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The Homosassa River is unlike other rivers in regards to its distinctive makeup. An aerial view doesn’t clearly mark the river's path as it’s wandering lee flows through islands and tributaries to the Gulf of Mexico.

The Homosassa River is known world wide as a home to the West Indian Manatee. The head springs are encompassed by the Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park which is devoted to Florida’s natural wildlife from birds to alligators and otters, and last but not least: Lou a honorary florida resident hippopotamus. The park and headsprings also serve as a refuge for injured manatees year round.

Summer on the Homosassa River is all about scallops. People come from all over for scallop season which is from July first to September 30th. Boaters can head out after Marker 4 into the Homosassa Bay for enjoyable afternoon filled with fun, sun and adventure. Scalloping is often referred to as an adult Easter egg hunt, gliding over the grass and scooping up the bountiful morsels. After scalloping you can take a trip to head Springs to cool down relax and wash off the salt. There are locals waiting to shuck your scallops when you come back to your hotel or boat ramp.

Numerous waterfront restaurants line the Homosassa River. The Riverside Resort is home base for the Homosassa TowBoatU.S. crew. In front of the Riverside resort is Monkey Island which is home to several playful monkeys. All in all there is no questioning that Homosassa is one of the Florida's prettiest rivers and best kept secrets!

Homosassa Captains

Captain Dan Cyr
Captain Dan Cyr has his USCG masters license with a Towing Endorsement and has had several years experience in the Marine assistance business. Dan was a commercial/ lobster fisherman in the northeast prior to joining TowBoatU.S. Captain Dan is an offshore charter boat captain in Crystal River and has been fishing in the Citrus County area over 25 years. When he's not working on the water Dan and his wife Patti own 2 small seafood restaurants in Homosassa and Crystal River. Dan likes to keep his gills wet and doesn't stray too from the water! Dans hobbies include fishing, boating, and restoring his 1968 Plymouth Roadrunner. Catch him in on the water in Crystal River and Homosassa in his 27′ and 25′ WorldCats.

Captain Mike Dunn
Captain Mike has his USCG Masters License with Towing Endorsement and nine years of experience in the marine assistance industry. He is a part time Towboat Captain, currently providing essential marine services for Citrus County in the Crystal River area. The "go to guy" if you want a Manatee Tour.

Captain Doug Smith
Captain Doug has his USCG Masters License with Towing Endorsement and twenty five plus years of experience in the marine assistance and law enforcement business. He is a former Florida Fish and Wildlife Lieutenant, who worked the Keys. Doug is a wealth of knowledge in the boating community! See him on the water in a 27′ World Cat in Kings Bay, Crystal River and the Scallop Grounds

 


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Here are some helpful sites to get you on your way!

Visit Florida.com | http://www.visitflorida.com/Homosassa

Trip Advisor | http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g34300-Homosassa_Florida-Vacations.html

Florida State Parks | http://www.floridastateparks.org/homosassasprings/

Homosassa Springs.org | http://www.homosassasprings.org/Homosassa.cfm

Homosassa Florida.com | http://www.homosassaflorida.com/

 

 

 


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