Next month we are on par to reach 4,000 reviews on TripAdvisor, with nearly a perfect 5 star rating!
Megan is one of the newest additions to our guiding crew, but she came to us after guiding for one of the 'other guys' in town. Megan is passionate and incredibly concerned for the well-being of the animals and River Ventures is exactly the sort of place that appreciates that!
Soon the air turns crisp and that autumn breeze will blow. As the temperatures drop and the kids go back to school, many will start planning for their winter get-aways! There isn't a more special place on earth to visit in the winter, than the Manatee Capital of the world!!
VISIT FLORIDA!! Do not stay away. Come swim in our spring fed fresh waters, take in our gorgeous sunsets, support our struggling businesses and spread that love around the globe. Educate yourself, write your local Representatives and support businesses that support Mother Nature.
March brings Crystal River thousands of visitors hoping to see these elusive manatees, so we are hoping Mother Nature will cooperate and extend our cool season at least 6 more weeks.
This is the time of year manatees flock together to deal with dropping temps, amassing in springs and water discharge basins to take advantage of the (relatively) warmer waters.
As air temperatures dipped below 30 degrees Fahrenheit at dawn on Monday, Fox 13 reported the waters where the manatees had gathered was a comfortable 73 degrees.
What a super way to come together, bond and experience the Holiday cheer first hand! Even though Crystal River is a small town, people come from miles around for this world class parade!
In a decade, about 115 manatees have been rescued after being trapped in areas such as culverts, in ditches or water control structures and other areas, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Our beloved manatees! Our low lying waterfront neighborhoods! Last year Hermine showed the horrible damage from a Cat 2 storm surge……how would it be during a Cat 4?? As many of us relocated and left the town we love, we wondered what we would return to.
River Ventures is honoured that our endless efforts have earned the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
With the arrival of colder weather, manatee refuges and tour centers are preparing for the upcoming manatee season, which will see the mammals concentrate in warmer waters around the state and will last from Nov. 15 to March 31, 2017.
Recently the RV staff was involved in the biggest manatee rescue in the history of Citrus County. This video honors their actions and tells the story of our manatee!
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