What sets us apart from other tour companies beside our passion, knowledge, and experience?


River Adventure Tours offers a little bit of everything. Grab a paddle and kayak your way around the Homosassa Springs, put on a wetsuit, mask and snorkel, and give belly rubs to the gentle giants known as manatee, board the boat and cruise through the outer islands while landing a huge red fish, jump into the crystal clear St. Martins Reef and hunt for scallops or cruise around in a tour boat while watching Ralph swing tree to tree on Monkey Island. No matter what you’re up to on the Homosassa River, we will make sure your adventure is nothing less than the best of the best.


We’re a family owned and operated small business nestled in the heart of the Homosassa River in Citrus County, Florida. Our number one priority is not to make money BUT to make memories. Let feedback from previous guests do the speaking for us as we strive for excellent guest experiences! 

Fishing and Scalloping Photos

Kayak and Other Photos

Manatee Photos

Meet the Team!

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Tour Captain / Owner

Capt. Gary

Captain Gary is in charge of day to day operations, a tour & charter Captain, and a bad joke teller.


Tour Captain / Fleet Director

Capt. Billy

Captain Billy is a boat tour operator, scallop charter captain, and ensures our tour fleet is up to date and running strong.


 Paddle Specialist


Cory ensures all kayak and paddle board guests are ready to go and have a great experience! 


"The Boss"


Brody is in charge of playing with his toy trucks on the ramp.


Reservations & Sales / Owner


Breanna handles the sales & reservations department while chasing Brody down from playing with his trucks on the kayak launch.

Marketing Specialist 


Megan works on our website, social media, and blog posts while answering phones and emails.


  • Can I cancel my trip? 

    • Our cancellation policy is:

Rain outs/ Captain cancellation= Full Refund

10 days before = 100% Refund

8-9 days before = 75% Refund

6-7 days prior = 50% Refund

3-5 days prior = 25% Refund

1-2 day (48 hours) prior = No Refund

No-shows will be charged the full price


  • Do you shuttle us back to the launch site? 

    • No, you will launch, paddle to your destination and then paddle back to the launch site


  • Can I bring a cooler or drinks with me while kayaking? 

    • Yes, a smaller soft-side cooler can fit with you in the kayak. 

  • Are there alligators in the river?

    • While they are out in the river, they tend to stay away from the high traffic kayaking areas! ​

  • When is the best time to go and see the manatees? 

    • Guests have the best chance of a manatee sighting during the colder months (Dec.- Mar.), when the manatees are packed into the springs. 


  • Can my child kayak in my lap? 

    • Yes, we allow children three or under to kayak in an adults lap.



Toll Free: 1-833-468-8687


Mon - Sun: 8am - 5pm

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but not limited to

- Manatee tours

- kayak rentals

- kayak tours

- fishing charters

- scallop charters

- river tours

- airboat tours

- sunset cruises

- dolphin tours

Homosassa Location
10269 W Halls River Rd.
Homosassa, FL 34448
Crystal River Location
2355 S Ripple Path.
Crystal River, FL 34429

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