Attractions & Activities
- Arts & Crafts Classes
- Boat Rentals
- Boat Tours
- Farms & Agritourism
- Mermaid Encounters
- Mini Golf
- Museums & Galleries
- Scalloping Tours
- Wildlife Parks
- Wineries & Brewpubs
Visitors can see West Indian manatees every day of the year from the park’s underwater observatory in the main spring. The park showcases native Florida wildlife, including manatees, black bears, bobcats, white-tailed deer, American alligators, American crocodiles, and river otters. Manatee programs are offered three times daily. At the Wildlife Encounter programs, snakes and other native animals are featured.
Scallop with the best and the most experienced Captain/Guide and “The Undisputed Scallop King of Citrus County”
Capt. Brennan has been plying the waters of the Nature Coast since 1981 and each year keeps a close watch on where the scallops are showing up.
Contacting him at Red Ed’s Adventures is the first step to having a good day of scalloping.
Don’t scallop with the rest, scallop with the best! River Ventures is now partnering with River Safaris to provide more scallop options than any other charter company in Citrus County.
Searching for scallops is so much fun it has made Citrus County a world famous destination for this unique and satisfying activity. Our Master Captain will lead your group to the Gulf of Mexico for 4.5 hours of salt water delight! Take a leisurely day out of your hectic vacation and relax with confidence on our comfortable boats. Feel the wind in your hair, smell the salt in the air and bask in the sunshine while we take care of the details!
Nestled in the shallow grass beds off the Homosassa River, scallops spawn in summer and then reach the end of their life cycle. These delicious morsels are just waiting to be someone’s dinner! Like an Easter Egg hunt under water, you never know what wildlife you may see out there… dolphins, sea turtles, starfish and seahorses. Corals, remora, pufferfish and conch… what will you discover on this adventure? Our Captains and guides are highly qualified and experienced; you are in good hands and will have a phenomenal time!
When you want something fun to do with the family, need a gift for anyone, want to send some of that good, old-fashioned Florida citrus up to the Northern friends and family or just want a break from the humdrum of life and a delicious hand-dipped ice cream cone, make a trek to Boyett’s Grove Citrus and Timeless Attraction. Open Daily 10am-5pm.
Chinsegut Hill Retreat is a truly unique setting for educational seminars, business meetings, artistic classes and gatherings of fraternal and religious groups.
The Manor House and surrounding grounds also are a perfect backdrop, visually and logistically, for weddings, anniversary celebrations and family reunions.
Set atop one of the highest elevations in Central Florida, you can now tour the Chinsegut Hill Manor House, originally built in the 1850s, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and visit the grounds daily.
Wines Created for the “Florida Lifestyle”
Florida Estates Winery looks forward to your visit in our tasting room, a browse through our wine and gift store, or just to relax and enjoy our winery setting under a large, shady canopy of oak trees on a 3,600 acre working plantation.
Harvestmoon Farm Maze in Masaryktown is a family experience — with food and fun for all! We’re open weekends in the Fall and Spring. Just a short country drive from Tampa in Sunny Florida. This will be our 3rd season and we work hard to give your family an opportunity to laugh and learn while engaging in a variety of wholesome activities!
Heartwood Preserve Conservation Cemetery is the first in the Tampa Bay region to design a conservation cemetery within a nature preserve. We conserve and permanently protect the endangered natural habitats found here by providing environmentally sustainable burial options. Heartwood Preserve is a special place that offers a serene environment to visitors. It is a place that brings peaceful rest for loved ones and their families; it is also a source of ecological vitality and beauty.
Natural, or ‘Green,’ Burial is a safe and environmentally friendly practice that allows the body to return to the soil naturally by using biodegradable materials, and avoiding vaults and toxic embalming fluids.
Conservation Burial takes this practice a step further by burying in a nature preserve rather than a conventional cemetery, and utilizing a portion of the burial fee to help maintain and protect the preserve’s natural ecosystems.
We also are a Nature Preserve open daily offering peaceful walking trails and organized nature based activities.
