Homosassa: Gulf of Mexico Airboat Ride and Dolphin Watching


Glide through the backwaters and estuaries of the Homosassa River as it spills into the Gulf of Mexico, and pass historic Indian shell mounds aboard an airboat. Look for dolphins and other wildlife with the help of US Coast Guard guide.

About this activity

  • Free cancellation

    Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

  • Duration

    1.5 hour


  • Highlights
    • Travel by airboat through the mangroves, canals, and backwaters of Homosassa
    • Look for dolphins, manatees, and other native wildlife
    • Benefit from the services of a US Coast Guard Captain and guide
  • Full description
    Glide through the saltwater marshes and shallow waters of the Homosassa River and Gulf of Mexico aboard a powerful airboat. Look for bottlenose dolphins and other wildlife in their natural habitat to reconnect with nature. Feel the speed beneath you as you twist and turn through the mangroves, canals, and backwaters.

    Access areas that other boats can't reach and encounter abundant wildlife off the beaten path. Marvel as your US Coast Guard Captain and guide safely pilots the boat at speeds of up to 50 miles per hour. Get an adrenaline rush as you traverse the waterways and soak up the natural beauty on all sides.

    Every day is different when it comes to the wildlife, but a morning ride is highly recommended if you hope to encounter animals in the wild. The diverse birdlife will truly amaze you, while West Indian manatees can sometimes be seen on a good day.
  • Includes
    • Airboat ride
      US Coast Guard Captain and eco-guide
      Bottled water
      Headgear to protect your ears
  • Exclude
    • Gratuities