- 55 Ratings
Cool Morning Cruise on Manatee River
Embrace the water before the temperatures heat up. Cruise around Florida's Manatee River during a morning sail offering cool breezes and warm sunshine.
What You Will Do
- Enjoy heading out to the water in the morning on a two-hour cruise before the sun is at its hottest
- Learn about Florida's legendary Manatee River from a professional guide providing informative narration about the river's ancient and modern history
- See lots of local sites, including waterside mansions and local mangroves found throughout the Terra Ceia Bay
- Bring your own food and drink to put in the cooler found onboard, staying hydrated throughout your journey
- Two-hour morning cruise
- 55 Ratings
The weather was perfect, Captain Tom and his mate did everything possible to make our time educational, comfortable and pleasant. It was such a wonderful 2 hour boating time!!
Very comfortable ride & nice clean facilities. We loved learning more about the area. Had lots of fun. Thank you!
Very pleasant experience. Learned a lot about the river, wildlife inhabitants and history of the area.
All the information provided by the naturalist was very interesting. A beautiful way to start a day. Thank you!!
Great boat ride down the Manatee river . Took my 87 year old mother and she loved being on the water and having a chance to see things in a different environment . Created some good memories . The trip was everything that was promised . Would highly recommend this trip .
Although pleasant, it was a bit boring. Other boat tours we've taken were more informative concerning our surrounding
Thank you so very much for an amazing boat ride yesterday! We all enjoyed it so much. Captain Chance you were so friendly and helpful in so many ways. Thank you, ship mate, for all the information you gave us as we went along - discovering and seeing beautiful areas! Again - thank you and keep up the good work! It won't be hard to recommend the Riverside Tours! Hello to Captain Tom with who helped me when I called and made the reservation. Ruth Davison
- Freedom Village
Our whole group had a marvelous time, enjoying the views, seeing the birds and dolphins, and enjoying the spectacular weather!
Great fun, beautiful weather and wonderful crew!!! The Capt. and Susan were very accommodating and know the area VERY well. Well worth it and we can't wait to do the sunset cruise when our family is in town next m onth!!!
The boat cruise was very informative and the weather could not have been better.
Very nice and enjoyable.
- Bay Village of Sarasota
Bay Village residents had a wonderful and interesting time with Captain Tom and his wife and first mate. Very accommodating, helpful and knowledgeable describes them both! The boat was spotless and comfortable. Thank you for a great boat ride!
Captain Bob called to ask if we could adjust our tour to a day sooner. Unfortunately we weren't able to due to our flight arrival time. He kept our tour as planned, which we really appreciated. The early morning tour was exceptional. Playful dolphins were spotted and we diverted the course to follow and watch their playfulness including a few that lept up out of the water. Later on in the tour, manatees were also spotted. A most enjoyable cruise. Thank you. ☺
very knowledge tour guide , lots of local history and knowledge of nature in the area. Boat was well kept , clean, safe and comfortable. Definitely recommend and will do the sunset cruise at Christmas time. WOnderful way to spend a day. many thanks
- DURGA CHALAM
Enjoyed the river cruise and history information. Captain Tom and Susan were excellent...!
Capt Tom and his wife were great hosts. We had a small group and it was like having our very own chartered cruise. Everyone in our group left with very positive comments. We are looking forward to experiencing a sunset cruise with them
First time on the Manatee River learning about the eco system. Great relaxing and sunny day with Susan and Captain Tom.
The tour was well-organized and informative. The boat was pristine and comfortable and our captain and Sue made us feel welcome and encouraged our questions. We learned a lot about the history of the area, including the Manatee River. The two hours flew by and it was just a beautiful morning spent on the river. We would highly recommend this tour to those interested in the history and beauty of the Manatee and surrounding coastline.
Well outfitted boat. Knowledgable tour lecture. A new place to explore - have not seen these views of Manatee River abd mangrove islands. Just a right length. Good associations was the land areas. Easy to embark and disembark, good location for us to access the boat. Good electronic media integration. Very pleasant and refreshing air/breeze.
Really enjoyed the cruise. Susan was very knowledgeable about the area. Will definitely recommend Captain Tom & Susan to friends/family! Thank you!
Captain Tom was very accommodating and gracious with our entire group of 38 seniors, even though traffic made us 20 minutes late for our cruise. Susan was an excellent narrator, showing us all the sights as we cruised the Manatee River. We could not have asked for a better time!
The laid back atmosphere and friendly, informative captain and first mate made for a great time. Thanks Tom and Susan for a wonderful morning. We'll be back!
This was a very pleasant outing for a summer day. We will recommend to others.
Ride was enjoyable. We especially enjoyed Susan's narrative of the history of the area.
Very kind staff. They were more than willing to wait for us despite being late. Very informative about neat spots during the tour.
Perfect. Great Captain & naturalist. So much history & information. Even though we got a late start because of other passengers getting stuck in accident on Rte 75, we got our entire 2 hour trip. Had nice cold water & cold wash cloth at end of trip. Even the music was enjoyable.
time, clean boat,information shared was timley and interesting.
Professional captain and tour guide. We were very comfortable and cared for. It was interesting, informative and fun!
Susan didn't realize there would be more children than adults but that didn't stop her from finding lots of interesting things to keep the kids engaged. Wonderful trip for all.