Things To Do In Homosassa Springs

54% Off Manatee Snorkel Tour

American Pro Diving Center

Crystal River

$59.50 $29

Manatee tour furnishes snorkeling equipment and in-water guides for up-close manatee encounters in the Crystal River

52% Off Manatee Snorkeling Tour in Crystal River

Native Vacations

Crystal River

$60 $29


Snorkeling adventure in King's Bay with gentle manatees that reach up to 12 feet long

Up to 62% Off Scuba Course from Adventure Diving

Adventure Diving

Crystal River

$145 $69

Master instructors let students try diving or give international certification after successful completion of at least four open-water dives

Up to Half Off a Four-Hour Private Manatee Tour

Nature Coast Manatee Tours


$350 $175

The houseboat boasts satellite TV and a hearty breakfast spread, although swimming alongside manatees trumps those amenities

Up to 59% Off Manatee Tour and Snorkel

Manatee Tour and Dive

Crystal River

$24.50 $10


Guides lead snorkelers on safe tours of Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge to cavort with west indian manatees in warm waters

50% Off RV or Tent Camping at Lake Rousseau RV Park

Lake Rousseau RV Park

Crystal River

$50 $25

Hook-up site water, sewer, cable, WiFi, electricity, and trash services

Up to 49% Off Golf at Point O' Woods Golf Club

Point O' Woods Golf Club


$37 $19

Elongated lake dominates the landscape of this par 30 course, challenging golfers looking to polish their short game

Up to 64% Off Manatee Swimming Tour

Captain Mike's Sunshine Tours

Crystal River

$90 $35

Snorkel or swim alongside manatees in crystalline 72-degree waters

55% Off Classes at BTY Fitness

BTY Fitness


$55 $25

Rigorous workouts include X Fit, boot camp, Tabata Interval Training, and cardio classes

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Captain Bear Smith leads intrepid crews of up to four guests on fishing charters down the scenic Crystal River. Forgoing the need for GPS or inquisitive text messages to Aquaman, amateur anglers can rely on Captain Smith's 15 years of experience as he guides his specially modified vessel on a four-hour excursion. Guests use the provided bait and tackle to attract a wide range of species including redfish, cobia, gag grouper, and mangrove snapper—click here to see stellar examples of past voyages' catches. Guests should bring a light jacket, sunscreen, a packed lunch, and a container to take home any caught fish. Start times will vary depending on the customers’ desired catch and fishes’ erratic lunch schedules.

1041 North Lyle Avenue
Crystal River,

Skyview Golf & Country Club’s 18-hole, par 72 course unfurls an emerald map of fairways and greens that span 7,142 yards of lakeside scenery. With four sets of tees, the course offers up a fun, par-hunting test for golfers of all stripes. The club complements its 18-hole masterpath with a staff of instructors led by Director of Golf Peter J. Summers, from whom golfers can gain swing-honing wisdom in on-site lessons.

2100 North Terra Vista Boulevard

Miller’s doles out floatable domiciles for festive forays into the natural wonder of Florida’s hinterlands. The day trip lasts from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Each boat comes with instructions and a map of the surrounding terrain, giving river rookies everything they need to become aquatic aficionados. Galley cats can whip up grub in the boat’s kitchen, or initiate topside barbecues with a gas grill on the boat’s deck, an ideal venue for watching the sunset or the moon bathe. Miller’s Houseboats travel at a leisurely 4–6 mph, and are each outfitted for comfort with floor-to-ceiling natural wood.

90 SE 910th Ave

River-riders explore the natural beauty of West Florida's coastal region as they glide across the warm waters of the St. Martins Preserve on tours with Homosassa Jet Ski Adventures. Up to three can climb aboard WaveRunners for a jet-powered jaunt out to the Gulf of Mexico. Coast Guard–certified tour guide Captain Jake leads the tour, chauffeuring riders through the back estuaries of the Crystal River region without asking a pelican passerby for directions. After a short safety briefing and an instructional video on jet-ski operation, customers strap on life jackets and launch into the Homosassa River. The mangroves teem with wildlife, from long-legged herons to leaping dolphins to gentle manatees that swim alongside human watercrafts peddling handmade friendship bracelets.

5290 South Cherokee Way

With more than 25 years of experience at sea, Captain Greg and his crew guide manatee devotees of all ages on interactive dives in the Crystal and Homosassa rivers. Departure times are flexible, though groups are advised to get an early start as to not miss the manatee's morning ritual of daily affirmations. All the gear needed for the two to three hour tours, including snorkeling equipment and cowbells, is provided. Boats hold up to six people in addition to the mates, so families and friends can share the experience of swimming with the prehistoric mermaids in the river's mild waters. Tours are available year round, every day of the week, and require scheduling at least 72 hours in advance.

10806 West Halls River Road

The Scuba Gym’s Try Scuba lesson shepherds schools of aspiring divers through two hours of underwater breathing practice spritzed with scuba-savvy tips and a family-friendly ambiance. After the certified instructor and assisting dive master divulge 30 minutes of diving dos and don’ts above the water, scuba students can affix fins to their land-dwelling feet, strap metal lungs to their backs, and submerge themselves in the siren-free waters of the National Training Center’s 70-meter dunk tank. Buoyant learners harpoon their newfound underwater existence by absorbing essential survival facts, such as clearing masks of fog or placating spooked seahorses. From there, an hour of diligently supervised aqueous amusement commences, with underwater scooter races, rounds of toy-torpedo launches, and whole-body corkscrews through hula-hoop rings.

19783 East Pennsylvania Avenue