Two Hour Manatee River Cruise

  • 438 Ratings

Set sail down Manatee River with this cruise that lets you see the best of Florida. Coast through Terra Ceia and Lower Tampa Bay while listening to a trained ecologist explain the local flora and fauna.

Duration: 2 hours
Cancellation: 2 days in advance.

What You Will Do

  • Enjoy a comfortable cruise ship that is weather protected as you work your way down a number of waterways
  • Bring any food or beverages on board that you want to make your excursion as enjoyable as possible
  • Marvel at rare and exotic animals that you'll spot from your ship, from manatees to a variety of seagulls
  • Gaze at impressive mansions along the banks of Manatee River as you head for Lower Tampa Bay
  • Float past incredible mangrove islands in Terra Ceia Bay as you learn about the history of this recently-restored estuary

What's Included

  • 2 hour guided boat tour of Manatee River and surrounding areas
  • Complimentary bottled water and coolers

Additional Information

  • This tour requires a minimum of 10 people. Guests should dress in layers and wear sunscreen for maximum comfort while aboard the boat. The boat is equipped with on-board restrooms.

Customer Reviews

  • 438 Ratings

  • Terri

We stayed in close contact with Captain Tom to wait and watch for tour availability based upon the minimum number of passengers required to hold. We were able to be flexible and new dates were arranged. We thoroughly enjoyed the historical and ecological information and were free to ask questions and learn even more. We sat close to Captain Tom and asked many personal questions relating to fishing and river information. We took the tour specifically to learn more before renting our own boat and it was WELL WORTH the wealth of information received. Our only concern was that we sent several emails with questions and comments about our dates and # attending, and I don't believe these emails were read. I suggest calling to speak to Captain Tom himself. We would highly recommend the tour to get to know the Manatee River and Palmetto area better. It was also simply a lovely boat ride.

February 24, 2018

  • Grace

It was very informative of the area and we discovered different life in Palmetto that we had no idea it existed. We also appreciated the information provided by Susan.

February 18, 2018

  • Shari

What a wonderful tour of the water and surroundings. Very relaxed and so nice we were able to bring some wine and truly enjoy the tour. We were so Lucy to see an Osprey nest and we dolphins. This was our second time on this tour and we will definitely go again. It’s a great idea for visitors and a group. Loved it!!!

February 17, 2018
1005 Riverside Dr, Palmetto, FL 34221, United States