5297 S. Cherokee Way, Homosassa, FL 34448352-628-2474 800-442-2040
The first Americans sensed something sacred about this brief stretch of Gulf Coast which today supports the community of Homosassa and Crystal River. Perhaps it was the abundant fish and shell life which thrived in the crystal clear waters which rush from more than a dozen springs to the Gulf of Mexico. Perhaps it was the incredible beauty of her sub-tropical forest and vast wet lands. Perhaps it was all of these things together, which created the symphony of nature and history, where human beings could live in peace and thrive with prosperity. The symphony of nature and history, with its infinite harmonies and occasionally dramatic crescendos, continues to play into these bustling, modern times, as western Citrus County's most revered and protected asset.
An Intersection of Man and Nature
Ninety minutes north of Tampa Bay via US 19, US 41, the Suncoast Parkway (589) or I-75, ninety minutes west of Orlando, via the Florida turnpike, and only sixty minutes south of Cedar Key. Homosassa provides one of Florida's most convenient locations for easy access to the State's busiest commercial centers and her most famous major attractions; Disney World, Universal Studios, Busch Gardens, Silver Springs and Weeki Wachee.
Relax after a day of fishing or boating on your waterfront patio while watching on of the amazing sunsets of the nature coast. Make a secure online reservation today! Enjoying a scenic river tour you are sure to view abundant wildlife and the pristine water ways of Homosassa. You can also venture on your own tour with one of our rental Pontoon or Jon Boats. Get ready to go on an underwater Easter Egg! Fun for the entire family. Don't have a boat? We have 10 passenger pontoons ready for you or we can refer you to one of the many great scallop guides that will take you on your adventure. Making memories at the Riverside. Let us help make your special day unforgettable! We can accommodate parties from 10-200 people. Whether you are looking for the perfect wedding venue, a place to host your next celebration or a fishing tournament, we are here to help you every step of the way.
Citrus County is the only place in the World where you can swim with the Manatee!
The most famous "endangered" animal which considers the area home is the West Indian Manatee. So common is the manatee in these waters, it is difficult for our visitors not to see one.
Homosassa Manatee Capital of the World Home of Monkey Island
Enjoy the views of the Homosassa River, Monkey Island and passing wildlife while dining on local caught blue crabs! Specialty cocktails, live music, great food and fun!