then take off, looking for dolphins, birds, and fish as you ride, slide, and glide effortlessly across the water. Airboats are able to access areas that bigger, deeper boats can't, giving you more perspective of this Florida environment.

Explore backwater salt marshes and estuaries; pass by the historical Indian Mounds; and cruise into the clear, shallow waters of the gulf, dotted with islands. This is a speed tour, so hold on and enjoy the twisting, turning tour through marshes and canals.

Select your preferred departure time when booking; morning is the best time to spot wildlife. Birds are common, and there are often dolphin sightings; if you're really lucky, you may even spot an alligator.

Note: It is recommended that you bring sunscreen, insect repellent, and sunglasses. In the cooler months, dress accordingly in pants, a jacket, and maybe even a small blanket to keep you warm. Bottled water and headgear for ear protection are provided (airboats are loud). Hats are not recommended, as they may fly off your head.

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, Aug 2017

This airboat ride was great. The first part goes slowly out of the harbor in Homasassa past Monkey island and all the osprey nests on the channel markers. The pier from which the boat departs is quite low key and easy to find, and the seating is three in front and three in the second tier on the airboat, so there are no bad seats. Our day was overcast, so we did not have rain, but did have a hot day of occasional sun as the boat glided out tot he shallows among the grasses of the edge of the gulf of Mexico. Our guide took us to a shallow area to see sponges and fishes for which he cut the loud motor so we cold glide around. He was looking for rays, that he said usually were in that area, but we did not see any. We moved to another area to see a large rookery of pelicans by the hundreds, and then piles of oyster shells from ancient Indian villages that once were there. The most fun was when he opened up the throttle and took us skittering very fast across the water among the sea grasses. It was so loud you could not have any conversations, and all riders are required to wear protective ear gear that they provide. I was glad I went and would love to do it again.

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, Jul 2017

Tour was great....captain Bob was good source of info...Highly recommend, might suggest better hearing protectors, but minor annoyance...Was awesome!!

C
, Aug 2016

Captain Randy was terrific! The air boat ride was thrilling and the natural beauty was wonderful. We saw Dolphins, manatees, and lots of birds. A terrific excursion for anyone!

D
, Jul 2016

Had an absolute blast! Captain Bruce was a hoot! Very knowledgable and a stickler on safety but was a hoot and gave us a great tour. Well worth the money.


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