Please visit us. Take a walk in the woods, experience a guided tour, or enjoy our social events.
Island Paradise Charters offers Island Cookout Cruises, Island & River Adventure Cruises, Adrenaline Inshore / Offshore fishing and Special Event Cruise, Island Weddings, Island Tours, Sponge Docks tours, Cotee River tours, Dolphin tours, Sunset Boat Cruises, Dinner Cruises and many more packages. We are located in beautiful New Port Richey, Florida. Only a few miles north of Tampa / St. Petersberg / Clearwater and a short 2 hour drive from Disney and Universal Studios in Orlando. Explore white sandy beach islands, experience our secret snorkel spot or just rest & relax… Island Paradise.
The Live Oak Theatre Company (LOT), a non-profit organization, is a division of YWAM (Youth With a Mission) Tampa, a not-for-profit 501c3 company. The Live Oak Theatre Company exists to enrich families, individuals, and the community as a whole by providing positive, artistic experiences in the performing arts – including excellent, affordable, and edifying FAMILY-FRIENDLY entertainment, performance, and educational opportunities for theater patrons and participants of all ages.
Cast away with local native Capt Sean on our exclusive 25 ft. luxury Bennington pontoon. We have daily tours and scalloping adventures in the summer. We offer many different styles of trips from kid-friendly and educational trips to popping tops at the sandbar and wasting a day away trips. All with your comfort in mind. All trips can also be catered by Wild Sassa Seafood. Check out the amazing pictures; you’re sure to have blast.
Narrated scenic history & nature cruise aboard the Miss Daisy pontoon boat along the Pithlaschascotee River in Old & New Port Richey! Then out to the Gulf of Mexico where you will see unique stilt homes & may spot dolphins frolicking with other native sea life! Captain Ray Kelly shares the legend & lore of the area. Private charters for burial at sea (ash scattering), or party events are also available. Reservations can be made for less than 10 passengers, but a minimum of 10 passengers is required to guarantee a tour.
Come join us for a very relaxing day in the fresh waters of the Crystal River and the Gulf of Mexico.
After your 8:00am “Swim with Manatees Tour” you can go hunt for scallops and live the salt life. Join us for a scalloping day!
If you would like to swim with manatees, snorkel the pristine springs, enjoy dolphin watching, head out for a sunset cruise, go kayaking, or simply relax and enjoy our Florida Gulf Coast Rental house, look no further! Call Native Vacations
Spring Hill’s Family Fun Center featuring a 1,000 ft. go kart track, 300 ft. Kiddie go kart track,18 hole mini golf course, full arcade, train ride and bounce houses – and RC car race track with rental cars! Come on out for a great time! Birthday parties, corporate events, holiday activities and more. Rent your fun by the hour or the ride. Food and drink available on site.
Sunset Landing Marina is Pasco County Florida’s #1 Marina for renting boats and Kayaks. The Marina offers boaters the ability to rent Pontoon Boats, Jon Boats, and Kayaks at some of the most affordable rates on the west coast of Florida and the entire Tampa Bay area.
SunWest Park is a outdoor, recreational waterfront facility. With roughly a mile of white, sandy beaches stretching around our spring-fed lake, it’s not uncommon to find yourself enjoying our serene paradise. With wakeboarding, paddleboarding, kayaking, volleyball, and the famous Aqua Park, SunWest is a family-friendly environment where everyone will find something fun to do!
Visitors can swim at Buccaneer Bay, see the animal/reptile show, or take a riverboat ride down the Weeki Wachee River and into Old Florida. A family of peacocks roams the grounds. Turtles, fish, manatees, otters and even an occasional alligator swim in the spring with the mermaids, amusing both children and adults. Visitors can pose with mermaids. Children can attend the summer Mermaid Camp and fulfill their dreams of becoming a little mermaid or a merman.
In 2008, Weeki Wachee Springs proudly became one of Florida’s newest state parks!
Weeki Wachee Springs — The City of Live Mermaids — is more than just mermaids; it’s a truly original piece of Florida’s rich heritage.