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]

scalloping tours

Rich with scallops and teaming with wildlife, Citrus County is one of the last places in Florida you can collect scallops that are both fun to find and delicious to eat! Join us on our small boats for our most exclusive scallop tour! [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]

manatees & more - family fun day tour (5 hours)

Let the kids unplug and the adults unwind, there is something so special about spending a day together in fresh air and sunshine! There is no other tour quite like this in Citrus County and no other tour Company does it quite like River Ventures.  [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.