The Native Vacations crew constantly views their surroundings with the eyes of explorers. They see opportunity on any terrain, and they search for adventure while aiming to preserve the landscape. On land, the crew coordinates horseback-riding tours that wind through the Withlacoochee Forest. As hooves beat a lazy drumroll in the dappled sunlight, riders watch deer and sherman fox pups as they dart between trees. In the waterways, Native Vacations leads kayaking tours, airboat rides, and snorkeling adventures. Kayak paddles leisurely stir waters populated by dolphins while bald eagles slip through the warm air, and airboats tear across the surface of the Crystal River with the metallic purring of RoboCop drinking warm milk. In the waters of King's Bay, guides teach snorkelers the basics of breathing underwater and allow them to pet any of the elephant-gray mammoths that approach.
Cedar Key Marina II’s shallow coastal waters provide a home not only for dozens of boats, but also Coast Guard–certified charter captains, shipwrights, and fishermen of all stripes. Captains lead charters along beaches, chasing distantly spotted dorsal fins or the echo of underwater horseplay from schools of fish. They also rent out their vessels—a collection of skiffs and pontoons—to experienced fisherfolk looking to conduct their own four- to eight-hour excursions. Boat owners can rent dock space to safely moor their vessels, allowing the marina’s technicians to perform maintenance and repairs while they are docked.
Adventure Sports II creates explorers by training students to tour the oceans' depths. In addition swim lessons for children as young as two, instructors offer scuba training throughout the year. Classes can familiarize students with equipment and safe diving habits, although more advanced lessons develop specialty skills, including cave diving, underwater photography, or sea life identification. Adventure Sports II also organizes group dives for experienced members, arranging excursions to local or exotic locales such as Belize or Micronesia.
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.
Grab some friends and head on over to Crystal River's Chassahowitzka River Lodge for great pub grub.
The weekends are for going out for amazing combinations. Save the salad for the weekday and come grab a meal at Chassahowitzka River Lodge.
There is parking close to the restaurant.
Keeping an eye on your budget? Chassahowitzka River Lodge is a perfect choice, with most meals costing less than $15.
Make sure when you play sports or exercise that your body is protected. That's why John Gibbs Bowling Pro Shop offers you all of the equipment you need in Crystal River.
Convenient parking spaces are located nearby to John Gibbs Bowling Pro Shop.
Discover a range of sporting goods at John Gibbs Bowling Pro Shop in Crystal River and introduce yourself to a brand new sport.