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River Ventures & Safaris

River Ventures is a full service tour company and education center located in Crystal River, Florida. We have a second location at River Safaris right on Yulee Drive in Homosassa.

Our specialty is providing guided tours into the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge for the unique experience of snorkeling with the endangered manatee.https://dev.naturecoaster.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=87390&action=edit

Save on your River Ventures tour with the following codes:
SAVE 10% on your Manatee tour with the code NCmanatee
SAVE 10% on your Scalloping tour with the NCscallop
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From June 25 through September 24, we offer a variety of scalloping tours for your pleasure. In fact, in 2016, we acquired River Safaris and Gulf Charters in Homosassa, giving us the opportunity to offer private, semi-private and shared scalloping adventures.

We operate 4 USCG certified and inspected dive boats, each is designed to provide comfort for all seasons. Our captains and guides are knowledgeable about the manatees and their habitat, and will provide you with an experience of a lifetime. Please visit our website for more information

Manatee snorkeling tours are conducted daily year round for individuals and large groups. Scalloping adventure options are listed below. Just call us at 352-564-8687 or visit our website to book your tour today!

Group Scalloping Tours

Sensational Scalloping Collective – Semi-Private 6 Passenger Vessel
Accommodates up to 6 people, $75 per person
• License, mask & snorkel, fins and scallop bag included
• 4.5 hour tour
• Captains must remain on board, but an in-water guide is available for $65 extra
• Maximum harvest is 10 gallons per boat
• Departures daily at 7am  & 12pm

Scallop Hunt Expedition – Shared 10 Passenger Vessel with In-Water Guide
Accommodates up to 10 people, $65 per person
• License, mask & snorkel, fins and scallop bag included
• 4.5 hour tour
• In-water guide included
• Maximum harvest is 10 gallons per boat
• Departures daily dependent upon low tide (between 7 & 11am)

Private Scalloping Tours

Private Scallop Quest – 6 Passenger Vessel
Accommodates up to 6 people, starting at $300 per boat
• License, mask & snorkel, fins and scallop bag included
• 4.5 hour tour
• Captains must remain on board, but an in-water guide is available for $65 extra
• Maximum harvest is 10 gallons per boat
• Departures daily at 7am & 12pm

Personal Scallop Picking Party – Private 10 Passenger Vessel• Accommodates up to 10 people, $650 per boat
• License, mask &snorkel, fins and scallop bag included
• 4.5 hour tour
• Captains must remain on board
• An in-water guide is included
• Maximum harvest is 10 gallons per boat
• Departures daily dependent upon low tide (between 7 & 11am)