The No-Park Adventures on Florida's Nature Coast

Join us on The Nature Coast for adventures that range from ‘Mild to Wild’! Cruise on one of our air boats, harvest scallops in the Gulf of Mexico or enjoy a privilege that is exclusively ours:
to snorkel with manatees!
— River Ventures

Swim with Manatee Tour
Endangered Encounter (3 hr)

Our manatee encounter and snorkel tour is world famous for a reason; there is nothing else like it! The refuge is comprised of springs and filled with unique wildlife. This tour on a covered pontoon boat allows you to see it all up close. [Book now]


Enjoy the unique privilege that is exclusively ours here in Citrus County Florida by swimming with the manatees in the spring-fed King’s Bay Wildlife Refuge! [Book now]

VIP Manatee Tour - Pontoon of Privilege (4 hr)

We will let you in on a secret! You can get the high-end experience, with an affordable price tag! Our new luxury pontoon aims to amp up the manatee encounter and deliver a more personal event! This boat is enclosed and heated for winter. [Book now]

Airboat Eco-Adventure and Dolphin Tour

Looking for adventure? Were you born to be WILD? Then brace yourself and hold on, because we have the boat for even the wildest of thrill seekers! [Book now]

Manatee Swim
and Paddle Tours

A unique and fun way to enjoy our privileges here in King’s Bay. We provide a shuttle boat, experienced Captain and your chosen paddle craft. Snorkel, ride or paddle on; we will find the Manatee and the choice is yours! [Book now]

Scallop Hunting
in the Gulf

There are only a few places left in Florida to legally hunt for scallops, and Citrus County is one of them! Join us for a day of adventure on the Gulf of Mexico searching for these delicious morsels! [Book now]

Seasonal Tour Conditions

Remember this is a ‘Wildlife Experience’ which means that seasons, weather, time of day, tides etc….all play an important role in determining your chances for the ultimate manatee encounter. Please inform yourself and have realistic expectations when considering taking a manatee tour with River Ventures.