Two Hour Manatee River Cruise

673 Ratings


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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:  2hrs
Cancellation:  48.0hrs
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  • 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.

Cancellation policy

Must cancel at least 48 hours before departure for full refund.

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673 Ratings
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Oct 16, 2022
We had a fantastic day. The crew did a great job entertaining us. We will be back for the Christmas lights tour. Thanks for everything.
Aug 20, 2022
Jun 13, 2022
The weather forecast for the day was not good, but we decided to go ahead anyway. When we got to the boat is was raining but stopped in about 5 minutes.Boarding was easy including getting my handicapped son aboard with help from Captain Ted. The boat was spotless, we were able to open all of the windows and Jennifer was delightful. We had a toal of 16 guests all have sent there thanks to us for a wonderful day.
May 30, 2022
Really enjoyed our river trip
May 30, 2022
Great day out on the Manatee River, Terra Ceia Bay, and Tampa Bay. Good job. Highly recommend the boat tour.
May 29, 2022
Awesome fun tour. A great relaxing way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
May 29, 2022
Jennifer, the tour guide, was great. Very informative with a great personality. The captain was very knowledgeable of the water and handled the boat with ease. It would be most helpful to have more signs guiding one to where the boat was anchored. It took us about 15 minutes to find the boat. Thankfully we arrived at the boat at 12:55. 5 minutes before departure.
May 12, 2022
May 1, 2022
We've sailed with Riverside Tours before and always enjoyed it. This was a new itinerary and it was great. Especially enjoyed going into the bayous where we saw some manatees. The captain and crew were very accommodating and and the information and history provided by Jennifer made what we were seeing even more meaningful. This was a great trip.
Apr 16, 2022
Captain Tom called me and canceled the trip for my wife and myself because he didn’t have enough people that had scheduled the ride. We decided instead of a refund that we would wait until he contacts us and lets us know when we would be able to sail. When that happens, I will be able to give you more commentary


Meeting location:  1005 Riverside Dr


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