- 74 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
- 74 Ratings
I was the organizer of a group of 27 garden club ladies taking a morning tour on the Manatee River where we visited a bird rookery, home of many of Florida's waterbirds. Our guide, Ann, pointed out the Spoonbills, Herons, Anhingas and other birds with their young nesting in the rookery. Capt. Tom was very accommodating allowing us plenty of time to take photos. This is the third trip we have taken with Capt. Tom and we are scheduled to take another next year. We were provided with an educational and pleasant experience on a clean pontoon boat. I am looking forward to our next outing. Judy McLeod, University Park WC Garden Club
Captain Tom and first mate, Ann, were accommodating and customized the cruise to our groups preferences. Friendly and knowledgeable!
Friendly staff, nice clean boat
Nice, relaxing 2 hours tour of the river, guide was very informative and had a great sense of humor.
We enjoyed our cruise very much! Learning about the history was very interesting. The boat is comfortable and spacious. This is a great experience for your out of town guests to enjoy!
- Westminster Karen
Captain Tom was very accommodating for the cooler weather. It turned out to be a beautiful day on the water and the employees that we brought on the trip loved the tour cruise and all the information provided by Ann King. So many of our employees had never been out on a boat before. We are planning to make this a yearly appreciation event for our employees. Great job Tom!
Everything was perfect!
The captain and tour guide were very pleasant and knowledgeable about the area. Especially the history, the homes and the wildlife around the river and bayous.
We all loved this cooler morning cruise. Capt Tom was wonderful and his "Naturalist co pilot Sue was so very interesting, full of information. Beautiful cruise. I would recommend this comfortable, peaceful cruise for everyone.
You went out of your way to accommodate our interests, and you both were very gracious and knowledgeable with us.
The captain and Ann, were extremely friendly , informative and professional. We had a really great time. Thank you very much
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