• How Sunsets Soothe Your Soul On Florida’s Adventure Coast

    Choose a cruise with Bayport River Safari

    Bayport River Safari at dock

    Has your day been kind of busy? Maybe even a little stressful? Wind down on the water. Feel your cares melt away as you step aboard the roomy Bayport River Safari vessel. You’ll find plenty of front row seating for your panoramic Gulf of Mexico view.

    Captain Gary Bayport River Safari 2

    Captain Gary Strickland and crew Doug Bailey (DJ) warmly welcome you for a slow ride out of Bayport. While the sun touches frothy clouds with pastels, they turn the boat left, to where the Weeki Wachee and Mud Rivers join and flow into the Gulf. While gliding through this thriving estuary, watch the water surface, shoreline and sky for wildlife.

    Bayport Manatee Baby

    Often-sighted manatees are given a respectful distance for their safety. The happy sight of sleek, swift dolphins is common. Fish swirl the surface and are often visible in the clear water beside the boat.

    Spot resident otters, racoons and long-legged birds hungry for blue crabs and other evening shoreline fare. With the enthusiasm of true nature lovers, Gary and DJ point out everything, including osprey and bald eagle nests along the way.

    Sunset from Bayport River Safari 2

    Heading west now, watch as the sun descends dramatically, sending rays shooting above the painted clouds. The deep orange sun reflects off the pewter Gulf water as the moon rises on the other side.

    On a Bayport River Safari cruise, you get more than a relaxing scenic ride; you also get a guided tour. Whether during a weekend sunset cruise or daytime Nature Eco-Tour, learn amazing facts about our coastal area.

    Small Blue Heron

    Your ride through the estuary, saltmarsh and spring-fed rivers affords an unmatched perspective few see. Captain Gary and DJ share a love of wildlife, nature and science. They introduce their guests to our complex and beautiful surroundings in a low-impact, respectful manner. Be sure to bring your binoculars and camera!

    With specialized knowledge about Florida’s Adventure Coast, Captain Gary and DJ explain the distinctive land and waterscapes, historical milestones and nature. You’ll gain insight and appreciation for the extraordinary natural world around you. And well before the glow has left the sky, you’ll feel a sense of peace and wonder – stress a distant memory.

    Plan your river safari today!

    Departures are from the Bayport Park Boat Ramp
    4140 Cortez Boulevard
    Weeki Wachee, FL 34607

    Call for reservations 352.575.6791

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